This is definitely one of the coolest inventions for cycling! Take a look at the "youtube"video! Would put this on your vintage or classic rider?
Andy Botwin certainly thought so.
This has been making the rounds of the internet for quite a while now and the objections that have been voiced elsewhere are numerous. The biggest issue I see is that it's totally unusable unless you're also willing to pay for a smartphone.
Yeah, this old chestnut seems to return here every 4 - 6 months. I think it's very cool, but to answer the OPs question, I wouldn't put it on any of my C&V bikes that I actually liked. Why mess up a good thing? If I met someone who had one of these, I would ask them let me ride it.
● 1971 Grandis Superleggera ● 1972 Lambert Grand Prix ● 1972 Raleigh Super Course ● 1972 Peugeot UE-18 Mixte ● 1980 Apollo Prestige fixie ● 1982 Motobecane Jubile Sport ● 1983 Nishiki Landau ● 1984 Peugeot PH10LE ● 1984 Bianchi Limited ● 1985 Peugeot Vagabond ● 1985 Trek 600 ● 1985 Shogun Prairie Breaker ● 1986 Univega Nuovo Sport ● 1987 Schwinn Tempo ● 1996 Kona Lava Dome ● And a Bike to Be Named Later ●
any actually shipping out yet. ? or the same promo vid of a prototype sample pops up ,again.
Would I put one on a C&V bike?
When I become less-abled as I grow old, sure.
Another aspect that I don't like is having the battery internal to the wheel. Not only does it add unnecessary rotating weight, but it makes it impractical to size the battery to the uses of a particular rider. I'd like the option of a smaller, lighter battery if I have a short commute (esp. with option to recharge there), or a large heavy battery when planning longer rides. The option to quickly switch batteries would also be nice so one could keep one charged up and always ready to go.
Geez, what a bunch of curmudgeons you guys are! I think it looks brilliant. I'll never use one because I don't own a cell phone or do anything that involves an ap. But c'mon, it's pretty neat. I'd love to see one in action.
"Progress might have been all right once, but it has gone on too long."
i feel like this would diminish the sense of accomplishment i get after a long ride.