Metro's Bike Lockers
Can anyone opine about Metro's bike lockers? My wife wants to ride her bike down to the station for her daily commute, but can't bring her bike on the train because of the time restrictions. With the state of some of the bikes that are locked to the racks, I don't feel comfortable with her leaving anything of worth there. So the lockers seem like a good idea, as long as they are safe and have enough room to fit her bike & accessories. I've already got an application/reservation, and the $70/year seems like a good deal.
She's small, so her bike is small, but when I walked up to one of the lockers, I was trying to figure out how they are divided inside. My guess is that they are split diagonally because they have doors pointing out from the front and back. Hopefully the two people don't have to share one section?
About the safety part, has anyone heard about them getting broken into? Thanks,
It's got to be better than those POS racks! I don't know who thought it would be a good idea to have a bike rack that CLAMPS DOWN on your frame and wheels like bent spokes and scratched paint don't matter, but...
Originally Posted by Drevil
The lockers seem a little flimsy to me - a few seconds with a 6" prybar and you're in - but maybe the camouflage effect makes up for it? Either way, I'd still wrap a cable lock through the wheels and frame before closing the door...
When my son starts school in a couple of years I'll probably convert to Metro, and I'll probably get a locker too.
I don't use one, but one of my riding budies does here at work (Silver Spring metro station). They split diagonally (like you guessed) --not much room with the bike inside, but a small bag/helmet/etc would be no problem.
They seem pretty solid to me. Plus, potential thieves can't see if there's even a bike in there ('less they stake you out), so they're not so likely to just go for it with a crowbar in a public place on a locker that might be empty or might contain a Magna POS.....
I say go for it.
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