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What You Can Include On An Outdoor Bike Repair Station

What You Can Include On An Outdoor Bike Repair Station

Outside (or public) bike pumps and repair stations are a common installation in new developments and public spaces. 

They’re designed to provide an opportunity for cyclists within your community to perform on the go repairs. Here are some features you can include which you could consider. 

These cyclist-friendly stations are suitable for continuous public use. With that in mind, including the most immediately needed features should be top of your list of priorities.

Include a pressure gauge

Not all outside bike repair stations will include a pressure gauge as standard. This feature ensures cyclists do not over or under inflate their tyres – a lifesaver on longer journeys where tyre pressure can be more affected.

Think about a steel pump piston as standard

Unfortunately, when something is left outdoors in a public space, it can befall damage or vandalism.

Steel pump pistons are far less vulnerable than plastic alternatives. If you want your installation to stand the test of time, look for this as a standard feature.

Steel cables keep your outdoor repair station tools safe

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, include a lockable door to limit access out of hours.

While steel cables are a deterrent, a determined individual with lock clippers could still cause damage—the addition of a lockable steel door prevents this.

Don’t forget about how-to guides

A simple guide, QR code or link to YouTube videos is a great help to cyclists looking to make simple repairs on the move.

Outdoor repair stations, in particular, require simple instructions or guidance for first-time users to ensure proper use.

You can include your branding

You have the option to brand a station. Branding can identify the purpose of the unit, which may not be apparent to all members of the public.

Branding communicates the brand or identity of a building, or where funding for a repair station may have come from.

If you’re a local council or business looking to install an outdoor bike repair station, then we can help. Give us a call or an email to discuss your project.

Folding bike lockers

Folding bike lockers provide a purpose designed compartment for the storage of Brompton and folding style bicycles. It is reported that 15% of cycle traffic during peak times in the City of London is now on folding bicycles, and we look to incorporate this into the design of our bike parking facilities.

The lockers only occupy a small footprint of 410mm x 645mm, and we supply them in stacks of two or three units, providing a highly space efficient method of bike storage. Currently these lockers are only permissible as a parking space by planning in commercial buildings, however at Turvec we believe these should also satisfy the requirement for residential developments.

Turvec bike lockers are available in a range of colours and finishes, and we can incorporate custom branding, keycard locks and electric charging points within our design. Contact our team with any questions.

 

IBOMBO visit the UK!

Turvec are the exclusive distributor for IBOMBO’s product range in the UK & Ireland. IBOMBO manufacture a range of bike repair stations, pumps and maintenance products, supplied across Europe.

IBOMBO visited Turvec’s London HQ in June this summer to extend our partnership by a further 3 years and visit some of our UK installations and a bike tour of London. Paulina Nowicka, Operations Director at IBOMBO said the following ‘we are very pleased to extend our partnership with Turvec in the UK market, we have a number of exciting products in development and look forward to continuing to supply our quality bike maintenance solutions through Turvec Solutions’.

 

 

What Does a Cycle Repair Station Include?

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.

How-to guides

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.