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Old 02-27-09, 11:46 PM
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When you listen to someone out there saying reflectors are lame...

When you listen to someone out there saying reflectors are lame and don't really help, you may end up getting a ticket like me today. I bet most of you out there would too, so much for listening to things I read on BF.
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Old 02-27-09, 11:48 PM
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reflectors aren't lame, they're gay.
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Old 02-27-09, 11:51 PM
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Originally Posted by pdedes View Post
reflectors aren't lame, they're gay.

+1 htfu
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Old 02-27-09, 11:54 PM
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Wait... u got a ticket for not having reflectors?
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Old 02-27-09, 11:55 PM
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You're suppose to have them in Cal. Didn't know it was actually enforced though.

Do anything to piss the cop off?
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Originally Posted by i r yo View Post
You're suppose to have them in Cal. Didn't know it was actually enforced though.

Do anything to piss the cop off?

No reflectors here, and I ride at night all the time. A front light and rear blinkie, or reflector in the rear only, is all that is needed.
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Damn that copper must have been bored.

That or you were so offensive he had to pull you over.
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Originally Posted by otakux View Post
When you listen to someone out there saying reflectors are lame and don't really help ........
.......... I ignore them.


After all, everyone knows it is illegal to ride without them. And everyone knows that it is a good idea to have them because although lights can be seen from some distance off, it is the reflectors that light up when vehicles are close.

Of course, in some places it is also illegal to ride with more than two headlights. We've all got to keep up with our local laws, which are easily accessible online these days.
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Originally Posted by Machka View Post
After all, everyone knows it is illegal to ride without them. And everyone knows that it is a good idea to have them
There you go again, speaking for EVERYONE, instead of just yourself.
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Originally Posted by 1955 View Post
There you go again, speaking for EVERYONE, instead of just yourself.
Everyone doesn't know that it is illegal to ride without reflectors and that riding with reflectors is a good idea? Astounding! Surely everyone here is up on their local bicycle-related laws.
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Old 02-28-09, 12:23 AM
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I epoxied a red onto the back of my seat pack. It's there, and it's out of the way. If I ride when it's dark, I have a headlight.

I don't want no tickets.
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as i recall in calie a bicycle is required to have one red rear reflector and either yellow pedal reflectors that can been seen from 500years or a front light that can be seen from 500 yards. spoke refcltors and front white refectors are not required. however other states do.

imo keep a copy of the state laws for bikes in your seat tube and a copy of your will.

that said i have none curently on my road bike, attachet blinkies or a headlight if i know it will be a long ride. however on my commute bike i have 2 red in the rear, 1 white upfront, and pedal reflcors. also i've put reflective tape around the crank arms, fenders, reflective sidewalls, and mudguards, in addition to four red rear blinkies and 2 front headlights. i ride my commute bike in bad weather or at night atleast 5times a week and i don't want to die.
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Originally Posted by otakux View Post
When you listen to someone out there saying reflectors are lame and don't really help, you may end up getting a ticket like me today.
You said "today" -- you mean you got a ticket for no reflectors in the daytime; or were you riding at night without any kind of lighting?
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Old 02-28-09, 02:45 AM
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What were the circumstances of the "crime"? My rides often go through heavily-trafficked areas with plenty of cops who see and ignore me. I'd be surprised if I got a ticket for, well, anything.
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Originally Posted by Machka View Post
.......... I ignore them.


After all, everyone knows it is illegal to ride without them. And everyone knows that it is a good idea to have them because although lights can be seen from some distance off, it is the reflectors that light up when vehicles are close.

Of course, in some places it is also illegal to ride with more than two headlights. We've all got to keep up with our local laws, which are easily accessible online these days.[/COLOR]
earth to machka: just because it's illegal in Mountie land, does not mean that it's illegal everywhere.
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Old 02-28-09, 04:21 AM
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earth to machka: just because it's illegal in Mountie land, does not mean that it's illegal everywhere.
It's not even illegal in Canada. I don't know what he's on about.

Mind you, riding without a helmet supposedly is illegal, and I rarely wear one. I've never so much as gotten stopped and reminded about it by a cop. There's too many fixed-gear hipsters here bike-salmoning, not wearing helmets, and disobeying every traffic law ever for the cops to bother trying to enforce bike laws.
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I've built all my bikes from the frame up. I wouldn't even know where to get reflectors let alone where to install them. I've never had reflectors on my bike. Now, I think my 9 year-old daughter has some on her little Electra cruiser?
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Screw it being illegal...Let people ride without reflectors, or lights...At night...It will thin the gene pool...

I don't know about anyone else, but I don't need a law to tell me a need to be seen and see at night when on the bike...
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Everyone doesn't know that it is illegal to ride without reflectors and that riding with reflectors is a good idea? Astounding! Surely everyone here is up on their local bicycle-related laws.
I'm having a hard time ascertaining if you're being sarcastic. I don't know if it's legal or illegal for me to ride without reflectors. I do know that it's illegal for me to line up at a race with them. Hell, I don't even need to wear a helmet in all the counties around here, but the laws vary from county to county, and since I regularly ride in several of them I'm really not aware of the laws.
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Originally Posted by Machka View Post
Everyone doesn't know that it is illegal to ride without reflectors and that riding with reflectors is a good idea? Astounding! Surely everyone here is up on their local bicycle-related laws.

Totally, if the OP is ignorant of their local laws than I say tough ****, cry to your mum about it. It's illegal for me to ride without reflectors or helmets, luckily the cops ignore the reflectors but not all ignore the helmets.
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Old 02-28-09, 07:13 AM
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Reflectors just make you an easier target on Long Island. It is best to not be seen here
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as i recall in calie a bicycle is required to have one red rear reflector and either yellow pedal reflectors that can been seen from 500years or a front light that can be seen from 500 yards. spoke refcltors and front white refectors are not required. however other states do.
I'd have a hard time fitting those yellow's in my EB's..

Laws in my state NC

(e) Lamps on Bicycles. Every bicycle shall be equipped with a lighted lamp visible up to three hundred feet in front when used at night and must also be equipped with a taillight or rear reflector that is red and visible for up to two hundred feet from the rear when used at night.
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Reflectors are VISIBLE !

In Illinois, it's actually illegal to sell a pedal without a reflector.

Anything that helps me be seen, dorky or not, is a good thing - especially at night, or in low light situations.
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Some laws are made to be broken.
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No reflectors, no lights, and absolutely no night riding
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