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Bike Maintenance Survey

Discussion in 'Research and Questionnaires' started by brightballoon, 14 Dec 2016.

  1. brightballoon

    brightballoon Member

    Hi Everyone! I am working on a group project and we need to collect some feedback from people that have ridden a bike before (no specific experience level required). If you are willing to participate in this confidential survey, please click the link below. The survey should take no more than 10 minutes and we will be collecting responses until December 31st. Sharing with any cyclist friends and family would also be greatly appreciated. The more people we can reach, the better! Thank you for your time.

  2. Mo1959

    Mo1959 Guru

    Started but then realised it seems to be hoping to sell a product so, sorry not interested.
    mustang1 and raleighnut like this.
  3. ChrisV

    ChrisV Formerly CC2014

    It's a business. Not filling it in!
  4. S-Express

    S-Express Guest

    Pointless waste of time. You really don't need an app or some other kind of device to tell you that your tyre pressures are low, FFS.
  5. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

    On 3 Wheels
    Why would you need something that tells you to do what every cyclist routinely does, sure problems happen on a ride but the bike was A1 when you left home. :rolleyes:
    Markymark likes this.
  6. mjr

    mjr Wanting to Keep My EU Citizenship

    Why are only racers eligible to be called "avid"? Some of them don't ride other than training and racing.
    crazyjoe101 and raleighnut like this.
  7. Sharky

    Sharky Veteran

    Looks like you've got a solution looking for a problem.

    I think you'll find that the cyclists who might benefit from some auto warning system are probably newbies and will be buying at the cheap end and would not want to spend on extras. The cyclists who would be prepared to spend money on expensive bikes will have gained sufficient experience to spot any bike faults as soon as they materialise and therefore would not benefit from your product.

    But good luck with your project
  8. All maintenance covered by this app done quicker than pulling out my iPhone and launching it. Tyre pressure less that 1s per tyre for a quick squeeze. Brake pads roughly 0.0467s to look st them. Wheel wobble around 2s per tyre to spin it.

    Sorry but this is so basic and unnecessary I'd not spend on it. Not because of money but because it won't save me any time.

    All it would help is novice riders but they'd out grow it in 2 weeks and doubt they would be interested in it in the first place.
    raleighnut likes this.
  9. Yellow Saddle

    Yellow Saddle Veteran

    Loch side.
    "Connected devices" and apps for bicycles suck.
    raleighnut and Drago like this.
  10. Drago

    Drago Guru

    I'm a highly qualified cycle trainer, yet would need to race a bike to be considered 'avid'? What tosh.
    mjr likes this.
  11. KneesUp

    KneesUp Veteran

    I gave up in the end as there are no options along the lines of 'Seriously, I'm not interested in the concept' - the research is going to get a very biased sample as you can only really complete it by complicitly agreeing that the principle is sound - which to me it isn't.
    youngoldbloke, mjr and summerdays like this.
  12. OP

    brightballoon Member

    Hi All,

    Thank you for your responses so far and your feedback on this forum too!

    To clarify, our project is only trying to mimic a business case/product development. We certainly are not selling anything, just trying to gauge interest in the individual cyclist market and see if this solution is something people would actually want to pay for. It really is just a group project.
    Sorry for some of the poorly chosen wording in the survey itself -- the elaboration on types of cyclist was just to help clarify what we might mean but it's not an exclusive definition. Didn't mean to offend anyone...we aren't well-trained in the design of surveys.

    Anyway, it seems like, as we suspected, this problem isn't really something an individual cyclist is really looking for a solution to/would pay extra to take care of. The more data points we can get though, the more certain this conclusion can be (and I'm sure there's also other insight we can still gather/learn). So if anyone else could please fill this out, that would be greatly appreciated! Thank you.
  13. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    You're in the US I take it, "Woburn, MA"?
  14. e-rider

    e-rider crappy member

    South West
    monitoring tyre pressures? what a waste of time - this is totally unnecessary for 99.99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999% of the population
  15. Reiver

    Reiver Astronaut

    Middle Marches
    I very much agree, BUT - smart connectivity is where it is at these days, your iPhone telling you your tyre pressure or how mush wear is left on your brake blocks may actual entice the next generation out of their bedrooms - think pokeman (or whatever it was) nobody 14yo is interested in a stell bike from the 70s, they want a 'smart' bike that connects to the modern world.
    simon.r likes this.