How To Buy Bike Racks? A Simple Guideline

With today’s bicycles not costing a big fortune, cyclists are no doubt looking for bike racks that won’t dent their bikes & allow them to lock the frame and wheel with a  U’ lock.

Regrettably, most of the parking facilities offered for cyclists are designed poorly & remain unused. Cyclists are pushed to lock their bicycles to trees & posts or slant them against building fronts & windows. This not just makes an eyesore, but prompts damage to the property & becomes a risk to pedestrians.

The secret to offering a secure and efficient bicycle parking program is to delineate top-quality, eye-catching bicycle racks. In a country like Australia, this denotes bike racks should at least comply the parking device guidelines instituted by Austroads Part 14 and AS2890.3.

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Listed below are guidelines to assist you to choose a bicycle rack that meets the guidelines:

  • Bike racks must appeal cyclists, and their construction should encourage use.
  • Security – The rack should let the bike wheels and frame to be locked safely.
  • Protection – Racks must support the bike frame & not hold the wheel
  • Racks must be constructed from heavy duty, weather and tamper resistant materials.
  • Choice of mounting the Cycle on Wall or on Wheel or even Hitch mounting rack for movement

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Finishes & materials:

Most good bike racks sold on the market today are available in a variety of finishes and materials but the durability is a key factor is a factor you must look for; Some examples are:

Galvanized Steel – Practically maintenance free & weather resistant galvanized steels are the best material that bike rack manufacturer can use. Bike racks and rails that have been ‘hot-dipped’ galvanized provide the most durable galvanized finish. However, try to ignore pre-galvanized tube unless using underground areas.

Stainless Steel – Attractive & costly, stainless steels are well-suited for plazas & for buildings with stainless supplies. Ask your bike rack supplier for top-quality Grade 316 or 304 Stainless Steel. The integration of an electro-polish finish boosts the shine & adds supplementary protection.

Type of use:

Bike racks are most commonly used both indoor and outdoor for Cycle safety and space management. Commercially racks are installed in residential buildings, parks, shopping centers and schools and colleges and other public places on parking lots.  Also in home, one can have a wall mounted rack.

Cost as well:

Price does differ with shape and size, quality and practicality and versatility, easy maintenance feature of the design or even as per a custom design need.

Kings Bicycle Parking is Australia’s leading Fabricator of bike racks that can be used in places like shopping centers, parks, schools, college, residential buildings, etc. We offer long duration warranty on manufacture and finish of our listed range of Bike racks. Let us know if you have any special bike rack design in mind. For any help, feel free to contact us on 1800 272 849.

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