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This type of cycle rack was called the "Austrian".

Ten years after these were originally installed they are still available from:

Unlike many bike racks which are symmetrical these racks have a 'handedness'. If you push the front wheel into the slot then any cycle light on the offside will get squashed. So these racks are really for countries where you ride on the right, not the UK where we ride on the left.

OK, I know I need a better picture of a bike using the rack to illustrate what I mean more clearly.

Anyway, these racks which were installed as part of a Cycle Theft Redcution Project in 2001 were ripped out when the Grand Arcade was redeveloped, see:

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