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useless items.....

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by got-to-get-fit, 9 Oct 2007.

  1. got-to-get-fit

    got-to-get-fit New Member

    Location:
    Yarm, Cleveland
    when my new bike arrived it included a box full of reflectors and two very poor quality lights.....because the bike has unusual tube shapes, none of the reflectors will fit onto the frame or the wheels and the lights they sent me (for free) would not illuminate anything larger than a baked been tin!!!

    Any suggestions what i can do with the reflectors and lights......?
     
  2. ChrisKH

    ChrisKH Shorts Adjustment Expert

    Location:
    Essex
    Build you own flexible sigmoidoscope using aforesaid lights, an ATC 200 helmet camera (won from MagnaTom) and and an old inner tube.............................
     
  3. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    Location:
    Rosyth
    attach them all to your best "pulling" outfit and wow the ladies at the local dancehall.
     
  4. I suspect Trading Standards wouldn't be too impressed.

    It's a legal requirement that reflectors and a bell are fitted to all bicycles sold in the UK.
    It'll be upto whoever sold it to you to fulfil this - although it would help if the manufacturer/importer supplied something they can fit !

    I'm always amused that this legal requirement means that even top-end carbon road-rockets are fitted with the nastiest, cheapest, ugliest reflectors by the shop, which of course you strip off as soon as you get home...
     
  5. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    I think if we pooled all the reflectors such as orange spoke reflectors that we've all taken off bikes then we could make some kind of modern art out of them.
     
  6. Globalti

    Globalti Legendary Member

    Imagine if we could get them all orbiting the Earth? What a marvellous sight that would be.
     
  7. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    collect all the reflectors and make a mobile for a mates baby's cot
     
  8. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    A mate of mine has done this in a small way with all the reflectors he has found by the road-side, or old bikes etc. It's a windmill affair in his garden, very nice!
     
  9. OP
    OP
    got-to-get-fit

    got-to-get-fit New Member

    Location:
    Yarm, Cleveland
    I was thinking of building them into an orb for when the suns intensity dies and the earth is in need of sunlight, we could use this reflection device as a 'secondary sun'

    ....or i could 'pimp' my little boys 'Bob the Builder' scooter
     
  10. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    It's not as silly as it sounds. It would actually help climate change, as it would cause more of the sun's rays to be reflected back again into space. I think this will actually be done eventually anyway.
     
  11. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    You could put them all in a small plastic bag and give them to a local charity shop. Someone might be glad to get them for a few pence, and the charity benefits too.
     
  12. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    Yes, and it would "reflect" your generosity, too. :biggrin: (buys coat from charidee shop and leaves)...
     
  13. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    :biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:
     
  14. yorkshiregoth

    yorkshiregoth Master of all he surveys

    Location:
    Heathrow
    Make an Archimedes Death Ray !!
     
  15. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    Not so actually. Bikes sold without pedals (ie virtually everything serious cyclists are likely to buy) are exempt because they are not classed as complete bicycles.