Re: [CR] Hanging bikes ... and potential wheel stress


Example: Framebuilders:Doug Fattic

From: gpvb1@comcast.net
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR] Hanging bikes ... and potential wheel stress
Date: Fri, 02 Apr 2004 01:05:12 +0000

Well, as an old fogey choo-choo-train-driver, I can tell you that I've been hanging bikes up to and including a 50-pound tandem by their respective front wheels for decades on 49-cent coated hooks without much worry. Number of problems: bupkis. Your actual mileage may vary. ;-)

Greg "really? Which railroad?" Parker Ann Arboretum, Michigan

Date: Thu, 1 Apr 2004 18:50:26 EST
> From: FujiFish1@aol.com
> To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
> Cc: tadams@ns.sympatico.ca
> Subject: Re: [CR]Hanging bikes ... and potential wheel stress
>
> Ah, but doesn't a wheel rim in use get a lot of its strength through the
> principle of an arch ... i.e, pressure from contact with the road is spread
> over a larger area with the use of a tire, and pushes into the CONVEX curved
> side of the rim (the "arch"), which pushes onto itself for support. Much >like a brick or stone bridge built with an arch. On the other hand, doesn't >a hook pulling OUTWARD on the CONCAVE side of the rim, pull in the weaker >direction for the rim, AND in a much more concentrated contact area, which is >just the opposite of when in use? That's my thinking when I look at my bikes >hanging there, wishing I could see them better, and it has bugged me a bit.
> I too want to protect all these beauties that I have invested so much time
> and love into, as best I can. The wood stands that were discussed made me
> think of a more permanent application for my basement gallery. The plan will
> orient each bike in the correct position. They will be supported by the top
> tube, cradled in a nicely curved half tube, lined with soft stuff for years >of paint-safe use. They will be "riding" off the wall at 45 deg. or so to the right, displaying all the Campy cranks and gears ... whoopee! Once >employed, I'll take photos and email the list.
>
> Ciao,
> Mark (unstudied, but steadily studying rims instead) Agree
> Southfield MI
>
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> In a message dated 4/1/2004 1:08:05 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> classicrendezvous-request@bikelist.org writes:
>
> > Date: Thu, 1 Apr 2004 08:48:04 -0800
> > From: "Steven Willis" <smwillis@verizon.net>
> > To: "Thom Adams" <tadams@ns.sympatico.ca>,
> > "Classic Rendezvous" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
> > Subject: Re: [CR]Hanging bikes...
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> > I do not know about you but I weigh way more then my bike does and my wheels
> > hold up fine with my big body on them. Hanging is fine just use coated hooks
> > so you do not scratch the rims up.
> > Steven Willis
> > 1778 East Second Street
> > Scotch Plains NJ 07076
> > 908-322-9022
> > http://www.thebikestand.com
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Thom Adams" <tadams@ns.sympatico.ca>
> > To: "Classic Rendezvous" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
> > Sent: Wednesday, March 31, 2004 3:15 PM
> > Subject: [CR]Hanging bikes...
> >
> >
> > >Hello People,
> > >
> > >Thanks for all the really great ideas.... 192 at last count. What I
> > >really want to know is about the effect of gravity on wheels with full
> > >bikes hanging off them. If I hang them for any amount of time, will the
> > >wheels pull out of shape? I'm in one of those situations where I may
> > >have to pull a bike off a hook at a moments notice and get it ready for
> > >it's owner... could be years but they want it perfect, will I have to
> > >learn how to true up a wheel in 30 seconds or what?
> > >
> > >Thom (egg head ) Adams,
> > >Wondering in,
> > >Blandford , Nova Scotia