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Who makes a non Fredalicious high visibility vest?

Old 09-17-08, 11:53 PM
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Who makes a non Fredalicious high visibility vest?

Given that I'm allergic to home trainers and that I refuse to wear the following on training rides:

https://www.global-b2b-network.com/di...st__VTP02_.jpg

Do you have any suggestion?

I have collected a few vests and jerseys that have reflective parts over the years, but it does not seem to be enough to be seen by the average murderer on four wheels.
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Who makes a non Fredalicious high visibility vest?
Nobody.
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Fred-curious?
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Where can I find water that is not wet.
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Originally Posted by Ih8lucky13 View Post
Where can I find water that is not wet.
Alright, alright...maybe I'd be better off buying a Rock Racing kit and adopt the Tron look.
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Old 09-18-08, 01:14 AM
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hes no fred
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Originally Posted by weavers View Post
hes no fred

Maybe but the mere sight of him makes me sick.
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If you are really in Paris get a vest or jacket in the same lime green that the road police use; drivers instinctively hit the brakes and start paying attention when they see that color.
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If you are really in Paris get a vest or jacket in the same lime green that the road police use; drivers instinctively hit the brakes and start paying attention when they see that color.
Ok, now all I have to do is raid the nearest police station and assault an agent.
I'll take a look in the surplus stores and see what I can find.
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Originally Posted by Gawain View Post
Ok, now all I have to do is raid the nearest police station and assault an agent.
I'll take a look in the surplus stores and see what I can find.
There are plenty of vest and jackets available in that color. Your local hypermart probably sells them.
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I see the term "Fred" used pretty often in these forums. What does it mean exactly?
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Originally Posted by classic1 View Post
Nobody.
true perhaps, but a reflective sash/belt is much smaller & still decently bright
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Originally Posted by Cadd View Post
I see the term "Fred" used pretty often in these forums. What does it mean exactly?
Use the forum search feature... the discussion of this word is extensive.

Edit: actually once you've read it in context several times, the mean should start to be clear
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Nobody.
Correct. Better to look Fred than be dead, all this Better Fred than Dead nonsense I post here notwithstanding. You should see me in my motorcycle Fred get-up, it would blind you.

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Send an email to Assos, maybe they'll whip something up for you.
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Do you have any suggestion?
yes.
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Originally Posted by Gawain View Post
Do you have any suggestion?
Solid, bright colored jersey.

Bright color (hivis/"don't-flatten-me" yellow, for example), to stand out from the "landscape".

Solid-color jersey, so that maybe a driver will perceive you as person-shaped out of the corner of their eye.

More muted or common colors, and colorful designs (stripes, jumbles of cool logos) may be fashionable, but they will tend to camouflage you, which is not what you want.

Makes sense to me, anyway.

Of course, after dark, you shouldn't fear "the fred". You want to be seen. Plenty of lighting, and remember that no one will see your ugly reflective vest in the dark.

And who cares what other people think, anyway?
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hes no fred
but he does ride a bent.
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Hey, I see plenty of riders wearing those - always an old man on a hybrid or the mentally disabled.
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This is what I use. Simply too cool to be Fred worthy.

https://www.ledtronics.com/products/P...px?WP=C352K648
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You're stealing my post Botto!

I was going to suggest Nathan. We love their stuff...and not just because George is sponsored and a ginormous box of goodies came to the house. We were actually paying for it last year.

We put a ton of miles in during Dec/Jan/Feb and 90% of them are in the dark. I don't care how much of a Fred I look like, the Nathan stuff lights you up like a Christmas tree and I'd rather be visible out there.

In addition to the vests, my faves from Nathan are the reflective bands, reflective stickers and the little Cyclops lights that you can attach to various points on the frame, crank arms, etc.





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Hey, I see plenty of riders wearing those - always an old man on a hybrid or the mentally disabled.
I don't ride on a hybrid.

I wear Alert Shirts for commuting most of the year, and wear one of these vests over my jacket in the winter.

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I actually just picked up a Xinglet:

https://www.amphipod.com/440-448/440.html

It's less Fredly than a full safety vest, but not by all that much. I chose it because it's easy to roll up and stuff into a jersey pocket when I don't need it.

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Correct. Better to look Fred than be dead, all this Better Fred than Dead nonsense I post here notwithstanding. You should see me in my motorcycle Fred get-up, it would blind you.

I do make a point to wear this get-up and ride my Honda by Harley bars at every opportunity by the way. Sometimes I stop and say 'You boys think loud pipes save lives? Incorrect. Loud jackets save lives.' Then I ride off. They'll never catch me, their bikes are too slow.
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