What type of rope and size do I get. I...
What type of rope and size do I get. I want to use the pulley to pull my bike up 2 flights in a brownstone building.
You'll need to get a fairly thin rope (<11mm) and you don't want it to stretch, so I'd recommend something in this category (http://www.backcountry.com/static-ropes). If those are too long/expensive for you, you can go to a hardware or marine store and ask them to cut a custom length of static braided nylon, but I'd bring the pulley to make sure that it'll run smoothly.