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Fascinating!

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He's riding a 'girls' bike.

Neat, but my first thought was, how do they get their bike if there's a power outage?
Second thought, what if the computer screws up?
Third thought, what if you've run out of credit on your account?

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Better'n a safety deposit box! Put your valuables into a lockbox, place in your bike's basket and proceed to 'park' it. Available 24/7 with no bank rigamarole...
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I figure that sooner or later someone will hack into it, then start stealing bikes. If for no other reason than the fact that they can.

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I figure that sooner or later someone will hack into it, then start stealing bikes. If for no other reason than the fact that they can.
My much lower tech approach to bike theft is that I bought a piece of crap bike and I always park it next to a really nice bike. It has never been stolen which is more than I can say for the nicer bikes that I parked next to.
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My much lower tech approach to bike theft is that I bought a piece of crap bike and I always park it next to a really nice bike. It has never been stolen which is more than I can say for the nicer bikes that I parked next to.
Marcel you sound like one of the two guys walking through the jungle when they see a lion so one of them, says to the other, How are we going to outrun that lion? The second guy says, "I don't have to outrun the lion, I just have to outrun you!" Ha Ha Ha.

The machine looks expensive to me so they would have to charge a hefty fee to cover the construction cost, I guess it could be a city thing where they put it there and the city pays, clever idea anyway but it would not pay for itself, and for it's maintenance just on ticket sales. N
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Did anyone notice the bike the machine grabbed was a white mountain bike and it magically changed into his red bike when it came out??

They have the same system for cars but there is a turntable at the entrance to turn the car around

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