As I have stated in the past, I am currently living and working in P.R. China. One of the things that I, and many other westerners, are bothered by is the lack of bicycle storage facilities. There are some covered parking areas; but, other than the poles necessary to hold the roof up, there is nothing to lock bicycles to. I and many of the other westerners are tired of having our bicycles, routinely, stolen. We, the other westerners and I, believe that one of the reasons that bicycles are so often stolen is because there is nothing to lock them to. The only bicycle locking method is free locking.
We have asked for bicycle racks and they, the administration, point to the area on the sidewalk that has been marked for bicycle parking. There is total astonishment when we lock our bicycles to poles and trees. Bicycle racks are simply not understood.
What I am looking for are pictures and diagrams of bicycle racks. If the diagram is detailed, including dimensions, they can pass it to a welder even if they can not grasp its use. I looked herehttp://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/ped_bike/univcourse/swless22.htm but this only contains general information. It assumes that the reader knows why a person would want to lock their bike to an immovable object in the first place. At this point I think I am better off with a diagram and to just say, “this is what I want.” However, I need a good diagram, pictures of it in use would also help. Can anyone link me to one?