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They Don't Like It Up Em!

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by bugslop, 8 Nov 2007.

  1. bugslop

    bugslop New Member

    Location:
    preston lancashire
    Just started to use the 'winter' bike again with my Cateye tl-ld1000
    http://www.cateye.com/en/product_detail/280
    and from the number of cars sounding their horns at me tonight i guess it's a little on the bright side! :biggrin:
     
  2. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    I have that light too, it is great with fresh batteries isn't it?
     
  3. bugslop

    bugslop New Member

    Location:
    preston lancashire
    Oh yes, new batteries fitted today at work. Hence the unhappy drivers :biggrin:
     
  4. gbb

    gbb Legendary Member

    Location:
    Peterborough
    Rode with the wife tonight, she alerted me to how in your face these lights can be (TL-LD600 in my case)
    Its giving me a migraine she said :biggrin::biggrin:

    Best go faster then i said..and get in front. :biggrin:
     
  5. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    sod the drivers..blind 'em like they blind us...your light is still probably half the power of a dipped headlight.
     
  6. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    ****'em and push it (shine it) so ****ing hard (bright) they wince/shudder that shakes the breath of the their soul ! :biggrin:

    Such a beautifull post, you have made, Bug' !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :biggrin:

    I've noticed recent; I, instead of having the light on flashing went to to the mindset of having it on constant or the mode that sweeps all leds left to right and back but the cardrivers seem to take the piss, pass close to you etc..

    So it was back to the flashing.

    I can't understand why they dont realise that if they see the light (on constant or sweep) give me room no problem but no they have to pass close so the flashing goes on they get irritated, they keep the subliminal cyclist/car driver war going on...

    Rediculous eh !

    [/QUOTE] Just started to use the 'winter' bike again with my Cateye tl-ld1000
    http://www.cateye.com/en/product_detail/280
    and from the number of cars sounding their horns at me tonight i guess it's a little on the bright side! :biggrin:[/QUOTE]
     
  7. Jacomus-rides-Gen

    Jacomus-rides-Gen New Member

    Location:
    Guildford / London
    I have 2 of those badboys. With fresh batteries I can probably be seen from space.

    The amount of abuse from drivers about how bright they are tells me they are good enough. Just.
     
  8. buggi

    buggi Bird Saviour

    Location:
    Solihull
    i've just got one of these. they are great. light up from the side too.
     
  9. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk
    So they whinge when cyclists don't have lights & they whinge when cyclists are well-lit... there's no pleasing some folk!
     
  10. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    Unless, of course you blind the driver, they swerve and hit you. :biggrin:
     
  11. dudi

    dudi Senior Member

    Location:
    Ipswich, Suffolk
    I use 2 sets of lights usually... one very bright flashing rear one alongside a not quite so bright static one, set at different heights...

    Then at the front I have one light eaither side of the stem, one flashing one constant...

    I really don't fancy being hit on the way home from work... she'll moan I'm late for dinner. So I make bloody sure they can see me.
     
  12. I have a 'don't like it up 'em' too! Great. :biggrin:
    Also a static on the seat stay, a yellowish clipped round my rucksacky thing,(looks mysterious glowing away under a high-viz) and, another half round Cateye flashy/still red job which I have mounted on the right hand drop - using odd bits of clamp etc. Gives me a bit of 'width'! Only have one forward - the Opticube.
    Also have plenty of batteries at work :biggrin:
     
  13. strofiwimple

    strofiwimple Über Member

    Location:
    sunderland
    funny how peoples mind sets are-iwas in my car (shame i know) t'other nite and i was shocked by the lights on the bike coming towards me, i just thought "awsome"- gimme some of those!! cos they made me slow down without even thinking about it-anyone who could get annoyed by this should be strapped to a bike on a dark country road with rudimentary lights fitted- "see" how they like it .