On Bike Air Conditioning

Written by Boston Biker on Jul 11

Man what I wouldn’t do for one of these bad boys.

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In fact I think I can build one, it’s been so freaking hot out that this sort of thing would be fantastic. In the winter you can run hot water through it to keep you warm.

My first idea is something like this. Small tubes (like the kind used in a fish tank), runs ice water from a water bottle held in your bottle rack. A small pump and some batteries are stored in a small bag under the seat. Whalla on bike air conditioning!

I will let you know how it turns out.


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One Response to “On Bike Air Conditioning”

  1. By somervillebikes on Jun 29, 2010 | Reply

    i love it!

    this idea could probably work, but i think you might need more than a water bottle filled with ice water. the cooling capacity of a single bottle of cold water would be pretty low, and it would warm up quickly, i think.

    this idea is actually used in hospitals. once i was hospitalized with a severe fever. it was so high they kept me on a water-cooled mattress that worked the same way as the shirt idea. cold water was pumped through the tubing in the mattress to keep the surface cool. so, the idea can definitely work.

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