Bicycle Mechanics - Installing a sound system to bike?
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08-05-05, 10:47 PM
Has anyone here tried it before? I'm thinking that I could just a buy battery operated portable CD player and battery operated speakers and duct tape them to the handlebars. But is there a better way to do it?
Also, how about a fan? I'm sure that's been done before. Once again, I was thinking that duct taping a battery operated minifan to my handlebars would do the trick, but there has to be a better way.
I know these seem like silly questions, but I really want to make my ride as comfortable as possible.
You might want to check out these past threads.
Perhaps you are looking to do what this person did?
08-05-05, 11:21 PM
08-05-05, 11:38 PM
get a handle bar bag. Do all of your duct taping inside the bag and out of site.
A fan? Are you serious? Bike faster! There's your fan!
Seriously, that's a little nuts. You can bike at as slow as 2 mph and get a far better cooling breeze than you would get from a fan. And when you're standing still, you'll be hotter than you would be without the fan because of all the extra energy you've burned lugging that fan and batteries around with you.
The whole point of a bike is speed through energy efficiency and the joy of having the wind in your face. Putting a fan on a bike almost seems like sacrilige to me.
08-06-05, 03:18 PM
I actually laughed out loud when I saw that picture. Still you can't beat that dude on a bike with a ghetto blaster stereo system strapped to his handlebar basket. That was just. That was too good.
Unless the fan supplies force in excess of its inherent drag, it's actually both slowing you down and SLOWING the wind in your face!
You'd be better off with a plastic windscreen...
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