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Old 11-12-18, 12:52 AM
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Great idea. I've often pondered fitting up brake-lever activated brake light switches to my commuter and errand bikes. It would also be handy in casual group rides that often involve inexperienced riders.

I'd add a disable switch for some limited purposes, such as a paceline or tight, fast group of experienced riders. Those riders should be alert enough to see what other riders are doing without extra lights. I wouldn't use that on my road bike.

For drivers behind us, multiple feedback is better. Same reason I use multiple headlights and taillights. Two or more lights separated help drivers detect distance, orientation, speed, etc, at a glance. Same reason why it's a little easier to spot a distant motorcycle at night -- there's just enough separation between tail and headlights to pick up on those cues.

I'd buy a reasonably priced kit that was activated by the brake levers, with a disable option. Can't see any reason not to.
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