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A cool thing showed up at work this week

Old 08-28-16, 04:21 PM
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A cool thing showed up at work this week

This showed up on the University of Central Oklahoma campus this week, where I work. In addition to the pump and all the tools, there is even one of those squares you can scan with your phone in order to download videos explaining how to fix your bike. I'm happy to work at such an enlightened place!


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Old 08-28-16, 04:23 PM
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Not sure what's up with the picture, but if you right-click on the little square it will take you to the image on Flickr.
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Old 08-29-16, 09:02 AM
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I don't even see a little square.
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Old 08-29-16, 09:30 AM
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Does anyone use it?
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There have been a couple of these service kiosks installed around Atlanta in a few of the parks and MARTA stations. My initial question was who was going to service and refill the stations and, of course, the people putting them in said there was "an agreement in place".

Now, you can see the hulk of the stand presented as the work station. Rarely does anything work and most of the tools of any usefulness have been cut from the cables holding them, the pumps rarely work, and the supplies are long exhausted.
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Old 08-29-16, 10:55 AM
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They are popping up on the MUPs and in some downtown areas in the Metro Detroit area. Here is one on the side of the Macomb Orchard trail on my Peugeot's shakedown run, came in handy for tweaking the derailleur.
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Originally Posted by jefnvk View Post
... for tweaking the derailleur.
Is that a technical term, or a euphemism?
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Old 08-29-16, 12:22 PM
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Here y'go, @Oldguyonoldbike:



They're cool to see, but don't seem to age well.
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Old 08-29-16, 04:08 PM
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We have a couple of them here in Oshkosh, courtesy of the Oshkosh Cycling Club. A couple of years in, all the tools are still there. The gauge for the pump has condensation in it, but it works.
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Old 08-29-16, 05:57 PM
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I've seen a few but most have tools missing. With 4 nuts holding it to the pad, it's a wonder that they don't walk away completely.
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I see at least one open ended wrench. Ironically perhaps one can use its own tools to steal the whole thing.
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