Author Topic: Bizarre double decker bike racks  (Read 1902 times)

FifeingEejit

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Re: Bizarre double decker bike racks
« Reply #25 on: November 20, 2018, 01:46:55 pm »
Had no qualms about leaving a mates bike on one at Alkmaar for the day.
Along with the 5000 others that would be there by commuting time (and the 1000odd that live there until their owners get off the train and take the bike to work), the chances of theft depended on where the thieves started in the racks and having the better looking lock and locking point.
Meanwhile looking at the sparsely populated one at Leuchars, 3 bikes erm nope... the only thing going for it right now is the fact it's on the platform.

quixoticgeek

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Re: Bizarre double decker bike racks
« Reply #26 on: November 20, 2018, 02:00:37 pm »
Watching that video shows the security concerns mentioned earlier. Wouldn't want to leave a bike there with QR wheels.

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Re: Bizarre double decker bike racks
« Reply #27 on: November 21, 2018, 12:40:33 pm »
Here's one of them in the down position:-



(This is at CyclePoint by Cambridge station, 2850 bike spaces over two floors, it's enormous! 24 hour access, CCTV, free, special area for tandems/trikes/etc.)
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Re: Bizarre double decker bike racks
« Reply #28 on: November 22, 2018, 07:48:22 pm »
There’s a standard design of shelter with these racks (space for about a dozen bikes) that ScotRail have been slowly working their way across the network and installing at stations.

Dundee council just spent £400,000 on a rather more ambitious new bike shed at the station with 120 of them:
https://www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk/fp/bike-parking-area-opens-at-dundee-railway-station/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/uk-scotland-tayside-central-46098248

The version they have used at Dundee looks a little better than the other ones I have used; on those ones the upright loop for locking to is not present. On the others, I have found it is just possible to get a U-lock round the support for the back wheel and up between the non-drive side chainstay and the wheel, near the rim. Needs a bit of jiggling to get the wheel aligned so the spokes don’t foul the lock. Kryptoflex cable goes through the front wheel. Much more awkward and less secure feeling than a Sheffield Stand. Not nearly as bad as a traditional Wheelbender though.

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Re: Bizarre double decker bike racks
« Reply #29 on: November 22, 2018, 09:36:15 pm »
I did try out the upper deck of one of these stands today

it was "awkward and less secure feeling".  Getting the bike in and out was an extra time consuming job
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