Storing a bicycle improperly can result in damage to the bike itself, injury to people, and property that's around it. Families that own multiple bikes know how hard it is to safely, neatly, and properly store a bike. Damaging a bike is fairly easy. When a bike is placed wrong it has a high possibility of falling. When a bike hits the ground parts may break off on impact. Vital precision components of the bike vibrate loose, ultimately causing these parts to fall off or lose their functionality. Imagine riding your bike down a hill to the supermarket, when all of a sudden the brake system support bracket comes apart. Storing a bike properly prolongs the life of the bike, and keeps the mechanical components working fluently and safely.
Individual bike stands are the ideal bicycle storage solution for people who own one bike. Individual bike stands save space while providing maximum security . A bollard is one example of an individual bike rack. They come in many styles and provide different functionalities. These bike stands are made from strong metals and are directly bolted or submerged into the floor and or wall. Bike racks are designed to paralyze the bike from moving; they do so with different methods of immobilization. Slotted bike racks snuggly cradle the wheel so it is unable to roll away. Although the bike is still on both its wheels, the bike can't produce enough momentum by itself to roll out. The bike can easily be placed in the slot, and effortlessly removed. Slotted bicycle storage racks can support multiple bikes at once.
Slotted bicycle stands are ideal for families that own several bikes, schools, and or recreation areas. Bicycle parking racks as they are sometimes called can be used as a security anchor, allowing the owner to lock the bike to the rack. Wall mounted bicycle parking racks and cradles are perfect for bicyclists who want maximum security, but don't have a lot of space. With a wall mounted rack the bike has no way of rolling away. The whole bike is securely elevated off the ground. Wall mounted bicycle racks are available in different styles. A wall cradle is a type of wall mounted rack that holds the bike up from its wheel and uses the bikes weight to securely hold it down. Advanced riders with high tech, light weight, and expensive bikes, should choose a bike rack that evenly distributes the weight of the. Unlike the cradle style racks which put all the weight on the tire it is being held up on.
With advanced bicycle storage racks the bike's frame is securely connected to the rack. This allows the weight of the bike to be distributed through the frame instead of the spokes of the wheel.
For people who don't have a place to securely store their bikes, a bicycle locker is the next best alternative. These bicycle storage lockers can hold a few bikes at a time. These bike lockers are great anti-theft devices, using high strength steel, fiberglass, polyethylene, and locks it is virtually impossible to break into these storages. These bike lockers not only offer protection against thieves, but they also protect against natural elements. Rain, heat, snow, and other natural elements can eat away at your bicycles physical appearance and mechanical components.