Monday, March 29, 2010

How can we be more like Japan?

I went into the office at work to eat my tasty vegan soup and I saw this article from the NY Daily News that Kyle was reading. Bike parts/accessories in a vending machine? Hmmm....

A new vending machine in Brooklyn doesn't sell the real thing - but you can get a wheel thing.

Five-dollar inner tubes and all kinds of bike parts are available in the machine on S. Sixth St. in Williamsburg, in front of Baruch Herzfeld's Traif Bike Gesheft [loose translation: nonkosher bike shop].

"If people get a flat tire in the middle of the night, they can come here," said Herzfeld, 38.

"We've got bells, lights, locks, brake pads," said Matthew Caputo, 25, pressing buttons to flip through the offerings.
Read more HERE

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