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Friday, October 17, 2014

Here Are the 5 Lamest Kickstarters for Bike Projects

Posted By on Fri, Oct 17, 2014 at 3:33 PM

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The world of Kickstarter is full of projects that are seemingly too crazy for traditional funding options, like loans, or begging your parents to tap out their 401ks.

Somehow, it seems the bike enterprises found on Kickstarter have only gotten only kookier by the project. Here are some recent favorites — in no particular order.

5. Crankpump

Is carrying an actual pump so hard? Apparently, yes, and that’s why lots of people switch to a CO2 inflator. It’s smaller, lighter, and they add an invigorating bit of risk to your routine flat change. That’s because as soon as you blow that CO2 cartridge you’re screwed. But apparently, a C02 Inflator simply isn’t annoying enough, because somebody has decided to stuff it into hollow crank spindles, for unknown reasons.

On a scale of one to conspicuous consumption I’d give this all of it.

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Leif Haven

Leif Haven

Leif Haven is a writer and cyclist living in the Bay Area. He can be spotted dragging himself up a hill — literally and metaphorically.

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