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Something like this accessory is what you need: Can be fitted onto wired or meshed bicycle baskets. This specific model is made by the "Rixen & Kaul" and can be found in many online shops. E.g. Amazon - Rixen & Kaul Light-Clip Basket Fitting - Black.


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You would be entering in a very busy market with no obvious advantages. Let's look at the two types of LEDs that you might use: If you're using inexpensive and low-power 5050 LEDs (15 lumens@350mW; usually ganged in groups), then you could power the lights off button cells (two CR2032s would power one 5050 LED for about 3 hours; 3 x 5050s for one hour) but ...


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I run The Bike Light Database (which started from a series of blog posts on this very Stack Exchange site). The Cygolite Hotshot and the NiteRider Solas are actually two of my top recommended lights, and I specifically recommend a setup similar to what you're describing. From the recommended taillights page: Putting the Cygolite Hotshot on your rack or ...


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I wasn't aware of a rule for this, but I would hang a single pannier on left because it's the non-drive side of the bike. I doubt it matters though. When I was buying a new rear wheel a few months back, I found the spoke patterns in some rear wheels are different on one side to the other, so I don't know if this would make a difference. (I'd have added ...


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Some local recumbent users have a different style flag on their bikes rather than the rectangle or the pennant. I couldn't find a photo online, but the flag is about a 1~1.5 meters tall, and the poll runs up the whole length of it. It is then about a half meter wide. There is very little flapping around and nothing loose to blow in faces and get tangled ...


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What you are looking for is a product that covers your face (to keep it warm) seals along the upper edge to your face (to keep breath from leaking up under your glasses) and uses a design to direct your exhalations away from your face (so your exhaled moist breath doesn't fog your lenses). There are actually several products on the market designed to do ...


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I'm primarily a daytime rider; if I'm riding with two panniers I mount the one on the left first because that is the side with my kickstand, and putting weight on the left (kickstand) side of the bike is more stable for me than the right hand side. If I'm riding with a single pannier I generally mount it on the left for most bicycles. It is: more stable ...


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Attach a pipe or pole to the basket and hey presto! Another "handlebar"! Photos from Bike Hacks contributors:


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It wouldn’t make much difference from the rear. All a driver could see from the rear is the top of your seat stays, which aren’t very large. Same goes for the front. From the side, it would make more of a difference, but I wouldn’t say it’s significant enough to justify the fancy paint job. Of course, if you like the way the fancy paint looks as well, that ...


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Most people have their single pannier on the left side for balance reasons because they are using single-leg kick-stands, which usually mount on the non-drive-side. I have a double-leg kickstand so it doesn't matter which side I mount the pannier -- at least for balance reasons. So I mount it on the right (drive) side. The reason I do this is because ...


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I found a nice product that is a roll of shiny black tape that reflects very brightly at night and would just look like a faint black stripe on your black frame when not reflecting. It works during the day too. It can be applied to any part of the frame, cut to shape, applied to your helmet, etc. That being said, being visible is dependent on so many factors ...


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Glasses fogging is constant problem in cold weather... the good news we are in the midst of a trend towards more cold weather riding and products are starting to come to market to reflect that trend.. google fat-biking. With that in mind I think there are a few different ways to attack the fogging problem Lens coatings. There are coatings you can apply ...


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Print t shirts. It's what festivals and bands do, and it's cheap. If you want them to stand out pick an unusual colour, but regardless, print something big on the back and front. If you're already selling ride t shirts, use those but make the helper ones stand out with coloured sleeves, long sleeves, or a different colour. Use lights. Buy a bunch of cheap ...


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Despite editing this down I could make it into a comment (plus:pictures), so here are some ideas: At the very least 1 or more streamer (like wide ribbons) would be less likely to snag than a large flag, as well as being less of a shock if it gets someone in the face. You need height for visibility as you implied - maybe a bamboo cane to a bit over head ...


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A more specific suggestion: use 3M Diamond Tape (see impressive demonstration). It is really bright. Fun trivia: the Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute tried to make it a standard for bike helmets, but none of 3Ms competitors could make a material so reflective. The best reflective material is fixed in your bike, so you will never forget it. Use: reflectors ...


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In short: Lots of steady light, but don't dazzle. Multiple rear lights help a lot, both for redundancy (if the battery dies) and to give other road users an idea of how fast they're approaching. I have 2 steady and 1 flashing, and may add another to my helmet before winter. The benefit of multiple lights is really noticeable when approaching a bike from ...


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Danger danger! I have used those reflectors and they are a piece of crap. The failure mode is the plastic breaking. Your shoes will damage them in no time. I'd expect 2000 km use out of them. Then you'll see the plastic holder is damaged and the plastic reflectors have been shattered and lost. The only things in these that don't fail are the metal parts. If ...


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The "normal" stacking order for those would be Reflector Pedal body Flat washer Spring washer Nut The flat washer spreads the load, and the spring washer is supposed to bite into the nut and the flat washer to prevent the nut from turning under vibration. Your other option is to do away with both washers, put a dab of ...


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I am a utility worker in the US. I finally used my last orange vest, and I was presented with a lime green one by my manager. We were outside when he handed it to me. I looked at the vest, then at him, and then I threw it in the thin patch of growth near by. After a choice word or two, he asked me what I did that for. I responded with, "Where is it, ...


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You have to understand this: the purpose of a safety vest is to set yourself apart from an environment. So logically speaking, you can buy both : one for in autumn, yellow, since most leafs are orange then and if you where to wear the orange vest, you wouldn't set yourself apart from your environment but you would blend in with it. one for in the rest of ...


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One more option for total night visibility: [Light Trails – Fully LED’ed] http://www.youtube.com/embed/DTC3zpVz0e0 As a driver I've found passive/reflexive strips totally useless in the dangerous situations on the road. Unfortunately it's not working if cyclist out of the car beams. It makes him/her completely dark and invisible in contrast to the objects ...


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Yes. Since that's a short answer, here's some examples (without making any sort of recommendation) http://www.dx.com/p/outdoor-sports-blue-light-3-mode-led-flashing-safety-armband-black-2-cr2032-425777#.WaxcC3Wg9hE http://www.dx.com/p/outdoor-cycling-reflective-safety-3-mode-led-nylon-armband-w-buckle-green-2-x-cr2032-339927#.WaxcA3Wg9hE Do consider ...


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Those spring washers are normally used under the tighening nut. They are used to keep the nut in place. The normal washer would go on the other side but I would consider them optional.


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It appears to be an active Kickstarter. However, from the Kickstarter page, it seems that the kit is nothing more than lengths of 3M Scotchlite tape. Just buy the tape: it's easily available from Amazon and, I'm sure, from many other places.


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I had the same problem when I was skiing: I needed to keep that part of my face warm, without the glasses or goggles fogging, when the weather was very cold and I was sweating. Eyeglasses inside goggles is a poor solution; the glasses tend to fog very quickly. My solution for skiing was to get contact lenses, and wear them under ski goggles. I have ...


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Find some recreation types who could make you a Sashimono? What's the budget, if any, for buying commercial off-the-shelf Cycle Campaign advertising flags (could perhaps be re-used at desk outside Guildhall or similar events)? Something like http://www.printlit.co.uk/expo/beach-flag/backflag/eco From http://www.bannershop.co.uk/products/teardrop_wind_flag....


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I put blinkies on my panniers (there's a little strap thing on them for that purpose), so if I'm only running one, I put it on the left partly so that the blinky blinks at traffic.


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Firstly, your girlfriend has her light mounted incorrectly. If at all possible move it further back on the bike, so that the tyre and frame don't block the view of it. If the light is designed to be mounted there it's a poor design. Having the big block of colour/reflectors on the road side sounds like a good idea. But the pannier will still be visible on ...


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ELECTRA LED BASKET FRONT LIGHT


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Zip tie the light to the side of your basket. May take several tries to get the angle right and will not work on all baskets. This has allowed me to still be able to reach the light while riding.


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