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Old 04-06-11, 08:31 PM
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biking on the beach and camping with your bicycles

We are a group of students that are looking for problems in biking and would very likely to design a convenient solution for bikers, but we need your voices~
Just wondering if anyone of you ever ride your bicycle to beaches, or camping with your bike?
any problem that you guys would change but there is no solution out there in the market.. or in other word, anything you want but its not exist..
have you ever met any problem while biking or camping with your bike?
please share with us any difficulties you've met.

or maybe just simply share your biking stories with us.. that will be super helpful..

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Old 04-06-11, 08:59 PM
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Shortage of good, quiet campsites. Too much weekend partying in parks.
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Old 04-07-11, 06:41 AM
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You should probably take this to the touring forum and spend some time reading the posts offer there.

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Old 04-07-11, 10:52 AM
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Originally Posted by huairollss View Post
any problem that you guys would change but there is no solution out there in the market.. or in other word, anything you want but its not exist..
I'd like a way to take my carbon fiber road bike on trips like this. I want to be able to secure it against theft, but I don't want to lock it to anything. Also, I want to be able to leave it in a way that it won't get damaged - not so much as a scratch to the paint. Which rules out a lock. Also, I want to make sure the handlebars or even just the shifters don't get stolen. My tent isn't secure enough for this.
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Old 04-07-11, 12:48 PM
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Problems I have biking on the beach:

-My tires are too narrow and I sink down too much
-Sand gets into everything
-SPD compatible sandals are not as comfy as regular sandals
-Embarrassing tan lines from bike specific clothing
-That "Snooki" thing

Problems I have with camping:

-Jackhole motorists.

That's pretty much it for bike touring. Everything else is fine.
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Old 04-07-11, 12:59 PM
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I have a different problem for you to solve if you don't get any good ideas for dealing with beaches.

There are quite a few people that bike through the winter. However, winter cycling presents many challenges. A big one is just being able to stay upright and maintain a straight line in snow of any depth. There are studded tires and tires with aggressive tread patterns that help, but there are fundamental problems with using 2 wheeled vehicles in icy and snowy conditions.

Trikes present their own problems but it maybe that sort of platform has more potential.

So here's my challenge: Come up with a reasonably priced, street legal, human powered vehicle, either based on a bike or not, that you can use to travel safely over ice and snow as well as asphalt. It should work on beaches too.
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Old 04-07-11, 01:04 PM
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The skinny tire beach thing is pretty much solved I think



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If this is a design class project--these tend to show up fairly regularly on the forums-- I suggest the following lines of inquiry.

--a cover or cowling designed to keep sand out of hubs or bottom brackets. Sand in the working innards of bike components can ruin them rapidly

--an easy spray-on anti-sal****er corrosion coating so that a normal bike with any number of steel components can be used at the salty beach. Bonus if it is also a lubricant.

--an effective lock usable with sand when no trees are around. Maybe a deadman anchor? Look it up.

--a handlebar tide chart? I dunno.

Please share the results of your project with us. So often we are mined by students for leads on projects, and never see the benefits.
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Old 04-08-11, 09:03 AM
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The skinny tire beach thing is pretty much solved I think




holy smokes, what kind of tires are those???
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