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Old 09-23-07, 02:04 AM   #1
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fluorescent arm & knee warmers

I'm in the USA and the only ones I can find are made by Polaris, a UK company who doesn't list any U.S. dealers on their website. Does anyone know if there are any companies or dealers in the US who sell fluorescent arm/knee/leg warmers? I can find them only in black here which sure doesn't help my visibility.
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Yelllow arm warmers by Capoforma and Roubaix at Bike Tires Direct link and Amazon. Roubaix also has yellow knee warmers (rather pricy, about $50) at these two retailers. Yellow Santini Thermofleece arm warmers at Masherz link. Velowear link has some yellow in last year's on sale items (limited sizes) and red in this year's models.

These are not fluorescent colors. You probably could iron on some of 3M's reflective material.

Please post here if you find others.

Have not seen ANSI lime yellow or orange ones. Might try some hunters supply stores for blaze orange.
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Hi Visual Yellow knitted arm & leg warmers.

I think these are intended for walking or perhaps dancing, but are low cost and available in Hi Visual Yellow, "Flo green", and Hot Pink(!) link and link2. However, this is a wholesale site (6 pair for $18 with $100 minimum order). They might direct you to some retailers or you could try to organize a group purchase on Bike Forums.

EDIT: Available retail. See following posts.

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I think these are intended for walking or perhaps dancing, but are low cost and available in Hi Visual Yellow, "Flo green", and Hot Pink(!) link and link2. However, this is a wholesale site (6 pair for $18 with $100 minimum order). They might direct you to some retailers or you could try to organize a group purchase on Bike Forums.
- good find! however, if you go through the main home page, you'll find a consumer ordering site, with the ability to buy single pieces...

- if i were living in a cold weather area, i'd buy a bunch of stuff from these folks - nearly all items are made in the USA in upstate NY and look well made!
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Thanks!

Thanks for finding the retail page. I just tried to order online but their software had an undefined variable bug. I'll call my order in on Monday.

My one concern is that these probably do not have the silicone "grippers" that bike specific ones have. Probably more important on the leg warmers than arm warmers. These are low cost enough I'm going to order both. To make it easier for others to find the retail site, enter the site here.

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fluorescent arm & knee warmers.................. are gay

Not that there's anything wrong with that.
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Thanks, Giro, for those leads. Yellow will serve the same purpose of letting a motorist actually see my arms and hands as I point to the lane I want to merge into

The Capoforma stuff looks not very expensive and it seems to be well reputed in the road cycling forum, so..
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