"Wheel Benders"

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Alex L
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"Wheel Benders"

Postby Alex L » 30 Sep 2011, 7:25pm

Does anyone know a way of counteracting this? Say a small stand ect. I have to keep my bike in one (or lug it up four floors - no lift). I was thinking a small stand might or something it could lean on might be beneficial. At the moment I can see it putting a lot of pressure on the spokes and bending them. They do return straight when I take it out but it might not forever.

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Re: "Wheel Benders"

Postby Russcoles » 1 Oct 2011, 6:37am

You mean those bike racks that hold the bike up just by the front wheel? I don't like them, I use a pletcher bike stand and if I have to leave my bike at one of those racks I just use my stand and use the rack just as something to lock the bike to.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Pletscher-Twin- ... B001E1OUTG

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Alex L
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Re: "Wheel Benders"

Postby Alex L » 1 Oct 2011, 6:01pm

I was thinking of something I would leave there but that could work. We have rows upon rows of metal fences at uni so its no problem there..

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Re: "Rim Benders"

Postby brynpoeth » 7 Jul 2019, 5:08pm

There are a lot of cycle stands where I work, all rim-benders, on a windy day many cycles are blown over, Minus One
I leave my machine leaned safely against a post outside and enjoy walking 300m
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Re: "Wheel Benders"

Postby mercalia » 7 Jul 2019, 5:54pm

so you intend to leave your bike floors down ready to be stolen by some one?. I have to carry my bike up 3 floors round narrow winding stairs. I have to stop at each floor for a rest.

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Re: "Wheel Benders"

Postby brynpoeth » 7 Jul 2019, 5:58pm

It is locked to an upright and protected from rain, got two more bikes if it is nicked :?
A home it lives inside of course, a few steps down
Used to live on the third floor, carried my bike up the stairs
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Re: "Wheel Benders"

Postby Cunobelin » 7 Jul 2019, 6:51pm

The Front Yard Company provides a secure and simple fitting free answer:

A large "Plant Pot" with strong fixing points

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I have one in my drive that is 10 years old and still functioning well