Benefits of the Mini Mum Vertical Bike Hanger

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Introduction: What is the Mini Mum? 

For more than three decades, the mini mum has been considered, by many, to be the gold standard in safe, secure, and space-saving bike hangers. The mini mum is a black powder-coated steel vertical bike hanger you can hang on a wall or post. It can be attached to such walls as:

  • Garage Walls
  • Apartment Walls
  • Office walls
  • And many more

The mini mum is only 8-inches high, three inches wide, and the bracket protrudes five inches from the wall.

Why use the mini mum to store your bike?  

Requires Minimal Storage Space

First, the mini mum is durable. Its rugged design makes it suitable for almost any condition. This design means the mini mum is economical. Thanks to its sleek design, you can either hang the mini mum in pretty much any section of an establishment, keeping it out of the way.  

For places requiring additional bike storage systems, look no further than the mini mum. Its space-saving design is ideal for: 

  • Colleges 
  • Universities 
  • Schools 
  • Businesses 
  • Municipal Multi-Family Housing Units/Residential Parking Garages
  • Home Bike Storage
  • Bike Shelters
  • Bike Transports on Ferries/Ships Transportation Hubs

Safety & Security

Whether you choose to purchase a mini mum with a cable or without – we recommend attaching a ¼ diameter galvanized security cable to the mini mum.  By hooking your front tire onto the mini mum, you’ll be able to take the cable, run it through the front tire,  the rear tire, the bike frame, and then attach the cable to itself, locking it there with your small lock of choice. 

Once done, you can rest assured that your bike is safe and your bike is secure. However, if you’re looking for maximum stability and security – we offer a Secure-It assembly.

What are the mini mum’s features?    

As mentioned before, the mini mum is an economical, space-efficient, and durable bicycle hanger that:

  • Provides stable vertical bike storage for institutional, residential, and commercial installation 
  • Organizes bike storage and eliminates the clutter 
  • Use optional permanently attached cable to prevent casual theft or malicious mischief 
  • Commercial grade construction for interior or exterior bicycle hanging applications

How do I Install my mini mum vertical bike hanger?

Spacing can be calculated depending on density and numbers needed: 

  • Where there is ample wall space and few bikes to store—use 2’ horizontal spacing for best access and ease of lifting bikes. Height of re-curved bracket: 5’-8”. All bikes hung with handlebars up. 
  • Where there is less wall space and need for more space efficiency—16” horizontal spacing for alternating bike storage. Height of re-curved bracket: 5’-8”. Alternate bikes when hung—one handlebar up, the next down. 
  • For maximum space efficiency—1’ vertical and horizontal spacing for two rows (“W” configuration). Upper row at 6’8” height for the re-curved bracket; lower row at 5’-8” re-curved bracket height. Top row bikes hang handlebar up—lower row, handlebars down.

Other pointers: 

  • Hanging bike protrudes 40” +/- from the wall. At corners, measure at least 72” along the wall from a corner before installing the first bike hanger on the adjacent wall. 
  • When calculating storage on opposite walls, ensure the aisle between hanging bikes is at least 3’–4’ wide. Remember, a hanging bike protrudes 40” out from the wall, and a bike needs to be wheeled to its storage post. 
  • Bike handlebars are 2’ across (1’ on each side). 
  • Minis need firm anchoring to support several times the weight of a bicycle. Install a 2” x 10” wooden mounting surface (at the correct height) anchored into studs behind the wall if the wall is drywall. Mini mums can be installed on the horizontal 2” x 10”. For ease of installation on concrete, first anchor 2” x 10” at the desired height (5’-8” and/or 6’-8”) and then install Minis on wooded 2” x 10”. 

What’s the warranty on a mini mum?

The mini mum comes with a three-year replacement against manufacturer’s defects under conditions of normal use.

Please note: Anticipated product life is ten years. 

How can I buy a mini mum vertical bike hanger?

Simply click this link for purchase options on a mini mum vertical bike hanger with a security cable. Or click here for purchase options on a mini mum vertical bike hanger without a security cable. 

Questions

If you have any questions or concerns about the mini mum vertical bike hanger, please feel free to contact Bike Solutions by clicking here.  

Thank you for visiting us, and we look forward to hearing from you!

Happy Riding!

-Team Bike Solutions. 

Benefits of Biking vs. Driving

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Introduction:  

The benefits of biking versus driving a car are both loaded with pros and cons. We’re going to go over these in some detail. While this is a business that works in the bicycle industry – our intention is transparency.  That’s why the purpose of this blog is to inform, not persuade.  It’s our hope you take in all of the information provided and hopefully feel a little wiser.

Efficiency:
To be efficient is to achieve maximum productivity with minimal wasted effort or expense.  Essentially, you can see how riding a bike can be efficient and how it can be inefficient. Same to be said with driving a car.  First, the pros for biking:

  • Free to operate
  • No emissions
  • In major cities, you may save time due to traffic
  • Can operate in areas where a car cannot, possibly creating shortcuts

As for the pros for driving:

  • Can be infinitely faster on longer commutes
  • Can go a much greater distance
  • Can have passengers
  • Requires little physical exertion.

There are more, but we chose to highlight these as they will likely affect the most people.

Lifespan: 

When it comes to the health of your bike (we’ll get to yours in a moment) – a car’s average lifespan is determined, by some, to be approximately 200,000 miles. Which in many cases equates to 12 years. 

Whereas the bike’s average lifespan can be five to 15 to 25 years, some bike manufacturers offer a lifetime warranty on their frames.  

However, both have one undeniable variable in common – the owner.  How the primary user treats his vehicle of choice will ultimately determine the apparatus’s fate. 

Speaking of the owner…

 

Health: 

A body in motion will be much healthier than a body that is not – that is an undeniable fact. And the aerobic exercise that comes with riding a bike will significantly reduce a person’s chance for heart disease, cancer, and high blood pressure.  

And when it comes to fatalities – on average, 751 cyclists die each year in the United States. A fraction compared to driving.

Costs: 

When weighing the average expense between maintaining and operating a car as opposed to that of a bicycle, it’s not even close.  

The average bike tune-up can start as low as $55 for a basic tune-up and as high as $150 for more extensive service. When it comes to tires, wear and tear, and any other costs that may occur – this again is at the owner’s discretion. 

When comparing that to the cost of operating a vehicle, you have:

  • Always changing fuel costs
  • Always changing insurance costs
  • Many are financing or leasing 
  • Annual registration
  • Emission checks 
  • Many more depending on usage and place of operation

While this section may skew in one direction, it’s primarily due to the unquestionable fact owning a car is much more expensive. And while there are bikes costing as much as high-end Italian sports cars – the average cost of a bicycle ranges between $300 to $1000, depending on the type.

Meanwhile, the consumer faces an average of approximately $23,903 for a small-sized sedan.

Storage: 

Storing your car, whether it’s for your job or for your leisure or simply resting at home, is entirely contingent upon your environment and situation. Meaning if you own a home and work at a small business with on-site off-street parking, then you’re paying significantly less than a person with an apartment in mid-town Manhattan. 

Additionally, your vehicle may be subjected to its natural environment. For example, if you’re living in the northeast, you’re all too familiar with your car sitting salt and snow slush for days on end. 

When it comes to a bicycle, there are various options, most of which include bike storage in a safe environment.  Now, there are some places where your bike is as vulnerable as your car.  However, for those of you familiar with Bike Solutions, you know we offer bike storage solutions that can accommodate most, if not any, environments—all of which provide unparalleled safety and security.

Conclusion:  

The apparent conclusion is owning a bike is infinitely less than owning and operating a car. Plus, when it comes to your health, there is no comparison.  However, many of you simply must own a car. And let’s face it, most people do, with a registered 276 million drivers in this country alone. But, as stated earlier, it wasn’t our mission to try to influence this massive lifestyle change by going from a car to a bicycle.  And that’s what it would be, a seismic shift in your daily life. 

What we hope we achieved is providing you with an informed perspective.  Maybe a mindset that leads you from doing something you were always curious about, and that’s buying a bike and seeing what it feels like to take two wheels as opposed to four to the gym, to school, or to work.  

And if you’re a rider and are searching for a safer, more secure way to store your bike, contact Bike Solutions today. We’d be happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have. 

Happy Riding! 

– Team Bike Solutions