Bikestand for Keeping Bike in The Lounge

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Bikestand for Keeping Bike in The Lounge

Postby simonhill » 26 Apr 2017, 11:25am

Has anyone any recommendations for a bikestand. I was thinking of one of those rear wheel ones?

I don't have enough straight non radiator wall for brackets. I could just lean against the wall with wheel turned, but fancy a proper stand. My tourer will be there most of the summer, my other bike most of the winter.

Any other suggestions welcome. Thanks.

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Re: Bikestand for Keeping Bike in The Lounge

Postby Threevok » 26 Apr 2017, 11:32am

Not sure about stands but I use one like the "

MOTTEZ SA SINGLE BIKE CEILING BIKE LIFT"
Decathlon have them for 13.99

Although mine is above the stairs, not the living room

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Re: Bikestand for Keeping Bike in The Lounge

Postby Gattonero » 26 Apr 2017, 2:02pm

Years ago, something like this made my life easier.
Maybe not very useful for one bike only!

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Re: Bikestand for Keeping Bike in The Lounge

Postby thirdcrank » 26 Apr 2017, 2:11pm

Gattonero wrote:Years ago, something like this made my life easier. ...


You look to have a very high ceiling there, even by the standards of some victorian houses. :? I appreciate that the bikes hang head-to-tail to get more width but how do you get those with the front wheel uppermost into position? I've "meathooks" in my relatively high garage ceiling but I've only ever been able to lift bikes up there back wheel first ie gripping the toptube and downtube near the headset.

PS I've now noticed a stepladder in the top pic. :oops:

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Re: Bikestand for Keeping Bike in The Lounge

Postby Gattonero » 26 Apr 2017, 4:08pm

IIRC, the ceiling was 3.20mt?
Don't need to be so high tho, there it was to not clash with the radiator.

To put the bikes "front wheel up" I keep them by the seat-tube and lower end of the front wheel. No need for step ladder.
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since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them.
Thus you remember them as they actually are...

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Re: Bikestand for Keeping Bike in The Lounge

Postby Mick F » 26 Apr 2017, 4:21pm

I use a Minoura stand for one bike, and a home made one for the other.
The bikes live in the spare bedroom.
This is the home made one.
Wooden Stand 2.jpeg
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Re: Bikestand for Keeping Bike in The Lounge

Postby jimlews » 26 Apr 2017, 9:18pm

Use the TV - about all its good for!

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Re: Bikestand for Keeping Bike in The Lounge

Postby robgul » 26 Apr 2017, 9:40pm

Most bike shops use to hold the rear wheel:

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/pro- ... 7C107779UK

OR these

http://www.superbiketool.com/prod4.asp? ... 18&pid=357

Both work very well for almost all bikes (the first one not quite so good for disc braked machines)

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Re: Bikestand for Keeping Bike in The Lounge

Postby landsurfer » 26 Apr 2017, 10:03pm

I sent the pics of the 5 bike rack to TFJ ..... a resounding no was the answer ..lol ......
It's just like that, it's just the way it is.
The road goes on forever.

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Re: Bikestand for Keeping Bike in The Lounge

Postby Gattonero » 27 Apr 2017, 8:11am

robgul wrote:Most bike shops use to hold the rear wheel:

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/pro- ... 7C107779UK

OR these

http://www.superbiketool.com/prod4.asp? ... 18&pid=357

Both work very well for almost all bikes (the first one not quite so good for disc braked machines)

Rob


This is good too, cheap and cheerful :)
http://www.halfords.com/cycling/bike-ma ... GwodC0ALyA
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Thus you remember them as they actually are...

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Re: Bikestand for Keeping Bike in The Lounge

Postby simonhill » 27 Apr 2017, 10:25am

landsurfer wrote:I sent the pics of the 5 bike rack to TFJ ..... a resounding no was the answer ..lol ......


I googled TFJ and got some interesting answers, but nothing that seemed pertinent.

TFJ = ???

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Re: Bikestand for Keeping Bike in The Lounge

Postby simonhill » 27 Apr 2017, 10:35am

Thanks for the replies and suggestions.

Firstly my ceilings aren't high enough for a lift, which is a shame as I could stack the 2nd one above the first.

I was basically asking for recommendations, mainly the floor stand type. I saw a nice looking one that holds the rear wheel, but the reviews were bad and said that the spokes took the load. Another one had problems with derailleur getting in the way..........so I wondered if anyone had personal experience.

I like the look of the small stand that Gattonero pictured above. I used one once in Thailand (after it was explained to me that it held frame not wheels) where the bike friendly hotel owner had a couple in the hotel lobby for cycling guests. Anyone used one regularly?

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Re: Bikestand for Keeping Bike in The Lounge

Postby Gattonero » 27 Apr 2017, 12:43pm

simonhill wrote:Thanks for the replies and suggestions.

Firstly my ceilings aren't high enough for a lift, which is a shame as I could stack the 2nd one above the first.

I was basically asking for recommendations, mainly the floor stand type. I saw a nice looking one that holds the rear wheel, but the reviews were bad and said that the spokes took the load. Another one had problems with derailleur getting in the way..........so I wondered if anyone had personal experience.

I like the look of the small stand that Gattonero pictured above. I used one once in Thailand (after it was explained to me that it held frame not wheels) where the bike friendly hotel owner had a couple in the hotel lobby for cycling guests. Anyone used one regularly?


Shouldn't have a big problem with the bike held by a wheel, the spokes would normally hold more than the bike's only weight.
That stand I've linked is very useful at home, for quick adjusting of gears, etc. It won't work with silly shape of chain/seatstays but I guess is a problem that very few may have.
Another thing, if you leave bags/panniers at the front, the wheel turns and can make the bike unstable; again, an odd situation otherwise is solid and very good value for money
It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best,
since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them.
Thus you remember them as they actually are...

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Re: Bikestand for Keeping Bike in The Lounge

Postby Gattonero » 27 Apr 2017, 12:45pm

Mick F wrote:I use a Minoura stand for one bike, and a home made one for the other.
The bikes live in the spare bedroom.
This is the home made one.Wooden Stand 2.jpeg

viewtopic.php?f=15&t=104546


That is very nice and with some DIY skills can be made with next to nothing money involved :)
It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best,
since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them.
Thus you remember them as they actually are...

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Re: Bikestand for Keeping Bike in The Lounge

Postby simonhill » 27 Apr 2017, 1:23pm

Thanks Gattonero, I had seen that stand on other sites, didn't notice your post was for Halfords.

£10.99 is a good price, less the recently announced 10% off for CycleUK members. Also there's a shop just up the road, so I can have a look before buying. All in all, makes it (almost) a no brainer.