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Old 07-11-05, 08:27 PM   #1
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Has anyone used this?



I just thinking of puting this on my bikes, looks nice to have. Has anyone used this?

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Old 07-11-05, 09:27 PM   #2
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I have the same battery-powered electric shaver mounted on my handlebars, and it works great.
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Old 07-11-05, 09:31 PM   #3
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Is it really a shaver?
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I've used LED lights to some level of success. But lately I've been considering more proactive measures. Do you think having, let's say a tailgunner would increase the room cars give me as they pass? Sure the weight would be a bit of a downer, but the freedom from getting hit by cars would more than make up for the passenger/gunner, two Ma-Deuces, 500 rounds of 50 cal, and an electric pivoting aluminium coupola. I could go the extra $500 for the CF model. That would shave some grams. What do you all think?



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Good one, what it is, is a turn indicator and brake light. Cycle Pro Flashpoint Indicator / Taillight

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I just got one today. I think it looks neet. The problem I have is that I can't get the brake light sensor on the rear. There isn't enough gap in the brake cable. The brake light stays lit no matter what. The turn signals look need too. Anyone have any ideas short of adjusting the brake cable to get it to fit? My bike is a Giant Yukon.
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An electronic turn signal is no substitute for hand signals. Drivers are not used to seeing flashing LED turn signals on a bicycle, so the lights may not even register in the minds of drivers. The meanings of hand signals are fairly unambiguous and well-understood. Hand signals are also more likely to be seen and noticed from different angles.

Electronic turn signals may be somewhat useful at night, but flashing LEDs without turn signals already do a good job of this. The purpose of lights on a bike is to draw attention at night. Simple, inexpensive, flashing LEDs do this in a way that drivers, other cyclists, and pedestrians already understand.
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I can't see myself getting one of these. acantor is right, no one has any idea what the flashing or solid light is supposed to mean. Furthermore, they are not looking closely at the light to decifer its meaning, they are looking at the large mass attached to the tiny flashing yellow led's. Just one mans opinion...
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I like the idea of an electric brake light/turn signal unit. I can't say I have any experience with this one. I would like to see one that has arrow shaped lights that light up brightly while blinking.

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An electronic turn signal is no substitute for hand signals. Drivers are not used to seeing flashing LED turn signals on a bicycle, so the lights may not even register in the minds of drivers. The meanings of hand signals are fairly unambiguous and well-understood. Hand signals are also more likely to be seen and noticed from different angles.

Electronic turn signals may be somewhat useful at night, but flashing LEDs without turn signals already do a good job of this. The purpose of lights on a bike is to draw attention at night. Simple, inexpensive, flashing LEDs do this in a way that drivers, other cyclists, and pedestrians already understand.
Sadly, many motorists don't even know what hand signals are. After almost being hit one too many times I conducted a completely unscientific poll. Almost nobody I asked, out of 30+ people, knew the hand signals. The only people that did were the older people and other cyclists! After that I started pointing towards my turns instead of using the left arm only signals.
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After that I started pointing towards my turns instead of using the left arm only signals.
I've been signaling a right hand turn with my right arm since the '70s. The only reasons to use the left arm raised to a right angle are 1) in a car, because automobile drivers can't reach out the right hand window (except where they drive on the left) and 2) on a motorcycle because the right hand is needed to maintain the throttle. On a bicycle, doing this will probably cause people to look up to see what you're pointing at.
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