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 Post subject: Hanging a Road Bike
PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:11 am 
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Is it ok for a frame and/or wheel if the bike is hung from a hook by ONE wheel? If so, is it better to hang it from the front or rear wheel?

Obviously frames take a lot of force in compression and laterally, but are they designed to be in tension? Same with wheels.

Talking about a ~17 pound road bike. Wheels are lightweight, but aluminum.


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 Post subject: Re: Hanging a Road Bike
PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:02 am 
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I wouldn't mind hanging that bike from either wheel. You need to be careful with aero rims that have a fairing like Hed wheels.

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 Post subject: Re: Hanging a Road Bike
PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:35 am 
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Your wheels take your weight, don't they?


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 Post subject: Re: Hanging a Road Bike
PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:51 am 
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ohyeah22 wrote:
Is it ok for a frame and/or wheel if the bike is hung from a hook by ONE wheel? If so, is it better to hang it from the front or rear wheel?

Obviously frames take a lot of force in compression and laterally, but are they designed to be in tension? Same with wheels.

Talking about a ~17 pound road bike. Wheels are lightweight, but aluminum.


the wheels can take your compression by the spokes resisting tension in the perpendicular direction.

thus it can handle being hung


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 Post subject: Re: Hanging a Road Bike
PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:06 pm 
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Also, front or back, it doesn't matter. Save some space by alternating each bike so you don't have the bars hitting each other


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 Post subject: Re: Hanging a Road Bike
PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:25 pm 
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Frankie - B wrote:
I wouldn't mind hanging that bike from either wheel. You need to be careful with aero rims that have a fairing like Hed wheels.

Agreed, I've seen a few wheels with scrapes on the inside of the rims from where they've been hung, this is the only downside to hanging bikes.
I guess if you pad the hooks it could be avoided.


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 Post subject: Re: Hanging a Road Bike
PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:52 pm 
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Long time bike hanger here. No issues for me, except one.
Seems the rubbery covering wore or peeled away on one of my hooks, exposing metal.
Over the course of several years, this metal occasionally scraped my rim, unbeknownst to me.
When performing bike maintenance, I'd see these little scratches in random spots.
Boy, I felt a sense of relief that scary little nighttime gremlins did not exist.

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 Post subject: Re: Hanging a Road Bike
PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:37 pm 
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I stored my bikes like that for years in my former home, no issues.


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