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Old 11-26-2010, 11:43 PM   #1
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becoming more visible

I was wondering about suggestions to become more visible to cagers, especially when riding at night. I don't like to ride at night alone but I have had to recently.

I have seen the LED lights to stick on your helmet - or maybe some design in reflective tape on the helmet?

blinking brake lights?

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I bought a icon military spec riding vest to put over my jacket just to be more visible
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Ya pyro beat me to it. Best way I can think is a reflective vest and tape on your lid
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Old 11-27-2010, 12:08 AM   #4
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reflective tape is awesome.
i have also found some goodies at academy. $3 sheet of reflective stickers
i have had them on my helmet for around a year and they are great. i also have a flashing reflective armband which i owe my life to several times.
as much as i hate bike led kits, i think that would really help you stand out in traffic.

also, the stebel nautillus might bring you some satisfaction. its a super loud horn. i havent seen one on a bike, but im sure it could be done, and they are fairly cheap, too.

i commute on my bike in usually pitch black light to and from work, so im used to this condition of riding. keep on the pegs and stay alert. head on a swivel.
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Old 11-27-2010, 03:48 AM   #5
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CG has a reflective stretch band that goes around the base of your helmet. I have one. My girl said you can see that half a mile away.
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Old 11-27-2010, 09:54 AM   #6
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! I was going to post a link to my retina-burn yellow jacket, but it's discontinued . I credit that obnoxiously bright yellow jacket for having very, very few bad experiences w. cagers in the last 3 years.

Have a Stebel Nautilus as well, highly recommend it.

Ditto on the reflective tape - cheap insurance.


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reflective tape is awesome.
i have also found some goodies at academy. $3 sheet of reflective stickers
i have had them on my helmet for around a year and they are great. i also have a flashing reflective armband which i owe my life to several times.
as much as i hate bike led kits, i think that would really help you stand out in traffic.

also, the stebel nautillus might bring you some satisfaction. its a super loud horn. i havent seen one on a bike, but im sure it could be done, and they are fairly cheap, too.

i commute on my bike in usually pitch black light to and from work, so im used to this condition of riding. keep on the pegs and stay alert. head on a swivel.
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CG has a reflective stretch band that goes around the base of your helmet. I have one. My girl said you can see that half a mile away.
+1 to the Halo reflective helmet band!!! check it out
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CG has a reflective stretch band that goes around the base of your helmet. I have one. My girl said you can see that half a mile away.
called the "HALO" band.

comes in muliple colors as well

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http://pro1.Ride Smart-taichi.com/product/RSJ257EL.html

I don't know where to get one of these, but clothing with built in light strips seems like it would be the best option for night riding. Plus, Tron was never out.
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http://pro1.Ride Smart-taichi.com/product/RSJ257EL.html

I don't know where to get one of these, but clothing with built in light strips seems like it would be the best option for night riding. Plus, Tron was never out.
, that's tite. I'd probably rock that.

I'm about to get me some reflective tape for my helmet.
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! I was going to post a link to my retina-burn yellow jacket, but it's discontinued . I credit that obnoxiously bright yellow jacket for having very, very few bad experiences w. cagers in the last 3 years.

Have a Stebel Nautilus as well, highly recommend it.

Ditto on the reflective tape - cheap insurance.
several companies make hi viz flourescent yellow jackets. they all seem good. just try them on, see what fits you best

there was an ad posted a few months back with bikers going down the road with a neon sign on their bike. looked like a frikkin dekotara. good ad
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