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PBK Wall Racks.

hopper1hopper1 Posts: 4,708
edited December 2009 in Workshop
I bought three of these from PBK, £2.90 each. What a difference they've made to my garage.
Took one hour-ish to clear garage (without putting anything outside in the rain!), fit hooks, then put bikes on wall.
I can actually see my garage floor, now :wink:
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Bit dubious about hanging my bikes from their wheels... :?
Anyone know of any downsides to this?
Start with a budget, finish with a mortgage!

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  • Smokin JoeSmokin Joe Posts: 5,669
    Got two of those in the summer, they are the best things I have bought for ages. I hang my bikes from the rear wheels as I was a bit worried about the lateral strain on the headsets and forks, but as everyone else seems to hang them from the front it probably isn't a problem.
  • hopper1hopper1 Posts: 4,708
    Mine are alternated, to save space. :wink:
    Start with a budget, finish with a mortgage!
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    Have the same setup in my garage...
  • ScrumpleScrumple Posts: 3,137
    It's not clear from those pics how they work. Bit small...
    I take it you screw into the brick and then hang 'em on the hook? Not suspend from the ceiling?
    Or do they sit on the metal bit and hang under their own weight?
  • hopper1hopper1 Posts: 4,708
    Scrumple wrote:
    It's not clear from those pics how they work. Bit small...
    I take it you screw into the brick and then hang 'em on the hook? Not suspend from the ceiling?
    Or do they sit on the metal bit and hang under their own weight?

    Ok, I'll try to explain... Bear with me....

    Screw plate to garage wall.
    Place tyre into groove on plate and locate hook extension through the spokes.
    Lower bike slowly, wheel rim will come into contact with hook.
    Voila.... the bike is suspended by its wheel.

    I noticed the same (similar) racks in Argos this afternoon.... £13.99 :shock: :shock: :shock:

    EDIT: More photo's, though I forgot to rotate them before uploading... :oops:
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    Start with a budget, finish with a mortgage!
  • Jon8aJon8a Posts: 235
    I can't imagine the lateral forces are that much worse than grabbing the brakes in a hurry or hitting a pot hole. Bikes are going to be ridden by heavy people so hanging them up will be no bother.
  • ScrumpleScrumple Posts: 3,137
    Thanks, all clear now. Think 2 are in order for my man den (aka garage)
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