Berkeley CSUA MOTD:Entry 50426
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2022/06/30 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular

2008/6/30-7/14 [Transportation/Bicycle] UID:50426 Activity:nil
6/30    Has anyone used this bicycle hoist?  Is it good?  Is it worth using if
        I bike on a daily basis? -emarkp
        \_ I use it to SAVE SPACE but it does TAKE TIME to put it on.
           You're trading TIME for SPACE. Nothing comes for free. If space
           is a PREMIUM like my little apartment, this is a really great
           thing to have. By the way, I commend you for riding bicycle
           to reduce our carbon footprint. Moving 200 pounds instead of
           3000 pounds reduces pollution and our dependency on foreign
           oil. Kudos to you! Lastly, how do you CCW when biking to/from
        \_ I've just been hanging it from the front wheel via a big hook.  Is
           that bad?
           \_ It is if you leave it like that for any amount of time.
              \_ How long is "any amount"?
               \_ Dunno.  But I left a bike like that for a few months and
                  it totally deformed the front wheel.
                  \_ Huh, I left it that was for months and... the wheel was
                     still deformed.  I guess it's hard to tell when your
                     wheels are already way out of true.
                  \_ Hanging your bike by a hook shouldn't throw the wheel
                     out of true, if there's a reasonable amount of tension
                     in the wheel.  -tom
                     \_ It was a pretty shitty bike.  Shrug.  Now I just
                        avoid hanging my bike by a hook.
                        \_ I've hung lots of bikes by two hooks and never
                           had a problem. I could imagine if you have a
                           really heavy bike then hanging off one wheel
                           may not be a good idea. Two should work, if the
                           bike doesn't deform itself just riding around
                           under its own + your weight already.
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Explore similar items Technical Details * Bike-lift ceiling mount for ceilings up to 14 feet high * Pulley system easily hoists bikes up to 55 pounds to ceiling; secure locking mechanism * Solid steel construction, nylon rope; no assembly required * Includes rack, pulley system, mounting system * 38 pounds Product Description From the Manufacturer Not enough floor space in that garage, dorm, or studio apartment for the bike? Hoist it up high and store it out of the way with the ingenious bike lift from Racor. A unique rope locking mechanism prevents accidental release while the pulley design lightens the load for easy lifting. Just secure the bike lift to the ceiling and you're set. Everything is included for installation with no assembly required. Best of all, solid steel construction safely lifts bikes weighing up to 50 pounds for easy storage of monstrous recumbents, two-seaters and more. With the Racor ceiling mount bike lift, you get more floor space-and easy access to your favorite ride! See all my reviews I received two of these bike lifts as gifts. I installed them to replace my old "hooks-in-the-ceiling" method of hanging bicycles over my car. I had to take care to measure the height of the bicycle (adding a few inches for the pulleys) to ensure they cleared the car. I also measured the length of the bicycle to ensure it wouldn't be in the way of people walking around the car. Finally, I measured between the handlebars and seat so the pulleys were properly spaced. But once that was done, installation was a simple matter of drilling three pilot holes per pulley in a joist and screwing them in. Although the instructions say to tie a stop knot in the rope and thread it through the pulleys and hooks before installation, it's easier not to do that until after you've installed the pulleys. Like some of the other reviewers, one of my ropes was frayed. Conclusion: These lifts work very well, are easy to install, are reasonably priced, and are backed by excellent customer service. It has many frays right out of the box, and, upon first use, looks like it could break at any time. Would you feel comfortable with that cheap stuff suspending a bike over your new Lexus? It's too bad these folks don't have the foresight to spend a few extra few cents and supply a real rope instead of making customers go out to buy one and then having to reinstall it. Most Recent Customer Reviews 40 out of 5 stars Good price, easy to install Finding right studs of garage ceiling is the only thing to consider. Included string doesn't look solid to hold in first hand but it just does enough for my 25 pound mount bike. Published 19 days ago by Blue Rock 50 out of 5 stars outstanding device Shipped promptly with all the parts accounted for. Purchased two and mounted them side by side above the hood of our compact car. Read more Published 25 days ago by J L Probert 50 out of 5 stars Bike lift ceiling mounted (Racor) Product does what is advertised. It was easy to set up, is reliable and for a 12 foot ceiling or higher is perfect for a bike where you can walk under it even at 6'4". Read more Published 26 days ago by Patrick 50 out of 5 stars Great Space Saver Have three and the recent special made these a steal. Works exactly as advertised and provides floorspace in the wood studio. Published 28 days ago by Bryan D Rogers 50 out of 5 stars An effective, inexpensive solution for maximizing available storage space Installs quickly, it's easy to use, and it does a great job of keeping my bike out of the way in an already busy garage. Read more Published 2 months ago by Skippy 40 out of 5 stars Good space saver Lifts are easy to use on 12ft ceiling. Only complaint is the wall cleat is not big enough for all the rope provided, and you need all the rope provided. Published 2 months ago by Pete C 50 out of 5 stars Inexpensive, space saving storage solution After thoroughly researched all my bicycle storage options, a ceiling mounted lift seemed the best way to go. Read more Published 3 months ago by John T Flaherty 50 out of 5 stars Bought my second one and couldn't be happier I bought one at Lowes for $20 and then found the exact same thing here for $15. Published 3 months ago by omegastu 50 out of 5 stars Good solution It was easy to install. Just make sure that you measure out where the handles and seat are and give it a little more. Read more Published 3 months ago by J Buda 50 out of 5 stars Put this on your MUST HAVE list... You see these kinds of storage solutions on the home improvement shows, but not that often in your friends garage... After viewing product detail pages or search results, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Look to the right column to find helpful suggestions for your shopping session.