Supported Lejog goes Off topic

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Re: Supported Lejog goes Off topic

Postby Steady rider » 7 Jan 2016, 12:11pm

If moving forward in a fairly straight line, arm signals should not be much of problem on level ground, if cornering possibly best to have both hands on etc.

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Re: Supported Lejog goes Off topic

Postby Mick F » 7 Jan 2016, 1:53pm

Si wrote: ...........keeping both hands on the bars is the best way to keep control of the bike, thus does keeping both hands on the bars rather than signalling increase safety? It all depends on the context.
Absolutely! :D
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Postby [XAP]Bob » 7 Jan 2016, 2:35pm

reohn2 wrote:
[XAP]Bob wrote:I'm not sure how/why people think that an RVM is less safe than a shoulder check -

A shoulder check signals to others that you've eyeballed them,and give a better perspective,first person true view of the road behind.

A shoulder check may well be the response to the RVM data - I certainly don't think it replaces it in all situations, but I agree that I oculd have been clearer...
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Re: Supported Lejog goes Off topic

Postby reohn2 » 7 Jan 2016, 3:43pm

Mick F wrote:
Si wrote: ...........keeping both hands on the bars is the best way to keep control of the bike, thus does keeping both hands on the bars rather than signalling increase safety? It all depends on the context.
Absolutely! :D


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Re: Supported Lejog goes Off topic

Postby Si » 7 Jan 2016, 3:57pm

reohn2 wrote:
Mick F wrote:
Si wrote: ...........keeping both hands on the bars is the best way to keep control of the bike, thus does keeping both hands on the bars rather than signalling increase safety? It all depends on the context.
Absolutely! :D


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Well, I was hoping to start another argument about the benefit of fitting electric indicators to bikes...but I guess that there are some lines that won't get crossed.

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Re: Supported Lejog goes Off topic

Postby kwackers » 7 Jan 2016, 4:00pm

Si wrote:Well, I was hoping to start another argument about the benefit of fitting electric indicators to bikes...but I guess that there are some lines that won't get crossed.

Bit premature.
But give it a couple of years and there'll be an indicator thread up there with helmets and mirrors....

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Re: Supported Lejog goes Off topic

Postby reohn2 » 7 Jan 2016, 4:03pm

kwackers wrote:Bit premature.

Always better to indicate early,even if no one's about :D
But give it a couple of years and there'll be an indicator thread up there with helmets and mirrors....

At least some of us will see it sneaking up on us from behind,those wiv no RVM won't though,as it'll be there in a flash :mrgreen:
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Re: Supported Lejog goes Off topic

Postby Vantage » 7 Jan 2016, 4:09pm

I think we need a thread on brake lights and indicators at the same time.
I mean, how's a driver supposed to know when I slow down to take a corner? And if I take a hand off the bar to indicate, that leaves me with one handed braking which is just asking for trouble. :P
God help me if I check the rvm whilst braking and signalling at the same time and end up hitting the cyclist in front who wasn't even wearing a helmet!
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Re: Supported Lejog goes Off topic

Postby deliquium » 7 Jan 2016, 4:42pm

The quality and size of a mirror is also important. Having tried most on the market (apart from helmnet mounted ones :wink: ), I've settled on the glass lensed Mirrycle for its superior view (in my opinion). Plastic lenses soon scratch and dull in my experience. Mirrycle also do spares :D
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Re: Supported Lejog goes Off topic

Postby Mick F » 7 Jan 2016, 4:44pm

Vantage wrote:I think we need a thread on brake lights and indicators at the same time.
I mean, how's a driver supposed to know when I slow down to take a corner? And if I take a hand off the bar to indicate, that leaves me with one handed braking which is just asking for trouble. :P
God help me if I check the rvm whilst braking and signalling at the same time and end up hitting the cyclist in front who wasn't even wearing a helmet!

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Re: Supported Lejog goes Off topic

Postby Si » 8 Jan 2016, 9:57am

well, if you are having indicators and brake lights on the back of your bike you may as well have a number plate too.

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Re: Supported Lejog goes Off topic

Postby kwackers » 8 Jan 2016, 10:02am

Si wrote:well, if you are having indicators and brake lights on the back of your bike you may as well have a number plate too.

Can anyone recommend a good number plate light?

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Re: Supported Lejog goes Off topic

Postby reohn2 » 8 Jan 2016, 10:46am

kwackers wrote:
Si wrote:well, if you are having indicators and brake lights on the back of your bike you may as well have a number plate too.

Can anyone recommend a good number plate light?


Or an engine,mine's knackered ATM :?
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Re: Supported Lejog goes Off topic

Postby [XAP]Bob » 8 Jan 2016, 12:52pm

Brake lights are a solved problem - braketec from B&M uses a sudden drop in alternator frequency to trigger a brake light.

I'm still waiting for a justification to buy one, I think it could easily be an advantage....
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