- Hanging a mountain bike by the wheel for storage
I hang all of my bikes by the front wheels and have never had a problem. Halfords sell some cheap Mottez hooks for doing just this.Posted 4 years ago27orangeninjasMember
I’m new to this bike stuff 🙂 and I’m seeking some advice. Will it damage my bike/wheel if I hang my bike by the back wheel in the shed? I’m trying to free up a bit of space for some other stuff but don’t want to cause any damage to my bike.
Thanks in advance.Posted 4 years agonealyMember
Yep, it’s fine. All mine are hung by alternating wheels to save space using BBB Parkinglots. The bikes hung by the front wheels get their fork wiper seals lubed which is a bonus. Never had a problem with brakes although if there is air in the lever I suppose it could make its way into the hose.Posted 4 years agoTiRedMember
I hang my tandems from the front wheel to no detrimental effect. Plus all the mountain bikes and road bikes. Wrap an additional couple of layers of 18-23c innertube around the hooks (like bar tape) because the plasticote finish wears off and you will then mark your rims.Posted 4 years agoDanWMember
Lots of people do it without issues.
Hanging by the front wheel gets the bars higher up and gives a bit more storage space lower down (where the bars would be getting in the way perhaps). However, the only thing I was warned of by a fork manufacturer is that the fork bushings may deform over time given causing sloppy forks when hung by the front wheel. I don’t know anyone having this problem and they are most likely just covering themselves…
The easy solution and best of both worlds is to hang by the front wheel and make sure the rear wheel is taking the weight of the bike and the hook is just keeping it in place (i.e. rear wheel makes contact with the ground). Plus more storage space on the ground too.Posted 4 years agobellefiedMember
probably wont work in your shed, but when I was looking for a shed storage solution I saw this which looks ace if you have the room at home 😀 – my missus wouldn’t entertain it however 🙁Posted 4 years ago
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