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The Bike Petal Rack

BikePetalRack Bike parking needs are growing, with rack manufacturers stepping up with any number of designs. The Bike Petal rack is a modular, standing rack for permanent installations. Bikes are stored semi-vertically, rolled up the ramps and the rear wheel is cradled at the bottom to hold it in place. The rack as shown fits in a 10 ft x 10 ft space, and stores 8 bikes at least partially covered from the elements. It can be broken up to fit flat against a wall or on an outside corner, and can hold solar panels to power a bike-share paystation. I could see this rack as part of a display piece or incorporated into a bike-share install, but as a public use rack it may not be the easiest to use given the wide variety of bike setups out there, and I can’t see how I would lock up my bike wihout changing to a large chain or inferior cable lock. Interesting design for a more standardized industrial application however. See more at www.thebikepetal.com

4 Comments

  1. Scott NFebruary 1, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    If they enlarge the side loop you could attach a ulock to your back wheet and through your chainstay. Hopefully they’ll work the kinks out before the sell too many.

  2. Pete L.February 5, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    Thanks for your comments…we expanded the loop and The Bike Petal will handle any u loop lock around the frame and the rear tire.

  3. Karen P.February 23, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    We are trying to introduce a bike rack system into our condo development that won’t irritate the homeowners and provide the vacation renters a place to store their bikes. It can’t take up too much space because it would eat into our parking areas and it would also have to be visually attractive when empty as well as full. What is the cost of setting up your racks? Do you have a market in Tucson? We have a huge biking community here.

  4. Peter LazdinsMarch 2, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    Karen,
    Each 8 place Petal retails for $3,700 available in multiple colors. We are interested in the Tuscon area. We have installations on the west coast in Long Beach with over 20.
    Check out our website, would love to help you out,

    Thanks,

    Pete

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