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    a better bike! maybe?

    "Today at the COP 15 Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, M.I.T. students introduced the technologically advanced Copenhagen Wheel. In addition to including various sensors and Bluetooth capability, the tire stores kinetic energy from braking for a later burst of speed.

    The makers of the Copenhagen Wheel from M.I.T.'s SENSEable City Laboratory claim that the new features mark the advent of "Biking 2.0," a new era based on smarter bikes and easier rides. The wheel is certainly a step in that direction; it includes sensors for detecting distance, speed, direction, all of which are beamed via Bluetooth to the rider's iPhone. The wheel also includes a built-in lock that sends the rider a text if tampered with." Gizmodo

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    But I ride fixed because I want my bike to be primitive and inefficient.
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    I can drive when I want to be lazy.

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    Looks tarck as *******!!!

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    They're coming!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    Looks tarck as *******!!!
    Needs aerospok?

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    Looks like something from IKEA

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    Quote Originally Posted by I hate bicycles View Post
    Looks like something from IKEA
    Why do you post here if you hate it so much?

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    Bored at work?

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    Bored at work?
    Is that a question or an answer?

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    It's whatever you want it to be.

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    I can't image how expensive it will be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian View Post
    Why do you post here if you hate it so much?
    He just thinks that he's being really creative by pretending to be the opposite of everyone else on here. What he probably doesn't realize is that by pretending to hate everything, he's actually blending in perfectly with everyone else who pretends to hate everything that's posted on here.
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    I believe he's expressing teen angst, delayed to early adulthood.
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    Well, it's pretty.

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    What are the resource requirements to build this, the iphone, and the bluetooth needed to maximize it's benefit ?

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    Not if it has riser bars, it isn't.
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    "Hey! Here's a simple, easily-repaired, somewhat dignified, economical form of transportation. Why don't we make it not that?"
    The bums will always lose.

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    I bet it is just a coaster type brake and when you back pedal to brake it engages a spring type thing compresses it to release later. this is kind of a "duh" concept. surprised it hasn't been done before.

    EDIT: yeah i looked it up. it's just regenerative braking. i assumed it would be something simpler. way to innovate mit...
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    ^no, that's not it. Cars have been using regenerative breaking for quite a few years now. And electric bikes have had that option for a while. Some bike lights started using the idea a few years ago too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ADSR View Post
    "Hey! Here's a simple, easily-repaired, somewhat dignified, economical form of transportation. Why don't we make it not that?"
    That sounds like government-talk.

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    Takes the Dork Disk to a whole new level.

    Devices like this have been around, sans Bluetooth. Get yourself a Stoke Monkey. Googled it already

    Or even better, a Trunk Monkey. Using Bing just because

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    I fully expect a forward-thinking, cutting-edge car company like GM to jump on this opportunity to offer transportation alternatives.

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    But where will the spoke cards go?

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