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Postby simon.sharwood » 01 Apr 2013, 09:38

Hey all,
I'm doing a story for theregister.co.uk, the website for which I work, with a working title of "Build a BONKERS computerised bike".
What should I include?

The Reg is a technology news site, so the idea of the story is to give our techie audience a look at the kind of bike gadgets they'll drool over for their technological values, if not their cycling utility.

Electronic shifters will get a mention. Ditto USB lights. But they're obvious and easy. What other bike gadgets are out there I need to cover?

Simon.

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Postby James Rogers » 01 Apr 2013, 11:24

The — which is an ANT+ to/from Bluetooth BLE bridge — meaning you can mix and use different sensors together.

The dynamo hub to go with The Plug.

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Postby marc2131 » 01 Apr 2013, 11:26

Simon
Not sure if you are writing in relation to road or normal commuter bikes. If the latter, might want to include a mention of these wheel lights for night riding. There are several on the market.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OruEb6JZfM

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Postby mikesbytes » 01 Apr 2013, 11:39

Also some serious lights a-ups come to mind, but hard to go past a 3w tail light


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Postby mikesbytes » 01 Apr 2013, 11:49

And a power meter, like SRM cranks

Also there's a business somewhere that hand builds CF shoes to your feet. Cost is along the lines of $1,500 per pair

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Postby marc2131 » 01 Apr 2013, 11:55

These glasses are supposed to rival Google glasses. The article came out just before Xmas 2012. Not sure if it is available on the market yet.
http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/digi ... 29xhe.html

Another story posted by Adrian E (?) a while back. Not sure if it went fell through, but the 'Copenhagen Wheel' was supposed to turn normal bikes to a hybrid electric driven one.
http://m.youtube.com/watch?client=mv-go ... cription=1
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Postby jermxx » 01 Apr 2013, 21:30

What about thought controlled gear changing?

http://www.bikeradar.com/news/article/v ... ere-31508/

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Postby marc2131 » 02 Apr 2013, 07:30

I'd like an invisible bike. As light as air. Wonderful on climbs. Sadly hasn't been invented yet.


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Postby mr mojo » 02 Apr 2013, 11:38

Not quite thought controlled gear shifting but remote gear shifting is here.

http://velonews.competitor.com/2013/04/ ... ies_280111

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Postby mr mojo » 02 Apr 2013, 11:51

Simon,

Just in case you missed it, please read the comments section below :D

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Postby simon.sharwood » 05 Apr 2013, 08:20

:D Thanks Spiros, I got suspicious about half way in. The board is too small for a GPS/Bluetooth module and has nowhere near the power required


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