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Out and Loud: Bicycle Soundsystems – Ode to Pedals

11 Nov

Pedals the sound system…perhaps you’ve seen it at Critical Mass or at a protest. It was built originally for the 2005 G8 protest ride from London to Scotland! Since then it has appeared at innumerable protests/bike rides/protest bikerides, most likely in part due to both it’s impressive sound and durability: “Pedals set the standard for mobile sound with its incredible volume, sound quality, and low power consumption thanks to features like a 6th order bandpass bass enclosure, class D amplifiers, and a highly efficient horn speaker and tweeters” (Bicycology).

How to DIY your own?

http://www.bicycology.org.uk/pedals.htm

History of Pedals!

Here are also some photos and links to check out of mighty Pedals through the years!

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Pedals and Son of Pedals around 2008. Both made by bicycology.

At the G20 Climate Ride in 2009. Credit: Ian Gregory

 

From the 100 Days to Palestine Critical Mass in 2011

From the 100 Days to Palestine Critical Mass in 2011

 

http://www.bicycology.org.uk/pedals.htm
http://www.zenatode.org.uk/ian/activism/pedals.html (up to 2010)

In two years alone, Pedals was used in:

https://bicycology.wordpress.com/category/reports/page/2/