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What is the difference between a bike dock and a bike rack?

In the context described, I believe that bike docks are specific to bikeshare systems. They lock the bicycle in place, and the locking mechanism is integrated into the docks. Each bikeshare system ...
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Practical way to park many bicycles in one garage for everyday use?

You don't say what other uses you have for the garage, but lets presume the floor space is a premium, otherwise a row of bikes racks is the obvious, cheap and best solution. 7 bikes will fit into 5 ...
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Bike Rack design

My guess is that these are meant to hold bikes at the handlebar: From the side currently facing the wall you would hang your bike with the handlebar over the two hooks, such that the front wheel is ...
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Parking a bike with wide tyres in a narrow bike rack

The solution in my particular case turns out to be that the 2" Marathons are actually no wider than the 1.9" knobblies - when fitted on my wheels and at my current inflation pressure of about 3 bar, ...
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What is the difference between a bike dock and a bike rack?

You would have to ask the person using the term "dock" to know for sure what they mean when they use the term "dock". That said… Based on the examples you've given, and consistent ...
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What is the difference between a bike dock and a bike rack?

Bike rack is a very common term used for a place people can leave their bikes. I would consider this pretty generic and that it could be used for many things. A person could be fussy and claim that ...
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Will using this kind of parking rack damage the wheel?

These stands don't hold the bike very well because if the friction grip fails, the bike can roll/move backwards and then fall over as the steering turns. So, consider backing your bike into one ...
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What is the difference between a bike dock and a bike rack?

Rack can be several different things in cycling A place to slot a wheel on your bike, for parking The rack over the front/back wheel for carrying parcels/bags/panniers A structure on the rear of a ...
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Practical way to park many bicycles in one garage for everyday use?

If you want to keep all the bikes on the floor, you can get wooden pallets, cut them in half and attached the one half perpendicular to the other one. Make sure to align the slits so the tires will ...
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Practical way to park many bicycles in one garage for everyday use?

I use simple metal hooks insted of expensive constructions. I agree, that the best will be to leave yours three bicycles on the floor, placing them into low front-wheel grips for instance. But be sure ...
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Parking a bike with wide tyres in a narrow bike rack

You can either put the back wheel outside the rails and use your lock or a velcro strap to hold it in place. If someone has a real need, consider using a jack or two crowbars to spread the rails of ...
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Will using this kind of parking rack damage the wheel?

If your bike is like those pictured then it's highly unlikely unless the wheel gets hit or leant on from the side. That in itself is not implausible in a crowded bike rack. Lightweight road bike ...
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Parking a bike with wide tyres in a narrow bike rack

If your current tyres are knobbly right out to the shoulders and your new ones much smoother you might get away with it. But you won't know until you try it by which point you've bought at least one ...
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Parking a bike with wide tyres in a narrow bike rack

I cannot comment but here is an idea: did you ask your workplace to install a more versatile bikerack? I know it is far fetched but sometimes people surprise your if you ask nicely.
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Suggestions for outdoor commercial (security/parking) stands

If you are looking for more modern solutions since you have double tier parking systems nowadays such as this one: Figure: "Fietsparkeersytemen" from VConsyst. This system makes it easy to ...
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Park MTB at work without Kickstand

We had those parking stands at my old workplace. They suck: They make it impossible to lock both the frame and a wheel with U-locks. Fat wheels don't fit. If they do fit, if someone or something (...
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Bike Rack design

Unicycle racks, of course. You would hang the unicycle by its seat on the rear hooks. This way both unicycle and bicycle users could coexist. Every university bike stand should have these.
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Bike Rack design

Possibilities that occurred to me: Coat rack? The plastic host is redundant. Frame hooks? You might get a single bike hung over two/four hooks. Saddle hook? Given the height of the loop, it could ...
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Parking a bike with wide tyres in a narrow bike rack

Try to use the end position of the rack, your wheel outside the rack and your bike on its own stand, idealy leaning over the rack. I have to do this with my own bike often, as my mudguard is getting ...
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Will using this kind of parking rack damage the wheel?

I have a similar rack at home and I find that putting the back wheel in is better (even with derailleur gears the rear wheel is usually stronger), and makes the bike much easier to lock. IME the ...
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