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BikeCharge Dynamo Charges Your Gadgets As You Ride

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August 29, 2012 8:31:47 AM

I think this is the solution for fatness in America :lol: !!
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August 29, 2012 8:40:00 AM

So, dangling USB cables and spinning spoked wheels; looks safe to me!

Seriously though, I foresee no issues with USB cables getting pulled into the wheel causing the front tire to lock up and sending the rider flying face first into the ground.

:heink: 
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August 29, 2012 9:31:00 AM

99$ for a bike dyname.. fappery!
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August 29, 2012 10:10:36 AM

outlw6669So, dangling USB cables and spinning spoked wheels; looks safe to me!Seriously though, I foresee no issues with USB cables getting pulled into the wheel causing the front tire to lock up and sending the rider flying face first into the ground.


Totally agree, nice idea in theory, but in practice this doesn't sound good.

If it locks up it might not throw the cyclist off the bike, but it sure would whip your phone out your pocket and send it catapulting god knows where!
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August 29, 2012 10:24:53 AM

The_Trutherizer99$ for a bike dyname.. fappery!


this guy obviously never heard of cable ties..
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August 29, 2012 10:25:31 AM

Why would I want my bike lights on when I'm not riding the bike? Use the power to charge my gadget with the full 3w's of power even when I don't ride at the otherwise required speed (20 kmh)
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August 29, 2012 12:13:49 PM

yep... a few cheap usb cords and a few zip ties and you are good to go
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August 29, 2012 12:18:59 PM

A hundred bucks is pricey? Yeesh, people pay more than that a month for crappy AT&T service.
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August 29, 2012 12:39:59 PM

Man, I could really use this on my commuter bike, but living in Seattle I have to wonder how well it works in the rain, given those connectors look like just regular USB ports. Not good.
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August 29, 2012 12:52:23 PM

When you say 'since the 80s' you mean since the 1880's, right? :) 
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August 29, 2012 1:02:31 PM

Use the hub-generator many commuter bikes come with. Then lead a cable to the handle bars where you put the usb hub thing.

This? This is down right dumb. USB cables at the hub? Dafuq, did the inventor never use a bike?
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August 29, 2012 1:13:37 PM

Very dumb looking device. 1. hazard of cable getting caught in the spokes (yeah ok cable ties, how about if it gets unplugged or you ride by a bush and it gets caught on a twig?) 2. lets put a dynamo where the wheel spins the least! genius...

Tell them to go look at the dynamo designs from the 80s, they might get some good tips from that.
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August 29, 2012 1:49:56 PM

outlw6669So, dangling USB cables and spinning spoked wheels; looks safe to me!Seriously though, I foresee no issues with USB cables getting pulled into the wheel causing the front tire to lock up and sending the rider flying face first into the ground.


My thought too. A better design would be a remote port hub attached to the middle of the handlebar, connected to the dynamo with a short cable in a semi-rigid sleeve.
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August 31, 2012 3:40:49 AM

AntiZig... 2. lets put a dynamo where the wheel spins the least! genius...


it makes less resistance to the rotation, makes driving the bike easier, instead of feeling like riding over a steep mountain, so it's basic physics

outlw6669So, dangling USB cables and spinning spoked wheels; looks safe to me!Seriously though, I foresee no issues with USB cables getting pulled into the wheel causing the front tire to lock up and sending the rider flying face first into the ground.


if the cable is short and the phone is in the pocket the same side of the generator, it should be hrd to get into the wheels

but still I think this is a pointless device, can just charge my phone at home
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