Alt Bike Culture - "RockTheBike"
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10-16-07, 02:20 AM
Check what these fellas from San Fran got goin on. www.rockthebike.com
I was impressed by them at Austin's annual moonlight cruise (discussed on their blog). These 2 guys have a neat thing going here. They are bike advocates with a business that enriches bike culture. Paul aka Fossil Fool is a good guy and entertaining as well.
10-16-07, 10:14 AM
That's a great scene. I'm not a neon person, but it seems like an okay product. Do those guys ever post here? The idea of the Xtras with light and sound is familiar.
10-16-07, 11:15 AM
Some cool stuff on that site.....
10-24-07, 10:25 AM
I was out at the moonlight cruise and I was really impressed with their setups as well. Got me thinking about building something similar, but as I'm broke right now this is what $8 in components from Radio Shack and Zingers (diy store), a trip to my works' deprovisioning bin, some spare Axiom pannier mounting hardware, a UPS battery and an evenings' worth of cutting, drilling and soldering work got me:
I'm calling it FRANKENSTEREO 1000!!! and I'm sure the next one (2000!!!) will be even nicer and more importantly, LOUDER! The music-making portion is a 44w output amp (22 for sub, 11 ea for the satellite speakers) and some computer speakers so it's not super loud but it only eats about 1.4amps under HEAVY load (aka. Reign in Blood on full blast) so on these 12Ah batteries I should be able to run it for 4 hours without even draining the battery half-way.
Thanks for the inspiration Rockthebike dudes, and next time try playing some better music. ;)
We were unsure about neon as well till we tried it. Ton of fun for night riding and it keeps cars away from you :)
11-19-07, 06:46 PM
Like someone else said, it's cool but you have to hate the 400% mark-up on the neon.
Doesn't bother me in the least. They are making a product that makes biking more fun and making some money at it. More power to em :)
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