It's happened to every bicyclist on the planet. You're out for a ride or running an errand and your tire goes flat, your chain falls off or your seat drops down to the stays. Naturally, you don't have any tools in your hipster cape. But if you're fortunate enough to live in Cambridge, Massachusetts, a quick fix could be right around the corner.

The city has begun installing bike repair stations inspired by those found throughout the MIT campus, complete with pump and pressure gauge, a handful of tools tethered by a series of cables and a stand that allows you to hang your bike by its seat post rather than having to flip it upside-down.

The cost of each repair station can't be particularly steep, and for any city trying to boost its bike-friendly cred, it's the perfect way to show you're serious about taking care of your two-wheeled residents. Here's hoping the tools stay put and the concept starts spreading.

[Source: Wired]


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