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I tagged my bike with an NFC tag

Old 12-16-14, 06:37 PM
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Dude, doesn't this add like 20 grams to the bike? That's like a couple of miles per hour, just wasted.
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Old 12-16-14, 06:48 PM
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No, I got the carbon fiber tags, they actually take 50g off the weight of your bike, but only in a wind tunnel.
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Old 12-16-14, 06:58 PM
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Oh.

I'll take three.
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Old 12-04-16, 06:53 AM
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Originally Posted by RaleighSport View Post
Not to derail but I've been following this thread from the get go, I had been wondering if the OP had been using something like a trackR which seems much more effective for the purpose of finding your bike (has some serious limitations too though) those of you looking for that route rather than simply identifying your bike after being found may also want to look into those as well. Supposedly the signal can be picked up at 100ft distance IIRC and will be tagged onto the devices network with the rough location of the device which if used how I would, would mean your bike is there. The NFC tag thing seems like a great idea for a bike hoarder but I personally only have about 13 bikes and don't need that to find which one I want to ride... yet.
I just saw this advertisement for TrackR:

Simple Way To Locate Anything
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Old 12-04-16, 07:15 AM
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To read the data via NFC, you have to bring the phone within an inch or so of the tag. You have to know it's location on the bike.
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Old 12-04-16, 07:28 AM
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It's a great idea IMO. It would be nice if those were built into the head badge and the bike company kept a database of ID's. So that cops with an app could ID the bike's owner.

I've been dreaming about taking it a step further, using active RFID which is basically the same thing with a power source to extend the range (up to 25 meters). As soon as you saw your bike missing you could alert the receivers (in other phones or scattered about town) and get a location when the stolen bike passes by them.
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I think it's a good idea too. I'd could see sticking one inside the head tube before inserting the fork, or taking the BB out and reaching up and around to stick one inside the bottom of the seat tube. Somewhere hard to find and hard to remove. But I'm not sure if it can be read through carbon.

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I've been dreaming about taking it a step further, using active RFID which is basically the same thing with a power source to extend the range (up to 25 meters). As soon as you saw your bike missing you could alert the receivers (in other phones or scattered about town) and get a location when the stolen bike passes by them.
Figure something like that out and take it on Shark Tank. You can make millions and I'll be a customer.
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