hanging a bike by the wheels??

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  1. CP247

    CP247 New Member

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    Is this ok to do? My bikes have Ritchey WCS and Mavic Aksium wheel sets. I've seen others hang their bike by the front or rear wheel by a hook that is screwed into the ceiling rafters.
    Is this bad to the wheel or the bike?
    Much thanks for the advice!!
     
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  2. dhk2

    dhk2 Active Member

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    no problem. Wheels are designed to carry loads far exceeding the weight of the bike.
     
  3. CP247

    CP247 New Member

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    Thanks!
     
  4. vspa

    vspa Active Member

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    hi, i started doing that 1 or 2 years ago, no problems so far. In fact i was more worried about the fork rather than the front wheel
     
  5. oldbobcat

    oldbobcat Well-Known Member

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    Only if the rims are of carbon fiber. Your Aksiums and Ritcheys are safe.
     
  6. alienator

    alienator Well-Known Member

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    It's alright even if they're carbon fiber.
     
  7. Akadat

    Akadat New Member

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    Cover the hooks with a piece of hose pipe, foam sleeves or tape.
     
  8. Uni-Vibe

    Uni-Vibe New Member

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    My bike hung from the wheels for fourteen years (don't ask!). Pulled it down, rebuilt the whole bike, zero harm done from hanging that long.
     
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    bh3733 New Member

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    i've been storing my bikes like that for 15 or so years and have never had a problem from hanging themby the wheel.
     
  10. bwbike

    bwbike New Member

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    The stress the 20 lb bike puts on the wheels by hanging is far less than the stress that a 20 lb bike + a 160 lb rider puts on the wheels. ;)
     
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