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Old 08-21-07, 01:42 PM   #1
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Night Jacket

Searched the forums and found nothing. http://youtube.com/watch?v=BZvSdq6GYsY
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Old 08-21-07, 01:53 PM   #2
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Seems pretty dim. I'd bet if he had a superflash on the bike you wouldn't even notice the jacket.
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Old 08-21-07, 03:02 PM   #3
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Yeah, didn't look so great. I'll stick to my day-glo vest, lights and reflective tape.
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Old 08-21-07, 06:03 PM   #4
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Might be OK as just an add-on or along-with but not on its own. I'm not sure cagers would decipher the light code either, or for that matter notice different colors.

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Yeah, maybe it is a cool concept, but i think that cagers need something simple like a bright light as some reflective tape and such. I imagine all the lights on that jacket just confusing a driver making him run right into you.
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Old 08-21-07, 09:04 PM   #6
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He needs to get a vest like I have with two rows of red blinking lights front and back. It really shows up in the dark
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Old 08-21-07, 11:15 PM   #7
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I like how the name of the product (or company?) is REACTIVE.

Shouldn't safety things like that be PROACTIVE? hahaha
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He needs to get a vest like I have with two rows of red blinking lights front and back. It really shows up in the dark
Wish I kept my pamphlets from it - but I think the contraption was like $200, saw it at a Toronto bike show a couple years ago --- and it was a vest you put on that had stop light and turn signal capabiility. Pretty cool.

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illuminite is a godsend for those that ride or run in the night.

http://www.illuminite.com/Catalog/Cycling/81602_c.html
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Old 08-22-07, 01:40 PM   #10
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He replied, as to an approximate price --- @ $200 (US)
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