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Started this discussion. Last reply by Jamesa Apr 5, 2011. 27 Replies

I ride with two lights on the front, two on the back. This is why…Continue

Review of "Where to Ride in Melbourne: the map"

Started Jan 11, 2011 0 Replies

A review of the "where to ride in melbourne map" : http://ajenningsfrankston.blogspot.com/

 

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Jamesa replied to Andrew Jennings's discussion lighting
"Damnit.  Defeated by logic once again."
Apr 5, 2011
Chris Harris replied to Andrew Jennings's discussion lighting
"Of course. Lights will help prevent an "accident" whereas a helmet might reduce the effect of an accident.  "
Apr 5, 2011
stib replied to Andrew Jennings's discussion lighting
"Well, I'd say having no helmet is significantly less dangerous than having no lights. But that's a discussion for a different thread maybe. Given that you can buy reasonably bright LED lights for under $5 in any of those cheapo variety…"
Apr 5, 2011
Jamesa replied to Andrew Jennings's discussion lighting
"Exactly what I do - though I have two flashing on the rear, one big LED up front and a flasher as well.   What really scares the hell out of me is running along the MYT and almost hitting a couple of fixies without lights - just mad - though I…"
Apr 5, 2011
stib replied to Andrew Jennings's discussion lighting
"If you're on a budget, or you're just after a cheap backup light, I've found these lights to be really worth the money. They're brighter than some lights I've paid four times as much for in bike shops. For $10 you can't…"
Apr 4, 2011
stib replied to Andrew Jennings's discussion lighting
"I'm not sure of the logic behind that. I aim my helmet light away from oncoming riders as they approach, I can't do that with my handlebar mounted lights which just blast them regardless (however I aim it AT the car drivers though,…"
Apr 4, 2011
Will Satur replied to Andrew Jennings's discussion lighting
"I ride with 3 lights down the back and one on the front, but on really dark mornings I found a pair of safety glasses with single LED's on each side called Eyelites. Only thing I had to do was put some gaffer tape over the battery compartment…"
Apr 1, 2011
John E. replied to Andrew Jennings's discussion lighting
"Simon, gumwalls are rubbish, get rid of them asap; the gum part breaks down in the sun fairly quickly as it doesn't seem to be UV stabilised. The Schwalbes are great, particularly the Marathon Plus; I put some on my wifes bike and we…"
Apr 1, 2011
John E. replied to Andrew Jennings's discussion lighting
"Steve, I can see out minds are working on slightly different wavelengths; wheel reflectors are so light as to make almost no difference & can be a useful safety feature - your top speed will not be affected at all, just the acceleration - in…"
Apr 1, 2011
SimonG replied to Andrew Jennings's discussion lighting
"How clean do the reflective tyres need to be to work effectively? My new commuter came with gumwall style tyres as stock but after a few wet days the sidewalls are close to black from road grime. I need to replace the rear soon, would consider a…"
Mar 30, 2011
Steve Jay replied to Andrew Jennings's discussion lighting
"A gram off the wheels is worth 5 off the frame. The centripetal acceleration of the wheels uses more energy per gram than the forward acceleration of the bicycle. Removing wheel reflectors (not embedded tyre reflective strips) makes the wheel…"
Mar 30, 2011
Chris Harris replied to Andrew Jennings's discussion lighting
"I have one on the back of my commuter bike. Nice fast tyre. I think it's a marathon from memory. I wondered if that strip was reflective - then I forgot all about it.  "
Mar 29, 2011
John E. replied to Andrew Jennings's discussion lighting
"Steve, how do tiny pieces of retro-reflective plastic on your wheels slow you down? "wheel reflectors are useless and slow the bike down" I can't see this at all; just possibly you might lose a fraction of a percentage off your rate…"
Mar 29, 2011
Steve Jay replied to Andrew Jennings's discussion lighting
"To have t-boned a car like that, side displays would have made no difference, especially at 35km/h. The motorist would only have had a front view, which they either didn't see, disregarded or they misjudged Michael's speed. (The latter…"
Mar 29, 2011
Nick Biker replied to Andrew Jennings's discussion lighting
"I agree with you on that Cory. I have Schwables on all my bikes. It' quite puncture proof too and the reflectors very effective."
Mar 29, 2011
Cory replied to Andrew Jennings's discussion lighting
"Tyres with reflective strips on them too. All of our commuters have, upon replacement time, gone to Schwalbes with reflecto.  Light up an absolute treat.    "
Mar 29, 2011

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What sort of riding do you do ?
Touring
Where in Melbourne or nearby do you live ?
Frankston
Now tell us about your bicycles ...
Avanti Blade Comp that I use for touring.
What is the best thing about riding?
the wide open road
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