Minnesota-based bicycle rack manufacturer Dero describes themselves as “bike parking nerds.” The company is obsessed with populating the world with bicycle infrastructure, and in addition to their focus on parking, they’ve also tackled the area of spot maintenance with their FixIt repair station.
The Fixit includes all the tools necessary to perform basic bike repairs and maintenance, from changing a flat to adjusting brakes and derailleurs. The tools are securely attached to the stand with stainless steel cables and tamper-proof fasteners. Hanging the bike from the hanger arms allows the pedals and wheels to spin freely while making adjustments.
Add your choice of an Air Kit bike pump (sold separately) to keep your cyclists’ tires topped up and ready to roll.
Here’s Jeff DeQuattro of the Delta Bike Project, a nonprofit cycling advocacy organization, running down the FixIt:
The bulk of the FixIt is made from recycled materials:
Here’s an interactive nationwide map of where you can find FixIt stations:
If you’re an urban planner seeking to integrate FixIts in your community, you can download CAD or REVIT files for the units here.