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Old 10-05-10, 05:23 PM   #1
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Looking for advice on lights

Hi, I'm new to cycling in general and am looking to commute by bike. I'm currently shopping for lights and was wondering if I should spend the extra $40 or so to get lights with turn signals

http://www.bicygnals.com/Bicygnals_ind_info%203.html

or if regular commuting lights should be sufficient.

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Old 10-05-10, 05:28 PM   #2
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Hand signals are easy to do. I would rather spend the money on annoyingly obnoxious lights.
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If you are not a spambot...save your money and put it into a good headlight and taillight.
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Hand signals are easy to do. I would rather spend the money on annoyingly obnoxious lights.
+1 to that.
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Save your $$$. Regular commuting lights is all you need (front and rear). For turning at intersections, make sure you learn how to use your arms (hand signals). For night riding (or commuting w/ rain), buy a pair of gloves that have some kind of reflective material so car drivers behind you understand where you're trying to turn.

http://www.inlandempirecycling.com/C...nd_signals.htm
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Thanks everybody for the advice, this helps a lot!
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I paid like 17 bucks for my light kit from Walmart and works fine for me. Each has three different lighting choices from a disco themed blink to a epileptic seizure inducing fast flashing to a solid beam for either lights.
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