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pointless bicycle accessories

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by tommaguzzi, 20 Apr 2017.

  1. tommaguzzi

    tommaguzzi Senior Member

    Location:
    south yorkshire
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  2. Drago

    Drago Guru

    Spoke reflectors.
     
  3. ColinJ

    ColinJ Hillfinder General

    For a lot of people, it is the BIKE, judging from the number of them that are ridden once or twice but then end up in a shed and are never ridden again! :laugh:
     
  4. Adrian

    Adrian Heed the elf's wisdom

    Indicators. Gloves with indicators.
     
  5. Afnug

    Afnug Yining & Yanging but mostly Yanging

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  6. Dismount

    Dismount Senior Member

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    Genuine question. Why are spoke reflector's pointless? Every new bike I have purchased come pre-fitted?
     
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  7. Marmion

    Marmion Guru

  8. marshmella

    marshmella Über Member

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  9. KnackeredBike

    KnackeredBike I do my own stunts

    Surely different for everybody. For me helmet (because I won't ride a bike WITH one), others would say earphones but I won't ride a bike WITHOUT them.
     
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  10. Afnug

    Afnug Yining & Yanging but mostly Yanging

    Gear Indicators
     
  11. Heltor Chasca

    Heltor Chasca Out-Riding the Black Dog

    I had a bar mounted water cannon when I was a kid until it broke. The crashes oh man the crashes.

    I want one now though.
     
  12. snorri

    snorri Legendary Member

    It's aesthetics, bike snobs don't like them, but they seem quite harmless to me:okay:.
    Not sure if I have still have them or not, they were on one bike when I got it.
     
    Last edited: 20 Apr 2017
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  13. Adrian

    Adrian Heed the elf's wisdom

    Velominati
     
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  14. Drago

    Drago Guru

    Next time you're out see how many bikes still have them fitted. An item so unwanted is pretty pointless.
     
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  15. Afnug

    Afnug Yining & Yanging but mostly Yanging

    A bit pointless if you only ride in daylight.