Who's got a front reflector on their bike?

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

  1. Maz

    Maz Legendary Member

    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. OP

    Maz Legendary Member

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

    cannondale boy Über Member

    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:
  4. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    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
  5. OP

    Maz Legendary Member

    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.
  6. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

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

    Tynan Veteran

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

    Maz Legendary Member

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

    Twenty Inch New Member

    Behind a desk
  10. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

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

  13. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    I remember those, cor

    Mine bolts through the mounting for the front mudguard, above the wheel, don;t bother no-on
  14. 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!
  15. Iceniner

    Iceniner New Member

    I left my front one on and cabled my computer onto it so it wasnt taking up any more space than if it wasnt there, I figured it might help a little bit. Ive got two front lights (Like mags a busch muller ixon IQ and then a blinkey) and a helmet light (Cateye el450) with reflective tape over the frame and over my entire helmet .... and STILL some stupid driver pulled out infront of me on the roundabout :biggrin: when it was my right of way.

    Does anyone know the Annual carnival they have in Somerset, (Taunton, Shepton, Wells and Glastonbury) me thinks i need to be like the floats to get noticed!

    http://www.orchard-farm.co.uk/IMGP7463.JPG for those of you who havent seen it before.
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