Cycle Rack / July 19, 2018 / Colette Plaisance
Bike-racks-plus.com and orsracksdirect.com are some of the websites offering cheap bike racks on the Internet. Whether the bike rack is inexpensive or of high quality be cautious that you are purchasing one that guarantees excellent security. Before purchasing cheap bike racks make sure that they offer easy installation and high bike security. A bike rack is a frame used for holding a bike in position and protecting it from theft. These are commonly used on vehicles and in garages. Some of the bike rack options are roof mounted bike racks rear ball/hitch mounts trunk racks wall mounted bike racks folding bike racks spare tire mount racks front bumper bike racks and tandem carrier bike racks. With an array of models available one can choose a rack as per his individual requirements.
Products that have been hot-dipped galvanised post fabrication offer the most durable galvanised finish. Avoid pre-galvanised tube unless using strictly in undercover/underground areas. Stainless steel - Attractive and expensive. Well suited for plazas and for buildings with stainless accessories. Ask for high quality Grade 316 or 304 Stainless Steel. The addition of an electropolish finish increases the shine and adds additional protection. Conclusions * Dont waste your money. Be aware of capacity claims and avoid racks which are misused. * Do not buy products which hold (pinch) wheels.
In Australia this means bicycle racks must at least meet the parking device guidelines established by Austroads Part 14 and AS2890.3. Here are some guidelines to help you select a bike rack that cyclists will use. What to look for... Bicycle racks should attract cyclists and by design should encourage use. * Security - racks must allow the bike frame and wheel(s) to be locked securely. * Protection - racks must support the bicycle frame and not hold the wheel. * Most racks are misused to some degree. Look for racks which provide the same opportunity for security whether the bike is on the end or middle of the rack.