BEFORE YOU START
Plan your installation carefully and before you drill any holes, double check so that you avoid any mistakes.
If you’re not exactly sure about how to install your racks on the wall systems or framing in your projects, it’s always best to consult an expert for advice before you start.
Don’t install your racks directly into drywall or any other thin or light weight lining board. Doing so will voice the warranty for stud frame walls – check and mark the locations of the studs first. If you’re not exactly sure about where you want to mount your racks, install additional framing.
The fixings supplied are for use in masonry or timber only. If you mount your rack on a material other than masonry or timber, please contact your local hardware store or contact us for advice, as the fixings may be unsuitable.
- 1 x Steadyrack
- 1 x Rear Tyre Rest
- 1 x Timber and Masonry Fixings Kit
FIXINGS SUPPLIED IN THE PACK
- 6 x Masonry wall anchors – 4x large for installing the rack and 2x smaller for installing the rear tyre rest.
- 4 X 10mm Coach bolts for your Steadyrack
- 2 X 8mm Screws for the rear tyre rest
- Tape Measure
- Screwgun or Phillips Head Screwdriver
- Spirit Level
- 10mm Masonry Drill bit or 3/8 Timber Drill Bit (for Steadyrack)
- 8mm Masonry Drill bit or 5/16Timber Drill Bit (for Rear Tyre Rest)
- Hammer (to insert wall plugs)
INSTALLATION INTO TIMBER STUD FRAMES
Don’t use the wall plugs supplied, these are only for Masonry
STEADYRACK – Pre-drill a pilot hole into the timber studs using a 3/8” or a 10mm timber drill bit before inserting the 4x coach bolts supplied.
REAR TYRE REST – Pre-drill a pilot hole into the timber studs using a or a timber drill bit before inserting the 2x screws supplied.
INSTALLATION INTO MASONRY
Pre-drill the hole for inserting the plugs provided using a 10mm masonry drill bit for the rack and an 8mm masonry bit for the rear tyre rest.
TIPS FOR INSTALLATION INTO MASONRY
Drilling into masonry particularly hollow core bricks can be tricky. Here are a couple of tips to help smooth the process for you:
- Be careful to hold the drill straight and don’t let it move around whilst drilling. Moving the drill around will cause the hole to be enlarged and result in a loose fit for your plug.
- What do I do if the plug is loose in the hole?
If that happens, you could contact your local hardware supply for advice or here is a simple tip that we have found works.
Simply remove the wall plug, wrap some electrical tape around the plug (enough so that when you push it back into the hole it’s a tight fit, be careful not to put too much tape around it or it won’t fit back into the hole).
- Your plug should now be firmly inserted. The tape will help to grip the brick while you insert your bolt. AS the bolt is inserted it expands the plug in the brick and locks it in place nice and tight so it shouldn’t pull out of the wall. If it does you haven’t installed the plug firmly enough.
Steadyrack Product Manuals
These guides have been created to assist in the space planning for commercial environments where the facility owners are not certain of the exact type and size of bikes to be parked. The information provided is based on our past experience and we are assuming that longer bikes will be utilised which means some shorter bikes will be higher off the ground than necessary. This will not impact greatly on the user experience and allows for a uniform mounting height despite the variety of different size bikes typically found in these facilities.
Classic Rack Fact Sheet
The Steadyrack Classic Rack is perfect for the majority of bicycles and wheel sizes up to 2.4 inches.Download
Fender Rack Fact Sheet
The Steadyrack Fender Rack is perfect for bikes with fenders and bikes with tyres up to 2.4 inches.Download
Fat Rack Fact Sheet
The Steadyrack Fat Rack is perfect for bikes without fenders and bikes with tyres 2.4 inches to 5 inches.Download