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July 23, 2015, 11:19 p.m.
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Looking for some storage hooks to hang bikes in the garage and wondering if anyone has any recommendations. Want something more solid than a regular home depot hook.

Anyone have experience with these?

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/ca/en/bbb-parkinglot-storage-hook-btl19/rp-prod60751?gs=1[HTML_REMOVED]gclid=CjwKEAjwocKtBRCf9d_Q5ovcyHASJAAHhJYOuszOi1uJi5oHofZKrVe2tbB4ucLzysDVAXjOi100EhoCp4Hw_wcB[HTML_REMOVED]gclsrc=aw.ds

or these…

http://www.mec.ca/product/5003-976/delta-leonardo-bike-storage-rack/?q=bicycle%2Bstorage

July 24, 2015, 9:34 a.m.
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i am going to be in the market for some as well , i,m looking for ones that hang from the ceiling

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July 24, 2015, 9:37 a.m.
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save your money and get these….

http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/mastercraft-bicycle-hook-0468420p.html#.VbJqWtJVhBc

larger opening and way more solid than the usual hook.

July 24, 2015, 11:01 a.m.
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The MEC version looks great but not so good for thicker knobby tires.

July 24, 2015, 11:15 a.m.
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save your money and get these….

http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/mastercraft-bicycle-hook-0468420p.html#.VbJqWtJVhBc

larger opening and way more solid than the usual hook.

I used those for a bit but they all twisted and sagged. Replaced them with these, best solution so far. I have tried the MEC ones as well and these are much better for mtb wheels.

http://m.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/mastercraft-bicycle-hook-vertical-0468207p.html

July 24, 2015, 11:55 a.m.
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save your money and get these….

http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/mastercraft-bicycle-hook-0468420p.html#.VbJqWtJVhBc

larger opening and way more solid than the usual hook.

That is what I have now and I'm looking to replace as I am not satisfied for the reasons reegs says… (but thank you for taking the time to reply anyway)

I used those for a bit but they all twisted and sagged. Replaced them with these, best solution so far. I have tried the MEC ones as well and these are much better for mtb wheels.

http://m.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/mastercraft-bicycle-hook-vertical-0468207p.html

These look really good. Do you have them yourself, and have tested them out? Although for $10 I think I will just buy and try one to see for myself.

Thanks to the others who replied. Those MEC ones do look a little like a DH tire would have a hard time.

Cheers

July 24, 2015, 12:26 p.m.
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That is what I have now and I'm looking to replace as I am not satisfied for the reasons reegs says… (but thank you for taking the time to reply anyway)

These look really good. Do you have them yourself, and have tested them out? Although for $10 I think I will just buy and try one to see for myself.

Thanks to the others who replied. Those MEC ones do look a little like a DH tire would have a hard time.

Cheers

I have them and they're the best I have used so far. Nice wide opening to the get the wheel out.

July 24, 2015, 1:16 p.m.
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I have them and they're the best I have used so far. Nice wide opening to the get the wheel out.

I've been using these for 3 years now with no issues. DH bike is 37lbs and hangs completely off the ground, no twisting or bending. It actually doesn't get taken down a lot these days. The other bikes are ~30lb AM bikes, I positioned the hook so I can just wheel the bike over on the rear wheel and set the front wheel in the hook. No muss, no fuss.

July 24, 2015, 2:01 p.m.
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I purchased the chain reaction ones a few years ago and I don't have any complaints. I hang my DH bike with no issues, very solid when mounted into a stud. The bike is fairly easy to get out (depending on how high you mount it) with just a slight turn of the front wheel.

Aug. 3, 2015, 12:59 p.m.
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I'm going to pick up a few of these from CDN Tire today. Organize my bike corner

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Aug. 3, 2015, 2:10 p.m.
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I'll be in the market for some of these at the end of summer.
Anybody ever use the "hinge" ones, so that you can fold the bikes somewhat parallel to the wall? Like this?
http://www.mec.ca/product/5037-487/feedback-velo-hinge-bicycle-storage-rack/?q=bike%2Bstorage

I'm picturing leafing through a book, where the pages are my bikes.

Aug. 3, 2015, 2:23 p.m.
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I'll be in the market for some of these at the end of summer.
Anybody ever use the "hinge" ones, so that you can fold the bikes somewhat parallel to the wall? Like this?
http://www.mec.ca/product/5037-487/feedback-velo-hinge-bicycle-storage-rack/?q=bike%2Bstorage

I'm picturing leafing through a book, where the pages are my bikes.

I think the hinge just lets the hook fold away. The tire that's not in the hook needs to have pressure against the wall or the bike will swing away. If you fold the bike toward the wall, the bottom tire loses pressure against the wall and will slide away. If you could somehow hold the bottom tire, you might be onto something, although limited by bar width?

Bryan had a similar idea, I think it's still in conception phase.

Aug. 3, 2015, 2:35 p.m.
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hang your bike from the ceiling with the cheaper Canadian tire hooks never any problem with at all 7 bike of various weight and sizes.

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Aug. 3, 2015, 3:12 p.m.
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The MEC ones didn't fit mountain bike tires very well for us, my wife had a hell of a time getting her bike hooked up. We ended up with the cheaper Canadian Tire hooks, with some electrical tape wrapped around to provide extra padding.

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Aug. 5, 2015, 9:26 a.m.
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I think the hinge just lets the hook fold away. The tire that's not in the hook needs to have pressure against the wall or the bike will swing away. If you fold the bike toward the wall, the bottom tire loses pressure against the wall and will slide away. If you could somehow hold the bottom tire, you might be onto something, although limited by bar width?

Bryan had a similar idea, I think it's still in conception phase.

no. There is a 'nub' that sticks out of the wall to hold the lower tire in place while the bike is folded parallel to the wall.
Of course the manufacturer's demonstration makes it look easy but I'm looking for real world experience!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ks1w8Dy7Jc

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