How to store our tandem
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?
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)
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.
I bought two of these:
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.
That's a clever idea Achim,thanks!
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.