Small portable radio with a built-in speaker

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  1. Jay H

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    Does anybody actually sell a walkman sized portable radio (AM/FM) with a built in speaker, perhaps a headphone output but mostly interested in a built-in speaker. Thought it would be cool to bike commute with a little radio in my panniers... Can't do headphnones cause I need to hear cars and stuff but on the backroads, I think some music or something would be fun and safe......

    Alternatively, if one could get the smallest speakers with a miniplug, that might also work but the built-in speaker would be the best idea, the fidelity be dammed cause I'm outside anyway...

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  2. NathanP

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    Yah dude,

    For Chrsitmas my sister bought my brother a $9 walkman radio from Walmart.

    Guess what?

    It has an internal speaker.

    Nathan
     
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    Why don't you try to get one of those radios that attaches to to your handebars and has a built in light and horn.[​IMG]
    I think they have one that looks ike Pikacu[​IMG]
    Brent
    I have a no name(Rawlings) AM/FM radio with 1/8th" headphone input.
     
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    Back in my biking days.. (20 years ago) I was on a ride across Iowa (yes, Iowa) and there was a guy on the trip that had rigged up a car stereo to his bike and had two speakers mounted on his handlebars. I would say the boxes were probably 6" tall, so, they were pretty big for a bike. He powered the whole thing off battery.. I think it was a motorcycle battery on his blackburn rack in the back. It sounded pretty nice. Except the guy only wore a leather thong when he rode, so, you didn't want to spend too much time riding with him.
     
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    Hey Dave, Hmmm, don't think I'm going for the "weird category" seems like it would be easy to use a regular walkman with those computer speakers with the miniplugs on them. Although 20 years ago, probably wasn't as common as today. BTW, was this ride RAGBRAI-(register's annual great big ride across iowa)?

    And noway I would be caught in a thong on my bike, that is just plain weird!!! :b

    I'm going to have to check out the nearest Target (no walmart near me), $9 sounds almost disposable!

    Jay
     
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    Well, just came back from Target and didn't see any walkman sized radios with a built in speaker... I did see another idea that might work, those cheap shower radios, they're water resistant/proof and have a speaker and run on batteries, however they are a little bigger than I'd like so I thought I'd keep looking...

    Not a complete lost, I picked up some cheap granola bars and contact solution, as well as a birthday card and a Tori Amos CD..

    Jay
     
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    Dave sez...

     
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