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The Mothership has landed...(15 posts)

The Mothership has landed...Akirasho
Nov 6, 2001 5:25 PM
I've been looking for alternative lighting, both for safety and fun.

Last year, at Interbike, this product was seen http://www.hokeyspokes.com/ but my last emails to Mr. Hock said that it wouldn't be ready till October of this year (sending an email at this moment). Two years ago, I purchased a similar device made by Panasonic for the Japanese cycling market (heavy). Anyone out there have experience with this (Hokey) product (no PUN intended) yet?

Also, I saw this in "Cycling Plus" magazine http://www.xtremelites.com If you visit the site, take a look at the MPEG. Anyone??

Each year, I try to do the NITE ride in Indy, and I'd like a way to (legally) stand out in the crowd... also, it would be kinda kewl to freak out the druggies down by the river at 01:00 hrs...

We abide.

Remain In Light.
You don't want to end up.............STEELYeyed
Nov 6, 2001 6:20 PM
living in van-down by the river!
-Chris Farley
I hear thatC-mond
Nov 6, 2001 6:36 PM
pimpin' is not easy
my personal favorite.....IAmtnbikr
Nov 6, 2001 7:29 PM
was a friend of mine that 2 years ago showed up for our local Cedar Trails Festival night ride with glow stick dreadlocks, glow sticks in the spokes, etc. on his full suspension MTB. My wife and I were headed home after the ride, saw him headed up the road the other way, and laughed. To which he promptly screamed "hey Steve, quit laughing at me!". We laughed even more when we realized we knew him. But he had the unfair advantage of learning years of weirdness on RAGBRAI!
re: semi answering my own post...Akirasho
Nov 7, 2001 4:42 AM
Dave Hoch promply returned my email inquiry (big brownie points earned) and reports that his Hokey Spokes should be available in another 6 weeks... in time for Christmas.

Cycling... is it a sport... is it an art form... a religion, philosophy... way of life???

All of the above!

We abide.

Remain In Light.
$79/setDA
Nov 7, 2001 5:26 AM
please
what about...sly
Nov 7, 2001 6:23 AM
those little blinky lights that go on the valve stem? can't recall the url to the site
I gotta have one!! :) <nm>jbrown2036
Nov 7, 2001 9:59 AM
I like it!Kristin
Nov 7, 2001 10:26 AM
No really. Looks pretty fun. How much do you think it'll weight?

Hey, were you at the Hilly Hundred? (Somehow I thought you lived in Florida, but you mentioned Indy and that made me think.)
Come on! use the link that was posted.smashmouth
Nov 7, 2001 10:38 AM
If you bothered to look you'd have seen that it weighs 12.4oz with batteries.

Specifications
-High-intensity side visibility
-Additional back and front lighting
-Displays over 20 pre-stored designs
-Custom designs and text available at hokeyspokes.com
-Plays a design in single, sequential, or random modes
-Fits on virtually any 32 or 36 spoked wheel
-Uses 3 AA batteries for lowest weight or up to 9 AA
-Waterproof design
-Red, green, yellow, or blue-lighted versions available
-Weighs only 12.4 oz. with 3 AA batteries
-Only 7 mph speed is required for full image persistence
-Lasts up to 100 hrs continuous usage
-BMX versions available in Q2, 2001
Sniff...I'm sorryKristin
Nov 7, 2001 10:49 AM
I deserved that. Especially after yesterday's sarcastic rantings. Thank you for the insights. 24 ounces is pretty good, don't you think? I am not worthy!

*bows down and exits in a humble posture*
I think...4bykn
Nov 7, 2001 11:05 AM
I think he lives near Dayton, Ohio. Home of Airborne.
I think...TheMaxx
Nov 7, 2001 12:15 PM
You mean Huffy. Airborne is part of Huffy.
Car impact statMikeC
Nov 7, 2001 1:21 PM
According to the November C+, four times more cyclists (in Britain) are hit by cars that approach from the side than behind.
Their point is that a rear blinkie isn't enough, and most headlights can't be seen from the side.
not unexpectedjs
Nov 7, 2001 1:48 PM
given that bike+rider combos are just about 4x as "long" as they are "wide"