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An idea

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by mrben, 20 Dec 2007.

  1. mrben

    mrben New Member

    Location:
    Glasgow
    OK - this is either a rubbish idea, or no-one's actually thought of it yet, but how about a pair of cycling gloves with a set of orange leds in an arrow shape on the back, and a set of contacts in the palm, the idea being that when you're not touching anything (ie the handlebars) the LEDs flash, so that you have a nice bright signal when you stick your arm out?

    <edit> Looks like someone has something similar on the market already :thumbsup: http://www.expertverdict.com/ProductDetails.aspx?language=en-GB&product=1124596 - there goes my moneymaker :biggrin:</edit>
     
  2. ChrisLS

    ChrisLS New Member

    ...seems like an excellent idea to me. I bought a pair of Altura night vision gloves which are okay in the dark, but of no extra benefit in daylight...
     
  3. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    Cool, if they really work... (I wonder how much of 'a flick of a wrist' is needed? Or is it a sort of tilt switch?)
     
  4. mrben

    mrben New Member

    Location:
    Glasgow
    Yeah - I prefer my idea :thumbsup: but mine would probably require them to be actual gloves, whereas I think those attach to your existing gloves.
     
  5. Maz

    Maz Guru

    My gloves have an "L" and an "R" on them, tied together with a with a piece of string that goes through the sleeves of my altura jacket.
     
  6. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    and you still lose them don't you maz?
     
  7. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    My Mum always put them on elastic, ideal for bullies, who pull and pull and then let go so your own mitten hits you in the face....:thumbsup:
     
  8. Maz

    Maz Guru

    Yip. Along with the jacket...Hi-viz is useless if you're name aint stitched inside the collar.
     
  9. ransos

    ransos Legendary Member

    Location:
    Bristol
    Bit like those knickers that have "C" and "A" on.
     
  10. Maz

    Maz Guru

    Hey, c'mon, ransos. Keep it clean, it's a family show. :thumbsup:
     
  11. tdr1nka

    tdr1nka Taking the biscuit

    I once had a fine pair of hi-viz waterproof overgloves that were fantastic until I left them on the radiator to dry and by morning they had shrunk like crispbags in an oven.


    T x
     
  12. Twenty Inch

    Twenty Inch New Member

    Location:
    Behind a desk
    I changed my name to Altura - now all my cycling gear is monogrammed!
     
  13. I changed my name to CSC791B, now Ive got a personalised number plate.