Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Self-Service Bicycle Vending Machine

Cycling becomes increasingly popular in big metropolitan centers around the globe. That is perhaps the reason why new services for bicyle riders start to become interesting business concepts. Bike Fixtation is a DIY bicycle repair station recently launched to serve stranded bicycle riders in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area.

The place offers all equipment needed to get unlucky bicycle riders back on the track. You can buy a tube or patch kit, pump your tires for free, and make simple adjustments using supplied tools. Bike Fixtation is open for 365 days a year from six in the morning to midnight.

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Novelty Pens said...

Very interesting concept. Located on a busy bike route these could be huge. Have they been tried in other countries where cycling is more popular?

Dave said...

Anyone who *really* cycles carries tools & a patch kit (at a minimum). A good multi-tool, some Scabs, and a frame-mounted pump will get you through most repairs. If it's so bad you need a stand, your bike shouldn't have even left the house to begin with.