Which bike hook for upright storage?

daniel_b
daniel_b Posts: 11,749
edited May 2013 in Commuting chat
Been meaning to get my bike storage sorted out for an eternity.

Am erring towards these off ebay:
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Which work out at about £4 each.

Or these Beto ones:
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For £6.99 each.

And I need around 6.

Any reason to go for the latter as opposed to the ebay ones.......?
Felt F70 05 (Turbo)
Marin Palisades Trail 91 and 06
Scott CR1 SL 12
Cannondale Synapse Adventure 15 & 16 Di2
Scott Foil 18

Comments

  • asprilla
    asprilla Posts: 8,440
    I've got the ones on the bottom.

    So far they work but they didn't come with rawl plugs.
    Mud - Genesis Vapour CCX
    Race - Fuji Norcom Straight
    Sun - Cervelo R3
    Winter / Commute - Dolan ADX
  • veronese68
    veronese68 Posts: 27,548
    I got some plain hooks without the plate bit from Halfrauds for £2.99 each and they work fine. 3 bikes hung using them, need to get a couple more.
  • greg66_tri_v2.0
    greg66_tri_v2.0 Posts: 7,172
    I use the Delta Da Vinci, which come with a neat little tray for the rear tyre.

    Delta%20Leonardo%20DaVinci%20Single%20Bike%20Rack%20wTray.jpg

    If you're mounting them in masonry or solid wood, you're fine, but they are bit more challenging to mount on a cavity wall.
    Swim. Bike. Run. Yeah. That's what I used to do.

    Bike 1
    Bike 2-A
  • daniel_b
    daniel_b Posts: 11,749
    Thanks chaps,

    Da Vinci looks lovely, but looks to be around £25 and scarcely available - quite a b it if I am buying 6 of them.

    It's for my garage, and I will be building a wooded framework system of sorts to bolt them onto, have plenty of fixings at home, so not a problem if they come with fixings or not really.

    The top ones are probably ok, the second ones look more stable though.....
    Felt F70 05 (Turbo)
    Marin Palisades Trail 91 and 06
    Scott CR1 SL 12
    Cannondale Synapse Adventure 15 & 16 Di2
    Scott Foil 18
  • daniel_b
    daniel_b Posts: 11,749
    On another thread I found someone had used this hook from Halfrauds:

    http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_10001_catalogId_10151_productId_249484_langId_-1_categoryId_242557?_$ja=kw:skimlinks_phg|tsid:40392&cm_mmc=Affiliates-_-PerformanceHorizon-_-skimlinks_phg-_-TopLink

    Considering that, as can bag 20% off, so only £2.40 each - and just to clarify I will not be hanging any bikes off the floor, they will all be resting on their back tyre if that makes sense.
    Felt F70 05 (Turbo)
    Marin Palisades Trail 91 and 06
    Scott CR1 SL 12
    Cannondale Synapse Adventure 15 & 16 Di2
    Scott Foil 18
  • asprilla
    asprilla Posts: 8,440
    I hang mine off the ground. The hooks take my weight so a bike is no problem.
    Mud - Genesis Vapour CCX
    Race - Fuji Norcom Straight
    Sun - Cervelo R3
    Winter / Commute - Dolan ADX
  • daniel_b
    daniel_b Posts: 11,749
    Asprilla wrote:
    I hang mine off the ground. The hooks take my weight so a bike is no problem.

    Thing is at one end of my garage, with a sloping roof, hanging them off the ground would only yield perhaps 12" of space on the floor, so no benefit for me to get them completely off the floor there - plus I will be securing into wood as opposed to brick with rawl plugs etc, so the peace of mind for me to have them resting on the floor is not costing me any useful space if that makes sense - and also makes them easy to disengage I am hoping.

    Reading more reviews of those Halfords hooks I'm not so convinced, I think I might plump for the ebay ones for around £4 a pop.
    Felt F70 05 (Turbo)
    Marin Palisades Trail 91 and 06
    Scott CR1 SL 12
    Cannondale Synapse Adventure 15 & 16 Di2
    Scott Foil 18
  • veronese68
    veronese68 Posts: 27,548
    I've got those Halfords ones, they're fine. I don't know what the reviews say, but they can easily take the weight of a bike. What you fix them into is the only variable.
  • suzyb
    suzyb Posts: 3,449
    Do you have a link to the ebay ones. Am looking out for something similar myself.
  • daniel_b
    daniel_b Posts: 11,749
    suzyb wrote:
    Do you have a link to the ebay ones. Am looking out for something similar myself.

    Hi Suzy,

    no access for me to ebay at work - do me a favour, drop me a pm, and I'll send it across tonight.

    I'm now reconsidering the halfords hooks again!

    Veronese - the holes for the screws look a bit small - or is that just the photo?
    Felt F70 05 (Turbo)
    Marin Palisades Trail 91 and 06
    Scott CR1 SL 12
    Cannondale Synapse Adventure 15 & 16 Di2
    Scott Foil 18
  • veronese68
    veronese68 Posts: 27,548
    They are big enough for no8 screws which are a fair size. I think I used good quality rawl plugs and 2" screws into breeze block and they seem quite solid. You could probably wobble them side to side if you wanted to. But that is not an issue as there is no pressure side to side. The EPO's old steel MTB hangs off one with no problem.
  • Coach H
    Coach H Posts: 1,092
    Coach H. (Dont ask me for training advice - 'It's not about the bike')
  • asprilla
    asprilla Posts: 8,440
    Coach H wrote:

    Those are the same as the ones the OP has listed as being £4 each on eBay.
    Mud - Genesis Vapour CCX
    Race - Fuji Norcom Straight
    Sun - Cervelo R3
    Winter / Commute - Dolan ADX
  • daniel_b
    daniel_b Posts: 11,749
    These were the ones I mentioned, but bizarrely the listing ended today - not sure if they have just run out:

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/130864392775?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2648

    When I asked if they could sell me 6, the answer was no, only come in packs of 4.

    This place has a similar design for not much more money, and you can choose between 1 & 5!
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/360490110807?var=630055651547&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

    Thanks for your reply Veronese, agreed, number 8 screws should be ample really.
    Felt F70 05 (Turbo)
    Marin Palisades Trail 91 and 06
    Scott CR1 SL 12
    Cannondale Synapse Adventure 15 & 16 Di2
    Scott Foil 18
  • suzyb
    suzyb Posts: 3,449
    Thanks for the links :D
  • daniel_b
    daniel_b Posts: 11,749
    Felt F70 05 (Turbo)
    Marin Palisades Trail 91 and 06
    Scott CR1 SL 12
    Cannondale Synapse Adventure 15 & 16 Di2
    Scott Foil 18
  • Coach H
    Coach H Posts: 1,092
    Asprilla wrote:
    Coach H wrote:

    Those are the same as the ones the OP has listed as being £4 each on eBay.

    That was a risk when I posted the link, but like others I can't view eBay stuff at work
    Coach H. (Dont ask me for training advice - 'It's not about the bike')
  • Initialised
    Initialised Posts: 3,047
    The ones at the top can be a struggle with 1.9" or larger tyres also if the plastic rubs off it can scratch your rims but can be replaceded easily with Sugru or similar.
    I used to just ride my bike to work but now I find myself going out looking for bigger and bigger hills.