Vertical mudguard friendly storage

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RoyGo3
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Vertical mudguard friendly storage

Postby RoyGo3 » 2 Aug 2020, 12:36pm

I’d like to save some space by storing my bike vertically, using a wall clamp type option that holds the front wheel up, leaving just the back wheel touching the ground.

However, the rear mudguard would get in the way and cause an issue here. Can anyone recommend a similar vertical option, but one which would hold the back wheel slightly off the ground - therefore keeping the mudguard safe from harm?!
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Brucey
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Re: Vertical mudguard friendly storage

Postby Brucey » 2 Aug 2020, 12:47pm

there are plenty of hooks which are designed to keep the rear wheel off the ground; in fact that is the most common sort....?

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Jdsk
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Re: Vertical mudguard friendly storage

Postby Jdsk » 2 Aug 2020, 12:51pm

How about hanging from the ceiling rather than the wall?

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tatanab
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Re: Vertical mudguard friendly storage

Postby tatanab » 2 Aug 2020, 1:02pm

Depending on how long your mudguard is - place a piece of wood under the rear tyre to lift the tail of the mudguard clear of the floor. I assume you want the rear wheel to support the weight rather than hanging off the front wheel fixture. I would (and I do) just let the bike hang with no rear wheel support.

thirdcrank
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Re: Vertical mudguard friendly storage

Postby thirdcrank » 2 Aug 2020, 1:10pm

If you are hanging a bike up, IME it's generally easier to present the back wheel to the hook than the front, which tends to flop about.

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531colin
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Re: Vertical mudguard friendly storage

Postby 531colin » 2 Aug 2020, 8:51pm

thirdcrank wrote:If you are hanging a bike up, IME it's generally easier to present the back wheel to the hook than the front, which tends to flop about.

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different heights allow the handlebars to overlap; as TC says, its so much easier to pick a bike up by the top and down tubes, and not have the front wheel waving about

igauk
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Re: Vertical mudguard friendly storage

Postby igauk » 2 Aug 2020, 10:14pm

I used a Cycloc Endo https://www.bike24.com/p260813.html. Worked very well, but chosen mainly for aesthetic reasons as I was storing the bike in the guest bedroom at the time.
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