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Ankle Lights ???

Levi_501Levi_501 Posts: 1,105
edited November 2009 in Commuting chat
After ordering a Turbospoke :wink: I found these

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/p/run/8/Nathan_ ... 360019878/


http://www.nathansports.com/our_product ... _band.html

Anyone heard/seen/tried one ?

Some weeks back, I did se a lady cyclist who was wearing ankle lights, and have to say she was really visiable.

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  • AndyMancAndyManc Posts: 1,393
    Levi_501 wrote:
    After ordering a Turbospoke :wink: I found these

    http://www.wiggle.co.uk/p/run/8/Nathan_ ... 360019878/


    http://www.nathansports.com/our_product ... _band.html

    Anyone heard/seen/tried one ?

    Some weeks back, I did se a lady cyclist who was wearing ankle lights, and have to say she was really visiable.

    The reviews on wiggle seem decent (except one), might be worth a punt .

    The photo on the Nathan website makes it look far better than the Wiggle one .... but which is most realistic :roll:

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  • Mike HealeyMike Healey Posts: 1,023
    I just clipped the usual leds to a reflective ankle band
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  • I've got the LED bands that Aldi sold earlier in the year. They work very well at making me more visible
  • Wallace1492Wallace1492 Posts: 3,707
    I got this and think it is superb. Wear it on outside (right) leg, with reflective strip on left leg, but might get one for left leg too.

    http://www.beseenonabike.com/shopuk/product_info.php?cPath=1_18&products_id=353
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  • CiBCiB Posts: 6,098
    A colleague passed me on the way home last week in his car on a dark unlit lane when I was wearing mine, and reported back to me next day that they really do make me visible to approaching traffic. He also added that I looked like a bit of a numpty, but that doesn't bother me.

    What is noticeable now it's dark is that the amount of room I'm given by passing motorists has increased enormously, now that I'm effectively a UFO on dark roads with these solid & flashing rear lights and flashing red ankle things.
  • Wallace1492Wallace1492 Posts: 3,707
    A colleague passed me on the way home last week in his car on a dark unlit lane when I was wearing mine, and reported back to me next day that they really do make me visible to approaching traffic. He also added that I looked like a bit of a numpty, but that doesn't bother me.

    What is noticeable now it's dark is that the amount of room I'm given by passing motorists has increased enormously, now that I'm effectively a UFO on dark roads with these solid & flashing rear lights and flashing red ankle things.

    I agree with the room I am getting. Really noticed it today, nothing came close at all. Either drivers have got sense at last, or they think someone on Maryhill Road at 7am, lit up like a xmas tree is likely to be slightly unhinged, maybe full of the Buckie, or worse still full of disco biscuits and on way home from a rave.

    The one or two drivers I pulled up ahead of at ASL and turned round to look at them sat blankly staring ahead, with no looking at me at all.... no eye contact.... might get a few of these too, just to see some reaction: 200.jpg
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  • CiBCiB Posts: 6,098
    disco biscuits

    :lol::lol:
  • teticioteticio Posts: 107
    i have these and they work a treat. while running with them in central park i had several cyclists ride up and ask me where i got them.
  • I've got the LED bands that Aldi sold earlier in the year. They work very well at making me more visible

    +1 had mine over a year now, very good for hand signals in the dark. Range do similar thing and I think I have seen them in Tescos as well.

    How big and useful is the little zip pockt ?
  • Levi_501Levi_501 Posts: 1,105
    Ok, thanks that is kinda the feed back I as looking for.

    I think I am going to order some.
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