We recently covered a helmet vending machine roll-out in Boston that will be stationed at the city’s bike sharing outposts. Here’s another interesting concept dispensing bike parts to stranded New York City cyclists. Having a flat tire is the worst, even more incovenient at night when cycling shops are closed. Luckily, a new service created Express Biker has come up with a way to rescue those in need with their vending machines.
The new service pioneered by Shimon Kivman provides items catering to the everyday needs of riders, including lights, tubes, C02, patch kits and more. Each machine is equipped with a system that allows you to swipe your credit card or phone, with a “Sensit” delivery system which ensures you’ve received your product or money back. Currently there are only two machines in Brooklyn, but the company has plans to expand its availability at a number of outdoor locations near major bike routes throughout New York City.