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Old 08-22-18, 03:54 AM
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Hanging bike on the wall without wheels...any solutions out there?

Hi there, not sure this is the best sub-forum for this question but it seemed the best fit, so here we go

I am somehow space-limited in my apartment and need to find a good way to store my spare-bike. There is a piece of wall where I could hang it vertically (front wheel up) but it's a big bike and the saddle will reach too far into the room. So my idea was to hang it up without wheels and store the wheels somewhere else. To do this I'd need some sort of contraption that I can attach the fork and rear dropouts to via quick releases, similar to some inserts I have seen for bike travel bags.

Is anyone aware of such a solution that is wall-mountable and readily available? Otherwise I guess it could be self-fabricated pretty easily but I am not sure what to use for the "axes"...maybe some spare parts from a roof rack?

Any ideas will be much appreciated
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Old 08-22-18, 05:02 AM
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Try searching "bike fork mount" on your browser...may be the solution you are looking for...cheap, just make sure you get the correct size for your bike/axle. If you go this route, be sure to have a grip on your bike before releasing the qr...these mounts are usually used with the bike upright (I've carried mine many miles in my vehicle using these mounts).
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Find a low cost rear hub with a QR and hang it by the hub with a single hook using the forks to keep it straight on the wall. This will place the saddle higher. I assume you don't have room to hang the frame against the wall, just a narrow open wall.
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There have been wall mounted "hook like arms" that allow the handle bars to be used and the seat becomes the third point contacting the wall. So the crank/BB is facing out. Andy
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Is your wall space too narrow to hang the bike along the wall?
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There have been wall mounted "hook like arms" that allow the handle bars to be used and the seat becomes the third point contacting the wall. So the crank/BB is facing out. Andy
That's a lot easier than trying to clamp both dropouts. The downside is the the oily chainring is facing out.

With dropout clamps, the rear dropout would have to be extended from the wall so that the chainring doesn't touch the wall. It would be a little difficult to hold the frame up and tighten one of the clamps at the same time.

THIS: Perhaps each clamp could be mounted to a piece of wood, then the top clamp's wood base would be set on wall hooks, like those available for garden tools. That sounds easier!


To hang by handlebars & saddle:
A pair of these hardware store hooks mounted on a board. Hang by the bars, with the saddle against the wall. (Bike specific wall hangers are for top tubes, extending out from the wall. That wouldn't work as well.)

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Old 08-23-18, 12:26 PM
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Thanks, I've got something very similar to your picture already for bike 1 and 2. Bike 3 is the problem Can't hang it the same way, the space is very narrow. I like the idea of hanging the bike by the handlebar but I don't like the chain and chainrings facing outwards...I guess I could cover them with something but that might look a little weird....the bike fork mounts look good, I guess that could be worth a try. I'll report back when I've built something Thanks again, everybody!

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Is your wall space too narrow to hang the bike along the wall?
Like this:





That's a lot easier than trying to clamp both dropouts. The downside is the the oily chainring is facing out.

With dropout clamps, the rear dropout would have to be extended from the wall so that the chainring doesn't touch the wall. It would be a little difficult to hold the frame up and tighten one of the clamps at the same time.

THIS: Perhaps each clamp could be mounted to a piece of wood, then the top clamp's wood base would be set on wall hooks, like those available for garden tools. That sounds easier!


To hang by handlebars & saddle:
A pair of these hardware store hooks mounted on a board. Hang by the bars, with the saddle against the wall. (Bike specific wall hangers are for top tubes, extending out from the wall. That wouldn't work as well.)
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Put a hub in rear, keep the chain from dangling.. Pedros has a widget to function that way too.

these look good ; https://cycloc.com/ps/





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Or ... Two metal shelf brackets and some pipe insulation. $12 (I'm guessing) at Home Depot. Find two adjacent studs, screw in the brackets with lag screws, fit the insulation over the bracket arms and just hang the bike by the top tube. (If you have exposed brake cable that run along the bottom of the top tube, you may want to put some electrical or packing tape on the tube in that area. I hate thos1e exposed cables.)

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I just moved into an apartment and needed a way to store my bikes indoors without drilling holes in the walls. I built this one with 3 - 2x4's. It's been working great so far!

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What happens if you hang from the ceiling and run something (hook) to hang bike from the headtube? might need a extension or two from the wall to keep bike from spinning to left or right (eg. longer shelf brackets?)
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Originally Posted by Sito View Post
Hi there, not sure this is the best sub-forum for this question but it seemed the best fit, so here we go

I am somehow space-limited in my apartment and need to find a good way to store my spare-bike. There is a piece of wall where I could hang it vertically (front wheel up) but it's a big bike and the saddle will reach too far into the room. So my idea was to hang it up without wheels and store the wheels somewhere else. To do this I'd need some sort of contraption that I can attach the fork and rear dropouts to via quick releases, similar to some inserts I have seen for bike travel bags.

Is anyone aware of such a solution that is wall-mountable and readily available? Otherwise I guess it could be self-fabricated pretty easily but I am not sure what to use for the "axes"...maybe some spare parts from a roof rack?

Any ideas will be much appreciated
Could you install a hook high on the wall, remove the wheels, and hang it by the rear triangle, near the dropouts? That's how I store my spare frames, and would get the saddle out of the way if you leave it installed.
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It wouldn’t be cheap, but here is what i was thinking. You know the Pro Mechanic bike stands that you put the bike on without the wheels? Somehow remove the part that holds the bike and mount that to the wall vertically. That way the bike would hang from the front dropouts and the BB would be supported by the stand against the wall.

Not sure these stands come apart like that, and no idea how you would mount it, but just figured i’d throw it out there for an idea.

Hopefully you know the kind of bike stand i’m Talking about, i tried to post a URL, but i don’t have 10 posts yet.
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Old 08-26-18, 12:55 PM
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It wouldn’t be cheap, but here is what i was thinking. You know the Pro Mechanic bike stands that you put the bike on without the wheels? Somehow remove the part that holds the bike and mount that to the wall vertically. That way the bike would hang from the front dropouts and the BB would be supported by the stand against the wall.

Not sure these stands come apart like that, and no idea how you would mount it, but just figured i’d throw it out there for an idea.

Hopefully you know the kind of bike stand i’m Talking about, i tried to post a URL, but i don’t have 10 posts yet.
HI, thanks, yes, I know what you mean, but, yes, was hoping for a more economical solution I think I can fashion something similar out of the fork mount mentioned above pretty easily (hopefully)
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My local Harbor Frieght has rubberized screw in hooks for hanging stuff in the garage. There’s all sizes and shapes. Should be perfect for what your doing. On the cheep too!
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