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Old 07-28-03, 10:14 AM   #1
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Custom Bike Stero

Looking to make a rack mount or tow behind custom bike party stereo, looking for website on it or just a place where people show off their creations. I have a couple ideas but would love more input. Looking to do a 12 volt battery with a solar power recharge, speakers, and more than likely a small amp, and a large mp3 player....Any input would be much appreciated.


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Old 07-28-03, 12:12 PM   #2
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you could hook up a regenerative charging system to your wheel to have the bike repower the battery. screw solar power, you be the power
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Old 07-28-03, 12:14 PM   #3
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that was my first thought but I am to lazy and to much of a drunk
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Old 07-28-03, 12:32 PM   #4
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I saw a lowrider a few years ago with a tow-behind stereo made from car stereo components. I don't think it had an integrated charging system though. If I was going to make one, I'd find some small pnuematic wheels, make a box from MDF or plywood with appropriate holes for the speakers and head, fit the battery inside and rig up the wheels inside the box somehow. If you really want to show off, make it out of fibreglass.
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Old 09-09-03, 06:58 PM   #5
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Search for "Stereo" OR "Trailer" to check it all out.

Being the home of RAGBRAI (450+ miles of party biking) This year was the first year I went with a solar panel to charge my batteries.

We have built 15+ trailer/ racks set-ups of all sizes in the past two years. We have spent waaay too much money testing out new speakers, amps etc.

We only use a Pioneer (bullet-proof) TS-TRX40 speaker, and a small 100 watt (cheap) amp, and a small gel celled 12 Volt battery (6-12 amp hours). Get some RCA jack with a male stereo headphone jack, and wa-la plug in any walkman, CD player, MP3, etc.

Depending on the system you want and how far you are willing to carry the darned thing, you can use 1-3 speakers, up to a 250 watt amp and a 12 amp hour battery.

We build the systems more for longevity that bone crushing power. They are loud enough to lead a draft line 20+ long and for every one to hear it, PLUS the system will last 6-12 hours depending on your set-up

The last couple of years, I have foregone the trailer set up and went with a rack setup... Less weight and friction on the ground with the trailer.

Anyways... Look through the RAGBRAI Galleries too for the "follies"!
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Old 09-09-03, 07:10 PM   #6
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