- Bike hooks – off or on the floor?
One are hung up high enough to get storage boxes underneath. I’ve had them like that for several years with no issues. Compared with the punishment they get when being ridden, a few pounds of bike hanging of a rim isn’t worth considering.
Now, anyone seen a hook big enough for 4″ tyres on 80mm rims?Posted 4 years ago
Hanging. The design of my hooks with just a bloody big screwthread isn’t particularly secure into brick, so I figure hanging places a perpendicular force on the hook which holds it in place, especially since both wheels are on the wall. I did use some decent filler to secure the hooks a bit better, but I didn’t want the permanence of a chemical bonding agent or liquid nails. A massive raw plug would be perfect.Posted 4 years ago
So I’m fitting some hooks to hang my bikes from on the wall.
I fitted two which had my bikes hanging entirely off the hook, i.e. supported only by the hook.
Then I got to thinking, this seems to unneccesarily puts a load of stresses on the bikes, hooks and wall.
Should I be fitting them to allow the back wheel to touch the ground? What’s the common consensus?Posted 4 years ago
Just as an aside then. I’ve been using those frame fixers to not unsurprisingly, fix a window frame over the weekend, and half of them snapped in half. Caused me a right load of pain, I had to redrill and try again. Got it sorted now but I’ll be reluctant to trust them again.Posted 4 years agohappyriderMember
I hang mine, just off the saddle in the garage though. But if I had to keep them in the house and they were posh I’d use one of these! http://www.m-techdesigns.com/Bike%20Wall%20bracketsPosted 4 years ago
No idea. Drill a hole in the wood and stone, tap the massive rawlplug through the wood and stone, screw in, snap. TThe first one snapped when I was using a drill to screw it in some the rest I screwed in all the way to almost with the drill and then finished them off by hand (phnarr), but three more snapped when I didn;t think I was applying much effort.
ummm (potential idiot admission….)Posted 4 years ago
Should the rawlplug be through the frame and the stone or just the stone?esher shoreMember
I use these, sold under “KF” amongst other brand names:
seem to work well, have been using them for 10 years. Come with large rawl-plugs and screw-bolts. Currently have 4 bikes on them, 2 road bike, MTB and hybrid
only time I had an issue was hanging up a Banshee Scream freeride bike that weighed nearly 50lbs. Middle of the night, heard a massive crash, plugs/bolts had ripped out of brick wall, bike lying on floor, no damage thankfully.Posted 4 years ago
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