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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 7:15 pm 
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Bats wrote:
knogs are rubbish.


I disagree :)

As a cheap option to stick in your rucksack that are small and light and easily attached. A knog rear and a Lezyne front do the job.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 9:11 pm 
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Irrespective of the make of light - any light would be helpful!

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 9:25 pm 
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TGR wrote:
Irrespective of the make of light - any light would be helpful!

Richard


You are dead right :!:


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 9:28 pm 
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widowmaker wrote:
lewisfoto wrote:
Lights now are so bright, inexpensive, light weight and run for hours so there is no excuse for not using one.

Although I must admit to being caught out with no light earlier this week when my ride went longer than expected. I hate it when the days get so short in fall.


Steven



I keep a couple of those knog type front and rear lights just in case this happens to me 8)



I have a couple of Knog lights and they are perfect for emergencies


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 9:42 pm 
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i actually think it's worse at this time of year than in deep winter, because we're not yet in the full on darkness of the winter it doesn't occur to some people that they need lights yet.

that said, i work shifts, starting and finishing at 5am, i see lots of people riding to the refinery and chemical plant without lights or just the rear which i find amazing since the H+S guys on plants like mine can be overwhelming!

strangely the other night i went for a quick drink with a friend and on the way i saw a guy wearing black on the other side of the road riding a bike on the A326, a main carriageway road, where there were no street lights, i saw him because the car behind him showed him up because of it's car lights, i assumed he had a rear light even though he didn't have a front but when i passed him i looked in my mirror and he had no rear light.

idiot.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 9:51 pm 
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were you driving behind me? Maybe same guy!

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 2:20 pm 
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Well, maybe light are not THAT important - eyes maight be though!!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-ca ... e-24364332

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 5:47 pm 
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What a dope.

My wife does traffic safety research and, believe it or not, in 20% of all train vs car collisions in the US the car hits the train. Talk about blind and dopey!

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 6:30 pm 
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TGR wrote:
Well, maybe light are not THAT important - eyes maight be though!!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-ca ... e-24364332

Richard


Lucky for her she was not riding my bike :shock:


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