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Wall hanger for a road bike?(8 posts)

Wall hanger for a road bike?BQ
May 8, 2001 8:15 AM
Can one of you smart people point me in the right direction? I'm looking for a rack for storing my road bike. Currently, it's leaning against a wall. I was using a u-shaped Nashbar hanger with my hybrid bike, which worked fine. When I bought a road bike this spring (Lemond Zurich!), and when I try to use that same hanger, it rests on the cables running along the bottom of the top tube, which seems like a very bad idea.

I didn't see a category in the review forums for this kind of product, but maybe I just missed it. Any product suggestions would be welcomed, or even a DIY project.
re: Wall hanger for a road bike?Alan B
May 8, 2001 9:37 AM
I use a Hang 2 Plus from Performance.com. http://www.performancebike.com/shop/Profile.html?SKU=3777
Holds up to 2 bikes and the shelf is perfect for shoes and helmet (with gloves and glasses in the helmet. Very handy and very sturdy. $40.
re: Wall hanger for a road bike?reggie
May 8, 2001 9:38 AM
Try www.conderack.com. Looking for same and came about this company.
re: Wall hanger for a road bike?Lnin0
May 8, 2001 10:38 AM
If you're not too concered about appearance then you cannot beat a 2x4 and some bikes hooks.

I screwed a 2x4 across my basement wall about a foot from the ceiling. Then every few feet I screwed in a bike hook (rubber coated hook that can be found at any hardware store for about $1 and has thick treads so that it can be screwed in by hand)

Depending on the strength of you wall or the placement of the studs you may not need the 2x4.

I hang the bikes by a wheel. So that the other wheel rest on the wall almost as if they bike where standing on the wall instead of the floor. By alternating each bike so the handlebars don't hit...back wheel/front wheel/back wheel... I am able to get 4 bikes hanging from a small section of wall.

Total cost $6
D-I-Y4bykn
May 8, 2001 11:07 AM
I made my own, looks similar to other wooden hangers. Used some 2x4s and 1x4s laying around the house left over from other projects. Where the cables route on the bottom of the toptube I sanded some little grooves so the cables are untouched. If I had a digital camera I'd send a photo :(
re: Wall hanger for a road bike?BQ
May 8, 2001 7:57 PM
Thanks for your suggestions. I'm not sure what I'll do, but now I have some options to explore!
Upside down ok?Strom
May 9, 2001 10:59 AM
Is there any reason not to hang a bike upside down from the ceiling with hooks?
Upside down ok?Alan B
May 9, 2001 11:50 AM
Not as long as you remove your water bottle first :-)