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Old 09-24-16, 10:56 PM
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Self Serve Bike Tools On The MUP

I ride the Pinellas Trail going through the Seminole City Park every Saturday, saw this for the first time, had to stop and take a pic, how cool is this ! I may be behind the times, but I think this rocks ! There's a ton of tools, compressed air, and a bike mount, hard to see in the photo, but it's two "rods" that you can hang the bike on.



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Old 09-25-16, 12:28 AM
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There's a similar self service bike station in at least one location along the Trinity Trails MUP in Fort Worth. It's actually attached to the Trinity Chapel Bible Church on Bellaire. Good selection of basic tools, a manual air pump (although the chuck wasn't working properly when I tried it the other day), rack, water, benches. Very nice.

I usually bring my own multitool, and some additional tools when I'm doing test rides after installing new parts or after making adjustments at home. But I wouldn't mind seeing another couple of locations along the trail with DIY workstations, or at least stands to hold the bike.
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Old 09-25-16, 05:17 AM
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We are starting to see a few more of these here in Toronto. I liked the idea so much that I put in a proposal to my condo board to have one installed on the property. They are looking into the feasibility of it now.
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My club funds placement of these stations in local communities.
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Idiots here tend to vandalize the ones the county put in. I just saw a spot today where there "used to be" a self serve station, but now it's just a concrete pad with holes where the bolts went.
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One of the trails has a few of these. Ive never used it or seen anyone but its nice to have!
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Old 09-25-16, 04:52 PM
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Our city actually put those in every park along our MUP, maybe 4 or 5 altogether. When I first got a saddle bag I actually carried it down to the nearest park and used the wrenches and stand there to attach it because I didn't have my own at the time.
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Old 09-25-16, 05:00 PM
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This station was donated to the Michigan City Parks and Recreation Department by the Calumet Crank Club. It is located in Washington Park near the Michigan City Senior Center.

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Old 09-25-16, 06:40 PM
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I confess I used a 5mm allen key on one of those things one day. It saved the day!

Now, if we could just get some cold, filtered water at the trailhead....
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Old 09-25-16, 08:41 PM
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We don't have any publicly funded repair stands on our paths, but a Whole Foods store located by a trail put one by their entrance and a Chevron station on a popular cycling road also installed one (along with a vending machine with tubes/tires/patch kits/energy bars/sunscreen/FiberFix spokes/multitools). A local club also funded a bicycle repair box with supplies halfway up our favorite local mountain.
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Originally Posted by Wileyrat View Post
Idiots here tend to vandalize the ones the county put in. I just saw a spot today where there "used to be" a self serve station, but now it's just a concrete pad with holes where the bolts went.
Ditto in Montreal. We had 3 stations on Ille Notre Dame but the idiots cut the cables holding the tools and took the air hose too.
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Originally Posted by Jiggle View Post
Now, if we could just get some cold, filtered water at the trailhead....
There are at least a couple of those along the Trinity Trails in Fort Worth -- cold water dispensers. And ordinary water fountains along other locations.

I've noticed the more elaborate stations are actually on private property, either a bike shop/restaurant, or a church. This may be more of a deterrent to theft than placing the tool workstations, cold water dispensers and toilets on the public park areas. For some reason vandals and thieves seem to regard public property as fair game for misappropriation, theft and destruction. Tragedy of the Commons taken to an extreme.
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Originally Posted by jimblairo View Post
Ditto in Montreal. We had 3 stations on Ille Notre Dame but the idiots cut the cables holding the tools and took the air hose too.
Thats enough to P*** a guy off.


They have one of. Those in Pine River on the PaulBunyan trail as well
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Old 09-26-16, 03:31 AM
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Originally Posted by canklecat View Post
There's a similar self service bike station in at least one location along the Trinity Trails MUP in Fort Worth. It's actually attached to the Trinity Chapel Bible Church on Bellaire. Good selection of basic tools, a manual air pump (although the chuck wasn't working properly when I tried it the other day), rack, water, benches. Very nice.
Really? I thought I'd ridden every inch of that thing but I never noticed that. Now I'm gonna have to go back out this week and ride it again just because I missed something.
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