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From cigarettes to cyclists

Late-night puncture? Don’t let it spoil your evening, repair your tyres at all hours of the day thanks to the inner tube vending machine from Schwalbe. These vending machines aren’t just your average- they are made from recycled cigarette vending machines.

Cigarette vending machines used to be a very popular way to dispense tobacco products outside bars and restaurants, fast forward to the health conscious present day; the fact that they are now used to promote healthy living and increase public health, installed outside of Bike shops is ironic to say the least.

When cigarette vending machines were made illegal, this left thousands of establishments with bulky vending machines they could no longer use. Re-using them in this manner means they are not only sustainable, they are incredibly convenient allowing cyclists to repair their tyres when bike shops are closed.

The tube vending machines from Schwalbe are thoroughly refurbished cigarette machines that hold 60 tubes in six different sizes. They are extremely rugged allowing them to withstand most indoor and outdoor conditions. It has internal cooling and optional heating for colder climates. The hardwearing, front is extremely resistant to vandalism. It can be configured to accept all payment methods including coins, notes, credit and stored value cards. They are commonly installed conveniently outside of bicycle repair shops.

If you would like to find out more about the Inner Tube Vending machine, contact us here.