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Bike Rack FAIL: The Ankle Biter Torture Rack

06 Aug

I saved the best for last. This is the torturous bike rack that inspired the whole series. I had seen the Jaws of Death all over town and never used it properly. I had seen the Throat Choke and never tried it out. But this Ankle Biter was so perplexing I was compelled to figure it out. It wasn’t obvious to me, or painless for Zella.

Ankle Biter

The shopping center clearly made an attempt to serve bicyclists by putting in so many racks in a little covered area with landscaping. Too bad they’re way in the back of the parking lot next to the garbage dumpsters.

Location: Menlo Station Shopping Center, Menlo Park, California, USA

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5 Comments

Posted by on August 6, 2013 in Bike Lane FAIL

 

5 responses to “Bike Rack FAIL: The Ankle Biter Torture Rack

  1. Richard Masoner (@cyclelicious)

    August 7, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    The remains of the peeled instruction sticker seems to say “Rally Rack Division, Sonoma CA,” which I think is the same manufacturer of the “Jaws of Death” rack.

     
  2. ladyfleur

    August 7, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    Yeah, I saw evidence online that Rally makes the Jaws of Death. What I couldn’t find was another example of this lovely rack.

     
  3. Matt

    August 11, 2013 at 8:40 am

    You should report them for crimes against bikemanity.

     

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