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    New product idea!

    Listen up, all you lurking bike accessory company employees: Electrically-warmed saddle covers!

    If such a product already exists, please point me to it.
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    What's the point of a bike if you can only ride it on weekends, and you can't even carry anything with you?!
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    Commuter JohnBrooking's Avatar
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    Hmm... I guess electric underwear would the simpler solution... Didn't think of that...
    Quote Originally Posted by MadfiNch on Commuting forum
    What's the point of a bike if you can only ride it on weekends, and you can't even carry anything with you?!
    Portland Maine Bicycle Commuting Meetup

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    Electric underwear worries me, especially when things are wet. I don't want to play 'shock the pecker'.
    "Let us hope our weapons are never needed --but do not forget what the common people knew when they demanded the Bill of Rights: An armed citizenry is the first defense, the best defense, and the final defense against tyranny. If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers. Only the government -- and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws" - Edward Abbey

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    chemical is much better,

    Cause bats are going to cost alot, and not last long.

    Why convert chemical energy in to electricity then back in to heat, when you can do strait from chemical to heat?

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    Not sure I like the idea of chemicals down yonder either. Imagine dropping your drawers to discover that you got a glow-in-the-dark woody! Or worse, one with three heads and scales!
    "Let us hope our weapons are never needed --but do not forget what the common people knew when they demanded the Bill of Rights: An armed citizenry is the first defense, the best defense, and the final defense against tyranny. If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers. Only the government -- and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws" - Edward Abbey

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    Even on the coldest of days I don't recall ever being concerned that my nether regions weren't warm enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chipcom
    Not sure I like the idea of chemicals down yonder either. Imagine dropping your drawers to discover that you got a glow-in-the-dark woody! Or worse, one with three heads and scales!
    I bet you don't carry a cell phone around?

    Wiki: The magnesium metal is mixed together with a small amount of iron in a pouch. To activate the reaction, a small amount of water is added, and the boiling point of water is quickly reached as the reaction proceeds.

    I don't mind Mg and Fe and some water under my rear...

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    Quote Originally Posted by nick burns
    Even on the coldest of days I don't recall ever being concerned that my nether regions weren't warm enough.
    Same, -30c this morn... no probs. just wear layers.

    But just as advice... electricity sucks for heating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chipcom
    Electric underwear worries me, especially when things are wet. I don't want to play 'shock the pecker'.
    Could actually be interesting!
    Why isn't 11 pronounced onety one?

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    Some motorcycles have heated seats. Man are they nice. You can even by retrofit kits to peal off the saddle cover and install 'em yourself. For a bicycle saddle you might use the grip heater size. They use a fair bit of juice, though. Frankly on a bicycle I can't fathom using them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by diff_lock2
    I bet you don't carry a cell phone around?
    In the saddlebag where it can't hurt me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ritehsedad
    Could actually be interesting!
    <adds RDad to the 'shock the pecker' volunteer list for the Bubba the Love Sponge show. />
    "Let us hope our weapons are never needed --but do not forget what the common people knew when they demanded the Bill of Rights: An armed citizenry is the first defense, the best defense, and the final defense against tyranny. If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers. Only the government -- and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws" - Edward Abbey

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnBrooking
    Listen up, all you lurking bike accessory company employees: Electrically-warmed saddle covers!

    If such a product already exists, please point me to it.
    Well John, the protoype is finished, but I need you to be the test pilot OK ?


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