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Trek Bicycle Corporation, makers of machines under their own name along with the Gary Fischer and Klein brands, has just put up its first "Trek Stop", a vending machine for basic bike parts. The outpost includes everything necessary to fix a flat tire with patch kits, spare tubes and an air pump. Also included are items for the rider, such as water bottles and energy bars. The kiosk sits outside a local bike shop called Machinery Row Bicycles deep in Badger territory -- Madison, Wisconsin. This location makes sense, considering it's one of the larger major cities located near Trek's headquarters in Waterloo and is a major college town where bicycle commuting is sure to be hot.

We think that bike-part vending machines such as this would prove very popular near major bike routes and trail heads. Hopefully, the nearest local bike shop is involved and gets to share in some of the sales and service.

[Source: Bicycle Design via Treehugger]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      Why is this storey on Autoblog Green?
      Unless I am missing something, it is about push bicycles? Seems a bit off-topic for this blog, leave this kind of stuff on treehugger!
      • 7 Years Ago
      That would be Gary Fisher. Or Gary Fissure as some prefer.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Yup. Fisher it is.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Interesting idea. I have only had 1 flat on my road bike and I had to call someone to pick me up. I still don't travel with spares, so I could become a customer of a vending machine if it was where I needed it to be! :)
        • 7 Years Ago
        Invest in an under-seat bag and put a multi-tool, spare tube, and two CO2s in there. You'll have piece of mind to get home and feel more comfortable traveling further out knowing you can get back if you have a flat or a mechanical.
        • 7 Years Ago
        But, what would be the odds of that happening?