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Old 10-28-04, 02:52 PM
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Hello, I am currently gathering consumer market research in order to design an exciting new product aimed at cyclists ( Personal Cooling/Heating ). To help me gather accurate consumer information i have prepared a questionaire. I hope it would only be asking a small amount of your time to complete this form and post back to me here or even Email it to me at [email protected]. Thank you for participating, if you have any questions or comments for me i will be more then happy to hear from you. thank you. Jake.

P.S. thanks to all that completed the last version of this questionaire, i hope the animal free version is less of a distraction

QUESTIONAIRE.

[ ] Male [ ] female.

Year of birth…………………..

1. What type of bicycle do you own?
[ ] conventional bicycle [ ] mountain bike [ ] BMX [ ] racing bike [ ] other.

2. What do you use your bicycle for?
[ ] casual [ ] commuting to work [ ] sporting [ ] other.

3.how often do you cycle per week?
[ ] once [ ] under 5 times [ ] under 10 times [ ] under 20 times [ ] over 20.

4.a. How far is your average single journey?
[ ] under 2 miles [ ] under 5 miles [ ] under 10 miles [ ] over 10.

b. Can you estimate your average speed of cycling?
[ ] 4mph [ ] 7mph [ ] 11mph [ ] 20mph [ ] 25mph [ ] 30mph [ ] warp 9.

5. Do you tend to wear particular clothes for your bicycle journeys?
[ ] Yes [ ] no
If yes please specify..

6.a. Do you tend to sweat during your bicycle journey?
[ ] tea spoon full [ ] desert spoon full [ ] wine glass full [ ] bowl full [ ] sink full.

b. What areas of the body do you sweat from most commonly when biking?
[ ] armpits [ ] legs [ ] groin [ ] chest [ ] back [ ] other.

7. Do u tend to sweat after your bicycle journey?
[ ] tea spoon full [ ] desert spoon full [ ] wine glass full [ ] bowl full [ ] sink full.

8. How much spare carrying capacity do you have on your bicycle?
[ ] CD player size [ ] pint of milk size [ ] pair of shoes [ ] video player.

9. Would a personal cooling/heating product be of value to you?
cooling [ ] Yes [ ] no.
heating [ ] Yes [ ] No.

10. What is the maximum you would spend on a personal cooling/heating product?
[ ] £10 [ ] £20 [ ] £40 [ ] £80 [ ] £100 [ ] £150 [ ] £200 [ ] over £200

11. Would you prefer cycling equipment to be seen on you or hidden?
[ ] on show [ ] hidden [ ] bit of both

12.What after market bicycle products do you own?
………………………………………………………………………………..
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………………………………………………………………………………..

13. How much do you spend a month on after market cycle products?
[ ] Under £10 [ ] £50 [ ] £100 [ ] £200 [ ] arm and a leg.

Thank you for your time.

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Old 10-28-04, 04:20 PM
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I once did a long tour that took me through the CA desert and along Hiway 10 into Texas during the month of July... in spite of the high heat of the day and my plan to "get up early and only ride until it gets really hot," I discovered that as long as I maintained good hydration and good speed, I needed no other form of "personal cooling system."

Sorry to burst your bubble, but that pretty well sums it up. A bike rider generates their own cooling by the very breeze they create when they ride. Imagine a fan blowing 20MPH wind on you the entire time you ride. Unless you only ride uphill, then cooling is really not an issue. I have in fact put newspapers in my jersey for downhill rides to keep from getting too cool.
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Old 10-28-04, 05:33 PM
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sorry, I am not going to take the time to do someone's survey that I have to copy and paste to answer and to top it off you didn't even take the time to type 'you.'
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QUESTIONAIRE.

[X] Male [ ] female.

Year of birth…………………..1979

1. What type of bicycle do you own?
[ ] conventional bicycle [X] mountain bike [ ] BMX [X] racing bike [ ] other.
(please note I own two of each of the checked)

2. What do you use your bicycle for?
[X] casual [X] commuting to work [X] sporting [ ] other.

3.how often do you cycle per week?
[ ] once [ ] under 5 times [ ] under 10 times [ ] under 20 times [X] over 20.

4.a. How far is your average single journey?
[ ] under 2 miles [ ] under 5 miles [X] under 10 miles [ ] over 10.

b. Can you estimate your average speed of cycling?
[ ] 4mph [ ] 7mph [ ] 11mph [X] 20mph [ ] 25mph [ ] 30mph [ ] warp 9.
(well about 18mph, but you have no option for that, so 20 it is.)

5. Do you tend to wear particular clothes for your bicycle journeys?
[X] Yes [ ] no
If yes please specify.. I wear a dri-star shirt. I prefer to wear street clothes since I do everything via bike...and i would rather not walk around like I was trying to be a pro or something...not that it's a bad hting


6.a. Do u tend to sweat during your bicycle journey?
[ ] tea spoon full [ ] desert spoon full [ ] wine glass full [ ] bowl full [X] sink full.

b. What areas of the body do you sweat from most commonly when biking?
[X] armpits [X] legs [X] groin [X] chest [X] back [ ] other.
(I'm a moving tidal wave of sweat when I ride...I'm a big guy, so it comes with the surface area)

7. Do u tend to sweat after your bicycle journey?
[ ] tea spoon full [ ] desert spoon full [ ] wine glass full [X] bowl full [ ] sink full.

8. How much spare carrying capacity do you have on your bicycle?
[ ] CD player size [ ] pint of milk size [ ] pair of shoes [ ] video player.
(no clue how to answer this, my bike only has space for tools and a bottle, less than a cd player, but i ride with a pack that can hold an entire stereo reciever and a 2-liter of coke at once.)

9. Would a personal cooling/heating product be of value to you?
cooling [ ] Yes [X] no.
heating [ ] Yes [X] No.

10. What is the maximum you would spend on a personal cooling/heating product?
[ ] £10 [ ] £20 [ ] £40 [ ] £80 [ ] £100 [ ] £150 [ ] £200 [ ] over £200
(NA since I usually do my hardest ridng at night, my body does its own heating up)

11. Would you prefer cycling equipment to be seen on you or hidden?
[ ] on show [ ] hidden [X] bit of both

12.What after market bicycle products do you own?
Cateye lights
nite rider lights
topeak computer
topeak pump
jannd saetpost bag
pedro's grips
....I could go on, basically only one of my bikes is stock, the rest were built by parts I hand selsected, so you could call those entire bikes aftermarket).

13. How much do you spend a month on after market cycle products?
[ ] Under £10 [X] £50 [ ] £100 [ ] £200 [ ] arm and a leg.
(I hope this is close to about $80USD....darn you english and your higher value currency )
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With the weather getting cooler I am not drenched with sweat when I get off the bike at work. I still sweat when I get there from the execise though. So I don't really see the point of being cooler when I ride. I didn't feel uncomfortably hot even during the muggy Florida summer when I was moving, so I guess I don't see the point (much like genec). Some way to cool my body down after the ride would be good, but I think the body's natural reactions would be tough to beat.
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i understand that simply biking along you have constant breeze, i would like to use this to full advantage (without creating too much drag) and create channels for this air to flow over and around the body ( preferably under normal clothes) possible a small air curculating device within, i dont know what problems i will come across but i have yet to enter the concept design stage, first i need to address consumers issues with the possibity of such a product.
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What a lame market survey?

-- your survey should be on your web page not text in a forum
-- you need to have a published privacy policy
-- you need to offer a reward for completing the survey, i.e. 90% discount on any developed ;roducts in next 3 years, etc.

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Originally Posted by Hemlock
With the weather getting cooler I am not drenched with sweat when I get off the bike at work. I still sweat when I get there from the execise though. So I don't really see the point of being cooler when I ride. I didn't feel uncomfortably hot even during the muggy Florida summer when I was moving, so I guess I don't see the point (much like genec). Some way to cool my body down after the ride would be good, but I think the body's natural reactions would be tough to beat.
i have noticed this too, when i arrive at work i spend a few minutes infront of the fan on my desk and get a flow of refreshing air blowing down my neck over my body, so im thinking it is important to have an air circulator within the air space between you and your clothes, that may be able to create possitive air pressure and force the hot air out.
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Originally Posted by huffypuffy
What a lame market survey?

-- your survey should be on your web page not text in a forum
-- you need to have a published privacy policy
-- you need to offer a reward for completing the survey, i.e. 90% discount on any developed ;roducts in next 3 years, etc.

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i appologise for posting my questionaire on the forum, i do feel quite cheeky, the quest for up to date information from a wide range of cyclists took over. the only thing i can offer is to keep you up to date with my studies, i will start concept design sketches soon and attempt to create to best possible answer to consumers needs/wants that i have found. i am worried about pushing my luck on this forum.
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sorry, I am not going to take the time to do someone's survey that I have to copy and paste to answer and to top it off you didn't even take the time to type 'you.'
OK, sorry about my grammar, i know its poor.
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I was interested in this until I figured out it was a "product / marketing" survey.... sucks!

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