Ten Second Bracket

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The Ten Second Bracket™ (TSB) is the result of a joint development effort between Romeo Rim bumpers and Sportworks Bike-Racks-for-Buses™. The TSB offers an integrated pivot plate and bumper bracket assembly that can be installed or removed in 10 seconds or less. Best of all, the bracket is safely secured using hand-knobs so no tools are required.

Designed to attach in two easy steps, the TSB provides all the security and features provided by Romeo Rim HELP® bumpers and Sportworks Bike-Racks-for-Buses™. This unique bracket designed for use with select Sportworks transit racks will save valuable labor hours, and allow convenient removal of the complete bike rack assembly for towing, storage and vehicle maintenance.

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STEP 1 - Insert Ten Second Bracket™ through slots and holes in Romeo RIM HELP® bumper.
STEP 1 - Insert Ten Second Bracket™ through slots and holes in Romeo RIM HELP® bumper.

A collaborative design and engineering project between Sportworks and Romeo RIM has made the task of installing Bike-Racks-for-Buses™ quick and easy. The OEM fabricated slots in the HELP® bumper module, and the high strength aluminum beam in the bumper, permit quick and easy installation with no tools required. Best of all, the original OEM bumper warranty is not affected.

The TSB system uses a pre-loading concept that, with some assistance from gravity, securely engages the top slots of the bracket. This allows the unit to be vibration free and tight as a drum. Minimizing the movement of the bracket at the contact point ensures noiseless travel and also greatly reduces long-term wear and possible material fatigue.

STEP 2 - Tighten the hand knob to secure the bolt into the threaded holes in the aluminum beam of the HELP® bumper.
STEP 2 - Tighten the hand knob to secure the bolt into the threaded holes in the aluminum beam of the HELP® bumper.

Minimizing the time and eliminating the tools needed to install the transit rack were our most important design objectives. We achieved this goal by developing mounting hardware that can be easily, quickly and firmly secured by hand.

The knob is connected to a long bolt that fits through the mounting bracket and is threaded into the high strength aluminum beam of the HELP® bumper. A clevis pin engages through a hole in the hand knob to prevent it from loosening. The TSB system provides a convenient and practical solution for towing, bus garage parking density issues or seasonal use of Bike-Racks-for-Buses™.


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Factoid Jerry The Sportworks Team

Jerry Stewart, Vice President of Engineering, has logged a lot of bike commuting miles in his 11-year tenure with Sportworks. Jerry bikes to work an average of two days per week, year round. Bound and determined to commute by bike even through the worst weather (and even though his wife thinks he’s a bit crazy), Jerry has braved some of the the worst rain and even 6” of snow on his 40 mile, round trip commute.

A former competitive mountain biker, Jerry’s passion for biking “is the perfect fit with our company vision and the products we offer.”

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