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....I don't have wooden studs in the ceiling, I have metal!!:madman: . Instead of being solid like wood, the metal is in a "C" shape, so there isn't enough material thickness on the bottom of the "C" for the threads in the hook to properly grip. If I had to guess it's probably less than .090 thick. I really don't want to use a wall rack but it looks like I might have to. Have any of you had this problem or have suggestions on what I can do?? I'm really strapped for space and I need a way to hang 2 bikes that will take up as little space as possible.
 

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Thanks!
Brown, are you saying to attach a 2x4 to the ceiling with a bunch of sheet metal screws and then thread the bike hook into the 2x4?? That might be a good idea but that would be a ton of sheet metal screws and a pretty long section of 2x4, no? I think I may have to go with the wall rack.
 

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coloradocoullion said:
Thanks!
Brown, are you saying to attach a 2x4 to the ceiling with a bunch of sheet metal screws and then thread the bike hook into the 2x4?? That might be a good idea but that would be a ton of sheet metal screws and a pretty long section of 2x4, no? I think I may have to go with the wall rack.
i would imagine that you'd only need a couple screws on each end.

Barring that, REALLY BIG MAGNETS. ;)
 

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Keep it simple and remember most all construction is on 16" centers so if you can find the center only a few screws will do the trick. Key is to find the studs, magents work but if its a steel sheet a small hammer and a good ear might find the prized anchors, good luck
 
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