Could you repost the link? It is not working for me. My building is going to be re-doing the bike room and I would like to have some good options to present.
Active Transportation Alliance said:
Some years ago, our condominium association (about 90 units) installed bicycle racks in a dedicated room on the first floor of our building. The racks were from Bernard Enterprises (local Chicago company, listed in the Chicago brochure on bike racks). They are wall mounted, with bikes hanging from their front wheels at alternating heights. The racks have worked really well and have lasted years with essentially no maintenance. Owners can lock their bikes to the racks very easily. (We've never had a bike stolen from the bike room. Bicycle abandonment is a much larger issue.)
I'll try and remember to post a photo of the racking system. It was a definite improvement over what existed before. The racks brought an order to the bike room that did not exist before, and made it so that many more bikes could be stored in the bike room, with owners being able to easily access their bikes.
There were some in a building I lived in installed a few years ago which were surprisingly robust.
Check this link: Bike Parking Pamphlet
Debra J said:
Does anyone have a working link to the brochure that was referenced earlier in the thread? Or maybe a pdf that they could forward to those of us who are interested? Thanks.
Our building installed these Ribbon Racks from Brandir Int'l. Very heavy steel rack; much heavier than the racks installed by the City. Plus you can order the racks with 3' longer legs, so that they can be deeply sunk into the concrete of the basement floor, and not simply bolted onto the surface. These may be more expensive than the others, but they'll stand up to abuse and any basement dampness. Ours have been installed for over 30 years without a single bike lost.