Cycle Rack / July 21, 2018 / Colette Plaisance
Select a high quality attractive design that is easy to install will compliment your setting and encourage cyclists to use it. * Bicycle parking rails are suitable for narrow footpaths and difficult spaces. The standard parking rail supports the bike frame and allows secure locking. Bike rails can be fixed in-situ or fixed onto an existing concrete surface. * Wall mounted bike racks are a great second choice when space does not allow for surface mounted options. By allowing bikes to park either vertically or horizontally off the ground you may be able to park bikes where you didnt think possible.
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.
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.