I want to increase available storage space in the bike room and am thinking of buying those large rubberized hooks that you can screw into wall studs or ceiling joists, but was wondering about the following:
Is it best to put the hooks in the wall studs or hang the bikes from hooks in ceiling joists? I presuming the later puts less stress on the spokes?
Any pros/cons on hanging from front or rear wheel?
Does storing the bike upside down or vertically cause any problems for the rims, oil in forks and shocks or in hydraulic brakes? Forks include a Rock Shock Psylo (2003), Manitou Slider (2003) and Fox Van 36 (2009). Shocks Manitou 4 way and ISX-6. Brakes, Shimano (type?), Juicy 7's and Elixir CR's
Any suggestions for the best spacing for the hooks? Studs and joists are on 16 inch centers. Would that be too close? Presumably I could alternate the bikes, but it's easier to lift them up and hang them by the from wheel.
Please let me demonstrate the ride around; really it's no trouble.