Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: NJ, NYC, LI
Bikes: 1940s Fothergill, 1959 Allegro Special, 1963? Claud Butler Olympic Sprint, Lambert 'Clubman', 1974 Fuji "the Ace", 1976 Holdsworth 650b conversion rando bike, 1983 Trek 720 tourer, 1984 Counterpoint Opus II, 1993 Basso Gap, 2010 Downtube 8h, and...
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I agree, that having light(s) on at all times, helps.
I have a dynamo hub on my commuter bike, and home-made LED lights. It's a pretty primitive setup (I'm no electronics wizard); there's no capacitor and, more importantly, no switch. If the wheel is turning, the light is on. If I'm going slow, it flashes like crazy. If I'm going fast, it's bright as heck. Cars don't cut me off, and generally keep their distance pretty well. Knock on wood.