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Old 11-03-07, 09:14 AM   #1
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Bicygnals turning signals

Curious new gadget, though i have doubts as to its usefulness. still worth a look i think.

http://blog.scifi.com/tech/archives/...al_signal.html
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Old 11-03-07, 01:54 PM   #2
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I went to see these in my local shop but what put me off was a couple of things. The unit is quite big which means that I'd have to carry them around rather than leave them on the bike at work.

It's quite a heavy unit too once you've added batteries and because i'd be using it on a folding bike, it really would be a clip on and clip off for every ride. In the end I just figured arm signals would continue to do.

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Old 11-03-07, 06:39 PM   #3
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Not to poop on the idea, but hand signals have always worked better for me on my motorcycle than electric signals. I even had one lady YELL at me for not using my electric signals one day (5pm?). Thing is, I was using them. She just couldn't (wouldn't?) see them.

Night would probably be different, just saying
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Old 11-04-07, 03:29 PM   #4
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I love the design but I too agree it is a bit large. Granted larger gives the driver the preception (sp?) that you're a larger bike on the road but at the cost of clunkieness.

I like it if it was smaller a bit. Perhaps have the rear unit split into two units with a attachment for those with racks and also have a bar for those without racks so you can mount the whole unit as one. If you're having a hard time picturing what I'm trying to say about the back signals what I mean is |_ _| to make the unit more configurable.

I wonder how much they want for the unit. I see all the suppliers as UK shops. Oh wait. my bad.. the original link said ~$80ish. So I'm guessing that's like $160 CDN then with the exchange rate.
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Old 11-05-07, 08:42 AM   #5
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Much too expensive and Fredish. There will be batteries in each of the three units. Who said wireless is always best? If you really want something similar at a much lower price. Go here.
http://cgi.ebay.com/Bicycle-Turn-Sig...QQcmdZViewItem


You can DIY your own by cutting blank circuit board material and using a Dremel Moto-Tool to cut isolating traces for the center taillight and outer turn signal 1206 SMD style LED's.

A simple 555 circuit will make the amber turn signal LED's flash. This link will show you how.
http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homep...Bowden/555.htm
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