Pedal reflectors revisited.

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by Simon Mason, Feb 17, 2011.

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    Simon Mason Guest

    While reading the comments on this page, one in particular caught the eye. I
    don't know if this guy actually received such an e-mail, but his comments
    are interesting nonetheless.
    http://www.bikeradar.com/fitness/article/feature-are-you-riding-illegally-29247

    "As to section 60 of the Highway Code and pedal reflectors, if anyone does
    run in to an officious PC/PCSO - I do have an email from DfT clearly stating
    that reflective/hi-vis ankle bands are a suitable replacement!!

    I have been nagging various Police Authorities about their stance on this
    issue - the Met responded that the chances were they would not take any
    action while Thames Valley Police stated that depending on the circumstances
    they would enforce the regulations - the DfT replied as above.

    I got in to this discussion after speaking to a Met Cycle Policeman (who you
    guessed it didn't have reflectors on his pedals either) while taking a
    breather from scaring motorists in London."
     
    Simon Mason, Feb 17, 2011
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    Adam Lea Guest

    Oh well, I've just bought some more of the bolt on reflectors as they
    have a tendency to disintegrate after a couple of months.

    I did wonder about the possibility of having some amber LEDs either
    incorporated into ankle bands or bolted onto the side of the pedals,
    just to give a bit of extra side visibility (and for decorative
    purposes) but I haven't been able to find anything suitable.
     
    Adam Lea, Feb 17, 2011
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    Jolly polly Guest

    You may find some ideas here
    http://www.rockthebike.com/lights/downlowglow?gclid=CIikyYmZ4o8CFRUmawodokykCw
     
    Jolly polly, Feb 18, 2011
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  4. There's http://www.pedalite.com/home.aspx, but no use if you want
    clipless pedals. They do have an LED ankle band. I've seen ones
    more like this:
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sport-DirectTM-Bicycle-Reflective-Scotchlite/dp/B001EDZV2Y
    but I don't know if they are available in the same range of sizes as
    plain reflective leg bands.
     
    Alan Braggins, Feb 18, 2011
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  5. I've found the cheap german shop's metal flats (pedals) seem okay for
    the commute bike, and the reflectors haven't jumped off yet.

    mind you I don't have any other reflectors relying on bright lights.

    Roger
     
    Roger Merriman, Feb 18, 2011
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    Phil W Lee Guest

    (Alan Braggins) considered Fri, 18 Feb
    2011 10:08:16 +0000 the perfect time to write:
    I have several sets, and they have both velcro fastening and elastic.
    One size really does fit all, as I have used them on arm and leg, and
    they even fit my kids.
     
    Phil W Lee, Feb 19, 2011
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