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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?
    Knows the weight of my bike to the nearest 10 pounds.

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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....
    Looking forward to my winter commuting adventure.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanBlader View Post
    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...
    "I had this baby hand made in Tuscany, from titanium blessed by the pope. It weighs less than a fart, and costs more than a divorce..."

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