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RAD Cycle Products Ceiling Mount Bike Hoist

March 8th, 2013 Comments off

Title : RAD Cycle Products Ceiling Mount Bike Hoist
ASIN : B000PEURIQ

Store your bikes overhead and out of the way. Smooth pulleys and latches make lifting even heavy bikes super easy. The exclusive rope locking mechanism prevents unwanted release and can suspend one bike – 100 lb. load limit. Please note, you can mount this item as pictured or on a 2 x 4 and then onto the ceiling. RAD Cycle Products is an industry leader and backs it up with a warranty which is the best in the business!
Works great, almost identical to the more expensive version!
This bike lift is almost identical to the more expensive Racor list. We purchased a Racor first, then three of these. The only difference is slightly cheaper rope, and different pulleys. For the price, I’m happy that I went with this one.

Review from my Racor purchase (applies to all of them):
We purchased four lifts (three of this brand, one Racor) for our garage and are happy with them. We were able to position each bike about 16″ apart and have no trouble getting any bike up or down.

I have several hints from our installation, and one complaints, but on the whole am very satisfied:

Positive:
* Works smoothly
* Clever, simple system
* Locking mechanism for rope is nice
* Installation is straightforward

Negative:
* Hooks need a safety strap, depending on where you attach them

Hints:
* I attached the hooks to a lower location on each bike to have the bike lifted all the way to the…

Racor PBH-1R Ceiling-Mounted Bike Lift

February 5th, 2013 Comments off

Title : Racor PBH-1R Ceiling-Mounted Bike Lift
ASIN : B00006JBL3
List Price : $40.00
Price : $14.99
Saved Price : $25.01

Store your bike easily and out of the way with this ceiling bike lift. Raises and holds any bike up to 50 lbs. Features a special locking mechanism to prevent accidental release. Perfect for a dorm room, studio apartment or garage. Secures to ceiling.The RacorPro PBH-1R Ceiling-Mounted Bike Lift allows you to take advantage of unused ceiling space to store your bike. Installation takes only a matter of minutes, and with its ingenious pulley system, raising and lowering your bike couldn’t be easier. The lift lets you free up precious storage space on the floor, all while keeping your bike stored away safely until you’re ready to ride.

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The RacorPro PBH-1R Ceiling-Mounted Bike Lift:
  • Installs easily in just minutes.
  • Employs solid-steel construction for exception durability.
  • Makes it simple to raise and lower your bike.
  • Frees up floor space in your home.

Create more floor space in your home by getting your bike off the ground. View larger.

The RacorPro PHL-1R takes only minutes to install.

Easy-to-Install Pulley System Frees up Floor Space
The PBH-1R uses a pulley system that makes it easy to raise and lower bikes weighing up to 50 pounds. The system can be installed on ceilings as high as 14 feet, and the unique rope locking system ensures that the rope stays locked in place when not in use. Storing your bike off the floor not only protects your bike from damage, but it frees up valuable floor space, helping to keep your space tidy and better organized.

Installing the Racor PBH-1R is a breeze, and you can have it completed within a matter of minutes. The only tools necessary for installation are a Phillips head screwdriver, a drill with a 1/8″ bit, a tape measure, and a stud finder (for ceilings with drywall). The easy-to-follow instructions will have your Ceiling-Mounted Bike Lift ready to go in just five easy steps.

Solid-Steel Construction for Durability
The PBH-1R is built to last. All of its included hardware is constructed from solid steel for maximum durability and toughness. The locking mechanism, pulleys, rope cleat, and lift mechanism offer smooth performance for years to come. The included 48-foot lift rope is also extremely durable, and it provides plenty of excess length for ceilings up to 14-feet high.

Easy Raising and Lowering with Minimal Effort
The PBH-1R makes it a breeze to raise and lower your bike from its ceiling-mounted position. The pulley system handles the brunt of the force, so it requires very little effort on your part. Simply hook the bike handlebar and seat to the included hooks and pull the lift rope to raise the bike to its ceiling-mounted storage position. With each pull, the locking mechanism locks into place to eliminate accidental drops. Store the excess rope on the included rope cleat to keep it nice and tidy.

The RacorPro PBH-1R Ceiling-Mount Bike Lift measures 10.24 x 5.12 x 3.5 inches (packaged) and weighs just 3.64 pounds (packaged). All included components feature a black finish.

What’s in the Box
Two lift assemblies, two hook pulleys (one with locking mechanism), 48-foot rope, one rope cleat, 10 two-inch wood screws.
Easy to install and easy to use
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. (I did tie a knot in the rope and run it through the hole before I installed the first pulley, but that that turned out not to be necessary because there’s enough clearance to push the rope…

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