Advocacy & Safety - Active Fluoro gear
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02-11-08, 09:45 PM
Can anyone recommend some hiviz gear and where to get it. I'm particularly keen on the acive type that needs a battery. Obviously I have lights as well but sometimes I think motorists need to see something different or they mentally filter things out.
02-12-08, 08:11 AM
I got my reflective vest, for $4 at Harbor Freight tools, not active, but effective.
harbor freight is where i got my vest as well. add to that a helmet mounted headlite planet bike), flashers on all 4 panniers (2 front/2 rear), headlites (2) attached to base of handlebar bag (topeak bag, generic multibeam-led), safety pole in rear topped with orange flag. i have bought christmas battery powered, water resistant string flashing light sets (15 bulbs each that are about 8 inches apart and have
green, red, white, and blue sets). kids have asked me if i was a cop or ems. there will be no excuse if someone claims to not have seen me!
02-12-08, 07:34 PM
I rode by some teenagers in my hi-viz Safety Orange (http://showerspass.com/cart/product_info.php?cPath=21_25&products_id=31&osCsid=d98d357e71b01aa1d2bb14ba94281f4d) jacket, and they started yelling "Agggghh, I'm blind"!
Damn punk kids! :mad:
Still didn't keep me from getting right hooked after a driver passed me, though... :eek:
Bike Nashbar has their Essential (http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?category=&subcategory=&brand=&sku=14375&storetype=&estoreid=&pagename=Show%20All%20Products) jersey in hi-viz (not active though) for a pretty decent price (available sleeveless (http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?category=&subcategory=&brand=&sku=14687&storetype=&estoreid=&pagename=Show%20All%20Products), short sleeve, and long sleeve).
02-13-08, 06:58 AM
Thanks for the replys. I'm in Oz but most of us down here order on the internet from US suppliers for half the price of Australian shops. But that's another thread.
Good idea to try the safety shops tho. Sometimes I think Hi Vi is like the national uniform of australia. Also like the idea of Christmas tree lights :)
02-19-08, 12:58 PM
Here ya go:
Thanks for the replys. Also like the idea of Christmas tree lights :)
check out eBay:
1) battery powered inside or outside waterproof LED string light set, 12 lites/flash or steady, red, green, blue, or white. $5.29 + $3.48 s/h, seacoral11 or Sea Corals LLC, eBay # 270212056605
2) 5 foot 2 pc fiberglass safety flag pole and orange flag. you could get this from LBS but i have included another eBay link, fyi. this is $5.29 + $6.90 s/h from Cora Bike, or Coras Bike Shop, # 320196605662
be creative with the lites on the pole, wire them also to bike frame, or even yourself ?
be safe and be seen! next comes the airzound, but that's another subject...!
ps: harbor freight has a good mail-order dept, i think my reflective safety-vest was no more than $8 plus free s/h...check them on line as well!
02-20-08, 08:23 AM
I splurged--I like the Performance all-reflective vest. $35 that didn't hurt to spend.
03-07-08, 12:08 PM
look into clothing made with illuminite. You can get it from them or other companies like performance.
03-07-08, 01:53 PM
(if you want to glow like a street racer)
and here's a link to a Cascade Bicycle Club "test" of lighting for commuters:
That Cyclite jacket is Visible!
03-07-08, 02:12 PM
Or for the less mechanically inclined, the Down Low Glow (http://www.rockthebike.com/lights/downlowglow).
09-22-09, 08:06 AM
As the Cascade B.C. is my local club, I offer members a steep discount on Cyclite products...i'm a member
09-24-09, 12:31 PM
Here ya go:
Why did they pick blue for the light? In most jurisdictions this probably wouldn't be legal, as blue strobes are for emergency vehicles only. I would consider buying on if the light was amber.
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