Things I wish someone would make

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Re: Things I wish someone would make

Postby Jonty » 20 Sep 2011, 12:27pm

Comfortable underpants which do not need constant readjusting.
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Re: Things I wish someone would make

Postby AlanD » 20 Sep 2011, 1:54pm

A field generator which binds free electrons. So if a car gets too close, it's engine conks out.
Failing that, my personal forcefield.

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Re: Things I wish someone would make

Postby Nettled Shin » 20 Sep 2011, 1:56pm

How about bolt-on drops for straight handlebars. Or side extensions for drop handlebars for when the going gets tricky.

I'd also like to see tritium paint used on gear shifters so you can see their setting in the dark.

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Re: Things I wish someone would make

Postby [XAP]Bob » 20 Sep 2011, 2:10pm

Freehub dynamo, preferably with a clutch...

So you have a lever which you can pull to disengage the pawls and allow stationary gear changes.
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Re: Things I wish someone would make

Postby richards » 20 Sep 2011, 6:48pm

How about a battery powered electromagnet for getting bearings out of wheels and BB when servicing them? And for finding and picking them off the floor when I lose one.

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Re: Things I wish someone would make

Postby ferrit worrier » 20 Sep 2011, 7:32pm

richards wrote:How about a battery powered electromagnet for getting bearings out of wheels and BB when servicing them? And for finding and picking them off the floor when I lose one.


Take the magnets out of an old Hard disc drive and pop one onto a screw driver it'll pick the balls up beatuifully


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Re: Things I wish someone would make

Postby ferrit worrier » 20 Sep 2011, 7:36pm

I'd like a machine that zaps the phone system of these nerds that keep pestering me with "Regarding your accident blah blah blah" and all the other junk phone calls we get :evil:


Oooh I do feel better after that :lol: :lol:
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Re: Things I wish someone would make

Postby Nettled Shin » 20 Sep 2011, 9:49pm

ferrit worrier wrote:Take the magnets out of an old Hard disc drive and pop one onto a screw driver it'll pick the balls up beatuifully


You'll have magnetic balls after doing that.

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Re: Things I wish someone would make

Postby hubgearfreak » 20 Sep 2011, 9:49pm

Nettled Shin wrote:How about bolt-on drops for straight handlebars.


linkety link

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Re: Things I wish someone would make

Postby Nettled Shin » 20 Sep 2011, 10:33pm

hubgearfreak wrote:
Nettled Shin wrote:How about bolt-on drops for straight handlebars.

linkety link

Well , I never. That's why this thread is so useful. SJS provide wonderfully large images of their products, but I can't make out what is going regarding the cable routing in the tiny pics.

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Re: Things I wish someone would make

Postby thirdcrank » 21 Sep 2011, 11:24am

A non-cycling thing I should like would be a device which monitored the volume of the television and when it was increased by the transmitter at breaks between programmes (are they trying to remain audible to people who have gone off into the kitchen or to get through to people who have mentally switched off? :evil: ) and then sent a loud noise direct to the big wigs of the organisation responsible. Ideally, it would sent an electric shock but that's probably a step too far. :twisted:

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Re: Things I wish someone would make

Postby alicej » 21 Sep 2011, 1:06pm

thirdcrank wrote:A non-cycling thing I should like would be a device which monitored the volume of the television and when it was increased by the transmitter at breaks between programmes (are they trying to remain audible to people who have gone off into the kitchen or to get through to people who have mentally switched off? :evil: ) and then sent a loud noise direct to the big wigs of the organisation responsible. Ideally, it would sent an electric shock but that's probably a step too far. :twisted:

:lol: yeah I need one of those too. You might also like this which I got for my mum recently http://www.tvbgone.com/cfe_tvbg_main.php - be sure to get the European version for use in the UK.

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Re: Things I wish someone would make

Postby phil parker » 21 Sep 2011, 3:22pm

Am I the only one dreaming of a pint of Diet Stella Artois at only 1 calorie per pint with exactly the same taste and strength even though it includes added vitamins, super fish oil and Glucosamine and Chondroitin?

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Re: Things I wish someone would make

Postby thirdcrank » 21 Sep 2011, 5:16pm

alicej wrote: ... You might also like this ...


I have a zapper http://www.amazon.co.uk/One-All-URC6210 ... 11&sr=1-52

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Re: Things I wish someone would make

Postby Trigger » 21 Sep 2011, 7:53pm

I wish someone would make a nice looking, reasonably priced rear brake drop-bolt/bracket.