Vending machines are often the last resort for people desperate to satisfy a craving, unless what they're craving is a hilariously stupid beer bar, in which case that last resort is Dick's. Proving vending machines can also be a last resort for two-wheelers: Bike Fixtation.
These locally invented, do-it-yourself bike repair kiosks combine a fully tooled work area with a spare-parts vending machine, and are now set to pop up all over high-traffic biking hubs around town, with the first just opened above the Greenway in the Uptown Transit Station, and the next prospectively slated for the Wedge Co-op, which just can't fit you in, and cruelly controls all the tools you'd need to do so yourself. Each unit boasts an elevated repair stand (only car mechanics and poppers lie on their backs) replete with tools to fix virtually any part of a bike (standard and hex wrenches, spoke tools, tire levers, and screwdrivers), as well as a free-to-use electric tire pump -- aka the disastrous follow-up to Marcia Griffiths' 1990 dance sensation. If a part's busted beyond repair, the adjacent vending machine takes cash or credit, and is stocked with supplies like bike tubes, lights, water bottles, and patch kits -- though this really isn't any time to play pirates, there's a bike in disrepair!
Should the thing that's breaking down mid-ride be you, it also vends an array of athletic beverages and "healthy snacks", so people who still want crummy food can go eat a di -- err, eat at Dick's.