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Osaka 'bike fixer' lends a hand
RIKUZEN-TAKATA, Iwate--The shout came out in Osaka dialect. "Bring your wheelchair, or any other wheeled item for fixing if it's broken!" said a man sitting in front of a shelter set up at Daiichi (No. 1) Middle School in Rikuzen-Takata.
A bicycle shop owner from Suminoe Ward, Osaka, Norio Eto, 66, was working as a volunteer at the shelter to repair bicycles and other wheeled devices in the quake- and tsunami-hit city.
He had traveled more than 1,000 kilometers by car to get there.
Much rubble and debris still litters the town and public transportation systems are …