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    bicycle lights

    I don't ride at night, but want to be seen during the day and evening. Best lights?



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    Re: bicycle lights

    I have an Exposure Lights Flash/Flare set. You can have both the front and rear lights blink or shine constant. Front light is good enough for dawn/dusk commuting if needed. They are made overseas so Chain Reaction Bicycles is usually the best site to get them.



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    Re: bicycle lights

    Serfas TL-ST Seat Stay Rear Bike Light - Black/Red at REI.com red

    I like these. Their lightweight and strap easily anywhere and illuminate red very well. Come in black or white. Buy them at Kyles in Ankeny or most LBS I would guess.


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    Re: bicycle lights

    GeoMan Gear, The best products, the best prices, & Lightnin Fast service! for the Magicshine headlight. PlanetBike Superflash tailight.


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    Re: bicycle lights

    Hit it hard, every yard

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    Re: bicycle lights

    Quote Originally Posted by cdekovic View Post
    Just make sure you have these aimed correctly, lest you really **** off oncoming traffic.

    As for a legitimate recommendation, I'd suggest going to your local bike shop and asking what they use on their own bikes.


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    Re: bicycle lights

    Quote Originally Posted by ketelmeister View Post
    I don't ride at night, but want to be seen during the day and evening. Best lights?
    Going to bandit ride a day again in RAGBRI this year? Maybe some more of the northern crew here in the Twins Cities will joion you.

    BTW, I am ISUnorth on CR.



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    Re: bicycle lights

    donning a neon yellow/green shirt is the best defense against dumb motorists



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