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BBC News - Cyclecams
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Has anyone seen this video?  It's a news article from the BBC about how more and more cyclists are wearing minicams to be able to have evidence in the event of an accident or assault while…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bike Bloke Feb 15, 2012.

 

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Jeff Markus left a comment for Rudolf G Burger
"I have had a Prodeco e-bike for with dubious results. Tho the bike at 350watts is well powered for an assisted commute and the 36v system at 9Ah worked well for a 8mile one way commute with a charge (appx 2hrs or half power) during the…"
May 20, 2013
Rudolf G Burger replied to Madeline's discussion Electric Bikes?
"Has anyone had any experience with the Prodeco line of e-bikes?  I was talking to a rider who had a Phantom X2, been riding it for a few years and loves it.  Not a bad looking bike, esp as it's a folder with what looks like 26"…"
May 18, 2013
Rudolf G Burger replied to Cameron 7.5 mi's discussion Who here isn't in the Chicago area?
"There is a paved path along the canal from Welland north to St. Catharines, if not Port Weller.  There are viewing stands at the locks in Thorold. Also, there are trails in the Short Hills Conservation area in Thorold.  Thorold is only…"
Feb 26, 2012
Rudolf G Burger replied to Cameron 7.5 mi's discussion Who here isn't in the Chicago area?
"I went to the library and found out that the city has these kits at most of the branches, plus the arena, Via train station, bus station and I believe the market as well.  I took a cellcam photo - not much, but enough there to get your bike…"
Feb 26, 2012
Rudolf G Burger replied to Cameron 7.5 mi's discussion Who here isn't in the Chicago area?
"Greetings from Welland, Ontario.  I have to tell you all, this is the most enjoyable list that I follow, and one of the most informative.  Welland is a small town (pop approx 48,000, but only because we annexed Dain City) located about 25…"
Feb 25, 2012
Bike Bloke replied to Rudolf G Burger's discussion BBC News - Cyclecams
"Getting a helmet cam has just moved to the top of the wishlist.  Thanks for all the links in this thread."
Feb 15, 2012
Thunder Snow replied to Rudolf G Burger's discussion BBC News - Cyclecams
"Here's a web site that specializes in reviewing and selling all kinds of helmet cams.  Just goes to show, there's at least one web site for every niche on the interwebs."
Feb 15, 2012
C.R. replied to Rudolf G Burger's discussion BBC News - Cyclecams
"After almost getting run over, I decided to dig out my Contour cam from my days in the military.  It has become immensely useful.  You would be surprised all the stuff you catch people doing.  Lately I have found that my head has been…"
Feb 15, 2012
Chris B replied to Rudolf G Burger's discussion BBC News - Cyclecams
"This is the only one I know of that loops, but it is not really good for biking: http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2011/06/looxcie-2-personal-camcorder-may-add-icloud-support/ "
Feb 15, 2012
Brendan Kevenides replied to Rudolf G Burger's discussion BBC News - Cyclecams
Feb 9, 2012
Joza 7 miles replied to Rudolf G Burger's discussion BBC News - Cyclecams
"Sorry Duppie it doesn't. Though that would be cool. "
Feb 9, 2012
Sean Newby replied to Rudolf G Burger's discussion BBC News - Cyclecams
"I use an older model Contour VR - they have since released two or three upgraded versions since I bought mine. It is smaller than the GoPro, but the mount necessary to attach it to handlebars is an additional $30 purchase. It came with a…"
Feb 9, 2012
Rudolf G Burger replied to h' 1.0's discussion First commute on studded tires
"Quite true, but I'll settle for snow right now.  After you get the bike all geared up with the tires, fenders and all, it would be nice to be able to use them.  I've only been able to use it on ice once, and that was with the…"
Feb 3, 2012
Joza 7 miles replied to Rudolf G Burger's discussion BBC News - Cyclecams
"GoproHD. Water proof and tons of attachment methods.  www.gopro.com"
Feb 2, 2012
Rudolf G Burger replied to h' 1.0's discussion First commute on studded tires
"Just out of curiosity, do any of you folks have any snow out where you live?  I haven't had any snow to ride in and test the studs since I put both on the Bigfoot. We had a warm spell and then rain and all the snow and ice melted. …"
Feb 2, 2012
Rudolf G Burger replied to Rudolf G Burger's discussion BBC News - Cyclecams
"I've been thinking of one, too.  I think there's a bicycle show coming up next month in Toronto, and they might have something there.  Also, motorcyclists have been using them, both road bikes and motocross.  I think I saw…"
Feb 2, 2012

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What I ride:
Road, Mountain, Cyclocross, Fixed Gear
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Distance, Around Town
About me:
I'm a tradesman, got into cycling late in life. My city/winter bike is a 1985(?) Norco Bigfoot modded to 18 spd, Innova studded tires, fenders, racks and folding carriers. Heavy, but lots of fun!

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At 4:03pm on May 20, 2013, Jeff Markus said…

I have had a Prodeco e-bike for with dubious results.

Tho the bike at 350watts is well powered for an assisted commute and the 36v system at 9Ah worked well for a 8mile one way commute with a charge (appx 2hrs or half power) during the workday.

However the folding action on my Storm was useless weight. The handlebars as a split-nut thus are not an easy rotation and the unconventional frame design is not car or storage rack applicble.

But the worst was the (now abandoned technology and design) problematic battery placement and mount. The first mount was good but the battery not up to Chicago weather. The second was such a light weight design that the holdown clips broke immediately. The revised clip design actually didnot fit the mounting rack. ]

I must admit at the $1200 price point I found that model at was a fiscal dream it meant the package a design comprimise bordering a nightmare.

The minor manipulations and added anchors for the battery have at present now offered what seems to be a workable situation and I hope the life cycle of the battery and frame can live up to the simple street and groomed trail use I hope to put this bike to will make the purchase worthwhile in the longrun.

I do worry about the supply for replacement parts and battery especially but as these things come up I shall deal with them.

 

 
 
 

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