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  • As a new driver in central London, every other night I see people tooling around on their bikes with no lights or those shit Knogs with depleted batteries.

    I am going to run over someone.

    Spread the word.

  • As a new driver in central London, every night I see people tooling around on their bikes with no lights or those shit Knogs with depleted batteries.

    I am going to run over someone.

    Spread the word.

    ftfy,
    agreed take responsibility.

  • spread the word.

    bird bird bird, bird is the word,
    bird bird bird, bird is the word,
    haven't you heard about the word?
    Everybody knows that the bird is the word.

  • News to me in the drivers seat.

  • No harm in reiterating that message.

    GET SOME FUCKING LIGHTS!*

    *proper, non-shit ones.

  • Hang on, should I be getting some lights?

  • so Mr Mack

    what lights do you have on your bike?

    I can be a sanctimonious twat on this one as I usually have 2 of the following on my bike - Exposure joystick, toro and maxx-d.

    I do frequently mention to other cyclists that their batteries are flat.

  • Hang on, should I be getting some lights?

    No, Polo is exempt.

  • I lent out my front light and will be cycling from Victoria to Soho to retrieve it. Drivers of London town, please do not run me over. I am usually a good boy.

  • No, Polo is exempt.

    Sweet.

    Good point both about flat batteries though, makes all the difference.
    My other half came on the forum, UTFS, found what was a good front light, and bought it for me for Xmas as mine's shit. Win.

  • I usually have 2 of the following on my bike - Exposure joystick, toro and maxx-d.

    Fucking hell, you could be seen from space with a couple of those on.

  • It still amazes me when I see cyclists with no lights, especially in London

  • It amazes me that shops sell such shit ones as if they will make people safe.

  • so Mr Mack

    what lights do you have on your bike?

    I can be a sanctimonious twat on this one as I usually have 2 of the following on my bike - Exposure joystick, toro and maxx-d.

    I do frequently mention to other cyclists that their batteries are flat.

    Funny you should say, standard riding lights:

    Front Double Cateye Uno cateye.com/en/product_detail/­561

    Plus Rear LD610 cateye.com/en/product_detail/­468
    and Rear Electron: evanscycles.com/products/elec­tron/backupz-rechargeable-usb-rear-light­-ec024180

    Plus 2x Respro ankle-band:
    cyclestore.co.uk/productDetai­ls.asp?productID=4671

    If I am feeling fancy, on the weekend like, I have one of these:
    fibreflare.com/index.php?page=sho­p.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&pr­oduct_id=2&category_id=6&option=com_virt­uemart&Itemid=4

  • I can't be fucked with lights, they're a hassle to turn off and on and they spoil the clean lines of my bike. That's what streetlights are for. [/my cousin]

  • I carry a loudmouth effete rapha model for the front, and an equally loud, more abrasive faux scouse-oxfordian for the rear.
    They keep those drivers away from me, by acting like a galvanising layer.
    Pretty weighty, but worth it.

  • usb chargeable lights! batteries shmatteries.

  • Woot the future is here!

  • usb chargeable lights!

    Yeah that wins.

  • Exposure Diablo up front and 2 Smart Polaris 1/2 watts on my back, one on the bag and one on the bike. The front light is one of the best investments I've ever made.

    I wish peds had to wear 'em too, they are fucking dangerous when they walk out at night...

  • just got back from a supply run to the local co-op and as I was waiting to pull out onto the main road there was a bike ninja with no lights weaving in and out in front of the line of cars he was holding up, then he decided he'd had enough of holding up the traffic and did (an impressive but pretty fucking stupid) rear wheel bunny hop/wheelie type thing from the road up the kerb and onto the pavement which at 4.30pm in the centre of greenwich was unsurprisingly quite busy.

    i'd like to think that natural selection eventually takes care of the darwin candidates but sadly if it does they then get turned into statistics to beat the more sensible road cyclists with in the press.

    I stupidly bought a shit set of cateye lights with my bike when i got it and now they run as backups

    now i run a smart 35 lux front as well and 2x smart r1 1-watt rears. but i keep eyeing up the magicshine and them cree/p7 torches on dealextreme so an upgrade is probably due soon (or i may wait until autumn rolls around).

  • and well priced too.
    chainreactioncycles.com/Model­s.aspx?PartnerID=79&ModelID=46579

    and how much do a set of shitty cateyes with their wretched housing mechanisms go for?

  • usb chargeable lights! batteries shmatteries.

    I have some of these, they are quite good, but it doesn't work so well if you forget the charger is plugged into your home computer and they run out...

  • /usererror
    which is why i leave my charger at school, as its more likely to be dark on the way home as opposed to coming in.

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