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Date: 05/21/11 08:04 AM

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  1. Profile photo of M3chan1caL
    M3chan1caL Male 18-29
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    May 21, 2011 at 7:39 am
    Link: This Was Found On A College Campus - How come this isn`t device isn`t everywhere? Want us to conserve gas/oil? Start making these available...
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    optix_reverb Male 18-29
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    May 21, 2011 at 8:14 am
    Man I want to ride a bike down that crazy sidewalk in the background.
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    ScottSerious Male 18-29
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    May 21, 2011 at 8:15 am
    isn`t isn`t everywhere
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    Vligon Male 18-29
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    May 21, 2011 at 8:17 am
    Thats awesome!
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    micadjems Female 18-29
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    May 21, 2011 at 8:35 am

    Brochure on how it works/how to install :)
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    videogamer Male 18-29
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    May 21, 2011 at 8:40 am
    Turns out actual communism is pretty awesome.
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    milkcookies Female 18-29
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    May 21, 2011 at 9:12 am
    they usually have tune up stations for snowboards and skis like this at resorption
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    Steelgrid Male 30-39
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    May 21, 2011 at 9:19 am
    "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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    hatface Male 18-29
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    May 21, 2011 at 9:47 am
    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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    NitroJunkie Male 70 & Over
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    May 21, 2011 at 9:49 am
    They need to add a 15mm combination wrench, since most wheels are held on with a 15mm nut.
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    headseed Male 70 & Over
    370 posts
    May 21, 2011 at 10:05 am
    nice job leaving the pump end lying on the ground
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    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
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    May 21, 2011 at 10:52 am
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    reefaleaf420 Male 18-29
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    May 21, 2011 at 11:17 am
    they totally have one of these on big bear for snowboards. haha sick
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    emmettyville Female 40-49
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    May 21, 2011 at 11:53 am
    very thoughtful
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    tn11 Male 18-29
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    May 21, 2011 at 11:57 am
    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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    Batmanners Male 18-29
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    May 21, 2011 at 12:36 pm
    "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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    morrach Male 30-39
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    May 21, 2011 at 1:54 pm
    doesn`t seem like a terrible idea for parks or bike trails
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    blounsb999 Male 40-49
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    May 21, 2011 at 2:15 pm
    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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    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
    3564 posts
    May 21, 2011 at 3:14 pm
    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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    razlem Male 13-17
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    May 21, 2011 at 3:25 pm
    We have those everywhere around here, didn`t think it was so rare.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    May 21, 2011 at 3:33 pm
    These are very cool, somehow it would be trashed in most areas
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    ledzeppeloyd Male 18-29
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    May 21, 2011 at 3:38 pm
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    AngryYouth Male 18-29
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    May 21, 2011 at 6:04 pm
    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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    Tisjokar Male 18-29
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    May 21, 2011 at 6:16 pm
    great idea :D
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    techgeek07 Male 30-39
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    May 21, 2011 at 7:01 pm
    Never seen one. Not a bad idea
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    Zombiemike Male 18-29
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    May 21, 2011 at 8:58 pm
    that`s awesome!
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    noxert323 Male 18-29
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    May 21, 2011 at 9:21 pm
    don`t know how many times my wire stretches out and needs a fix on the road.
    Great device.
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    Seastone Female 18-29
    612 posts
    May 22, 2011 at 10:00 am
    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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    RETARDEDBEAR Male 18-29
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    May 22, 2011 at 10:16 am
    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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    sbeelz Male 30-39
    2868 posts
    May 22, 2011 at 2:43 pm
    @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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    sbeelz Male 30-39
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    May 22, 2011 at 2:52 pm
    @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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    Rheaonon Male 18-29
    363 posts
    May 23, 2011 at 2:33 am
    All it needs now is a "snack machine" style dispenser to buy tubes, patches, etc
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    Mogulman Male 18-29
    295 posts
    May 23, 2011 at 8:28 am
    This may have been said before, but these things have been on MIT`s campus for ages.
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    tucows Male 18-29
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    May 29, 2012 at 9:07 pm
    there will always be that `non-nice individual` group of the population that likes to ruin anything.

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