This article is from the Bicycles
FAQ, by Mike Iglesias with numerous contributions by
7.16 Updated Bike Locker listing
From: email@example.com (Thompson, John C.)
Date: Wed, 08 Apr 1998 00:28:59 -0400
Bicycle Lockers - a Survey on the Internet - by John Thompson
At the January, 1998 City of London, Ontario, Canada Bicycle Advisory
Committee meeting, engineering department staff mentioned that City Hall
would be implementing facilities to better store bicycles for employees
who bicycle to work. I understand that the planned facility is to be a
fenced, locked compound with a method of providing keys to the shared
facility for users.
At that meeting, I agreed to do a survey of bicycle locker facilities on
the Internet, to add possible improved options for the City to consider.
I had also been interested in bicycle lockers at my place of employment
for quite some time now. I have had my bike vandalized at work more than
once. Also I find it takes too much time each day to remove the "gear"
from my bike (such as lights, handlebar bag and pump,) so it doesn't get
stolen or vandalized. I'm interested in acquiring a bicycle locker at
Here are the results of my survey, done in March, 1998. The first source
of information I came across was an excellent start, and I must give
credit to the author, David H. Wolfskill, e-mail <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
I found this material first at the rec.bicycles news group Frequently
Asked Questions, and the article is located at:
http://draco.acs.uci.edu/rbfaq/FAQ/7.16.html. I also ran across many other
versions in my search. This article seems to be the definitive material
on bicycle lockers to this point.
I took the 12 companies David posted, adding 4 new Internet accessible
vendors, for a total of 16 companies. I also added the Internet address
for the companies that I found on the "net", also adding e-mail
addresses, and pricing where they existed. I have not checked any of the
11 companies for which I could not find a web site.
I have looked at the 5 Internet sites, and the products there offer a
reasonable range of capability. I have summarized some of the
interesting points: (This was formatted for a Word 6.0/95 document, and
didn't make it very well to the text version.)
Construction # bikes Bike Position
In use since Shape Size
Bike Guard Steel or Stainless Steel 1 standing
1996? Wedge 47.5" x 73" x 72" high
on rear wheel
Bike Lid Polyethylene with steel base 1 or 2 Upright in
1996 Form fitting 43" x 96" x approx 50" high
a wheel stand
Dura-Locker fiberglass, molded HDPE, 1 or 2 Upright
? Rectangle 40" x 75" x 51" high
powder-coated steel, and
Crankcase Class Walls, top and door frames
1 locker of 14 gauge galvanized sheet
metal. Doors of 12 gauge
galvanized sheet metal 2 Upright
? Rectangle 42" x 75" x 45" high
Guardian Bicycle Molded Polyethelyene 1 Standing
? Wedge (unknown, but looks a bit larger than a
Locker on rear wheel
One of the key issues will be shipping cost, so I am investigating the
SPI Industries company because it is in Ontario, relatively close to our
London Location. I included this information in my submission to the BAC
for its April, 1998 meeting as an FYI item. I will also print some
copies of the web information and bring it to the meeting to hand out to
Here's the full updated Bike Locker company information:
Manufacturer: American Bicycle Security Co.
Product: BIKE SAFE
Address: PO Box 7359 Ventura, CA 93006
Contact: Thomas E. Volk
Phone: 805-933-3688 & 800-BIKESAF
Manufacturer: Bike Gard
Address: 8149 South 600 East, Rexburg ID 83440
Manufacturer: Bike Lid
Address: 322 W. 57th St., Suite 495, NY, NY 10019
Product: Bike Lid
Pricing: $845US for one, plus shipping 15%
Manufacturer: Bike Lockers Company
Address: PO Box 445 W. Sacramento, CA 95691
Pricing: approx. $300US/locker, small quantities
Manufacturer: Bike Security Racks Co.
Address: PO Box 371, Cambridge, MA 02140
Manufacturer: Bike Stable Co., Inc.
Address: PO 1402, South Bend, Indiana 46624
Manufacturer: Bike-Lokr Mfg. Co.
Address: PO Box 123, Joplin, MO 64802
Contact: Jim Snyder
Pricing: approx $450US/locker, which holds 2 bikes
Manufacturer: Cycle-Safe Inc.
Address: 2772-5 Woodlake Rd. SW Wyoming, MI 49509
Manufacturer: David O'Keefe Company
Address: P.O. Box 4457, Alamo,CA 94507
Product: Super Secure Bike Stor
Contact: Thomas & David O'Keefe
Manufacturer: General Machine company
Address: PO Box 405 Vacaville, CA 95696
Product: Bicycle Locker
Contact: Vitto Accardi
Manufacturer: J.G.Wilson Corp
Address: PO Box 599, Norfolk, VA 23501-0599
Product: Park'n'Lock Bike Garage
Manufacturer: Madrax, A T.L. Graber Co.
Address: 2210 Pinehurst Drive, Middleton, Wisconsin 53362
Phone: 800-448-7931 or 608-831-9040
Manufacturer: Palmer Group
Address: 1072 Folsom, Suite 328, San Francisco, CA 94103
Manufacturer: SPI Industries Inc.
Address: Box 10, R.R. #2, Shallow Lake, Ontario, N0H 2K0
Product: Guardian Bicycle Locker Systems
Phone: 800-269-6533 or 519-935-2211
Pricing: $841 CDN if you buy 1-10, $747 CDN for 11-70
Manufacturer: Sunshine U-LOK Corp.
Address: 31316 Via Colinas Suite 102, Westlake Village, CA 91362
Product: Secura Bike Locker
Contact: Doug Devine
Manufacturer: Turtle Storage Ltd.
Address: P. O. Box 7359, Ventura, CA 93006