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Purchasing bike racks for a restaurant/cafe in Canberra

By barbiekini - 30 June 2011 17

I want to install bike racks in our cafe/restaurant to help cater for the cycling crowd.

But I have no idea where to start looking. 

Does anybody know where to buy them, or of anyone who can make them to order?

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Purchasing bike racks for a restaurant/cafe in Canberra
barbiekini 12:08 pm 01 Jul 11

By the way @puggy and others, the Restaurant/Cafe/Bar is called Siren and it is located in the Gungahlin Town Centre on Anthony Rolfe Ave, right opposite the Police Station. Should be open in about 3 weeks.

damien haas 10:40 am 01 Jul 11

An ‘Australian Standard’ for bike racks ? Really? Ridiculous.

glenenglish 8:31 am 01 Jul 11

Go and ask one of the bike shops in Lonsdale Street.
At the Bike Shed, (at the northern end) , they had a fab shop in Queanbeyan make them up for them. – They told me who made them …I have forgotten …Go and ask them- Glen.

barbiekini 3:16 pm 30 Jun 11

Thanks so much for the tips everybody, I’m sure I can find something suitable from all these recommendations 🙂

Henry82 2:44 pm 30 Jun 11

You can buy a 5 bike freestanding rack on ebay for $170 delivered.

I’d be inclined to find a welder/fabricator in the yellow pages. Find the design using google images, give him the wheel width you want, and the number of bikes you want it to hold. I’m sure a fabricator could put something together quickly. Then have the thing powder coated (cash in hand) at a place in whatever colour they have in the machine at the time.

Okwhatever 2:41 pm 30 Jun 11
borizuka 1:53 pm 30 Jun 11

ebay. no. seriously.

puggy 12:02 pm 30 Jun 11

Where is is cafe/restaurant? I’d be a keen customer, as long as I see my patented “No brakes, no service” sign. Die fixie, die!

ma7trlb 11:44 am 30 Jun 11

http://the-riotact.com/fog-in-the-bike-cage-but-little-else/47031

this one should be pretty cheap – TAMS obviously aren’t using it…

mtb_rider 11:41 am 30 Jun 11
dpm 11:19 am 30 Jun 11

… Or this rack would be good – and should be cheap as!

http://www.bikestorage.com.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=60&Itemid=6

YetAnotherBlowIn 11:03 am 30 Jun 11

I just Googled “multiple bike rack -car -towbar” and ads for suppliers popped up on the left hand side.

The results also told me that there is even an Australian Standard for bike racks (AS 2890.3-1993, Parking facilities – Bicycle parking facilities)

dpm 11:01 am 30 Jun 11

If you have the right area that would allow it to work (without people running into them or hitting their heads on them), I like the hanging bike racks, as at Cafe Racer in Melbourne.

hwbrodiek 10:47 am 30 Jun 11

I’d investigate the TMC option as well, but I know my old workplace has used pre-built options are available from Bicycle Victoria see https://www.bv.com.au/general/bike-parking/43448/

dvaey 10:18 am 30 Jun 11

Id suggest the Tuggeranong Metal Centre, they can make up metal items such as that. Another possibility may be to contact CIT or a college that has a metalwork department and see if theyre interested in having the students do the job..

Alternatively, find a mate with a welder.

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