Bike Repair Station Guide
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.