Yuri Gitman created what he calls the Magicbike, a bicycle equipped with a laptop, power supply and antenna to bring more easily accessible free wireless hotspots to the masses. Gitman's bike has allowed people in NYC to browse the internet freely in local parks and gardens. "'I am like the ice cream man, but with no music and I deliver free wireless access and not ice cream'."

Project Created: 
October 2003
People: Yury Gitman
Project Type: Hacking
Tags: bicycle, bike, wireless
Bright Bike v2.0 - Pinstripes

After a year of testing we are releasing a new version of the wildly successful Bright Bike.

The new kit is easier to install, adapts better to everyone's desire to style their bike individually, and is now being made availalbe as purchaseable DIY Kits.  Everything is pre cut for quick and easy installation.

There are two styles: Pinstripe and Caterpillar.  The pinstripe covers the key reflective points in long lean streaks of reflection. The Caterpillar turns your main tubes into bands of reflective safety.

Everyone's favorite color is black: it is incognito on an urban black bike during the day, and bright white under headlights at night.  A close second are red and yellow.  We just got in some white, which is slightly pearlescent, and have a light blue, dark blue, green, and orange.

Project Created: 
November 2009
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