If you live in one of the more progressive cycling cities in the U.S. or the world for that matter, you have probably seen a permanent bike repair station. Chances are good that particular station may have even been built by Bike Fixstation, a public bicycle service company that was born out of necessity. There are a lot of great back stories to bike companies out there, but Bike Fixstation has one of the best. It was during a pub crawl in 2009 that the idea for the public work stations (and vending machines) came about after one of the crew got a flat. No one had a patch kit or tools, and it was after 7 so the bike shops were closed.
Enter the public repair station. With tools and stands at the public’s disposal, plus the availability of tubes through their vending machines, travel by bicycle becomes a lot easier if you run into an issue. Don’t know how to work on bikes? The new Deluxe Public Work Stand includes a QR code so you can download repair instructions on your phone. The new stand is easier to use, capable of servicing 2 bikes at once, and a little more, well, deluxe.
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Changes over the original Bike Repair Station include the new wheel chock which will hold up a bike while you inflate the tires. Combined with the 53″ high repair stand means two people can service their bikes to some degree at once.
Also, instead of all the tools just dangling and getting tangled up, the Deluxe model uses counter weighted stainless steel aircraft cables that keep the tools tucked up under the stand when not in use. You’ll find 2 steel core tire levers, a Hex key set, 8mm/10mm and 9mm/11mm cone wrenches, a headset/pedal wrench, a Phillips and flat head screwdrivers and a T25 Torx wrench all mounted so they’re easy to use, but hard to steal.
As you would expect, the Deluxe model is compatible with all three of Bike Fixstation’s super durable manual pumps to give tires a boost. ADA and CE compliant, the stand is a welcome addition to any public space and should help get more people on bikes. Repair stations are offered in galvanized, stainless, or several powdercoat finishes and include a UV resistant front plate that won’t get damaged from pedal strikes. The company is accepting orders now with a few already installed in places like Saint Paul, Two Harbors, and Saint Cloud Minnesota, with lead times running about 3 weeks. For pricing and more information contact Andy Lambert at firstname.lastname@example.org.