Minneapolis-based Bike Fixtation offers bright red vending machines that would benefit all bicycling enthusiasts in a pinch.  While serious bicyclists tend to keep handy repair kits on them, most of us do not, and hence there is the problem--one flat tire or tweaked chain and the bike ride is over.

Bike Fixtation’s vending machines not only offers the parts (and snacks for those who are suddenly peckish), but also provides a bike mount and tools that make it easy to repair or swap out that part in order to allow bikers to continue their journey.

Right now Bike Fixtation has only two locations in Minneapolis--and while vending machines on isolated stretches of bike paths would be tough for anyone to justify, their vending machines would be perfect in transit centers.  The company also provides customized products for specific bicycle infrastructure projects.

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Leon Kaye is the founder and editor of GreenGoPost.com. Based in California, he is a business writer and consultant. His work is has also appeared on Triple Pundit , The Guardian's Sustainable Business site and has appeared on Inhabitat and Earth911. His focus is making the business case for sustainability and corporate social responsibility. He's pictured here in Qatar, one of the Middle East countries in which he takes a keen interest because of its transformation into a post-oil economy. Other areas of interest include sustainable development in The Balkans, Brazil and Korea. He was a new media journalism fellow at the International Reporting Project, for which he covered child survival in India during February 2013. Contact him at leon@greengopost.com. You can also reach out via Twitter (@LeonKaye) and Instagram (GreenGoPost). As of October 2013, he now lives and works in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.