What Style Wheel Do I Have?

Jul 23, 2018Posted by in Electric Fender Blender Pro, FAQ, Fender Blender Pro, Fender Blender Pro FAQ, Generator Pro, Ice Cream Bike, Ice Cream Bike FAQ, Ice Cream Bike Pro Pedal Powered Ice Cream Maker, Icycleta, Icycleta Ice Cream Bike Attachment for Fender Blender Pros, One Bike One Speaker, Recharge Station, Recharge Station FAQ, sLEDgehammer, Spin Art for Fender Blenders, Spin Art for Fender Blenders FAQ | Comments Off on What Style Wheel Do I Have?

What Style Wheel Do I Have?

When ordering new wheel covers OR an Icycleta Ice Cream Bike Attachment it’s important for us to know what style wheel you have. Not sure how to tell? Let us help you find out.

“What wheel cover style is compatible with my wheel?”

Ordering new wheel covers?  We need to know which wheel you have so we make sure to send you the compatible wheel cover.  Take a look at your wheel hub and see which image below matches your wheel.

“Do I need a new wheel for my Icycleta attachment?”

Ordering the Icycleta Ice Cream Bike Attachment? If you have the new wheel style you can attach the Icycleta pulley on the same wheel without requiring anything additional. If you have the older wheel style we will send a whole new wheel to attach the Icycleta to the Pro.

Please let us know in the COMMENTS section when placing your order.

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Off the Wall

Jun 8, 2017Posted by in Featured Products, Off the Wall, Products, Recharge Station | Comments Off on Off the Wall

Off the Wall

Whether you want to party off the grid, charge your phone after a natural disaster, get your kids exercising, or teach energy efficiency in an interactive way (or all of the above!), the Off the Wall Pro gives you a way to generate immediately usable electricity directly from your bicycle.

Our customers asked for a more affordable pedal-power option than the Utility Box, and we responded with the Off the Wall. We’ve redesigned our generating hub so it directly generates high-voltage electricity within the hub – more efficiently and more cost-effectively than the Utility Box.

With the Off the Wall, you can actually feel the energy flowing from your body into your favorite computer, television, video game, or stereo system. It’s a great way to teach kids about the energy demand of different devices – things that use a lot of electricity take a lot of work to power up. Things that don’t, don’t.

But the best part of using the Off the Wall is knowing that nearly all the power coming from your muscles is converted into electricity for your computer or other device, without unnecessary voltage conversions cutting into efficiency.

Off The Wall Pro

Features of Off The Wall Pro:

  • Has all the benefits of our Off The Wall Generator Stand but with stable sleek all-ages Pro frame
  • Internal LED lighting tells you it’s working and attracts attention
  • Internals (magnets, coils and wiring) are visible through clear case – teaching tool

Specs:

  • Compatible with devices that have a switching power supply (will read “INPUT: 100 – 240V” on back of device, as seen below)
  • Capable of generating 300W continuous output without getting warm. 300W sustained output is very challenging for most pedalers to sustain!

You can also purchase the Off The Wall as a kit for your bike:

Off The Wall beta

Features of our Off The Wall Kit:

  • Fits almost any bike. No need to change any part of the bike*. *Rear quick release skewer must be ‘enclosed cam’ to be compatible with our stand. Available for free with your purchase upon request.
  • Attaches & detaches in minutes. You roll right up!
  • Highest power capacity tire rolling dynamo on the market
  • Standard model fits 24”, 26”, 29” and 700c wheels
  • Small model fits 20” wheels (many kid’s bikes and folding bikes)
  • The included stand elevates the rear wheel, allowing you to do other pedal powered activities in the future, such as blending and spin-art

Off The Wall works with XMas lights!

You can also run a bumpin’ dance party sound system out in a meadow or deep in the woods without the noise, stink, and hassle of a gas generator. You can even carry the Off the Wall on the back of your bike simply by strapping the stand to the back of your rack after clamping it to your axle – no need for a bike trailer.

Off-the-Wall

Like our Roll Up DC generator, Off The Wall is available for cargo bikes with center stands allow for stationary pedaling.

Compatibility & Ideal Bikes

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  • Knob style QR skewers or axle nuts (stand not compatible with internally geared hubs with thru axle shifting)
  • Tires with smooth center tread
  • Geared bikes increase pedaling comfort – allow rider to find the ideal cadence

The Off the Wall is not compatible with our electronic activities, like the Recharge Station. Instead you can create a low-cost approach to cell phone recharging by connecting the Off the Wall to a compatible USB Charger with a switching power supply (input: 100v -240v). Long-time Pedal Power advocate and innovator, Mike Cobb, recently did this at Standing Rock, which attracted the attention of CNN sent journalist Sara Sidner.

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What kind of devices can I charge with my Recharge Station?

Jan 26, 2017Posted by in FAQ, Recharge Station | Comments Off on What kind of devices can I charge with my Recharge Station?

Q: What kind of devices can I charge with my Recharge Station?

A: Anything that can be connected by a USB cable can be charged by the Recharge Station. However, our Recharge Desks don’t support the newer “Smart Charge” technology.

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Why is it hard to pedal the recharge station at first?

Jan 26, 2017Posted by in FAQ, Recharge Station | Comments Off on Why is it hard to pedal the recharge station at first?

Q: Why is it hard to pedal the recharge station at first?

A: It’s important to note that our generator bikes have some initial resistance when a person begins to pedal. Riders may feel that it’s tough to pedal or requires some effort. The resistance will then subside and pedaling will become easier (ie less resistant).

A person needs to pedal for a couple rotations, maybe 10 seconds, to get power flowing through the system. Then the phone will be charging from that point on.

There is a small capacitor in the system, so if you stop pedaling the phone will keep charging until the capacitor’s battery is drained. This can be anywhere between 1-5 minutes, depending on how much power you put into the system.

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Do I need multiple people pedaling to charge a device?

Jan 26, 2017Posted by in FAQ, Recharge Station | Comments Off on Do I need multiple people pedaling to charge a device?

Q: Do I need multiple people pedaling to charge a device?

A: No! One person can easily generate the power to charge up to 8 USB devices using our Pedal Powered Recharge Station. Great for conventions, meetings, music festivals, and all-day events where people need power for their mobile devices but might not have easy access to electrical outlets.

The best way to activate the Recharge Station is by placing it prominently where people are gathered. The bright glow of the green LED and the activity of the pedaler attract participants to share the desk socially, charging their devices and taking turns pedaling.
Rock The Bike’s Recharge Station is based on a Generator Pro or Electric Fender Blender Pro, which can accommodate a wide range of riders: men, women, and most kids.

When pedaled the Recharge Station enclosure glows green for clean energy! The glow is visible from across the room, or in daylight, generating curiosity and interest at your events. The top of the desk has an illuminated gauge which changes from red to blue as the circuit fills up with power providing feedback to the pedalers.
Don’t limit your possibilities to cell phones. Power an iPad or other USB devices and let the pedaler choose videos and web content to share with a small group.
Technical specs
A pedaler generates:
60 watts for an effort equivalent to casual biking on flat road.
100 to 160 watts for an athletic cyclist.
300+ watts for an athletic pedaler during vigorous sprints under 30 seconds.

Excess generated power is stored in the Recharge Station circuit to continue charging devices and light the green LED. A typical pedaler will fill it up in about 3-5 minutes of pedaling. A full station will continue charging devices until empty, usually for another 8-12 minutes depending on devices attached.
Each NORMAL USB device (like a phone or tablet) consumes 5-8 watts. That is a limitation of the USB standard.
We offer a CUSTOM OPTION to install QuickCharge USB ports compatible with newer devices that support rapid charging at up to 18 watts. Many newer tablets and phones support QC3. Check your device to see if it’s compatible.
Charging a device takes the same time as it would ordinarily take, whether at normal or rapid speed, due to the limitation of USB. Adding Quick Charge allows a pedaler to get a 20% to 30% charge in 10 – 15 minutes, which requires only 5 – 7 minutes.

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How does the Recharge Desk work?

Jan 26, 2017Posted by in FAQ, Recharge Station | Comments Off on How does the Recharge Desk work?

Q: How does the Recharge Desk work?

A: The pedaler generates about 60-80 watts continuously at an easy pace. When the Arbduino computer detects incoming power it starts charging the ultra capacitors which are like batteries, except they’re high current (quick charge and discharge) and can be charge cycled many thousands of times.

The Arbduino computer also turns on the USB chargers, lights the LED charge gauge in the desktop window, and lights the green glowing LED to light the bottom of the desk. As the capacitors fill up with power, the LED gauge in the window will light up from red (low) to blue (filling) to white (almost full) to blinking white (full). If the pedaling continues when the circuit is full then the desk will stop accepting power as a protection feature.

Each device being charged consumes about 5 Watts. Some devices May consume up to 12 Watts. The ratio of pedaling time to charging time is usually about 5 minutes to 1 device. It varies because the lights and the computer in the desk also consume power. The funnest way to use the desk is pedaling continuously, especially with a group it becomes a healthy and practical social activity

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