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Bike Repair Station Guide

By Kat

Bicycle repair stations are a clear and practical way to communicate how much you value and encourage cycling within your community.

 

Whether you are implementing a Cycling Master Plan, or trying to increase or accommodate local bike traffic, public bike repair stations are a valuable addition to your cycling infrastructure.

 

We Have the Tools you Need

A repair station is only as good as its tools and it’s worth investing in professional-grade, reliable tools that are built to last. A public bike repair station should be able to withstand the pressure of long-term use without compromising ease of use.

 

AIR PUMP

The air pump is the most frequently used tool on a public bike repair station since low tire pressure is the most common issue that riders face. Our air pumps have no mechanical parts that could fail inside the pump cylinder. We’ve built heavy-duty housing to protect the pump and the mechanism from vandalism. We also provide a 2-in-1 air chuck suitable for both Presta and Schrader tires.

 

ALLEN WRENCHES

Did you know Allen wrenches are the most commonly stolen tools on repair stations? They also tend to wear more quickly than other tools due to their high rate of usage and conventional fabrication methods. To maximize their longevity, we produce theft-resistant stainless steel housing for our Allen wrenches. We also manufacture our own proprietary designs of multi-use open and flat wrenches.

 

Where to Install Public Bike Repair Stations

There are many factors to consider when determining where to install your public bike repair station.

 

SPACE

Users need ample room to access the tools and safely lift their bikes onto the station hanger to perform repairs.

We recommend a minimum of 3 feet on each side but site needs may vary.

 

SAFETY

Install in well-lit and visible locations that are free of any obstacles.

Whether you choose to install your stations indoors or outdoors, consider their proximity to high traffic areas like stairs, doors, accessibility ramps, and ensure that pedestrian access to walkways is not restricted.

 

CONVENIENCE

Place at locations that are convenient for the riders to find and are easily accessible.

Choosing sites along popular cycling routes or near bicycle parking will increase station usage.

 

Common Security Concerns

Bike Repair Station
Repair Station

 

THEFT

Theft of tools can be managed through practical design and tethering. It’s important to have a secure and changeable tool system, as tools will eventually wear with use and need to be replaced.

 

VANDALISM

We have made it our mission to make our repair stations as vandal-resistant as possible. The repair station frames are heavily reinforced and most components can be repaired or replaced on site. For the convenience of our clients and your users, our system allows you to address damages quickly with minimal disruption.

 

INSTALLATION

The mounting surface and anchoring method are two key factors to consider for installation. Regardless of where you install your bike repair stations, proper setup is the best way to protect them. Improper assembly and installation increase the risk of theft or damage. We provide a turnkey hardware system that includes everything required for proper installation. Each repair station should be installed on a base secured with concrete anchors that feature security-head bolts.

 

If you are looking for additional assistance on an upcoming project, schedule a free consultation with our experts so we can learn more about your project and how we can help.

 

3 comments on “Bike Repair Station Guide

  1. We manage Bloor Islington Place (Bloor street West/Islington Avenue). We have a bike parking area in the underground parking and would like more information on the repair station. I am the Sr. Property Manager for the site and if I can be contacted (cell: 647-802-1305) to discuss my inquiry further it would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you.

  2. I would like a quote on the combined pump/bike repair station, and also how much it woudl cost to add a logo for our hospital. (I see one photo on your website with a logo)
    Curtis

    • Hi Curtis,

      Thanks for messaging Greenspoke! I have passed along your comments to our team and someone will be in touch with you shortly with a quote.

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Karen Bittner, Director of Facilities & Community Services, Town of Blind River

Greenspoke is an Ontario-based firm creating products that meet the demands of active Ontarians. Our repair posts withstand our snow covered paradise and offer services to our winter cyclists. Great service, happy staff and a true thrill to work with!

Karen Bittner, Director of Facilities & Community Services, Town of Blind River
Darren Kropf, Active Transportation Manager, City of Kitchener

Greenspoke products are dependable and their service is top notch. I’m confident I can find the product I’m looking for and it’ll be installed at the highest quality. I also appreciate that their products are constantly evolving based on user feedback. The products get better every year.

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