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    Humvee of bikes =Worksman Nightshade's Avatar
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    First the smart phone now a smart bike......

    My preferred bicycle brand is.......WORKSMAN CYCLES
    I dislike clipless pedals on any city bike since I feel they are unsafe.

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    Steel: nearly a thousand years of metallurgical development
    Aluminum: barely a hundred, which one would you rather have under your butt at 30mph?

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    rebmeM roineS JanMM's Avatar
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    Can the headlight be aimed?
    Can the "tail lights"/turn signals be seen from behind? Can tail lights be a color other than red? Not in Indiana.
    How many different sizes of each style will be available? Fixed bar/stem combo could be problematic.
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    apocryphal sobriquet J.C. Koto's Avatar
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    ugh.. Probably another invention from someone who rarely actually rides a bike at night, or ever for that matter...

    The more I look at it the more I think it's the stupidest bike-related thing I've ever seen

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.C. Koto View Post
    ugh.. Probably another invention from someone who rarely actually rides a bike at night, or ever for that matter...

    The more I look at it the more I think it's the stupidest bike-related thing I've ever seen
    It needs an Apple Logo, an "i" in front of the name, and to be introduced as an "elegant design"to a panting techie crowd by a Steve Jobs clone; and triple the price with no discount.

    Should sell like hot cakes.

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    I don't like it...It's just another useless gimmick...Only a geek would buy something like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfchild View Post
    I don't like it...It's just another useless gimmick...Only a geek would buy something like that.
    I agree its a gimmick.
    I disagree with geeks buying it. A true geek would mod his own handlebar with high powered led's facing forward. There's no reason for a blinker on a bike, just point where you want to go.
    Hey guys, lets go play bikes!

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    Eh,he didn't reinvent the wheel,but it's not too bad. The GPS tracker is a nice touch,just as long as the thief doesn't know what the bars are. The front light should be decent as a be-seen light. The rear lights are just for decoration though,and the turn signal thing is mostly useless(drivers won't see the right one).

    If he'd put out a bar with just the GPS tracker,I might be interested.

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    Welll, not that I'm advocating it, but integrating essential equipment isn't necessarily a bad idea. Back in the olden days, headlights were stuck on top of fenders much like bike likes are strapped onto handle bars on bicycles today. It took awhile but headlights are now fully integrated into the body of cars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JanMM View Post
    Can the headlight be aimed?
    Can the "tail lights"/turn signals be seen from behind? Can tail lights be a color other than red? Not in Indiana.
    How many different sizes of each style will be available? Fixed bar/stem combo could be problematic.
    Even without considering legality of rear lights not being red it's all well and good having different light colours at different speeds but it seems to me that anything non-standard is inviting being misidentified on the road. I don't want cars passing really close because they thought I was a traffic cone or something.

    It's also hard to see how it adds any value over putting your own headlight on it, you can already get lights that plug into the bar ends, and personally I don't want things like GPS bundled with my handlebars. I've got my own GPS that shows my position on a map and bundling any more into the bars just means it's more expensive if someone steals the bike or I crash and break the bars.
    "For a list of ways technology has failed to improve quality of life, press three"

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    I like the idea of putting GPS tracker inside the handlebar or head tube or seat tube....or maybe attached near the front derailleur "hidden" in plain site.

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    The video makes it seem as if you don't have to worry about your bike getting ripped off - the GPS will take you right to the stolen bike. Right.
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