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Gilbo's picture

By Gilbo - Posted on 14 August 2008

How to fit 3.5 bikes in a spare room. Thanks Bunnings.

starship303's picture

Just make sure you keep an eye on the brakes as sometimes storing bikes like this for extended period of time can effect the hydraulic brake system (having the caliper above the level can allowing air in the system).

The main rule of thumb is to always keep your levers above your calipers, but at the angle you have yours at the moment your front brake may suffer from said adverse effects, though it may take a while. This problem normally happens when a bike is fully inverted as opposed to on an angle like yours, but just thought i'd mention it. Eye-wink

my Intense 5.5 ~ my NS Suburban

Stuart M's picture

having the seals lower than the reserviors. I know some forks have small amounts of oil above the seals so that a small foam ring below the dust seals, lubes the sliders everytime you compress the fork. Don't know if it will be a long term problem or even if it applies to the forks on your bikes. I'm sure someone here that actually knows more than me might be able to chime in on this one.

Aside from that I like how compact it is. Well done.

Gilbo's picture

hey guys, thanks for the tips on what to watch out for. ill keep an eye on things.


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