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How to store our tandem

Mick Tozer2018-11-04 19:56:12

Hi,we have just purchased a tandem with the help of local sponsorship to give riding opportunities to  visually impaired and other folk that would not otherwise be able to ride a bike.

It is stored in a lock up garage,hie do you all store yours? I'm thinking I should suspend it somehow?

Also I will sometimes be transporting it in my van,Transit size,it fits lengthwise if I turn the front wheel slightly,has anyone made a special rack or something? 

Thanks.Mick.

Michael Hughes2018-11-05 12:05:52

I have never needed to hang up our tandems or any of our solos but I do have an unused kit for suspending a bike. Should you decide to hang yours eg if the lock up is in danger of being flooded, I would be pleased to send  you my suspension kit for the cost of the postage and a donation to the RNLI (I am a member of the Norwich fund raising branch of the RNLI)

 

Michael

Mick Tozer2018-11-05 20:36:22

Thanks Michael that's a kind offer, like you,I'm not at all sure there are any advantages of suspending it,there is no danger of flooding,it was more about best use of the space which I use for work material storage.i'll message you if I want to take advantage of your offer.

Mick.

 

Achim Gloger2018-11-06 08:44:29

I bought two of these:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Relaxdays-Bracket-Bicycle-Mounted-Hanging/dp/B01AUVXWI0/ref=pd_rhf_dp_p_img_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=AX8F2X1HKVX2PG0NMEKT

 

Keeps the tandem out of the way (about a meter off the floor). Easy to store the bike. Only downside is it might be a two-man job, depending on space constraints. 

Mick Tozer2018-11-06 19:41:14

That's a clever idea Achim,thanks! 

Peter Meers2018-11-06 22:12:28

I got this little pully lift from Aldi a few years ago. It has been great to get our tandem out of the way. We use the bike several times a week so it needs to be easy to use - takes only a minute. 

https://photos.app.goo.gl/yP8LMYV8GgVah1g48