How To Charge Your iPhone With Your Bicycle And 9 Other Gadgets For Cycling Nerds

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The design of the contemporary bicycle hasn’t changed much since its inception in the 1880s.But that hasn’t stopped bicycle companies from coming out with a number of accessories to enhance your riding.

Check out these gadgets that will do everything from record first-person video of your rides to charge your iPhone as you pedal.

The Biologic ReeCharge powers your smartphone as you pedal

The ReeCharge is a battery with USB ports, meaning you can charge any USB device with it as you ride your bike.

Price: $100

(You'll need a dynamo hub to harness the power from your spinning wheel to charge the ReeCharge, but almost any bike shop will be able to sell you one or install it for you.)

This mount is perfect if you want to use your smartphone as your bike's GPS

What better way to turn your iPhone into a heads-up display for your bike than with a special handlebar mount? It makes it effortless to use it as a GPS or to get easy access to your music and podcasts.

Price: $60

This handy gizmo will fill your tires and light up your path at night

This gadget fits a headlight and a tire pump into small cylinder that fastens to your bike frame.

Price: not yet available

Can't wear headphones? iHome's bike speaker lets you listen to you music while riding

Some areas have laws against cyclists using headphones -- for those of you who still want music, take advantage of these iHome bike speakers.

Price: $20

If you ride on crowded streets, you should check out this turn signal

If you're especially safety-minded and ride in a busy area, get yourself some turn signals by Winkku. They fasten to your handlebars and a quick nudge on the end activates a turn signal so drivers know where you're heading.

Price: $39.53

Make sure people can see you at night with this glowing vest

Looking like some sort of high fashion garment from the future, the lightning vest is one more thing you can wear to increase your visibility while riding at night.

Price: $95

This gadget cleverly conceals your bike lock

Bike locks can be cumbersome. Here's an elegant solution that conceals a bike lock inside of a water bottle that you can keep in your water bottle holder until you need it.

Price: $34

Drinking and riding? Try the Road Popper

Who wouldn't want to be able to open a cold drink in the middle of a long ride?

Price: $40-$112

Record your rides with this helmet-mounted camera

The POV HD digital camera is a rugged contraption for shooting point-of-view video as you head off on your next adventure -- something like mountain biking or skydiving. It's a cool concept, but it isn't cheap.

Price: $600

BONUS: Read a book while your ride

It doesn't matter how good Hunger Games is. This is for reading during stationary training rides, not while commuting to work. We still like it!

Price: $18

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