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Old 03-23-13, 09:50 PM
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Helmet light w/ flashing rear lights on helmet

cat eye rear light on rack

A planet bike front light on handlebar and a second one made by...who knows? But it's bright, too.

shower's yellow jacket with reflectorized striping

Reflectorized side wall tires.

An incredibell.

My cell phone, which, when I'm riding, I think of as safety equipment.
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Originally Posted by Vlaam4ever View Post
1) brakes
2) blinky
3) helmet

Me too. I think this pretty much covers it for practical purposes. Except that I like my little bell for MUP riding.
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Light and Motion Urban 550 commuter front and rear lights, + an extra cheapo blinky underneath the rear L&M tail light.

Lately, been riding with two other guys on the way in, so we have 3 light and motion urban series headlights, and a total of 4 tail lights (mix of L&M, planet bike, etc... super bright)

Needless to say, cars stay pretty clear of us. We kinda ride in a triangle (like the mighty ducks), so that the array of blinkies confuses people, and they approach cautiously.
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Lights, reflectors, helmet, bomb proof tires with tire liners, situational awareness, bright clothing, cell phone and whatever else....
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Safety gear? None, just as one should. Just your basic head light a tail light driven by generator. Then a simple bell for pedestrians. The way bicycling was for nearly 100 years.
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