Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets - Bike IPOD Player
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03-07-08, 09:32 AM
Could anyone provide instructions for assembling a IPOD player for a bicycle. I have an IPOD, a couple of small Polk Audio car speakers and an unused seat bag. What is needed to make the IPOD power the speakers? Anyone have a Radio Shack parts list or something like it?
Would I be better off to bite the bullet and purchase this?; http://www.cyclesound.net/
03-07-08, 10:00 PM
This looks pretty good.
04-11-08, 03:37 PM
land shark; i'm in clive, im working on a rig. i bought a seatpost mounted bag. got a sonic impact amp. it's only about 12watts/ch, but it's VERY efficient. a small SLA battery and now i need to pick the right speakers to put in it. the whole thing shoud be about 8lbs and should be able to play at decent volume all day. i also picked up a SCOSCHE ipod remote that will allow me to run the whole thing from a stem mounted remote control. pm me and ill give you my add so you can see how far i've gotten and maybe give me some of your ideas.
04-15-08, 02:18 PM
Did you ever see the unit from cyclesounds? I heard one on RAGBRAI last year that sounded pretty good. They are around $159.00
04-17-08, 08:27 PM
Not directly answering your question but....
I use this on my commuter bike. Only a single speaker but it sounds pretty descent. I got it for $39.99 at TJ Maxx. Fits on water bottle mount... has a handlebar remote....pretty rugged too...
04-17-08, 09:18 PM
I'm also use one from ihome audio
04-28-08, 10:53 AM
Found an iHome iH85B for under $50 (w/shipping) -- works great on back country roads, volume is reasonable and adjustable, you can pause it on the go, and sound is adequate. I tend to turn it off in traffic and more urban areas to avoid disturbing others and allow me to hear cars better -- but functions as advertised...
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