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Is it OK to hang bike on wall hook by front wheel?

Old 09-19-20, 01:24 PM
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Is it OK to hang bike on wall hook by front wheel?

I've got carbon aero wheels. Is it OK to hang the bike on a wall hook by the front tire?
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Old 09-19-20, 01:45 PM
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Yes. Absolutely. 100x Yes.
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It doesn't work, I tried to put a couple bike hooks by the fireplace in my living room. The wife said NO!
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You can also use the back wheel
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To explain why the answer is a unequivocal yes. You’re putting a static load of 20 pounds or less on the wheel. On the road, you’re asking the wheel to hold up under loads that are orders of magnitude higher. The front wheel is being asked to hold up 100 pounds or so constantly on the road, and subjected to loads from impacts such as potholes much much higher than that
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I'd wrap the hook with duct tape, inner tube or something else to prevent scratches.

If you want to hang several bikes and save space, stagger the heights 16-18". If they are dropped handlebar bikes, you can get them as close as 11" apart and still have no issue at all hanging or taking down the bikes. (I can hang a heavy bike easily dead tired on the high hook,)

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Originally Posted by sced View Post
You can also use the back wheel
It's a lot easier to use the front, especially if it not a light bike (or has stuff on it you don't want to take off). Wheelie the bike, roll it up to the hook and lift.
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Yes.

I do suggest you be sure the hook is plastic or rubber coated. Bare metal could scratch the carbon fiber if you are in a rush and not careful.
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Originally Posted by 79pmooney View Post
I'd wrap the hook with duct tape, inner tube or something else to prevent scratches.

If you want to hang several bikes and save space, stagger the heights 16-18". If they are dropped handlebar bikes, you can get them as close as 11" apart and still have no issue at all hanging or taking down the bikes. (I can hang a heavy bike easily dead tired on the high hook,)

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Or do what I do - hang them in alternating directions at the same height - bars up/bars down/bars up.
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Wheel hooks became a pain once I got 58mm wheels. Very tight squeeze to get the bike on. I got daHanger DANs which uses the pedal to hang on to with two platforms for the wheels. Very nice setup, though you'd be stacking multiple bikes vertically in the same space it'd take horizontally, which might be an issue if it's difficult to lift a bike overhead.
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Old 09-19-20, 04:51 PM
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Originally Posted by rubiksoval View Post
Wheel hooks became a pain once I got 58mm wheels. Very tight squeeze to get the bike on. I got daHanger DANs which uses the pedal to hang on to with two platforms for the wheels. Very nice setup, though you'd be stacking multiple bikes vertically in the same space it'd take horizontally, which might be an issue if it's difficult to lift a bike overhead.
I know this is off topic, but are there no crosswinds where you ride? Don't those get blown around a lot? Serious question, because I noticed a big difference going from regular boxy MA3 style rims to CXP30s back in the 1990s, and 58s are nearly twice as tall.
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I sure hope so.....
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
I know this is off topic, but are there no crosswinds where you ride? Don't those get blown around a lot? Serious question, because I noticed a big difference going from regular boxy MA3 style rims to CXP30s back in the 1990s, and 58s are nearly twice as tall.
No, I don't get blown around at all. I'd ride 80mm if I had them. Newer wheel designs are significantly better in crosswinds and higher yaw angles than the v-shaped designs of the 90s/early 00s.
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Originally Posted by kosmo886 View Post
I've got carbon aero wheels. Is it OK to hang the bike on a wall hook by the front tire?
Definitely a bad idea – it's not good for the wall hook.
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I hang by the rear or both wheels.

Just easier to hang it when the wheel doesn't flop around.

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Originally Posted by kosmo886 View Post
I've got carbon aero wheels. Is it OK to hang the bike on a wall hook by the front tire?
By the tire?

No.

By the wheel?

Yes.

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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
I know this is off topic, but are there no crosswinds where you ride? Don't those get blown around a lot? Serious question, because I noticed a big difference going from regular boxy MA3 style rims to CXP30s back in the 1990s, and 58s are nearly twice as tall.
I ride 50mm wheels. I only get head winds.
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I first attached a 1x4 to the studs. Then I could put the wheel hooks wherever I wanted - spaced by bar width, not 16” or 32”.
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if you have HED carbon wheels its a no, as it can crack the carbon fairing.
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So, is the whole air bubbles or whatnot if with hydraulic disc brakes thing a non-issue?
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So, is the whole air bubbles or whatnot if with hydraulic disc brakes thing a non-issue?
If there is air in the system so that air bubbles form, bleed your brakes. If air is entering the system because of how the bike is hanging, there are issues beyond the hanging of the bike.
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Originally Posted by MakiNn View Post
if you have HED carbon wheels its a no, as it can crack the carbon fairing.
+1 to this. If you have HED wheels, they have a thin carbon fairing that is more fragile than a traditional carbon wheel. HED says not to hang bikes by their wheels.
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Originally Posted by drewtk View Post
+1 to this. If you have HED wheels, they have a thin carbon fairing that is more fragile than a traditional carbon wheel. HED says not to hang bikes by their wheels.
Are you talking about carbon fairing with alloy hoops or full carbon?

I can understand that a carbon fairing can be very thin since it's not structural

BTW, alternating front and rear wheels allows them to be closer since the bars are also alternating..
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Are you talking about carbon fairing with alloy hoops or full carbon?

I can understand that a carbon fairing can be very thin since it's not structural

BTW, alternating front and rear wheels allows them to be closer since the bars are also alternating..
Good question - I should have been more specific. Do not hang the HEDs that have a carbon fairing (thin carbon aero structure). Full carbon should be fine to hang. If one isn't sure, just squeeze the sides of the carbon wheel in the middle. If there is give, that's a fairing and not structural carbon.
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