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08-01-2019, 15:37   #16
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More Visible than bar end lights and you can use it on any bike.
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08-01-2019, 15:38   #17
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Thats a fair point alright. Very frustrating though. I used to drive alot for work from bikes to extra large vans and know all too well how vulnerable cyclists are. In particular around the city centre. On reflection maybe i'm mad to commute by bicycle now, But for health and financial reasons its fantastic.
Your not mad at all, despite all this, the long term benefits to your health far outweigh the perceived risks, which are not all that likely to happen.

I couldn't go back to driving or even PT, I just couldn't hack that rubbish day in day out.
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for health and financial reasons its fantastic.
This is my motivation behind it!
I'm going to work anyway.. I badly needed some exercise.. why not combine both. And saving petrol money is a big plus.
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You've to take one off the bars and steer and keep youself stable with just one arm while signalling. If you hit a bump or your other hand slips you will fall.
I usually indicate while I'm still moving straight ahead, then put my hands back on the handlebars for when I start the turn.
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one issue with those lights is that i suspect that theoretically if a garda saw you using one, you could then be done for not indicating correctly before making a turn (though i have to actually confirm if the law states a cyclist must indicate with a hand signal).
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There are rucksacks with inbuilt indicators and remote switch Santa brought me one a few years ago
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This is my motivation behind it!
I'm going to work anyway.. I badly needed some exercise.. why not combine both. And saving petrol money is a big plus.
Within a month and a half I had lost a stone. I knocked 15 minutes off my commute time since i started on an old heavy mountain bike not built to withstand the hills of the phoenix park and chapelizod. Am looking forward to getting a proper road bike and seeing the difference it makes.

I do not miss the car at all, In saying that i dont mind getting wet and too stubborn to look back now.
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I usually indicate while I'm still moving straight ahead, then put my hands back on the handlebars for when I start the turn.
Yeah, if you are indicating as you start to turn, it's too late. Is as frustrating as when cars do it.
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Reflective wristband.
Will only allow cars to see them and not people crossing at a junction.


Anyhow going by what i see everyday on the roads, most cyclists don't signal, the same way drivers don't used indicators.
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08-01-2019, 15:56   #25
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Will only allow cars to see them and not people crossing at a junction.
Well OK, but pedestrians won't be looking for an indicating cyclist anyway.

I can't say I've ever needed to use anything but an unlit, non-reflective arm.
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Saw a fella with them on his helmet recently they were controlled via a little device on the bars. Initially I thought hey isn't that cool but then as I rode on and lost him at the next set of lights, and he made it through I realised it was useless as I couldn't tell which direction he was turning at a distance. Mind you a flashing light and extended arm might catch the attention vs arm alone.

Agree with Average runner re: lack of signalling , and don't get me started on roundabouts.
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Planet X are selling the Magicshine helmet with indicators. Looks brighter than the Lumos one, but also looks silly.

https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/HEMSMJ...e-mj898-helmet

That said, don't think it will make a huge difference. Indicated plenty of times in broad daylight, and people "don't see you"
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Well OK, but pedestrians won't be looking for an indicating cyclist anyway.

I can't say I've ever needed to use anything but an unlit, non-reflective arm.
In fairness I would always look before I cross a junction and it really pisses me off when a cyclist/car turns without signalling.
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In fairness I would always look before I cross a junction and it really pisses me off when a cyclist/car turns without signalling.
Everyone is p*ssed off at others not obeying the rules of the road.

Pedestrians dislike cyclists not indicating
Cyclists dislike motorists for not leaving enough room or not indicating
Motorists dislike cyclists for weaving in and out of traffic.
Cyclists and motorists dislike pedestrians for jaywalking.
Pedestrians dislike motorists for not obeying lights and pedestrian crossings.

There is fault on all sides and it p*sses off people on all sides.
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You've to take one off the bars and steer and keep youself stable with just one arm while signalling. If you hit a bump or your other hand slips you will fall.
How did you manage when we had down tube shifters?
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