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Technical Specifications for Bicycle Parking & Storage Equipment





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There are a number of technical specification that can affect the function of bicycle parking equipment.  For bicycle lockers, depending upon the location, style and security needs, you might want to examine:

  • Foundation slab and drainage
  • Exterior shell material
  • Fire rating (UL 94 V-2)
  • Flexible strength (ASTM D790)
  • Tensile strength (ASTM D638)
  • Interior partition material
  • Door material and design, tamper proof jam
  • Hinge (full length stainless-steel)
  • Latches (full length stainless-steel locking bar)
  • Locks and keys (high security)
  • Anchors / installation
  • Manufacturer's warrantee

For bicycle racks, depending upon the location, you might want to consider:

  • Pipe diameter(s) and specifications (ASTM 53)
  • Design and durability of any mechanism
  • Finish coat
  • Anchors / installation
  • Manufacturer's warrantee



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