Reflectors

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by camhabib, Jul 20, 2005.

  1. camhabib

    camhabib New Member

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    How many of you guys keep the reflectors on your wheels, handlebars, pedals, and what not? They where the first thing I took off since I never really ride at night but I see some people with them still on. Surely if they sell carbon fiber bottle holders to shave off a few grams then the reflectors would be the first thing to be removed from a bike. Would their be any possible reason to keep them on if one doesn’t ride at night?
     
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  2. jmurray89

    jmurray89 New Member

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    my bike didnt come with reflectors......
     
  3. friedmikey

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    They're required by law here in CA, but they (and the plastic chain guard on the rear wheel) are the first thing to get chucked on every bike I've ever owned.
     
  4. TrekDedicated

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    Yea, if you want to be that guy .... lol
     
  5. artmichalek

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    I think they're required in most states, but you probably won't be pulled over during the day. If you're going to ride at night it's safer to have lights anyway.
     
  6. capwater

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    It's really more of a manufacturer's liability issue so they can say they provided you with the proper reflectors. Kinda like the "lawyer leg" forks.
     
  7. friedmikey

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    The part that really surprised me is that we're required to have those little reflectors on our pedals! Good luck trying to squeeze a reflector on your Speedplays. I have little reflective bits on my Sidis... does that count? ;)
     
  8. artmichalek

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    You could always paint the whole bike with that reflective paint they use for road markings. That would wake people up.
     
  9. capwater

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    Kalifornia ..... land of liberty.
     
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