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  • Premier Icon trout
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    How much force do you think is generated when you are stomping up a climb using said pedals

    Hanging a bike up by the pedal will be minute in comparison

    Premier Icon madhouse
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    I think it should be fine.

    Sounds like the perfect excuse to now go and buy a lighter components/wheels to ease the pressure though! 😀

    bol
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    I’ve just moved house and have got a garage to store my bikes in for the first time. I want to store the bikes that don’t get used every day high up at the back of the garage. When I went to by a couple of those twin-pronged fixed hangers, they were out of stock, but had hangers that fit round a pedal and hold the bike to the wall via gravity.

    They’re cheap, compact and hold the bike at a rather stylish angle, but do you think that the forces they place on the bottom bracket and crank will do any harm in the long term?

    curvature
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    Can you post details of the bracket/hanger please?

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    We’re in danger of ignoring the fundamentals here;

    Big ring when taking road bike pictures please.

    Given the circumstances the crank arm angles might be forgiven.

    the rear brake outer looks a bit odd too.

    The QR skewer angles – get them sorted!

    Hanger looks like a good solution 🙂

    bikebouy
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    Wall needs painting 😆

    bol
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    How much force do you think is generated when you are stomping up a climb using said pedals

    Not very much, frankly, but I take your point.

    curvature – Member
    Can you post details of the bracket/hanger please?


    It was about £7 from Halfords.

    Yes, I know I’ve committed most of the deadly sins of bike pictures. At least I cut my grass first, although sadly you can’t see that in the picture.

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    Clever bracket.

    Premier Icon gofasterstripes
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    Not in a thousand years.

    Yes those clamps are nifty – a little like this

    which is how Twinny Load bike carriers fit.

    That reminds me I have to ask the forum about getting ours to fit the car…

    oliverd1981
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    Nice 🙂

    quite fancy making a fold down version for bike washing duties.

    raisinhat
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    The QR skewer angles – get them sorted!

    The rear one is perfectly acceptable assuming it can’t be closed horizontally facing forward. The front one is a complete mess however. Also, too much rear brake outer cable, curves should be aesthetically pleasing, not gigantic loops. The stem is also far too high.

    (In all seriousness, hanging it by a pedal is absolutely fine – if the pedal couldn’t support the weight of the bike, how is going to handle the force of someone in a full on sprint?)

    Premier Icon GrahamS
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    Hmm I’m not so convinced. Surely* that design means the weight of the bike is trying to pull the pedal off its spindle?
    That doesn’t seem like the same kind of force that you get “stomping up a climb using said pedals”.

    Having had a (poorly maintained) pedal come clean off the spindle whilst just riding along I’d be less than happy with that design.

    *(Depends on the actual angle it hangs at I guess, hard to tell from photo)

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