Cycle Rack / July 21, 2018 / Avelaine Labrecque
Finishes and Materials Most good bike racks today are available in a variety of finishes. Paint - Racks that are painted chip and rust. Stay clear. Colour coatings - High density colour powder coatings can produce an attractive colourful product that is scratch and corrosion resistant. Colour powder coatings applied directly to a steel frame will rust while colour powder coatings on a galvanised frame will chip very easily. If you want a colour finish ask for powder coatings on a zinc electroplated frame. Not recommended for areas within 2km from salt water. Galvanised steel - Virtually maintenance free and weather resistant.
The rack should be of sturdy material likable and fully secured. A variety of bicycle racks For the car owners you can choose a rack that is mind blowing and eye catching to you. A roof mounted rack is attached to your cross-bar of the vehicle and your car can carry one or two bicycles easily. The car owners can buy a trunk mounted bike rack because this type of rack allows you to carry up to four bicycles. For the SUV owners or a heavy vehicle with a hitch a hitch mount rack is the easiest rack to use. You can simply plug it to your hitch receiver. After loading your bike there remains no other task. You need just to move on.
Make sure the rack design supports the bike by its frame (not wheel) and allows easy locking. Other Parking Devices * Bicycle Lockers - These enclosed units can offer a deluxe storage system. Each unit should have a door for single bike access. These units are expensive and usually require ongoing maintenance and inspection due to vandalism and security concerns. * Bicycle Rooms & Compounds - Secure grounds are a deterrent to theft but unsecured bikes in a bike room or compound are an invitation for theft. A room alone isnt enough - place high quality bicycle racks in the room for the security of each bike.