Bike Storage - hanging it vertically?

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Bike Storage - hanging it vertically?

Postby deepblue » Fri Mar 02, 2012 09:50 am

Hi All,
I have just bought my first road bike (Giant TRC Advanced 2 2012) and the wife thinks its going in the shed with my Scott Scale 35 because 'we dont have room' in the conservatory...

my question is this: would you advise for/against storing the bike vertically on a wall?

its the logical solution the 'storage issues' my wife refers to, but given that this thing has just cost my over 2 grand i dont want to make a newbie mistake and damage my new ride?

do any of you use this type of system?
Thanks
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Re: Bike Storage - hanging it vertically?

Postby TommyEss » Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:27 am

Bike storage at velodromes is all verticle - they have rows upon rows of those cheap red hooks that you loop your wheel into. A lot of those track bikes hanging up are an equivalent or greater value than your new pride and joy. Just for God's sake make sure you use the right rawl plugs for whatever you're drilling into. And maybe hang a bucket weighed down with some tins from the cupboard of around 10kg weight for a week to see if it holds.
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Re: Bike Storage - hanging it vertically?

Postby redvee » Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:37 am

I'm using similar to this for the bike I'm not using, the other bike lives by the kitchen window.

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/lifeline-wall-rack/

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Re: Bike Storage - hanging it vertically?

Postby Bobbinogs » Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:05 am

Mine hangs to the left, if that helps at all.

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Postby deepblue » Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:22 am

thanks for the advice and the wiggle link!!!

now to get my first miles under my belt and hopefully not fall off too much.

again thanks - i feel a lot better now! :D

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Re: Bike Storage - hanging it vertically?

Postby Graeme_S » Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:27 am

redvee wrote:I'm using similar to this for the bike I'm not using, the other bike lives by the kitchen window.

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/lifeline-wall-rack/

I fancy getting some of these to store my bikes in my garage. I'm not keen on the distance they would stick out into the room though. Any idea if someone makes such a bracket that's angled, so instead of the bike being at 90 degrees to the wall it's diagonal, at a 45 degree again to the wall or something similar?

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Re: Bike Storage - hanging it vertically?

Postby racingcondor » Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:36 am

I use these. Really well made and not ugly once you've taken off the helmet mounting arm.

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=28757&utm_source=Google&utm_medium=Shopping&utm_name=UnitedKingdom

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Re: Bike Storage - hanging it vertically?

Postby bails87 » Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:54 am

I use some red, plastic covered hooks from B&Q, I've put two of them close together so that if one fails (screwed into a solid brick wall, with rawlplugs, not exactly a 'heavy' bike either) then there's a backup.

Much cheaper than that topeak stand, just over a fiver for a pack of two I think. Plus you can bend them to an angle if you wanted.
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Re: Bike Storage - hanging it vertically?

Postby Rouge Penguin » Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:30 pm

bails87 wrote:I use some red, plastic covered hooks from B&Q, I've put two of them close together so that if one fails (screwed into a solid brick wall, with rawlplugs, not exactly a 'heavy' bike either) then there's a backup.

Much cheaper than that topeak stand, just over a fiver for a pack of two I think. Plus you can bend them to an angle if you wanted.


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Both my Road and MTB are hung by these.

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Postby CakeLovinBeast » Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:57 pm

Three of the only things that I have ever purchased from Halfords, were three wall hooks for hanging the bikes by. Doesn't actually save a great deal of space, to be fair, but looks loads neater.
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Re: Bike Storage - hanging it vertically?

Postby velohutts » Fri Mar 02, 2012 13:22 pm

+1 for hanging the bikes up , looks alot better but use the biggest rawl plugs you can !!

The sound of the pride and joy hitting the deck would surely bring a tear to the eye !!
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Re: Bike Storage - hanging it vertically?

Postby Thebigbee » Fri Mar 02, 2012 19:24 pm

I use these things http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TUSK-MAMMOTH- ... 53eab16b55

Great item 5 star review on this site http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/category/ ... -300-31006.

Bikes can be stored either way. You will need a decent hammer drill and bit bits if fixing to masonary. Great item though.


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Re: Bike Storage - hanging it vertically?

Postby MattC59 » Fri Mar 02, 2012 19:52 pm

I've got three MTBs and one road bike hanging from brackets the same as in the previous post. They're all absolutely fine. As mentioned earlier, make sure that you use decent Rawlplugs though.
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Re: Bike Storage - hanging it vertically?

Postby Wirral_Paul » Fri Mar 02, 2012 19:56 pm

Depends on the wall construction what to fix them with. I've got mine into plasterboard wall and so have gone for spring toggles from B&Q. They're designed to hold cabinets and so on, so no worries with 4 of them holding a 7kg bike.

http://www.screwfix.com/c/screws-nails-fixings/spring-toggle/cat840118

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Re: Bike Storage - hanging it vertically?

Postby PeteMadoc » Sat Mar 03, 2012 08:59 am

Is there any chance of damaging wheels by hanging bikes like this?

I'd like to store all my bikes like this but I was worried about all the weight being taken by the wheel, summer bike might not move for 4 months.

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Re: Bike Storage - hanging it vertically?

Postby ILM Zero7 » Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:00 am

i hang all my bikes - PeteMadoc - why are you worried about 7kg of self weight though a wheel? if thats a worry, how much do you weight? !!!
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Re: Bike Storage - hanging it vertically?

Postby PeteMadoc » Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:12 am

I guess I shouldn't be worried.

Just ordered 5 of these

http://www.tredz.co.uk/.Beto-Bike-Stora ... _45362.htm

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Re: Bike Storage - hanging it vertically?

Postby fixiebob » Sat Mar 03, 2012 11:09 am

Cheap plastic covered hooks from Lidl
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