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 Post subject: Bike storage
PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 10:02 pm 
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Has anybody tried these?I'm looking to clear some floor space. Is it ok to hang the rest of the bike form a suspension fork long term i.e. over winter

I like the idea of all bikes equally accessible, just not sure if a stud wall will take 7 bikes hanging from it!!!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-X-WALL-MOUN ... 51a9a1166d


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 Post subject: Re: Bike storage
PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 10:53 pm 
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I had been wondering the same ...

I had my eye on these as they seem really nice / well made : 360617420875

But I only have two bikes to store, it would get expensive for your seven ... !

WD :D


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 Post subject: Re: Bike storage
PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:11 pm 
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gtRTSdh wrote:
Has anybody tried these?I'm looking to clear some floor space. Is it ok to hang the rest of the bike form a suspension fork long term i.e. over winter

I like the idea of all bikes equally accessible, just not sure if a stud wall will take 7 bikes hanging from it!!!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-X-WALL-MOUN ... 51a9a1166d


Cheers I've been looking for something similar :)

The listing implies that they would actually 'hang; (as in off one wheel) wouldn't lowering the mount so the rear wheel sat on the floor (or vice versa) take nearly all the weight off the mount!?

If you're mounting anything like that on a stud wall though it obviously needs to be properly through fixed at the top, sides and floor to something substantial, not just the plasterboard ceiling - and the trouble is to see inside the wall - unless you built it!

I'd also face the studs with ply or OSB board so any load (vertical or horizontal from 7 bikes :D ) is spread over the entire plane (this can of course be done behind the plasterboard!)

Sorry for the egg n granny lecture - it's an architect thing :facepalm: :D


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 Post subject: Re: Bike storage
PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:12 pm 
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I think im going to put one in my stairwell, its a huge space in the house thats not used


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 Post subject: Re: Bike storage
PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:57 pm 
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"to help reduce flat wear spots on the tires"

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 Post subject: Re: Bike storage
PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 6:02 am 
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I always thought susp forks should point down, to avoid any lube running out past the seals


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 Post subject: Re: Bike storage
PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 7:05 am 
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WD Pro wrote:
I had been wondering the same ...

I had my eye on these as they seem really nice / well made : 360617420875

But I only have two bikes to store, it would get expensive for your seven ... !

WD :D


Yes very nice, one or two is ok but 7 is getting hard to justify.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/360617420875? ... 26_rdc%3D1


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 Post subject: Re: Bike storage
PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 7:09 am 
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Archemist wrote:
The listing implies that they would actually 'hang; (as in off one wheel) wouldn't lowering the mount so the rear wheel sat on the floor (or vice versa) take nearly all the weight off the mount!?


Thanks for the lecture, I didn't build the wall and I've no reason to expect a great job either.. I've thought of setting the back wheel down, but I expect it's the weight of the bike hanging that keeps it secure / straight, what do you think?


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 Post subject: Re: Bike storage
PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:26 am 
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gtRTSdh wrote:
I've thought of setting the back wheel down, but I expect it's the weight of the bike hanging that keeps it secure / straight, what do you think?


I think you are right.

I suspect it would need to be a fine ballance of just getting the back to touch and the bike wanting to 'fall' sideways.

Add to that different wheel bases and you would have non interchangeable bracket / bike combinations.

Don't change your back tyre from slick to large volume off road either ... :lol:

WD :D


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 Post subject: Re: Bike storage
PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:28 am 
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I reckon Wynne could knock you up something quirky that would function as wall art as well as cycle racking. I prefer to hang mine horizontally myself.


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