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Old 04-13-15, 12:13 PM
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Turn signal gloves!

These look fun!
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Old 04-13-15, 01:17 PM
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I wear high viz work gloves with reflective material on them. Not as fancy but a lot cheaper and won't break.
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Old 04-13-15, 01:40 PM
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Originally Posted by kickstart View Post
I wear high viz work gloves with reflective material on them. Not as fancy but a lot cheaper and won't break.
Would they happen to be these from Caiman?

They've been tough as nails, bought them last summer and they've held up to the strain of a handcycle. Haven't faded either.
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Old 04-14-15, 12:06 PM
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Originally Posted by runner pat View Post
Would they happen to be these from Caiman?

They've been tough as nails, bought them last summer and they've held up to the strain of a handcycle. Haven't faded either.
The pair I have are Wells-Lamont mechanics gloves from the local hardware store.
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Old 04-14-15, 12:23 PM
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Needs a light on the front side too... for the guy who hollered at me “Signal your turn!”. (Even though I DID signal)
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Old 04-14-15, 01:33 PM
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Those things are problematic at best. No state legally recognizes an electronic signal device as a replacement for hand signals when signalling a turn from a bike. You can sort of stick your hand out and make it flash, which would accomplish the hand signal, and can be seen from behind. But what about from in front? To see the signal from in front you have to put your hand on the tops of drop bars, or on the grips of flat bars, with the back of your hand facing forward. So that's no hand signal, and viewers from behind won't know you're signalling.
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Old 04-14-15, 01:41 PM
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That's one reason why I wanted them on the elbows - just stick the elbow out and on the point you could see it both ways. Keeping your hands on the drop bars btw.

But like you said that wouldn't be a legal bike signal. If that matters.

FWIW everyone thinks the elbow signal is a horrible idea also, so no need to rub it in.
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Old 04-14-15, 01:47 PM
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I looked at the videos on the website. The signals are far too small for motorists more than a couple of car lengths back to recognize what they are when there are all kinds of other lights all around from other sources. In that one clip from behind the cyclist turning right, I could barely even see them flashing.

"the greatest gift to cyclists since the helmet" is the biggest crock of BS I've read today.
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Old 04-14-15, 02:04 PM
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Originally Posted by PatrickGSR94 View Post
I looked at the videos on the website. The signals are far too small for motorists more than a couple of car lengths back to recognize what they are when there are all kinds of other lights all around from other sources. In that one clip from behind the cyclist turning right, I could barely even see them flashing.

"the greatest gift to cyclists since the helmet" is the biggest crock of BS I've read today.
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Old 04-14-15, 04:42 PM
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Originally Posted by wphamilton View Post
That's one reason why I wanted them on the elbows - just stick the elbow out and on the point you could see it both ways. Keeping your hands on the drop bars btw.

But like you said that wouldn't be a legal bike signal. If that matters.

FWIW everyone thinks the elbow signal is a horrible idea also, so no need to rub it in.
I don't know, WP, but I think you're on to something here...

You put your elbow in
You take your elbow out
You put your elbow in
And you shake it all about
You do the Hokey Pokey
And you turn your bike around
That's what it's all about!
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Originally Posted by PatrickGSR94 View Post
I looked at the videos on the website.
The girl at the beginning could probably sell me a pair.
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Old 04-14-15, 05:17 PM
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It is rather confusing when the woman is signalling a RIGHT hand turn, with an arrow pointing LEFT.

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I wear orange and reflective gloves made by Ironclad.
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