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  •  If it has built in turn signals and (2+ / 0-)
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    brake lights it's not a bicycle. Just my opinion.

    Lo que separa la civilizacion de la anarquia son solo siete comidas.

    by psilocynic on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 07:29:57 AM PDT

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    •  it's trivially easy to add... (0+ / 0-)

      .... both to any bicycle.  

      A "microswitch" on each brake lever, wired in parallel to an LED light at the center rear.

      A pushbutton switch on each handlebar that you press when about to turn and while turning, wired to a blinking LED light on each handlebar and another on each end of a short cross-arm at the rear.

      One rechargeable battery, and some wire (multi-pair telephone or data cable will do nicely).  Possibly a bit of silicon caulking goo to waterproof the connections at the switches.

      Total cost less than $50.  Added benefit: you can keep both hands on the handlebars while turning or stopping, rather than having to take one hand off to make a manual signal.  

      "Minus two votes for the Republican" equals "plus one vote for the Democrat." Arithmetic doesn't care about their feelings either!

      by G2geek on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 01:58:42 PM PDT

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