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How to be seen at night(5 posts)

How to be seen at nightundertrained
Oct 28, 2003 8:30 PM
These would be cool for night rides.
whoops. Here's the pictureundertrained
Oct 28, 2003 8:31 PM
whoops. Here's the picturekevinacohn
Oct 28, 2003 8:52 PM

is awesome.
Hokey Spokes are Kewl but...Akirasho
Oct 29, 2003 2:07 AM
... they're relatively heavy... especially if you go for a full effect...

I've got 6 (three front, three rear) but only use 'em for "special" rides (Indy's NITE ride for example). As you'd suspect, they're fairly heavy (each requires 3AA batteries... I use NiMH rechargables) and add weight in and at nearly the worst possible place on a bicycle... the rotating wheel! I use 'em on a MTB (they will fit a fat SPOX wheel spoke).

Still, they have their place (just for balance, I'd use at least 2 on the same wheel... perhaps lighting only one) and do work as advertised. They won't take the place of proper lights... or even a couple strips of 3M Scotchlite (there are lighter, cheaper, less sophistocated devices on the market (one from Oz or NZ) but I don't have the links handy)... but they can be fun in the right application (one of our local eatery/pub districts sponsors an open street "Boo and Brew" Holloween celebration... these could guarantee that even with no costume, you get laid afterwards)... list them under "things that make you go, hmmmmm".

Be the bike.
re: How to be seen at nightkokaku
Oct 29, 2003 9:03 AM
Tire Flys are another option - they fit on the valve stem, use 3 watch batteries and are motion-activated.