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Old 12-28-12, 07:46 AM   #1
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Dero Fixit work stand

Has anyone seen these Dero Fixit work stands? One was just installed at a local university in their parking garage, pretty cool! I wish they had one at my school back in the day. It was usually working on the sidewalk or in my dorm room....Wouldn't hurt to have one of these every so many miles on a long trail either...They ARE a bit pricey, but lots of options.
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I never saw one before they look like a great idea. Perhaps your local cycling club should look at donating one to your local Rail to Trails group.

I think depending on location the tools won't last long but having the stand atleast on a bike trail is a great idea.
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+1. The workstand looks good but as soon as someone comes along with decent sidecutters, those tools will be gone.
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There's something like this on the trail system in downtown Fayetteville, AR.
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Tools/whole thing disappearing though occurred to me as well....parts of our local trail are NOT safe....but if placed in a well lit, highly trafficked area, it would last longer....Our trail closes at dusk....turns into a corridor for hoodies and miscreants....
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I've seen them. The entire concept seems ludicrous to me for a number of reasons. IMO, it's a waste of money/resources that could be better spent.
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I've seen them. The entire concept seems ludicrous to me for a number of reasons. IMO, it's a waste of money/resources that could be better spent.

I disagree. Since most trails I have used are festooned with some sort of sign post anyway why not make it useful? Most trails are maintained by volunteers so there is no labor cost to install it. I would imagine the company negociates on quanity/cost per unit basis so if two trails/MUPs near each other comingle their purchase the cost is lower. Lastly how often have you been out on the road/trail and had a flat and had to lay your favorite bike down in the dirt or even worse the mud?

I don't think they need to be every 100 feet along a trail but one in parking area and maybe between parking areas is not a bad idea. Certainly this is a good idea for a business or school with a large cycling population.
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