• Jul 21, 2011
Bicycles are incredibly efficient transportation tools, right? They're also a blast to ride. Well, they're a blast unless you get a flat tire and realize you've forgotten your repair kit. That's where Bike Fixtation comes in. If you happen to "break down" close to one of these, you'll be all set no matter what time it is.

Bike Fixtation offers self-service kiosks on an extended-hours basis. The vending machines offer tubes, patch kits, use of adjustment tools and even access to a pump to fill up your tires. Each self-service Bike Fixtation kiosk features:
  • Universal bike mounting system for on-site repairs
  • Aircraft cable tethered bicycle repair tools
  • Self-contained tire-inflation system compatible with presta and schrader valves
  • Snacks and beverages
Bike Fixtation kiosks are rare. In fact, they're so rare that only one (located in the Uptown Transit Station in the Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN metropolitan area) exists in the U.S. However, Bike Fixtation inventors Chad De Baker and Alex Anderson are trying to pitch the cyclists' dream vending machine to cities, organizations and individuals across the nation. Pair these up with some carsharing and public transportation offerings, and you've got yourself quite the non-traditional mobility options.

[Source: Gizmag, Bike Fixtation]


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