I have what I think are good bike related product ideas all of the time, but I have never actually submitted an idea to someone or some company that has come to fruition. There is a first time for everything and perhaps I will be able to one day say I played a small role in the development of a product.
Reader Taras sent us the following email -
I want to share my hack - a bike wheel light with a USB connection to both Mac and PC - it allows for a little display on a wheel. My idea is to make riding at night more safe and fun :)
I have a webpage and a short video.
I love the concept, but I have seen, and tested, a very similar product - the Monkey Light (Review 1 and Review 2). Taras did note that his product is meant to offer some features the Monkey Light does not, and I thought of one feature that the Monkey Light does not offer that I wish that it did - a way to take it with me when I leave my bike locked up. I let Taras know that I thought a quick release mechanism would make his light even more appealing and he responded positively, and even sent a quick sketch of the concept.
If readers have other ideas for Taras, or have other concepts or stories to share, feel free to comment or write to us.