Bike Products you wish were available...

Discussion in 'The Bike Cafe' started by Racer_Rob, Aug 28, 2008.

  1. Racer_Rob

    Racer_Rob New Member

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    Hi, just wondering if there is any bike-related product that you have ever found you need, but isn't available.
    For example I've often thought just having a single brake lever to control both brakes on commuting bikes would be good.
    I heard someone made a bike jacket that flashes LEDs along your arm when you hold it out to indicate automatically. sounds niffty, but probably expensive!

    So is there any bike stuff you wish was around? (but that isn't too wacky! :D )
     
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  2. Julian G.

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    I'd like a $20 powertap(or simply enough $$$ to buy one), really, or is that too wacky?

    I think you could do the single brake lever for both brakes with a piece from a "gyro" (I think it's called, it's used for freestyle BMX bikes so they can spin the bars) that splits the cable into two. But really though, that would undermine the bike handeling under hard braking (back wheel would lose traction).
     
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    11-25 Dura Ace 7800 cassettes
     
  4. Bob Ross

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    Black patent leather pumps with 6" spike heels, drilled for 2-hole SPD style cleats



    ...in my wife's size, of course.








    Or what the hell, in my size, I know I'd look fierce sporting those!
     
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    531Aussie Well-Known Member

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    I wish I could adjust my saddle height while I'm riding/racing. True :)

    Maybe hydraulics. Let's all invent one a get rich
     
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    Adapt the hydraulic preload mech. off a sportbike rear shock w/ hydraulic preload adjustment (Ohlins, WP, Extreme Tech......yummy.).

    I'd like to see clustered cassettes go away and cassettes made with individual cogs come back in a big way. I'd rather decide what ratios are in my cassette rather than have the manufacturer do it.

    That's all I want.
     
  8. 531Aussie

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    I can hear the cash registers already :)

    It'd probably be too heavy for all the weight weenies
     
  9. Racer_Rob

    Racer_Rob New Member

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    that really is wacky :p ...if only!

    dgregory57, that's very interesting, i thought someone would have come up with one already!

    Here's another one, tyres which display their current pressure on the sidewall. Would make pumping up using old-school pumps easier and help to show if you've got a slow puncture...somehow I can't see it happening though.
     
  10. 531Aussie

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    I had to post these somewhere :)


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  11. benkoostra

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    I'd like to see a road version of the Girvin Flexstem.

    Saddles that can be customized for comfort.

    road-specific disc brakes.

    More nudity on group rides.

    12 lb road bikes that don't cost $12K
     
  12. Racer_Rob

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    ...2nd that
     
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    You don't want to see nude men! Maybe nude women and crossdressers!
     
  14. Julian G.

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    So, explain to me, how a person with no clothes on could be a crossdresser?
     
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    The technology is there already, I just can't see anyone paying $200+ for a 1500 gram road tire:D. Wait a couple of years, the research into automotive tire inflation indicators will likely trickle down to bicycles.
     
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    Just a wig and makeup on!
     
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    Crank Brothers has a seat post like you are hoping for...it is called "Joplin" I believe. It is intended for MTBs but it sure is nifty, probably quite expensive though.
     
  19. 531Aussie

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    Hmmm, looks interesting. Apparently the lever works like an office chair. I wonder if the cool kids would tease me :)

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