Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Red Hook Brooklyn Co-op gets a Bike Room Makeover

Before Picture Brooklyn Co-op 
Before Picture Brooklyn Bike Room
                                                After Picture - Brooklyn Bike Room
Red Hook Brooklyn Bike Room after pic
If you could zoom in on Dan's face in the top left picture, You would see the wrinkles instantly appearing on his forehead. Dan's one of our Bike Room Techs from Brooklyn, Dan's good, we send him first to take a look at existing bike rooms, Mostly in large or mid size co-op or apartment buildings to review what the bike rooms look like and what can be done to get the bike room User Friendly and within code. When Dan walked in over 100 bikes were on the floor or on top of one another.  His initial thought was fuggetaboutit. Then he went to work creating a layout that will be easy to use for young and old. It was decided that the traditional floor racks would not be the solution. Instead it was recommended that the building convert to Gale's #1888 Wall Mount Bike Brackets. The layout and quote was reviewed and work began the following week. 7 of the 9 floor mount bike racks were removed, 2 bike racks stayed on site just for children's bikes. Gale's Bike Room Install Techs than installed 75 wall mount bike brackets.  By doing so 80% of the floor space became clear of bikes. Gale's also provided our Bike Room Control Charts that allows management to see if each  bike is in the assigned spot, And if a bike is on the floor they can I'D the bike user and put the bike into it designated bike position.
The Bike Room also Generates Maintenance Free IncomeTo offset other rising costs the buildings management charges a small rental fee for Bike Storage, Like most NYC Residential building do today.  The payback (R.O.I.) was under 4 months. Generating a maintenance free income for the building of $12,000.00 per year.
The minimal fee helps keep unused bikes out of the room.
 It also creates a new space for a regular bike user who may be on the waiting list.
Gale's (est. 1938) provides free on site layouts, Lifetime Warranties. contact us today for immediate assistance.

Gale's Vertical Wall Mount Installations Brooklyn: Pennsylvania Ave Brooklyn 11239, Brownsville 11212. Cadman Plaza 11209, Myrtle Ave Brooklyn 11205, 2158 Atlantic Ave 11207, Fulton St 11238, Red Hook 11231, Greenpoint Brooklyn 11222, St John's Place 11213, Park Slope 11215, Flatbush 11226, Atlantic Ave 11217, 4th St Brooklyn 11211.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

New Bike Storage Room creates a nice Amenity at 700 Riverside Dr NYC

Recently Gale's was asked to visit a well maintained co-op building on Riverside Drive. The board was considering converting a storage room into a bike room. The area is ideal for bike enthusiasts. During the visit Gale's Bike Tech review the space available and the number of bikes expected to be stored in the room. It was suggested that the building consider Gale's #1888WC wall mount bike brackets. By going with vertical bike brackets the bikes can be stored just 12" apart. virually doubling the amount of bikes if floor bike
racks had been used. The wall mount bike design creates a user friendly bike room for all. The floor is totally clear for several bike users to manuever easily. Each bike bracket comes with a 6' long vinyl coated heavy duty 1/2" cable that allows bike users to loop the cable around the bike and lock it up with their padlock. The design also allows for additional bikes to be stored in the room. Backed with a Lifetime Warranty, The bike room becomes a maintenace free Amenity for all to use.
Need assistance creating a bike room or Reconfiguring your existing bike room to make room for up to 50% more bikes? Contact Gale's today for a complimentary on site bike room analysis.
Gale's (est. 1938) provides cost effective solutions for Tenant Storage Lockers, Employee Lockers, Shelving and more. Call us today.
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