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    New type of safety gear

    http://kalecoauto.com/index.php?main...products_id=55

    I like the tag line, not for use on Pedestrians.

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    mosquito rancher adamrice's Avatar
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    I know someone who improvised one of these, with a carbide drill bit and a fiberglass rod.

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    Seņior Member ItsJustMe's Avatar
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    It's not new, it's a flash flag. They've been available for 10 years. Minus the idiotic scratchy bit, but with an actually useful reflective flag.

    Maybe the scratchy thing is useful for people riding in areas with 25 MPH speed limits, but by the time anyone realizes that it is scratchy when passing me, they're already past.
    Work: the 8 hours that separates bike rides.

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    Rhapsodic Laviathan
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    You guys know that site is nothing but a joke, right?
    The speed is break neck, faster than a high speed dual cassette tape deck.

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    Mark Renshaw will be using an OPQS-badged, double-wide carbon version this year to lead out the Manx Missile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jax Rhapsody View Post
    You guys know that site is nothing but a joke, right?
    What tipped you off?

    "...The motorist will know immediately they are too close, and give you a friendly wave. Whew! Accident avoided...."

    "Of course you eat too much" (Looigi) There are things people say that are so true you can never forget the wisdom. I still eat too much. Without denial.
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    The Recumbent Quant cplager's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jax Rhapsody View Post
    You guys know that site is nothing but a joke, right?
    Sure, but I've actually thought about implementing this myself.

    In my version, I'd have two different color sharpies at the end of a pole. Get too close and your car gets marked (and we'll make sure that at least one of the two colors will show up...).
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    Quote Originally Posted by cplager View Post
    sure, but i've actually thought about implementing this myself.

    In my version, i'd have big roller stencil, with bike icons at the end of a pole. Get too close and your car gets marked making it look like you took out bikers
    fify
    "Of course you eat too much" (Looigi) There are things people say that are so true you can never forget the wisdom. I still eat too much. Without denial.
    Awarded 2014 Billy Madison "Ultimate Insult" by jsharr. Must have been something about my rambling, incoherent response...

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    The Recumbent Quant cplager's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoadTire View Post
    fify
    HA!

    See? The internet just makes things better!
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