Public bike pumps and repair stations are a common installation in new developments and public spaces. Designed to provide the opportunity for on-the-go repairs, these cyclist-friendly stations are suitable for continuous public use. Before selecting a station to install or specify, consider the following features.
The Swiss Army Knife of Cycle maintenance
Here’s what’s included in your cycle repair stations:
As standard, we include:
• A Phillips screwdriver
• A flat screwdriver
• A T25 Torx – screwdriver
• An adjustable spanner
• Skateboard tools
• A flat wrench 8×10 mm & 13×15 mm
• A hex key set
• Tyre levers.
Pairing a maintenance station with a public bicycle pump is always a good idea.
A Pressure gauge
Not all pumps will include a pressure gauge as standard; this is an important feature to ensure cyclists do not over or under inflate their tires.
Steel pump piston
Steel pump pistons are far less vulnerable to vandalism or damage than plastic alternatives; we recommend looking for this as a standard feature.
Steel cables for repair station tools
A concern for repair stations in public spaces is theft of the tools. Steel cables, ideally plastic coated, is a simple solution to this. For added security, a lockable door can be included to limit access out of hours.
Make sure you’re getting the most out of the repair and pump cycle stations by knowing how to use them. Here’s a quick how-to guide:
Your Branding Can Be Included
Branding a station is important, to first identify the purpose of the unit, which may not be clear to all members of the public. Branding can also be used to communicate building identity or information on the funding for a repair station.
If you’re looking for your closest bike pump, we’ve created a resource that can help. Scroll down the product page to find the repair stand and pumps map.