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This Was Found On A College Campus [Pic]

Hits: 28012 | Rating: (3.2) | Category: Travel | Added by: M3chan1caL
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tucows
Male, 18-29, Western US
 22 Posts
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 9:07:07 PM
there will always be that 'non-nice individual' group of the population that likes to ruin anything.

Mogulman
Male, 18-29, Western US
 300 Posts
Monday, May 23, 2011 8:28:25 AM
This may have been said before, but these things have been on MIT's campus for ages.

Rheaonon
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 366 Posts
Monday, May 23, 2011 2:33:08 AM
All it needs now is a "snack machine" style dispenser to buy tubes, patches, etc

sbeelz
Male, 30-39, Western US
 2869 Posts
Sunday, May 22, 2011 2:52:19 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.

sbeelz
Male, 30-39, Western US
 2869 Posts
Sunday, May 22, 2011 2:43:17 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.

RETARDEDBEAR
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 440 Posts
Sunday, May 22, 2011 10:16:08 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!

Seastone
Female, 18-29, Western US
 622 Posts
Sunday, May 22, 2011 10:00:33 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.

noxert323
Male, 18-29, Canada
 227 Posts
Saturday, May 21, 2011 9:21:06 PM
don't know how many times my wire stretches out and needs a fix on the road.
Great device.

Zombiemike
Male, 18-29, Western US
 555 Posts
Saturday, May 21, 2011 8:58:32 PM
that's awesome!

techgeek07
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 2577 Posts
Saturday, May 21, 2011 7:01:38 PM
Never seen one. Not a bad idea

Tisjokar
Male, 18-29, Australia
 991 Posts
Saturday, May 21, 2011 6:16:52 PM
great idea :D

AngryYouth
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 736 Posts
Saturday, May 21, 2011 6:04:10 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.

ledzeppeloyd
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 2304 Posts
Saturday, May 21, 2011 3:38:12 PM
awesome

Fatninja01
Male, 18-29, Australia
 24744 Posts
Saturday, May 21, 2011 3:33:24 PM
These are very cool, somehow it would be trashed in most areas

razlem
Male, 13-17, Southern US
 534 Posts
Saturday, May 21, 2011 3:25:53 PM
We have those everywhere around here, didn't think it was so rare.

SarahofBorg
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 3573 Posts
Saturday, May 21, 2011 3:14:25 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.

blounsb999
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 183 Posts
Saturday, May 21, 2011 2:15:54 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.

morrach
Male, 30-39, Western US
 22 Posts
Saturday, May 21, 2011 1:54:48 PM
doesn't seem like a terrible idea for parks or bike trails

Batmanners
Male, 18-29, Canada
 4012 Posts
Saturday, May 21, 2011 12:36:03 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.)

tn11
Male, 18-29, Western US
 1601 Posts
Saturday, May 21, 2011 11:57:12 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.

emmettyville
Female, 40-49, Australia
 4274 Posts
Saturday, May 21, 2011 11:53:43 AM
very thoughtful

reefaleaf420
Male, 18-29, Western US
 89 Posts
Saturday, May 21, 2011 11:17:58 AM
they totally have one of these on big bear for snowboards. haha sick

xCYBERDYNEx
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 4799 Posts
Saturday, May 21, 2011 10:52:53 AM
interesting

headseed
Male, 70 & Over, Asia
 375 Posts
Saturday, May 21, 2011 10:05:19 AM
nice job leaving the pump end lying on the ground

NitroJunkie
Male, 70 & Over, Africa
 766 Posts
Saturday, May 21, 2011 9:49:30 AM
They need to add a 15mm combination wrench, since most wheels are held on with a 15mm nut.

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