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Old 10-14-21, 11:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Thunderlips
Does hanging vertical like this cause any wheel issues? It always seemed like a bad idea to me, but I don't know why.

As long as the rims are tensioned, it shouldnt ever be an issue ---- a hanging bicycle only exerts 20-30 pounds of gravitational force (unless its a beach cruiser or downhill bike or something ) ----

realizing its in a different plane of motion, but we put far more force on a wheel than that when riding
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Originally Posted by DMC707
As long as the rims are tensioned, it shouldnt ever be an issue ---- a hanging bicycle only exerts 20-30 pounds of gravitational force (unless its a beach cruiser or downhill bike or something ) ----

realizing its in a different plane of motion, but we put far more force on a wheel than that when riding




That math checks out. (Adds bike hooks to Amazon cart)
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Old 10-14-21, 04:00 PM
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Bike cave, beer cave, reloading cave, gunsmithing cave, sticker making cave, listening to loud music cave, guitar playing cave..... As usual I'm working on several things at once. Pretty cramped so most of the bikes are stored in the house. This was originally built as a dog kennel if you notice the heavy broom finish on the slab. The end doors open to a 12x12 slab so I can work on things out there as well.


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Originally Posted by MrK.
Bike cave, beer cave, reloading cave, gunsmithing cave, sticker making cave, listening to loud music cave, guitar playing cave..... As usual I'm working on several things at once. Pretty cramped so most of the bikes are stored in the house. This was originally built as a dog kennel if you notice the heavy broom finish on the slab. The end doors open to a 12x12 slab so I can work on things out there as well.

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A multi-tasker ! Nice

What is the elevated chainstay MTB in your pic ? I am still drawn to that design . Being a Yeti fan, i harken back to the Yeti Ultimate as a bike i really lusted after back then, but i remember the Nishiki Alien, almost anything from Mantis, and some Alpinestars bikes too
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Originally Posted by Thunderlips


That math checks out. (Adds bike hooks to Amazon cart)

LOL -- Done and Done ! Me too ! (actually these are in a rented space i have and are a few bikes that didnt make the cut for my "Bike Cave" feature wall )


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Old 10-14-21, 09:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Thunderlips
Does hanging vertical like this cause any wheel issues? It always seemed like a bad idea to me, but I don't know why.
The actual hanging doesn't cause problems but getting a bike's wheel onto and off of a hook, or dropping the bike while wrestling with it, might. Stored mine for decades like this and worked in shops where it was also the practice.
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Originally Posted by Thunderlips
Does hanging vertical like this cause any wheel issues? It always seemed like a bad idea to me, but I don't know why.
I don't think so IMO. Make sure the hook has a some sort of rubber coating to prevent scratches and don't rest it on the rim decals.
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Originally Posted by DMC707
A multi-tasker ! Nice

What is the elevated chainstay MTB in your pic ? I am still drawn to that design . Being a Yeti fan, i harken back to the Yeti Ultimate as a bike i really lusted after back then, but i remember the Nishiki Alien, almost anything from Mantis, and some Alpinestars bikes too
That is a 1991 Haro Impulse Comp. This pic also shows the other side of my workshop doors to keep it relevant to the thread.


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I keep my bikes compactly stored in one corner of the garage. I figure reduced footprint means less unwanted attention. Plus it's harder for others to count them! How many do you see?


I also use the garage as a "Pain Cave", but when not in use, it's easily cleared away and condensed to a smaller area.

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Man, some of these spaces are bigger than our apartment. Very envious of these photos. I have an old Colnago that is currently in our dining room nook and my wife is shooting me daggers.
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Old 10-18-21, 08:32 PM
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This is the bicycle area of a large (26' x 36') garage, a 10' x 20' space below the garage loft. The row of bikes along the right wall will be moved to pulley-rack parking suspended from the rafters high in the sloping ceiling above the main garage area and that wall will have a row of windows installed high in that wall just below the loft rafters with workbenches along that side.


Bike hangers pictured below will be bolted to the sloping rafters above.


Eventually the excess bikes will be winnowed leaving a mere two or three. Someday.
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Old 10-18-21, 09:22 PM
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Just a few in the workroom at a time
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I painted my garage bike room in a design inspired by iconic, classic cycling jerseys. My wife had a lot of fun picking out colors for the main house, so I thought I'd have fun with the garage paint.






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Originally Posted by MrK.
That is a 1991 Haro Impulse Comp. This pic also shows the other side of my workshop doors to keep it relevant to the thread.

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This is not true, as a Dutchman I speak several languages. I like it in here, bikestuff, music, I can grow old this way.
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Not as organized, or dedicated to bikes as most, but this is what I got. There are a few more in the garage too.
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where the madness happens…kind of the opposite of jjhabs 🙀!
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I should clean up the garage so I won't be horrifyingly embarrassed...
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Its really strange how much room bikes can take up in space.....
Even if you do things like offset the handlebars by hanging them in alternating orientation.
I have them so close together that its sometimes hard to pull them out without getting them snagged on the bikes next to them.
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Its really strange how much room bikes can take up in space....
Yeah, when you aren't actually riding it a bike is one of the most cumbersome items in existence.
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Originally Posted by Bogester
where the madness happens…kind of the opposite of jjhabs 🙀!
Looks like somebody else has his wife's high school yearbook picture hanging in the shop.

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Looks like somebody else has his wife's high school yearbook picture hanging in the shop.
That’s mom. Dad was hanging up there somewhere but I think he fell off and is likely behind the bench.
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I have to sell some bikes, or build a shed...
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Is it a cave if it is on the second floor?

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