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Old 05-29-12, 10:01 PM   #1
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Brilliant little gadget immobilizes your bike: the Spokebug

For people who haven't a kickstand.

http://kck.st/Kke1PB

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Old 06-01-12, 03:23 PM   #2
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I love those KickStarter projects. I'm waiting on my Pebble Watch and this one looks like a good one too. This will help save additional wear and tear on my Brooks saddles and bar-end mirrors from my bikes falling over all the time. I just hope that when the wifey tries to roll my bike out of the way with that the spokebug engaged that it wont break a spoke or the spokebug.
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Old 06-05-12, 10:08 AM   #3
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So this is like a less effective version of a Flickstand?

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Old 06-05-12, 02:26 PM   #4
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I would be afraid I'd take out a spoke, taking off forgetting it was set.

I used to use the flip stand, and it worked great.
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So this is like a less effective version of a Flickstand?

Oh my gosh...I forgot about those! I never had one, but I remember seeing them!

So to answer your question: yes.
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Old 06-05-12, 09:32 PM   #6
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I agree that it looks easy to damage the device or a spoke if you forget about it and start to ride off.

I just keep one of the women's elastic hair bands around a brake hood. When I stop I loop it around the back of the handlebars and then around the front brake lever. It applies the front brake and keeps the bike from rolling just like this device. My main use is when riding on our local (BART) subway system with the bike leaning against the wall of the car. Keeps it from rolling back and forth when the train starts and stops. Used to use rubber bands but the hair bands are more UV resistant so they last longer - and there are usually plenty lying around on the streets and sidewalks.
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If you try to ride off with the device engaged, nothing will be damaged. It's just zip-tied on, so it will get pushed by the spokes and rotate around the fork blade until it's out of the way. They've got a video up on the Kickstarter page showing just how this happens.
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Old 06-06-12, 05:16 AM   #8
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i use a wedged shaped cork in the brake lever as per bike hacks. drink the wine use cork priceless.
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