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Old 10-31-08, 05:05 PM   #1
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Spokelights: Niteize, Monkeylectric or Hokey Spokey?

This morning, in the dark, I was relatively close to being hit from the side by a car which was crossing the four lane road at an intersection with no traffic signals. I assume he saw my lights (one good Fenix and a blinking inexpensive Cateye) but had trouble figuring out I was on a bike and trouble gauging my speed (probably about 25 mph).

I'm thinking that some good spoke lighting will help drivers with a side view of me know instantly that I'm on a bicycle, help them gauge my speed, and maybe be a bit more cautious.

Any thoughts on the best side lighting system?

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Old 10-31-08, 05:39 PM   #2
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If you order Nite Ize Spokelits, order extra batteries, too. Mine came with batteries in them that were dead within 5 minutes. Now that they have fresh batteries, they're quite bright and funky.
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Old 10-31-08, 06:10 PM   #3
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I got the Monkey Electrics on my recumbent because Hokey Spokes doesn't come in 20 inch. Whenever I ride downtown (small town) I get whoops and hollers from people loving the lights. I am going out tonight for Halloween, this'll be fun.
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Nite Ize but you probably need traditional 28+spoke 3-cross wheels or I cannot vouch that they will stay in place. They work great for me but if you do not have the right spoke configuration then I would spend the extra dollars for the other products.

+I have black rims, spokes, hubs so I went with black reflective stape.

You might want to consider these.
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