Re: Rim damaged by hanging bike on a hook?

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by LioNiNoiL_a t_NetScApE_D 0 T_NeT, Apr 2, 2004.

  1. > the loads were anticipated coming from the outside in on the rim.
    > Hanging your bike will apply a load from the inside out.

    True enough, but the hanging bike applies a small static load to the rim
    that is insignificant compared to the dynamic load of even a small rider
    hitting a small pothole in the road at a moderate speed.

    > how small is the surface area of the hook etc. You are talking about
    > carbon fiber so any kind of nick or crack could become more serious.
    > A guy who was just here told me he hung his bike by the rim with
    > Cosmic Carbones and the hooks dug right into the rim

    It is not rocket science to avoid that sort of mechanical damage to
    one's pricey, delicate aero rims.