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Who's got a front reflector on their bike?

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by Maz, 24 Jan 2008.

  1. Maz

    Maz Guru

    I've just noticed that I have a front reflector attached to the handlebar. I don't need this on, do I? I've got lights already.
     
  2. Regulator

    Regulator Not a SPM snowflake.

    Bikes must be sold with front and rear reflectors (and pedal reflectors where pedals are included as they aren't always), as well as a bell.

    British Standards lights must include a reflector element, allowing the reflectors on the bike to be replaced by lights. Interestingly, pedal reflectors must remain on the bike and it is an offence to cycle without them - although I've never heard of anyone being done for it.
     
  3. OP
    OP
    Maz

    Maz Guru

    Cheers, Reg.
    So I can ditch the reflector, right? I have a Cateye EL-something-or-other on the front.
     
  4. cannondale boy

    cannondale boy Über Member

    Location:
    somewhere in fife
    On my commuting bike i have reflectors as i need them when it gets dark. On my racer though, i don't need them as i am always out when its daylight. I go out with the club at the weekends and all the cyclists don't have reflectors, they probably think it weighs them down to much :becool:
     
  5. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    How long have you had the bike. Do tell me you've not had it long.....only just noticed the reflector............
    I use reflective tape on my forks of the commuting bike
     
  6. OP
    OP
    Maz

    Maz Guru

    Mate, a year! It was sort of pointing downwards so it was below the level of the h'bars, so didn't really notice it :becool:

    I do notice things like chains snapping, tho...Cheers Fossy.
     
  7. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    I ACTUALLY put mine back on as they do work - whether a cardriver notices them is another thing...
     
  8. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    still got the front one after fifteen years, can't do any harm, might do some good and it costs nothing
     
  9. OP
    OP
    Maz

    Maz Guru

    I think I'll add 10 more and make it look like a Lambretta.
     
  10. Twenty Inch

    Twenty Inch New Member

    Location:
    Behind a desk
    :biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:
     
  11. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    Not me. I think the Cateye EL-500 and the Busch and Muller Ixon IQ do the trick :biggrin:
     
  12. I have a reflector on my wheels.:biggrin:
     
  13. beanzontoast

    beanzontoast Veteran

    Location:
    South of The Peaks
    My old Dawes commuter has one that fixes on an angled bracket to the right fork. When I first got the bike, I thought it was an archaic accessory and removed it. Nowadays, knowing better, it wears it with pride :biggrin:.

    :biggrin:
     
  14. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    I remember those, cor

    Mine bolts through the mounting for the front mudguard, above the wheel, don;t bother no-on
     
  15. ratty2k

    ratty2k New Member

    As mentioned earlier, reflective tape on the forks and headtube.
    And a VERY bright light...... but apparently that still makes me invisible to some people!