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Old 04-25-13, 08:59 AM   #1
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Bike generator Kickstarter

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...fe-one-pedal-a

I'll be funding them. I've been debating a generator for a while and this seems like an easy to use and install one that will also make getting a trainer really worthwhile. Mainly I'd want to use it to extend the life of a GoPro on the bike so I could get more than a couple hours out of it.
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That looks interesting, particularly for the long distance touring crowd. I'm not seeing the Africa connection though.

For your uses, what do you mean "will make getting a trainer really worthwhile?"
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P.T. Barnum... IMHO


"This means your device is always safe, even if you’re screaming downhill at 30mph!"

...screaming...and 30 mph in the same sentence.

Lets see... I am funding a startup and get one of the following "promises"

$35 - a spiffy (expensive) t-shirt.

$85 – ...receive the very first Atom generator packages—at $20 off full retail price...

$95 – ...Get the Atom generator package—at $10 off full retail price...

So I get a better deal on the vaporware if I pledge $85 rather than $95

Count me in! (End sarcasm)
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Let's see, the heavy end of it is unsecured and inside the seatstays.

I can just imagine the gleeful smiles of local wheelbuilders as the cyclists who hit potholes and had the thing bounce into their spokes start streaming into their shops.

That is a seriously poor design. They couldn't bother putting some sort of quick-release latch on the battery pack to affix it to the seatstay?
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While I think the technology is cool, and the heart seems to be there, the execution is rather messy.

But I think the crowd they are going after is more of the enviro friendlies. And Apple product owners....bleah....
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http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...fe-one-pedal-a

I'll be funding them. I've been debating a generator for a while and this seems like an easy to use and install one that will also make getting a trainer really worthwhile. Mainly I'd want to use it to extend the life of a GoPro on the bike so I could get more than a couple hours out of it.
I can see the appeal... Hmmm... Interesting...
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