This Was Found On A College Campus [Pic]

Submitted by: M3chan1caL 6 years ago in

How come this isn"t device isn"t everywhere? Want us to conserve gas/oil? Start making these available...
There are 34 comments:
Male 22
there will always be that `non-nice individual` group of the population that likes to ruin anything.
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Male 295
This may have been said before, but these things have been on MIT`s campus for ages.
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Male 363
All it needs now is a "snack machine" style dispenser to buy tubes, patches, etc
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Male 2,868
@AngryYouth- I WILL cite my city public transit as an efficient system of transportation because it is not horribly inefficient. I use my bike in combination with buses & trains to get everywhere. I haven`t owned a car for more than 6 years, and I won`t need to as long as I stay where I am. Would it be faster to get some places if I had one? Yeah, probably. But for a car owner to get the amount of exercise I do, they`d need to spend 4 or 5 days per week exercising at least an hour per day. In total, I spend less combined time commuting and exercising than I would if I used a car to get around and took extra time to stay in shape.

@Batmanners, who said- "it`s very easy to find a gas station and use their air pump if your tire needs air" That doesn`t work if your inner tubes have presta valves.
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Male 2,868
@noxert323- Are you talking about your break/derailleur cables? Because those stretch very gradually. If the change is sudden- like over the course of a single ride- they`re probably slipping, and the screws that hold them in place need to be tighter.
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Male 437
Ah, yes, the only thing keeping people from buying bikes is that there are no bike repair stations. Just throw in some bike-thrus, and cars will suddenly seem impractical!
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Female 612
I have a condition affecting my joints and muscles, so bikes are waaaaay beyond my capabilities right now, but they think they may have just found out that it can be put into a sort of remission. If so, I`m going to be ALL OVER bikes regardless of how spread out the US is. Honestly, being a lifelong gimp makes you HATE your car because you need it so much. They`re horribly inefficient ways of getting around most college campuses, too. My school has a bike repair shop and free rental bikes and a beautiful 7-mile trail to the next city over.
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Male 226
don`t know how many times my wire stretches out and needs a fix on the road.
Great device.
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Male 552
that`s awesome!
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Male 2,592
Never seen one. Not a bad idea
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Male 985
great idea :D
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Male 734
I think people forget that people tend to commute farther in the United States than in other countries. Cities in many countries are more tightly clustered and everything is closer togther. Further more, most cities in the United States lack an efficient system of public transportation. Less people would be driving so much if they had less distance to travel during the day and more access to public transportation. Don`t cite city bus systems as efficients forms of public transportation because they are horribly inefficient.
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Male 2,384
awesome
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Male 25,416
These are very cool, somehow it would be trashed in most areas
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Male 533
We have those everywhere around here, didn`t think it was so rare.
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Female 3,562
Alright I know people who bike for dozens of miles a day to get around, and they know enough to take the tools they need with them. There`s only so much you can do to fix a bike on the street anyway.
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Male 183
Take some personal responsibility, stop being such a tight wad, and buy your own damn tools. As to conserving gas - here in the states if our government were to remove the tax breaks for the oil companies and we were to start paying what most of the rest of the world is, I would be willing to bet we would start conserving then.
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Male 22
doesn`t seem like a terrible idea for parks or bike trails
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Male 4,004
"ow come this isn`t device isn`t everywhere? Want us to conserve gas/oil? Start making these available... "

Because your bicycle shouldn`t be so cheap it needs a tune up between points A and B. Usually, people make sure their bicycles are ready to go before leaving the house. But should anything be noticed during the ride, it`s very easy to find a gas station and use their air pump if your tire needs air, or their tools if you need to set the brake pads better.

I do recommend buying yourself a cheap carryable toolkit you can mount and keep on your bicycle in case of emergency. I have gone through many bicycles in my youth, and I always learned to keep tools with me at all times, if not for myself, for others. (I have powerful legs from biking so much, I would wear down the gear system after about 6 months of daily use, hence wy I went through sdo many cheap bikes.)
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Male 1,587
reefaleaf I was thinking the same thing. Well they have em on pretty much every mountain at the top of lifts for boarders.

At my school they have an actual air compressor for free air that everyone uses. I really don`t see the need for this, though. I`m not going to do work on my bike out in the middle of campus. Filling up tires is the extent of that kind of work I`d do.
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Female 4,430
very thoughtful
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Male 89
they totally have one of these on big bear for snowboards. haha sick
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Male 4,902
interesting
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Male 370
nice job leaving the pump end lying on the ground
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Male 758
They need to add a 15mm combination wrench, since most wheels are held on with a 15mm nut.
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Male 605
Yeah, because the only reason I don`t use my bike is because I need readily available tools to fix it.
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Male 2,700
"Brochure on how it works/how to install :)"

Concrete 2 bars into ground

Add parts on Ropes

Weld CrossBars

Add and Weld Bike Pump

Didja need a website to tell ya that?

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Female 2
they usually have tune up stations for snowboards and skis like this at resorption
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Male 3,014
Turns out actual communism is pretty awesome.
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Female 49
http://www.dero.com/brochures/fixit.pdf

Brochure on how it works/how to install :)
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Male 594
Thats awesome!
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Male 5,314
isn`t isn`t everywhere
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Male 263
Man I want to ride a bike down that crazy sidewalk in the background.
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Male 178
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