Bike Storage Hook £1 @ Poundland
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Bike Storage Hook £1 @ Poundland

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Found 9th Aug 2011
Just been in to Poundland (North Point Centre Hull) and picked up a bike storage hook for a quid !

Struggle to find an image so one similar is included.

Update (17/08/11) - Its been a week now and not been back so cannot confirm stock levels for this store.
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So that pic is faked... hmmmmm. I cannot vote hot or cold noting such fakery. Plus I bought a thingy for more than this to hoist my bike on, so now I feel sad
Original Poster
TBH it does look identical so as far as I can tell it is the same. It is just for illustration purposes. I just thought it would help people when they go to store and try finding them as most of them had no labels or packaging in my local Poundland.
I bought 4 of these about 6 months ago but still haven't used them. I think they are a good product but my garage isn't tall enough to hang the bikes from the wheel as I intended.

The photo looks real to me!
Original Poster
I bought them on a whim and not sure if my garage is tall enough either !


Do you have to have have the back wheel off the ground or will the bike rock from side to side if not hung exactly vertically ?
Use 2 hooks per bike - one for each wheel

Or take the front wheel off and hang by the rear

Can't go wrong for a quid each. nice find
nice find very handy
Original Poster
£3.99 for similar thing at Decathlon if you haven't got a Poundland near you.

btwincycle.com/EN/…25/
Thanks will take a look at my local in Ealing in the next day or 2
Cheers, will have a look
You can go wrong if they bend and break and damage your bike
mocmocamoc

You can go wrong if they bend and break and damage your bike



Your bike would have to be incredibly poor quality to bend under it's own weight. Just think what it would do when you ride it!

I've just come back from a cycling holiday in the French Alps and in the purpose built cycling hotel they had the bike barn where all the bikes were hung up by their wheels on hooks like these. Some of the bikes cost £7000 each! So I wouldn't worry if I was you.
coleaj

Your bike would have to be incredibly poor quality to bend under it's own … Your bike would have to be incredibly poor quality to bend under it's own weight. Just think what it would do when you ride it!I've just come back from a cycling holiday in the French Alps and in the purpose built cycling hotel they had the bike barn where all the bikes were hung up by their wheels on hooks like these. Some of the bikes cost £7000 each! So I wouldn't worry if I was you.



Thanks for the info useful to know. I think mocmocamoc was suggesting the metal in these would bend and then the bike might fall. If these were cheap clones of more expensive hooks the metal would fail on first load and this should be noticeable, they would not gradually bend and fail.

If I've understood I need a pair of these for each bike. We are having a bike store room built how would I fit this out to hold 4 bikes? Would I mount 8 of these one for each bike. How should the spacing be for Adult and kids bikes?

I'm not an expert on these so any photos advice is welcome. I know Lidl had some bike lifts recently these are hooks on a rope pulley system fixed to the ceiling. I though these might be good as they lift the bikes out of the way and we have 3m ceilings.


Why would you need a pair for each bike?

Put the hooks in a row, 1 per bike, about 6' from the floor with the hooks horizontal.

You can hang the bike from either wheel and if you rack them 'top and tail' you'll get more bikes into the space you have.
I had to resort to B&Q for hooks recently - these are a great price so will look for more.
Duggie_22

Why would you need a pair for each bike? Put the hooks in a row, 1 per … Why would you need a pair for each bike? Put the hooks in a row, 1 per bike, about 6' from the floor with the hooks horizontal.You can hang the bike from either wheel and if you rack them 'top and tail' you'll get more bikes into the space you have.



Ok thanks for explaining!
coleaj

Your bike would have to be incredibly poor quality to bend under it's own … Your bike would have to be incredibly poor quality to bend under it's own weight. Just think what it would do when you ride it!I've just come back from a cycling holiday in the French Alps and in the purpose built cycling hotel they had the bike barn where all the bikes were hung up by their wheels on hooks like these. Some of the bikes cost £7000 each! So I wouldn't worry if I was you.




Yes, but these would be very high quality and light (under 5kg?). All of my bikes _are_ low quality and heavy more than 12kg, hanging these by their front wheel would put the whole of this weight at right angles to the normal force on the front forks
Why would you hang by the wheels? Use 2 hooks and hang by the crossbar,(with some foam/cloth to prevent scratching). It can then double as a bike stand for tweaking the gears, oiling/cleaning the chain etc. A 12kg bike would happily be supported by hooks which are much weaker than these.
I am off to get a couple and my rohloff tourer weighs in at 28lbs.
nice
Stillahibby

Why would you hang by the wheels? Use 2 hooks and hang by the … Why would you hang by the wheels? Use 2 hooks and hang by the crossbar,(with some foam/cloth to prevent scratching). It can then double as a bike stand for tweaking the gears, oiling/cleaning the chain etc. A 12kg bike would happily be supported by hooks which are much weaker than these.I am off to get a couple and my rohloff tourer weighs in at 28lbs.


thats how i thought most of the bike storage worked - had never heard of hanging by wheels.
just seems counter intuitive.
Stillahibby

Why would you hang by the wheels? Use 2 hooks and hang by the … Why would you hang by the wheels? Use 2 hooks and hang by the crossbar,(with some foam/cloth to prevent scratching). It can then double as a bike stand for tweaking the gears, oiling/cleaning the chain etc. A 12kg bike would happily be supported by hooks which are much weaker than these.I am off to get a couple and my rohloff tourer weighs in at 28lbs.



I bought a pair last year(at Poundland) and have since struggled to work out how or where to use them. They are too small to place on the wall and allow the bike to be hung from the crossbar (which was my first thought). Sticking them on the ceiling is no good as the hallway is too narrow for the (heavy) bike to be twisted over, turned upside down and then hung from its wheels.

Guess I'll have to perv and apply them to the bedroom ceiling!
brilly

thats how i thought most of the bike storage worked - had never heard of … thats how i thought most of the bike storage worked - had never heard of hanging by wheels.just seems counter intuitive.



Hanging the bikes by the wheels worked really well at the hotel in France in July:

I've got a photo that demonstrates this really well. If someone can tell me how to paste it into a comment here then I will show you!
Stillahibby

Why would you hang by the wheels? Use 2 hooks and hang by the … Why would you hang by the wheels? Use 2 hooks and hang by the crossbar,(with some foam/cloth to prevent scratching). It can then double as a bike stand for tweaking the gears, oiling/cleaning the chain etc. A 12kg bike would happily be supported by hooks which are much weaker than these.I am off to get a couple and my rohloff tourer weighs in at 28lbs.



These don't extent that far from the wall, so your handlebar (or the front wheel if you turn it) will get in the way when you try to hang it.

Hanging by the wheels won't do them any harm as long as you're careful not to scratch them. When you're riding the bike, the wheels are subject to far greater loads and impacts than having just the bike's weight when in storage.

Take a look here to get an idea of what I mean. The hook is a slightly different design but the principle is the same (the pic also shows a locator for the lowest wheel, which isn't actually necessary).

Edited by: "Duggie_22" 10th Aug 2011
Original Poster
My bikes range from 23c road bike tires to 2.1 MTB tires.

Any issues with wheel size using these hooks ?
I've now put a link to the picture from the bike hotel I stayed at in July in the French Alps

Have a look at this picture for bikes hung from above. Worked very well in my opinion.
Edited by: "coleaj" 10th Aug 2011
Just popped into poundland but there were none of these in.

They are a great way to hang a bike up, if you go on a Virgin train they use this system and they're going round bends etc and don't have any problems.

Just to point out if you hadn't worked it out the hooks go sideways as the picture is in the little thumbnail above, you screw them to the wall then you hook the bike on by one wheel.

They work very well and due to the way they hang the force is then pushed back on the wall from the bottom wheel.

I'm after a couple if any one sees any in stock in any pound lands near stoke-on-trent. The hanley one didn't have any.
If you have the ceiling height these (link) are worth considering.

Lidl and Aldi normally stock them once a year for £3.99. The hooks are a bit flimsy but that can be easily rectified.
Stillahibby

Why would you hang by the wheels? Use 2 hooks and hang by the … Why would you hang by the wheels? Use 2 hooks and hang by the crossbar,(with some foam/cloth to prevent scratching). It can then double as a bike stand for tweaking the gears, oiling/cleaning the chain etc. A 12kg bike would happily be supported by hooks which are much weaker than these.I am off to get a couple and my rohloff tourer weighs in at 28lbs.



It seems that others do that and I have a large number of bikes, more than forty, so it would save space. Thinking about it, I don't see how they work, as the handle bars will prevent them lying flat against the wall anyway if you are hanging them vertically from the front wheel.
jasee.... imagine riding the bike vertically up the wall... thats how they hang on these hooks. The handlebars are at the furthest point from the wall so do not get in the way.

Like so:

https://www.garagepower.com/admin/sources/modules/onlineStore/productImages/1221808910vertical%20bike%20hook%202.jpg

Then if you want to save space you can top to tail them along the length of a wall
Moominator

jasee.... imagine riding the bike vertically up the wall... thats how … jasee.... imagine riding the bike vertically up the wall... thats how they hang on these hooks. The handlebars are at the furthest point from the wall so do not get in the way.Then if you want to save space you can top to tail them along the length of a wall




Haha, yes, I see, thanks, makes sense, I am so stupid!:(
Moominator

Haha, yes, I see, thanks, makes sense, I am so stupid!:(



Not stupid at all. actually very clever to admitt ignorance and seeking help for it. +1 for you!
I didnt find it in pound land.check 3 in SE London buy nothing
Could you please update
Thanks
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