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  • New self-service repair stations on The Loop

    May 29, 2013 | Read More News
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    Add air to your bike tires or fix that rattling noise using new “Fixit” stands on The Loop. Pima County recently installed six new self-service repair stations on the shared-use path along the Rillito River and Santa Cruz River.  Over Memorial Day Weekend, Pima County Bike Ambassadors showed people how to use the tools to make minor adjustments to bicycles of all kinds.
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    “The Fixit repair stand provides tools people need to fix their bikes just in case they have a problem on their bike ride along The Loop,” said Bicycle and Pedestrian Program Manager Matt Zoll. “It’s quick and easy to give your tires a little more air, adjust a bolt with an Allen wrench, or use a screwdriver to tighten a screw.”
    Similar to the self-service bike repair stands available at the University of Arizona and at several retail locations in Tucson, the Fixit stations are convenient and easy to use.

    Screwdrivers, Allen wrenches, and other tools for common bike repairs are attached to the stand using cables. On top of the stand is a place to hang a bike while making trailside adjustments. The pump has a gauge on top so the user can see the exact tire pressure and pump up tires to the appropriate levels.

    In addition, there’s a QR code on the front of the stand so users can view detailed instructions on bike repair using a smart phone.

    For more information about the Fixit stations, contact Matt Zoll, 520-243-2453.

    For more information about The Loop, visit: www.pima.gov/TheLoop.