I would imagine that, if it does make the spokes or anything vibrate, it would only be harmonic/sympathetic vibration (the spokes would only vibrate near the frequency they would ring at if plucked).  

I would just give it a try.  The padding idea isn't bad, either, just to ensure silence from them.

On Wed, Oct 24, 2012 at 8:24 AM, Henry Dunbar <henry@phoenixbikes.org> wrote:
Okay, this is an odd one, but I'll ask it anyway: Anyone have experience storing bikes near a pipe organ and if so, do the bikes make any noise due to the vibration?

I ask b/c we're considering working with a local church to give away a bunch of little kid bikes around the holidays. The pastor says I can store them in the choir loft until the event in December, but the choir director has concerns that they'll make noise (i.e. vibrating spokes) because they'll literally be right next to the huge pipe organ. I suppose it's possible, but told them I honestly didn't know and would check in with this astute body to see if anyone has first hand knowledge of a situation like this. 

My guess is we won't know until we get them in there. 


Phoenix Bikes
Arlington, VA

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