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Has a wheel reflector ever caused you to have an accident?

Old 08-17-10, 05:19 PM
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Has a wheel reflector ever caused you to have an accident?

take heed if you're paranoid about a wheel reflector causing you to crash.




really.

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Old 08-17-10, 05:43 PM
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Old 08-17-10, 06:04 PM
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Looks like this is going to be a close one.
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Old 08-17-10, 06:26 PM
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Better: "has a wheel reflector ever caused you a fatal accident?" The answer will be 100% "no". Happy?
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Old 08-18-10, 03:03 PM
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Crash? no but I have seen one go flying off on a long high speed(45mph+) downhill run.
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Old 08-18-10, 03:42 PM
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They're neck and neck so far. Will "yes" be able to pull ahead?

In fairness, the answer could be yes, if we had a wildly different way of defining "caused."
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Originally Posted by vol
Better: "has a wheel reflector ever caused you a fatal accident?" The answer will be 100% "no". Happy?
It is apparently,... 0% for accidents, period.
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When I was prying one off my hand slipped and I bumped my knuckle.
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I had an accident reading this thread. Fortunately, I wasn't wearing my bike shorts, so I only have to change my BVDs.
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If you carelessly step on a removed wheel reflector on a tile floor, you could slip and sprain a wrist or something I guess.

If I ever bought a bike that came with wheel reflectors, I would remove them immediately. They rob an incredible amount of energy from any bicycle being ridden above 5 mph.
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It's kind of freaky when those things fly off at high speed
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Originally Posted by Kerlenbach
It's kind of freaky when those things fly off at high speed
They could hit someone and cause fatality (e.g an infant or a 95 yr old!
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I mentioned a safety feature of wheel reflectors a few years back. If for some reason they actually get hammed into the spokes and rest of the bike, they are designed I believe to snap cleanly in two. Destroyed reflector, but you don't crash.
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Originally Posted by noisebeam
When I was prying one off my hand slipped and I bumped my knuckle.
Ouch! I believe I've suffered minor hand injuries during removal as well.

I've had a couple break on me mid ride, but never cause a lockup or crash.
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