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(BikeRadar)   Samsung unveils bicycle equipped with frikkin'; lasers, saying in areas that don't have bike lanes, it will MAKE its own bike lanes (pics)   (bikeradar.com) divider line 40
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2014-06-17 11:59:50 AM
I'm sure they just stole that idea from Apple.
 
2014-06-17 12:43:06 PM
I can't wait for the first night time Critical Massholes™.
 
2014-06-17 01:15:46 PM
Hey, that's a 18-wheel Peterbilt barreling up behind me at 70 mph...well, I'm not worried, I'm riding my Smartbike! I've got projected bike lanes!
 
2014-06-17 01:19:40 PM
Nice design (sarcasm) ...if you want to put a rear rack on the bike it will block the rear camera.  This concept will only work if you don't sell it to arseholes (similar to every other technology).
 
2014-06-17 01:20:14 PM
Bike lanes? Where we're going we don't need bike lanes.
 
2014-06-17 01:22:35 PM
Prepare to be iNsulted.
 
2014-06-17 01:22:37 PM
This is a joke right?
 
2014-06-17 01:30:55 PM
This will work right up until you crash the first time and all that expensive laser shiat is knocked out of alignment.  Or it gets wet.  Or an other number of things that will fark up a bike that's full of electronics.  Bikes are rugged and simple for a reason.  They just work.  Everything else is just fluff to drive the price up and appease the delicate sensibilities of dumbass city slickes.

How about you first learn to ride like everybody is actively trying to kill you?  Then worry about gadgets.
 
2014-06-17 01:35:13 PM
arming hipsters with mobile energy weapons is how it all ends.
 
2014-06-17 01:41:28 PM

Wellon Dowd: Bike lanes? Where we're going we don't need bike lanes.


says every cyclist in portland
/if these lasers help them find the bike lanes and stay there, i'm all for them
/or just keep impeding traffic and causing hazards for everyone else, cause special-ness
/third slashie dnrtfa, but also encourages cyclists to use the dam bike lanes
 
2014-06-17 01:47:16 PM

Smeggy Smurf: This will work right up until you crash the first time and all that expensive laser shiat is knocked out of alignment.  Or it gets wet.  Or an other number of things that will fark up a bike that's full of electronics.  Bikes are rugged and simple for a reason.  They just work.  Everything else is just fluff to drive the price up and appease the delicate sensibilities of dumbass city slickes.

How about you first learn to ride like everybody is actively trying to kill you?  Then worry about gadgets.


Was wondering the same thing , unless you buy it to impress people with all the gadgets and never ride it.Had the look of a commercial for a very expensive item. certified pre-owned by Samsung
 
2014-06-17 01:57:52 PM
I must have blinked at the wrong time. At what point in the video does it show the lasers doing anything other than glowing?
 
2014-06-17 01:58:21 PM
This is brilliant. I should strap this crap to my car as well, so I can dictate where MY lane is.
 
2014-06-17 02:26:08 PM
Cyclists are assholes enough without this. Plus they will blind critters and midgets with those
 
2014-06-17 02:40:38 PM
So a car approaching a bike that's projecting this lane will have a visual reference on the road to help stay a safe distance away from the bike. I'm OK with this.
 
2014-06-17 02:49:00 PM
So this will delineate the area compromised by the cyclist when lane-splitting, everywhere that it is not legal.
 
2014-06-17 03:01:00 PM
I was hoping for energy weapons, I'm now disapointed
 
2014-06-17 03:06:42 PM
Still waiting for this to become a reality:
images.gizmag.com


http://www.gizmag.com/lumigrids-led-projector/27691/
 
2014-06-17 03:28:01 PM
TO THE DOUCHEMOBILE!
 
2014-06-17 03:33:13 PM

OceanVortex: Still waiting for this to become a reality:
[images.gizmag.com image 528x290]


http://www.gizmag.com/lumigrids-led-projector/27691/


It's not going to be worth a damned for those of us who ride at speeds greater than 5 mph at night.  I'd need at least 30 yards ahead of me at a minimum.  But since my headlights (yes plural) reach out more than that it's not going to be worth a damned no matter what.
 
2014-06-17 03:47:32 PM

Smeggy Smurf: OceanVortex: Still waiting for this to become a reality:
[images.gizmag.com image 528x290]


http://www.gizmag.com/lumigrids-led-projector/27691/

It's not going to be worth a damned for those of us who ride at speeds greater than 5 mph at night.  I'd need at least 30 yards ahead of me at a minimum.  But since my headlights (yes plural) reach out more than that it's not going to be worth a damned no matter what.


Well, it would work if you have a stationary bike that you ride at night.
 
2014-06-17 04:03:41 PM

Old Man Winter: Cyclists are assholes enough without this. Plus they will blind critters and midgets with those


Good. Good. Let the hate flow through you.
 
2014-06-17 04:31:56 PM

Smeggy Smurf: OceanVortex: Still waiting for this to become a reality:
[images.gizmag.com image 528x290]


http://www.gizmag.com/lumigrids-led-projector/27691/

It's not going to be worth a damned for those of us who ride at speeds greater than 5 mph at night.  I'd need at least 30 yards ahead of me at a minimum.  But since my headlights (yes plural) reach out more than that it's not going to be worth a damned no matter what.


Could also be a good way to hide what you're about to hit.
 
2014-06-17 04:34:44 PM
Hipsters will buy these in droves for two main reasons:

1. Lots of mostly useless technology mounted in a way that prevents useful items from being mounted/used.
2. It's a fixie so they don't have to strain their brain trying to decide which gear they should be in.

/even a 3 gear 'grandpa bike' is more useful than that
 
2014-06-17 05:28:56 PM

gopher321: Hey, that's a 18-wheel Peterbilt barreling up behind me at 70 mph...well, I'm not worried, I'm riding my Smartbike! I've got projected bike lanes!


A good way to wind up like this:

cdn.hark.com


/obscure?
 
2014-06-17 05:50:56 PM
Countdown to when some douche swerves into the path of a vehicle coming up from behind and then tries to claim that the vehicle drove into `the cycle lane`
 
2014-06-17 06:07:31 PM

dready zim: Countdown to when some douche swerves into the path of a vehicle coming up from behind and then tries to claim that the vehicle drove into `the cycle lane`


As opposed to now when cyclists swerve into the road because some douche is  parked in the cycle lane.
 
2014-06-17 06:14:34 PM

washington-babylon: gopher321: Hey, that's a 18-wheel Peterbilt barreling up behind me at 70 mph...well, I'm not worried, I'm riding my Smartbike! I've got projected bike lanes!

A good way to wind up like this:

[cdn.hark.com image 720x464]

/obscure?

Yes. $600M in global box office (in 1997 dollars -- it'd be about $ 875 million today), two sequels, and endless promotion, yet this little-seen film remains virtually unknown outside of a small coterie of film students and art-house patrons.
 
2014-06-17 07:05:50 PM

Uzzah: washington-babylon: gopher321: Hey, that's a 18-wheel Peterbilt barreling up behind me at 70 mph...well, I'm not worried, I'm riding my Smartbike! I've got projected bike lanes!

A good way to wind up like this:

[cdn.hark.com image 720x464]

/obscure?
Yes. $600M in global box office (in 1997 dollars -- it'd be about $ 875 million today), two sequels, and endless promotion, yet this little-seen film remains virtually unknown outside of a small coterie of film students and art-house patrons.


Surprising how you can get all that from a blob of green goo on some dirty glass, huh?
 
2014-06-17 07:53:55 PM
So how long before Apple unveils its new UNiCYCLE and starts complaining about similarities?
 
2014-06-17 09:49:50 PM
I'm just wondering how much it will take to weaponize the lazers.
 
2014-06-17 10:40:32 PM
That is an awesome device


To steal off a bicycle chained up outside
 
2014-06-17 10:48:22 PM
With optional 'travel outside of bike lane' accessory?

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Cyclists...why the fark do you lobby for taxpayer funded bike paths and then never farking use them?
 
2014-06-17 11:55:44 PM
I like the idea of integrating with local planners so they can put a bike lane in where more bike riders are. It's certainly irritating to have a bike lane just end for no reason before you've gotten to work or the grocery store or some obvious destination. Although, any cell phone and route sharing could do this. Hmmm, off to email the local bike coalition.
 
2014-06-18 12:36:42 AM

washington-babylon: Uzzah: washington-babylon: gopher321: Hey, that's a 18-wheel Peterbilt barreling up behind me at 70 mph...well, I'm not worried, I'm riding my Smartbike! I've got projected bike lanes!

A good way to wind up like this:

[cdn.hark.com image 720x464]

/obscure?
Yes. $600M in global box office (in 1997 dollars -- it'd be about $ 875 million today), two sequels, and endless promotion, yet this little-seen film remains virtually unknown outside of a small coterie of film students and art-house patrons.

Surprising how you can get all that from a blob of green goo on some dirty glass, huh?


I got it because I recently saw it on TV.
 
2014-06-18 12:39:48 AM
Why should we care that Samsung came out with this? These have been around for years!
 
2014-06-18 12:59:05 AM

DeathByGeekSquad: With optional 'travel outside of bike lane' accessory?

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Cyclists...why the fark do you lobby for taxpayer funded bike paths and then never farking use them?


http://www.adventurecycling.org/routes-and-maps/us-bicycle-route-sys te m/usbrs-101/

Because sometimes you need to?

It's nice that most people hold cyclists in such high regard since they're obviously surprised when they find out the ratio of good to shiat motorists/cyclists aren't far off from each other.
 
2014-06-18 08:31:50 AM
 
2014-06-18 12:20:03 PM

rockymountainrider: yeah, a Samsung bike...How much $?!?

\$20 gets you this http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/1782/?pfm=Search&t=blazing%20skull%2 0 bicycle%20tail%20light%20with%20laser%20cannon%20lane%20markers


Out of stock. And it's Think Geek, so it would be about the same price as the Samsung thing with the shipping fees, which are often more than the cost of the product.
 
2014-06-18 12:22:44 PM

DeathByGeekSquad: With optional 'travel outside of bike lane' accessory?

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Cyclists...why the fark do you lobby for taxpayer funded bike paths and then never farking use them?



For the moment, most bike paths tend to provide recreational options, but are not feasible for going any distance or to any particular destination.  They meander around lakes and parks.  They start and stop at random and at odd locations.  If you're not intimately familiar with a neighborhood, you may have no idea they are there.  They tend to be poorly designed for actual cycling.  In case of maintenance or construction, there is seldom any attempt to provide or inform about detours.

Those few bike paths that actually go any distance and have utility get a lot of use.  For example, the Midtown greenway in Minneapolis.  Even then, one must ride on "regular" roads to get to the path.

Often a dedicated bike lane is a better option.
 
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