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Second question about bike storage(10 posts)

Second question about bike storageGall
Oct 27, 2003 2:12 PM
Hello again,

As I posted last week I m trying to figure out a way to store my 6 bikes.

While I was out and about today I saw one of those racks that are used at parks, schools etc. I checked it out and thought that it wouldnt be cost too much to make one of those out of 2x4.

Now I know this is a stupid question and I know already that riding the bike causes more then this would.... BUT I was still wondering if leaning a wheel against something like that would cause any kind of damage to the wheel?

Thanks again for your help!!!!

and also...Gall
Oct 27, 2003 2:17 PM
if someone has built something like this could you share some pictures and/or measurements.

No problem at allZman
Oct 27, 2003 2:27 PM

The weight of the bike is nothing at all, there would be no added stresses whatsover. The reality is that you can pretty much do anything that you want. Just make sure that you store the bike dry. Any water will rust steel parts. I own 10 bikes and have never had any problems storing them. I hang some of them upside down from the ceiling of the garage. There can be a few issues (and only possibly) if you have suspension, but very few roadbikes have that problem.

Just store the bikes so that the frames do not bump into each other to prevent dents and scratches.

I live in Minnesota and the bikes are stored under extreme conditions. I also ride a few of them in the dead of winter with no problems.....JUST KEEP THE WATER OUT. It freezes in the winter and you may not notice it until it is too late.

Maybe some will say I'm wrong butlotterypick
Oct 27, 2003 2:31 PM
I hang mine by the rafters or beams in my garage. I hang them by the nose of the seat. Seems to work fine. Get's them off the ground and no problem for my suspension.
Oct 27, 2003 3:11 PM
That should work perfectly. The only issue with suspension is if you have oil dampening. The oil can ooze out of seals in time and orientation is critical. Other than that there are no issues.

... my method...Akirasho
Oct 27, 2003 5:36 PM

Be the bike.
OK - I'll bite ...toomanybikes
Oct 27, 2003 7:11 PM
I can understand having a bunch of bikes, 14 pairs of MTB cleats, 16 pairs of road cleats, 142 pairs of gloves, 13 pairs of tights, etc.....

But - why does anybody need that many helmets?????????????????

By the way I am JEALOUS!!!!!
OK - I'll bite ...Akirasho
Oct 27, 2003 8:34 PM
But - why does anybody need that many helmets?????????????????

... consistency...

Be the bike.
Be the bike... !Saddle_Sore
Oct 28, 2003 2:02 AM
Sodding Hell! There are way too many bikes on display there, in fact there must be at least two for every day of the week!

You aren't married are you? There's no way my wife would let me amass a shedful of bikes like that :-(

I'm going GREEN with envy here.
Heck! I thought I was doing good with 5 bikes! nmMShaw
Oct 28, 2003 6:56 PM