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Old 07-28-08, 03:47 AM
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Keep Cool While Riding....

Could this be the ultimate commuter accessory?

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Old 07-28-08, 04:00 AM
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i believe that there device is for hypnotizing your motorized opponents...
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It's an oversize version of this Wind powered LED.

As you move the little propeller spins and the LED's light up.
This person has converted the fan motor into an alternator for power generation.
Here's how.
http://www.otherpower.com/otherpower...r_convert.html
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Old 07-28-08, 07:27 AM
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Haha, that thing looks fun! I'd like to rig one up for critical mass.
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Old 07-28-08, 07:53 AM
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Considering the direction the fan blades are facing, (forwards), I would guess its purpose is to cool the person in front of you whilst drafting therefore preventing the build up of monkey butt.
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Originally Posted by n4zou View Post
It's an oversize version of this Wind powered LED.

As you move the little propeller spins and the LED's light up.
This person has converted the fan motor into an alternator for power generation.
Here's how.
http://www.otherpower.com/otherpower...r_convert.html
My God, it never occurred to me that this might have practical utility! I want one now. So Mad Max........
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Old 07-28-08, 11:29 AM
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Nope, I'm thinking that it's actually a combination device... propeller to help with the hills and fan for the rider...probably pedal powered of course!
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