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