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    Cool Arlington's First Combination Little Free Library & Bike Repair Station

    Arlington's first combination Little Free Library and Bike Repair Station now open near Columbia Pike at 8th St S & S Courthouse Rd. Current toolset is bike pump + metric allen keys + crescent wrench.



    Perhaps it will start a trend?

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    One month and three days til first theft. Pump, wrench, Allen keys all gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris_s View Post
    One month and three days til first theft. Pump, wrench, Allen keys all gone.

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    I hope someone really really needed that wrench and that you’ve made their Christmas come early.

    Are you going to replace?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judd View Post
    I hope someone really really needed that wrench and that you’ve made their Christmas come early.

    Are you going to replace?
    I hope the same. If they really needed them so badly that they felt like they needed to steal them, then I wish them well. If it was just malice then *insert angry face*.

    Hoping to put in replacements before I head out of town for Thanksgiving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris_s View Post
    I hope the same. If they really needed them so badly that they felt like they needed to steal them, then I wish them well. If it was just malice then *insert angry face*.

    Hoping to put in replacements before I head out of town for Thanksgiving.
    Yeah, saw this on Saturday, but thought you knew. Was going to mention it, but why ruin Friendsgiving?

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    That's too bad. Have you thought about using wire rope like the commercial bike repair stations? Aluminum ferrules require a swaging tool for installation, but even bolt-on rope clips would slow down most would-be thieves. Certainly more theft-proof than parachute cord.

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    You just reminded me.. There are now two fix-it stations in Herndon just off the W&OD. One near Van Buren and the second near Herndon Community Center, just west of Ferndale, Ave. They are both oddly placed... in the middle of the grass at least 15-20 feet from the trail and black/low to the ground. I almost missed them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FFX_Hinterlands View Post
    You just reminded me.. There are now two fix-it stations in Herndon just off the W&OD. One near Van Buren and the second near Herndon Community Center, just west of Ferndale, Ave. They are both oddly placed... in the middle of the grass at least 15-20 feet from the trail and black/low to the ground. I almost missed them.

    Tom
    Would anyone object if a sign pointing to the fix it station suddenly appeared on the side of the trail?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judd View Post
    Would anyone object if a sign pointing to the fix it station suddenly appeared on the side of the trail?
    Sometimes that happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VA2DC View Post
    That's too bad. Have you thought about using wire rope like the commercial bike repair stations? Aluminum ferrules require a swaging tool for installation, but even bolt-on rope clips would slow down most would-be thieves. Certainly more theft-proof than parachute cord.
    Looks like I'm going to have to head this direction. The replacement tools didn't last a week. Open to suggestions on the best method of attaching the wire rope to the body of the library. The screw-in eyes that I'm currently using can be easily unscrewed and the thief could just take the tools and wire rope all together home to detach at their leisure.

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