The Curb-It bicycle parking and security device is designed to secure a bicycle parallel to a wall (or next to a curb) at a distance just far enough away so the handlebar does not quite touch the wall (1 foot).
When not in use gravity pulls the arm down parallel with the wall (or curb) and the ground (or floor) so that Curb-It protrudes only 3 inches from the intersection of vertical and horizontal surfaces.
The pivot angle by which the arm is mounted to the base causes it to swing in next to a wall as it drops in either direction.
To park and secure a bike, the arm of the Curb-It is lifted to approximately a vertical position and a bike lock or cable is slipped through the ring at the end of the arm and around the frame of the bike as well as through one of the wheels.
The arm is 26.5'' long which puts it at about 26'' above the ground when it swings up and out. This is the best height for locking to most bike frames. The base is an angle steel bracket with mounting holes in the rear for attachment to the base of a wall (or curb) and mounting holes in the bottom for attachment to a floor or concrete sidewalk.
The bracket flanges support the angled pivot housings on each side with the pivoting arm between them.
A stainless steel spring pin, pressed through the pivot housings and the pivot end of the arm, joins the arm to the bracket.
Durable nylon bushings allow the arm to pivot up and down smoothly.
With a stainless steel axle and nylon bushings, the pivot is very strong and will never seize.