Cycle Rack / August 14, 2018 / Garland Montminy.
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.
There are basically 4 types of bicycle racks available today. Here they are: Roof Mounted Bike Racks Roof mounted bike racks are a popular choice for bike storage and transportation today. The bike is conveniently situated on the roof of the car or SUV and the back of the vehicle is left easy to access. If you have a roof rack already mounted on your vehicle it makes this a much easier choice. However there are some versions that work without a car roof rack. The downside to a rack on the roof is that it exposes the bicycle to the elements. Flying rocks and debris can hit the bike and cause damage.
What youll be left with will be a great bike rack that will satisfy your demands for aesthetics. Load - Are you likely to need to carry more bikes in the future? If your family is going to grow or youre likely to get friends involved in biking and will need to transport more than you do presently be sure to select a model with a flexible carry-load. Durability - Spend money based on how long you want it to last quality racks will last years but if you only want it for a few one-off trips then buy in the lower price-range. Vehicle-rear racks: The most common form of rack used you can normally carry about 3 bikes and the rack is attached using straps and metal hooks.
Buy products which permit the bike frame and wheel(s) of the bike to be locked. * Locate racks where the cyclists will go - not where you might like them to go. * Avoid racks that have a low profile or could cause a hazard to pedestrians. * Buy only quality products. Using bike racks is a safe way to prevent your bike from being stolen. Bike racks are devices to which a bicycle can be attached in order to prevent theft. Bike racks can be attached to any automobile such as a car truck trolley or bus for transporting bicycles. Usually bike racks are found on the fronts of buses and trolleys.