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Can a storage hook damage a bike's wheel?(7 posts)

Can a storage hook damage a bike's wheel?ISOtheSun
Sep 15, 2001 6:52 PM
I just installed a storage hook into a wall at home from which I've hung a bicycle. Many bike shops seem to use such storage hooks. I'm wondering though whether a hook could somehow do damage to the wheel or the spokes since nearly all of the bike's weight is concentrated on a small area where the hook makes contact with the wheel. Is this a valid concern? (I'm trying to preserve the new Rolph wheels that are on my bike.)

Thanks very much.

Michael
re: Can a storage hook damage a bike's wheel?Elefantino
Sep 19, 2001 9:52 AM
Been storing my Vector Comps for two years on double hooks, no problems.
re: Can a storage hook damage a bike's wheel?Ken2
Sep 15, 2001 7:38 PM
Think about this: let's say you weigh 160 lbs.--that's eight times what your bike weighs. And when you ride, that 160 lbs is concentrated over two patches of wheel and tire that are scarcely larger than the contact area on the hook holding the 20 lb. bike. And riding, there are not just static forces, but also dynamic forces (bumps, undulations, etc.) that cause the forces on the wheel to vary rapidly up and down. Don't you think your wheel would deform in one ride more than it could hanging in the garage for a month if it were that weak?
YES!!!!!!!!!!!Kerry Irons
Sep 16, 2001 3:52 PM
The hook can ruin the label on the rim. Otherwise, no.
Ask Mavic for some Krysium labels. Even if you have Rolfs (nm)Elefantino
Sep 16, 2001 5:01 PM
Ask Mavic for some Krysium labels. Even if you have Rolfs (nm)jaybird
Sep 17, 2001 5:47 AM
better yet, lose the gaudy labels altogether!!!
Vinyl coating...DINOSAUR
Sep 17, 2001 7:33 AM
The vinyl coating eventually wears off. Either replace the hook or wrap it, bar tape works good....