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Australia’s Best Looking Bike Storage Facility

The National Museum of Australia now has a beautiful, architecturally significant end of trip bike storage facility recently completed by BikeStorage.com.au Designed by the museum’s architects ARM Architecture the gleaming, origami like structure features a mixture of bike rack options. These include the innovative, space saving Bike Storage ground mounted sliding rack, the vertical Bike Wall ™ and the Pause ...

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Bike Storage Conversion: Turning dead space into great bicycle space

Bike Storage Cage Retrofit

If you’ve got lots of bicycles around your workplace or apartment block creating bike clutter around stairwells, entrances, exits, and in random common rooms, chances are you are experiencing that most modern of maladies, the bike storage issue. We see it all the time. The popularity of cycling means that more people are using bikes instead of cars to commute ...

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Wall bike racks save space but choose the right rack wisely

Wall mounted bike racks are quickly becoming the  default bike parking product in new developments and retrofitted bicycle parking facilities. Why?  Increasingly people are realising that wall bike racks which park bikes on the vertical plane mean big space savings. Not only that but wall bicycle stands are easy to install and use provided you buy the right type. Although ...

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World Environment Day No Brainer: It’s easier to park a bike than a car

It's easier to park a bike than a car

There aren’t too many daily activities left in the modern world that place fun at the epicenter of the experience but fortunately cycling is one. Whether it’s the pure pleasure of freedom and connecting with the environment, exchanging smiles with a stranger on the street or whizzing down a hill at a liberating speed World Environment Day is a great ...

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Cars get it, how about bikes? Good bike parking spreads the love

cars parked with no room for driver access

Ever driven your car into a car park where you can’t actually park the car   without doing countless manouvers to actually get between those lines into your designated car spot? And have you ever realised that once you’ve made it in you can’t open the driver’s door, the passenger door or any door and you’ll have to get out of ...

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Like likes Like: Commercial Bike Racks, Metals and Galvanic Corrosion

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Ever heard of galvanic reaction? This occurs when different metals come into contact. And, the results aren’t always pretty. Galvanic Corrosion and Commercial Bike Racks If commercial bike racks are manufactured without proper quality assurance or consideration to corrosion and placed outside you can expect them to start looking bad surprisingly quickly. When the steel of the bicycle rack comes ...

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Bike Cages

Bike Cages Are Not Created Equal When it comes to getting a secure bicycle cage it’s important to know what you’re looking for. The old saying you pay for what you get is particularly relevant in this area. Many cages being used for bicycle parking are not designed specifically for cyclist use. Suppliers simply erect a cage to fit the ...

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Bike Parking Facility Perfection: What does it look like?

Bike Parking Facility Ask www.bikestorage.com.au’s Director Graeme Roth what his idea of a perfect workplace bike parking facility looks like and a glint appears in his eye. As a commuting cyclist in Sydney for two decades Graeme has known his fair share of dismal bike parking. He recounts being asked to lug his bike up ten flights of stairs and ...

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Bike Parking Manners

We just love bike parking manners If you’ve ever been parked in by a motorist or cyclist you’ll know the feeling. It’s somewhere between mild annoyance (if they turn up within the next 15 minutes) to downright fury (if you miss an important meeting due to some idiot’s negligence). Bike parking NO NOs in a sliding scale of annoyance are: ...

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Bicycle Racks 101

So many ways to park a bike. So many bicycle racks. Ground mounted ones. Wall mounted bike racks. You can even put your bicycles up on hooks or lift them out of the way with pulleys. There are bicycle racks shaped like bicycles, stands that look like art or sculpture and even multi-level bike racks. Human ingenuity is in full ...

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