When I was young, my bike was my independence. I remember peddling off with my friends, making mischief was a youthful imperative.

I also remember Service Stations, not Gas Stations.  Service Stations were places that actually pumped your gas, cleaned your windshield, and happily checked your oil.  They were also the place my father would take our car for an inspection before we went on a long road trip.

Following in my fathers footsteps, if there was a problem with my red Schwinn, I’d go to the Service Station to inflate my tires or grease my single gear.  I don’t remember the owners name or his employees, but they were always available to help a kid in distress.

Back then bikes were for kids or cycling professionals.  Service Stations have slowly gone by the wayside as cycling and commuting have blurred lines. Looking back, who would have ever thought that commuting to work by bicycle was cool or even as earth friendly?

Bicycle commuting also known as active transportation, has risen in popularity and social awareness over the past few years due to issues with climate change.

TODAY’S NEW SERVICE STATION - THE FIXIT

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.

TOOL LIST

  • Philips and flat head screwdrivers
  • 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8mm Allen wrenches
  • 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 32mm box wrenches
  • Tire levers (2)

Add your choice of an Air Kit bike pump (sold separately) to keep your cyclists' tires topped up and ready to roll.  Available in Galvanized Steel or your choice of 18 different powder coated colors.

Cycling is an inexpensive means of transportation as well as great physical exercise, and bicycle commuting offers potential health, economic, and quality of life benefits.  Fixit Stations are ideal for companies, municipalities and transit authorities who want to promote healthy lifestyles and reduce the community’s carbon footprint.  There is also a downloadable Fixit Map that lets cyclists conveniently find the nearest Fixit Station.

CONTINUING TO BE GREEN

The Fixit Service Stations has a minimum Post-consumer Recycled Content of 75% and has a maximum 1% of Non-Recycled content.  These public bike repair products will require occasional maintenance and replacing of parts to remain serviceable.

The TrafficZone is the newest addition to Pacific Cascade Corporation line-up of services and products. TrafficZone is dedicated to the construction industry working on America’s roads, highways and infrastructure.  Offering a wide variety of on-street traffic and construction safety products. Call us at 1-800-292-7275 ext. 201 or message us online if you have any questions about your needs and challenges. We are available from 8am to 5pm PST, Monday through Friday.The most comprehensive on-line source of on-street traffic and safety products such as roll-up signs, barricades, delineators, crash barriers, safety equipment, speed reduction devices, and so much more!