Commuting - Bike Lockers
Bikeforums.net is a forum about nothing but bikes. Our community can help you find information about hard-to-find and localized information like bicycle tours, specialties like where in your area to have your recumbent bike serviced, or what are the best bicycle tires and seats for the activities you use your bike for.
Does anyone have any experience with storing their bike in a bike locker while you are at work? Are they more secure? Anyone had a bike stolen from a bike locker? I just rented one today. I am tired of trying to take off all of my accessories when I need to lock it up, so I am hoping that this will be a good solution.
05-13-08, 12:30 PM
Well, my general problem is that I have a big bike on account of being tall. And my bike locker at work is just barely big enough to fit my bike, if I squeeze it in exactly right.
05-13-08, 12:51 PM
Don't know how to answer. The bike lockers at work are free. You do have to tilt the bike to get it in. Only things I have noticed to watch for:
1. when back in, if not careful can turn on some tail lights
2. some positions in the sun get very hot, and may lead to premature tire/tube failure.
3. lock choices are slim as the holes are small.
they are great for a place to store all your junk. i wouldn't commute without one, or a room I could pull the bike and junk into.
Curious, what does the rent on a locker cost?
It was $30 for rent from now until November 30th plus a $10 deposit for the key.
I've rented one at the Hamilton, NJ train station for several years, and never had any problems. $7.50 / month. Mine came with a built in lock, and the company that rents them out keeps a copy of the key. They're allowed to inspect the contents and remove anything that isn't bike related, but I don't believe they've ever done so.
05-13-08, 06:19 PM
If I had one available I definitely would use it, I am trying to convince the company that runs my building to put them in.
I use one. It's great. I can actually fit two bikes in mine (don't ask me how I often end up with two bikes at work). Mine cost $5/month, which is a huge bargain especially during the time of year when I'm working late nights.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.1.12 Copyright © 2014 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.