Sheffield cycle stands
Sheffield stands have a thick metal bar or tube bent into the shape of a square arch. The top part is about level with the top bar of the bicycle frame so it supports the bicycle and allows the frame to be secured. Did you know the Sheffield stand was named after the city of Sheffield where these were pioneered? The frugal citizens of Sheffield had to decide what to do with some old gas piping. Local cyclists suggested the cycle rack idea and two simple bends later, and a little concrete in the ground, the rack was born. At the time this was a revolution in a world of 'single-point holders' that bent wheels and offered little lockability for frames.