Tamper resistant anchors are recommended for surface mounted racks. When the substrate is concrete, we recommend stainless steel wedge anchors with stainless steel breakaway nuts, also known as shear nuts. These nuts make it much more difficult for someone to tamper with or remove an installed bicycle rack.
Breakaway Nut Pre Installation
The breakaway nut consists of a hex nut portion at the top and a smooth conical sleeve located just below. Install the wedge anchor using standard tools and then tighten the breakaway nut.
Breakaway Nut Installed
The hex portion of the nut will shear off when the design shear torque is exceeded. Once the hex nut shears off, only the smooth conical sleeve will remain. The tamper resistant anchor is now installed. The cone is shaped so standard tools will not be able to grip and remove the nut.
At Sportworks, we take environmental responsibility very seriously. Our bike racks are made with post-industrial recycled steel. We trace the location of origin and material/chemical composition of all the raw materials and sourced components we use. We also monitor VOC content in our finishing materials, and use recycled content in our packaging materials.
Installation of Sportworks bike racks may assist your project in qualifying for the following green building certification programs:
· SS Credit 4.2-Alternative Transportation-Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
To qualify for this credit, commercial, institutional or residential buildings must provide secure bicycle parking within 200 yards of a building entrance.
· MR Credit 4.1—Recycled Content—10% | MR Credit 4.2—Recycled Content—20%
Sportworks stainless steel bicycle racks average 87% total recycled content; 72% post-consumer recycled content; 15% pre-consumer (post-industrial) recycled content.
· MR Credit 5.1—Regional Materials—10% Extracted, Processed & Manufactured Regionally | MR Credit 5.2—Regional Materials—20% Extracted, Processed & Manufactured Regionally
Our manufacturing facility is in Woodinville, Washington. If your project is within 500 miles of our factory, you may qualify for these credits.
Sportworks bike racks can help you qualify for the following Green Globes™ credits:
· E.2—Minimal Consumption of Resources
Sportworks racks are made with recycled content and may be considered locally manufactured depending on the location of your project in relation to our factory in Woodinville, Washington.
· C.5—Energy Efficient Transportation
Sportworks racks support the requirement of providing safe storage areas with fixed mountings for bicycles.