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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:23 pm 
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Got a frame I want to hang on the wall as I don't ever get to ride it and I would like to see it more often. I was going to polish it up so it is nice and shiny but anyone got a suggestion as to how best to do it with as little visible mounting mechanism showing? It will be decorative, sort of if you know what I mean.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:31 pm 
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I've seen bikes hang by a hook that their pedal, but can't imagine that that kind of tension is good for the crank and BB.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:33 pm 
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If it's just a frame, something that fits in the BB would be my suggestion


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:34 pm 
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I would guess the bb shell is where to go for a minimalist attachment, but it depends on the frame weight and what your wall is made of.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:36 pm 
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Raging_Bulls wrote:
I've seen bikes hang by a hook that their pedal, but can't imagine that that kind of tension is good for the crank and BB.

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Dude, given the weight of a bike versus a rider I seriously doubt you would stress it with a little leverage!


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:36 pm 
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Yeah, but the exact same force for weeks on end?


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:41 pm 
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It really is nothing compared to hammering the cranks, even a lightweight weak rider is putting many times the force into it. Hanging it like that is basically giving the bike a nice rest!

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:18 am 
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Its a light frame, an old Zaskar LE but the wall it is destined for is a plasterboard one in the loft...


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 11:09 am 
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Lots of frames at shows get displayed with a thing that clamps the BB shell -- essentially a threaded rod with a big washer and nut on each side. No idea if you can get them off the shelf or if they're custom things, though. Is there studwork behind the plasterboard or is it dabbed onto masonry?

Or cables from the ceiling?


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 12:09 pm 
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That wall mount sounds like the ones kestrel engineering make for the bike trade for wall displays, you can buy them, google the name,I can't at the mo, I'm waiting for breakfast at a cafe,I think they're based in fareham Hampshire,


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