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  • Julio Alvarez
    Dec 3, 2009
      Yeah, as far I am aware, ROCK THE BIKE Sound SYSTEMS are  great but they way overly priced...they  start at about $2,500 bucks ..... I built one that cost me less than $500.00 bucks and its pretty loud, so loud that one night I was playing it outside  with a few buddies of mine and the police came to shut us down cuz neighbors had complained  about loud music coming off  from a bicycle. That was me for sure, and that was just half the volume.
       On this sound system, the  water proof speakers are on the rear part of the snap deck board, tied up with plumber's metal tape, but  will only come off if I remove the  wood board the speaker are sitting on. I placed the amplifier under the  snap deck board,a nd I run a headphone cable to the front to my handlebar, where I have an MP3 player, but now I have upgraded to an Ipod Nano.  Well, maybe the pictures below can explain this better:

      From: Carl Ray <kwikfile@...>
      To: rootsradicals@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Thu, December 3, 2009 3:22:25 PM
      Subject: Re: [rootsradicals] Music on a Bike


      http://rockthebike. com/sound- systems

      Nuff said...

      On Thu, Dec 3, 2009 at 12:26 PM, stitzljq <stitzljq@gmail. com> wrote:

      Does anyone have suggestions regarding listening to music while on a bike? Not using my iPod, that's probably illegal where I live, and definitely a bad idea regardless, I do want to be able to hear traffic and be safe. I want to put a small set of speakers on my bike, or maybe a crank-powered radio. It doesn't have to be totally waterproof, but it will get rained on (at least by accident or bad luck) occasionally. It obviously needs to be quite securely attached, and I'd like it to be fairly easy to attach or remove it from the bike.

      I have a lot of options for where to attach it:

      - I have a handlebar bag
      - I have Nitto Moustache bars, which offer a large amount of space "between" the "sides" of the bars, where perhaps something could be suspended. Picture here: http://www.hiawathacyclery.com/cart/images/IMG_0534_500.jpg
      - I've been considering getting a front rack, this might be another good place to attach speakers, and thus another good reason to spend money on my bike :0)

      I'm definitely open to the idea of building some type of platform or mount out of wood. Ideas for woodworking projects, and thus good reasons to hang out in my garage and play with tools, are always welcome :0)

      Any advice is appreciated!

      - Joel


      "It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them." – Ernest Hemingway

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