8426Re: [rootsradicals] Bicygnals
- Mar 5 3:53 PMI think the biggest potentail problem with these is not in the design
itself. As David said, no one expects turn signals on a bike so won't
be paying any attention to them anyway. I find even using full-arm
signals often go unnoticed because so few cyclists use them. With all
the 'blinky' lights already in use on bikes out there I doubt anyone
would even notice these.
On 06/03/2009, David Chase <dr2chase@...> wrote:
> On 2009-03-05, at 2:18 PM, Andrew Kreps wrote:
>> I still need to figure out exactly how to mount the units, and, well,
>> develop some kind of idea about electrical engineering. :)
>> The other thing I've been thinking about is developing a universal
>> power pack for my big dummy. I have lights that require 5.5v, 3v and
>> 14v, a horn that draws 12v, and the motorcycle system would also
>> require 12v. If I can just have one battery on the bike to charge
>> that runs all of the above, I'd be a very happy camper.
> It might not be a practical suggestion, but you could toss all the
> lights that you've got, buy some power LEDs, some aluminum flat-bar
> stock, some epoxy, and a BuckPuck (power LED regulator), and have a
> light party.
> I can't quite get excited about signals -- for me, that is just one
> more thing to remember, and I know the hand signals, and I wouldn't
> trust the cars to pay attention anyhow. So instead, I go for
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