Lights on the bike.....

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richardjiles
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Lights on the bike.....

Postby richardjiles » Mon Oct 08, 2012 03:32 am

Ugh, my dad made me put my flashing lights on my bike today and its just like.... ugh they make my already bad looking commuter look even uglier.

But what makes me mad is that these lights come out so people can put them on their bikes, and it hardly fits onto my handle bars, granted its on a cheaper bike and they are thinner bars, but I swear if I go over a bump they will fall forward....

No point to this post just a rant

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Re: Lights on the bike.....

Postby Bikehawk » Mon Oct 08, 2012 06:54 am

Try sticking a bit of flat rubber around the bars and then mount the light over that. You may need to experiment with the thickness. Had a similar problem before with an old hack bike. This stopped the oh crap where's the road gone moments. Not fun when going down a fairly steep unlight road who's surface was not the best. If ou don't have any strips of rubber try wrapping insulating tape around instead.

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Re: Lights on the bike.....

Postby felix.london » Mon Oct 08, 2012 07:02 am

Tell the old man to buy you a set of these;

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/170776885696?_trksid=p5197.c0.m619#ht_8230wt_1186

shouldn't brake the bank.
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Re: Lights on the bike.....

Postby cooldad » Mon Oct 08, 2012 09:52 am

richardjiles wrote:Ugh, my dad made me put my flashing lights on my bike today and its just like.... ugh they make my already bad looking commuter look even uglier.


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Re: Lights on the bike.....

Postby waverider » Mon Oct 08, 2012 16:55 pm

cooldad wrote:
richardjiles wrote:Ugh, my dad made me put my flashing lights on my bike today and its just like.... ugh they make my already bad looking commuter look even uglier.


Well at least there's one sensible person in the family



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Re: Lights on the bike.....

Postby boristhespie » Fri Oct 12, 2012 08:33 am

I'd rather have an ugly bike than look ugly under the wheels of a lorry.

Flashing lights have really helped.

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Re: Lights on the bike.....

Postby zx6man » Fri Oct 12, 2012 08:48 am




I have a similar powered front light...on flash.. and was told off by a driver as it was blinding everyone :roll:

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Re: Lights on the bike.....

Postby Long Time Lurker » Fri Oct 12, 2012 08:57 am

zx6man wrote:


I have a similar powered front light...on flash.. and was told off by a driver as it was blinding everyone :roll:


To be fair, they are made that bright for trail riding. A flashing light at 1000 lumens may cause epileptic fits. :wink:
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Re: Lights on the bike.....

Postby cloudynights » Fri Oct 12, 2012 15:37 pm

listen to dads, we know best unless its our own dads and then they are old fools :D
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Re: Lights on the bike.....

Postby Rushmore » Fri Oct 12, 2012 15:41 pm

The Beginner wrote:Piece of old inner tube on the bars - sorted!

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Re: Lights on the bike.....

Postby cooldad » Fri Oct 12, 2012 16:13 pm

cloudynights wrote:listen to dads, we know best unless its our own dads and then they are old fools :D

I agree with this post.
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Re: Lights on the bike.....

Postby felix.london » Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:01 am

cooldad wrote:
cloudynights wrote:listen to dads, we know best unless its our own dads and then they are old fools :D

I agree with this post.


Me too
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Re: Lights on the bike.....

Postby smack148 » Sun Oct 14, 2012 23:02 pm

is there a family connection here. Is richard cooldad's son per chance?

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Re: Lights on the bike.....

Postby raldat » Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:34 am

cooldad wrote:
cloudynights wrote:listen to dads, we know best unless its our own dads and then they are old fools :D

I agree with this post.

+1

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Re: Lights on the bike.....

Postby t0pc4t » Mon Oct 15, 2012 13:11 pm

commuters just look nasty, mine looked ok until the downtube got spanged in and before I put the brackety thing for the baby seat on but even then only ok. But then the point of it is that it's to get me from A to B while builiing fitness I can use on the trails.

My Anthem on the other hand is unashamedly colour coordinated and utterly lovely, but that's because it's a toy.
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