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  1. Roachmeister

    Roachmeister Chimp

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    Well, as winter approaches, i'm starting to think about how i am going to 'store' my bikes for those cold winter months...

    Is it ok to hang them by the front wheel? Could it be bad for the Fork or wheel itself? If it matters, my DH has a Shiver and my XC a Judy. Any inputs appreciated. :thumb:
     

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  2. OrthoPT

    OrthoPT Monkey

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    Why can't you hang them by the back wheels, and bypass any stress on the fork altogether?
     
  3. McGRP01

    McGRP01 beer and bikes

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    I've hung bikes in my garage all winter by the front wheel with no issues whatsoever.
     
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    It doesn't sound like a good idea to me. Why not hang it by the back wheel?
     
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    I hung a bike that belonged to a friend's fiance for a few months by the back wheel, and her Magura Marta on the back filled with air. I hang mine by the front wheel. That is the only brake that had issues, but it did.
     
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    kinghami3 Future Turbo Monkey

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    Who woulda thunk it. That's good to know though.
     
  7. BigMike

    BigMike BrokenbikeMike

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    I hang my bikes up year round, but thats because they get ridden year round. Why would you want to hang them up for a few months? :confused:
     
  8. Roachmeister

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    Quote From Bigmike : I hang my bikes up year round, but thats because they get ridden year round. Why would you want to hang them up for a few months?

    Mostle because of the snow...! I'd rather ski instead during the winter...
    A pic is worth a thousand words

    So no biggy for the fork and such then ? Thanks guys. :D
     

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    ridetoofast scarred, broken and drunk

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    maybe if you KNOW you are going to hang them dormant for a while...just unbolt the brake and let it hang back down the with the front of the bike? just a thought...
     
  10. FlipSide

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    Over here, the DH season ends in October and starts in mid-may or early June. That's more than 6 months! I personnally completely disassemble my DH bike and puts the parts away so I won't see them. :(

    edit: oops too late...
     
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    What's up FlipSide? :) Long time no talk! You actually take it apart? Yikes... :eek:
     
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    I'm going good!... :D

    Yes, I live in an appartment and I have 4 bikes in a very small room. For the winter, it's no luxury to have the DH bike out of the way.

    Actually, what I do is I leave the fork crowns + stem/HBar/shifter/rear brake + rear Derailleur on the bike, I remove everything else and I hang it on the ceiling. The rest of the components goes in a box until next spring. It's actually a very good way to start the next season with a "fresh" setup. I don't have the money to start with a new bike every year...so I start with a fresh build! ;)
     
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    Why hang your bike I get to ride mine year round and play in the snow :dancing: :p