Monthly Archives: September 2010

Nokia Bicycle Charger – REALLY?

Really?  Really!  You couldn’t check before you left home?  You could just … i dunno … not use your phone for a ride?!!!!!  I had to check it wasn’t an April Fools.  I shake my head in abject despair…

Green, I know, but really?  did you see the bicycle clamp?  That would look so great on your tit bike.

Obviously technology has vastly improved since the ‘vlou liggie dynamo’ days with settings to prevent power surges and its only compatible with Nokias that have the 2mm power jacks.  So if this is your kind of thing then its important to know that this is not yet available and Nokia are still to decide on a sale price.

For the rest of us …. Really?

And before you guys that do long endurance races get on my case this is Nokia specific if you are planning on touring or doing the freedom challenge or the epic and need something that can charge your phone, gps and ipod then best you get a “PedalPower+” charger

Still bulky it attaches to the handlebars  but the really great thing (apart from the fact that is has moved into the 21st Century) is that this charging device comes in a hub version (move over dynamo) for the more, shall we say, hardcore guys

much better.

Interbike 2010: All-carbon super-wheels from Mad Fiber By Matt Pacocha, US editor, in Las Vegas

Seen at Interbike 2010 – MadFiber make one of the best all carbon fiber wheelsets …  why you ask … “It’s a 1,080g road wheelset (60mm front, 66mm rear rims) that can max out the company’s static crush test, and thus carries no rider weight limit, but comes with a four-year warranty and, at US$2,600, is relatively cheap compared to the competition (who are asking upwards of $6,000)”

The spokes (12 front, 18 rear) are made from five plies of carbon and bonded to the hub flanges and rim walls. The outer layer of the spoke is wrapped in 12k fibre to keep it from splintering due to normal wear and tear.

For more technical info and to read the full article visit:

According to their MadFibers website you could choose MadFiber wheels for the flattest, fastest, windiest days – and not pay a price in added weight.  Wheels come with skewers, cork brake shoes, and valve extenders.

Visit their website for more info on their products, warranties and of course to purchase

mmm yummy, a weight weenie feast

Happy cycling