Where can I see a bike blender and taste pedal powered food?!

Jan 24, 2014Posted by in Bike Blender Rentals, FAQ, Fender Blender Bike Blenders from Rock the Bike, Fender Blender Pro, Fender Blender Universale, Fender Blender Xtracycle, smoothie-booth-hire-for-your-event/ | Comments Off on Where can I see a bike blender and taste pedal powered food?!

There are various smoothie shops around the United States that incorporate bike blending and ice cream churning into their business.

Use the interactive map to find your closest location!

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How many people will it take to power my laptop and projector, or pedalboard (or any device)?

Sep 4, 2013Posted by in Electric Fender Blender Pro, FAQ, Generator Pro, Off the Wall, Pedal Power Utility Box, Pedal Powered Stage Gear, Roll Up Generator Stand | Comments Off on How many people will it take to power my laptop and projector, or pedalboard (or any device)?

How many people will it take to power my laptop and projector, or pedalboard (or any device)?
Pamela Parker's guitar pedals

Pamela Parker’s pedal board at the Peace Day SF rally. Photo: Nio.

Okay, so you have a device or set of devices in mind (like a laptop and projector), and you want to know whether it’s possible to power them with people on bike generators. Here are the steps to figure it out:

First, you need to measure the power consumption of the device you want to power. There are two ways to do this. You can read the writing on the product or you can actually measure it using a device like the Kill a Watt. The second way is better for two reasons: It’s more educational and fun, and more precise; some product ratings (written on the product) are just approximate. Some products use different amounts of power at different settings. For example, a loudspeaker will use way less power than it’s rated for if you’re listening to music at moderate levels. So get yourself a Kill a Watt and get scientific!


Above: A Kill a Watt in use.

Connect the Kill a Watt to the wall, then connect your device(s) to it, and read the wattage number. (Be sure you’re in watt mode; the device may default to showing volts. If the reading is very close to 110, USA AC power voltage, then you are probably reading volts.) If you look carefully you’ll see that the watt mode will have the unit “watt” next to the reading.

Next, visualize what types of pedalers you are expecting at your event.  The wattage you can expect per person will change depending on who is pedaling. This is common sense: A competitive cyclist can generate more power than a 3rd grader.

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How to Attach Spin Art to a Fender Blender Universale

Aug 12, 2013Posted by in FAQ, Spin Art for Fender Blenders, Spin Art for Fender Blenders FAQ | Comments Off on How to Attach Spin Art to a Fender Blender Universale

How to Attach Spin Art to a Fender Blender Universale

1. Fit the u-shaped piece around the FBU‘s blending component, resting on the rear rack.

FBU-spinart-topview

2. Slip the J-hook through the Spin Art’s open slots. Hook the FBU’s rear rack with the J-hook.
Note: the below photo has the whole unit upside down to show you what is happening.

FBU-spinart-bottomview

3. Use the wing nuts to tighten the J-hooks. This will connect the Spin Art to the FBU frame.

FBU-spinart-sideview

 

Everything else required to set up Pedal Powered Spin Art can be seen in the below video:

 

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Can I use my own speakers / mixer and still benefit from your Pedal Power system?

Jul 31, 2013Posted by in FAQ, Modified JBL Loudspeakers | Comments Off on Can I use my own speakers / mixer and still benefit from your Pedal Power system?

What’s unique about the speaker is that it’s the only Pro Sound loudspeaker that can take DC power, i.e. bike power, as an input. Most Pro Sound loudspeakers require AC power. For the Pedal Power world this means you have to use an inverter to turn DC power into AC. But it only gets turned back into DC inside the speaker. Those two conversions aren’t needed with our system, so it runs considerably louder for the same amount of pedaling. Very impressive!

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Can I get a replacement Fender Blender Pro manual?

Mar 19, 2013Posted by in Electric Fender Blender Pro, FAQ, Fender Blender Bike Blenders from Rock the Bike, Fender Blender Pro | Comments Off on Can I get a replacement Fender Blender Pro manual?

Can I get a replacement Fender Blender Pro manual?

FBP-oster-blue RTB copy
Above
: Rock the Bike’s new frame (February 2013)

Click here to view, download, or print the FB Pro Standard Manual (current)

 

Click here to view, download, or print the FB Pro High Performance Manual (current)

 

Click here to view, download, or print the FB Pro Manual (Feb 2013 to Dec 2013)

 

Click here to view, download, or print the Fender Blender Pro manual (versions until Nov 2012).

 

 

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Can I get replacement parts for missing or damaged pieces?

Mar 14, 2013Posted by in Electric Fender Blender Pro, FAQ, Fender Blender Bike Blenders from Rock the Bike, Fender Blender Mundo, Fender Blender Pro, Fender Blender Universale, Fender Blender Xtracycle | Comments Off on Can I get replacement parts for missing or damaged pieces?

Can I get replacement parts for missing or damaged pieces?

Yes, you can! Use this photo to identify which replacement parts you need and place your order in our online store here for blender base and pitcher parts: https://oldsite.rockthebike.com/store/fender-blender-pro-accessories/113-fender-blender-replacement-parts.html

FBU-Replacement-Parts

 

Use the video (below) to see how to dissemble and reassemble your blending component.

 

 

If you need parts for your Fender Blender or Generator Pro frame, review the infographic below then visit this page here: https://oldsite.rockthebike.com/store/fender-blender-pro-accessories/130-pro-frame-replacement-parts.html

frame components for web

 

You can also email us or give us a call at 1-888-354-BIKE if you need any help ordering different parts.

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