Wednesday, February 2

Vintage Riding

I came to your light via a comet! A 1955 Comet Bicycle that is.  I have a collection of vintage bicycles, and recently added a 1955 Comet that I bought not for the bike, but for the headlight and generator that was on it.

I poliches and refurbished the generator and headlight and installed them on another bike, a 1979 Raleigh 3-speed.  Riding at night through the local country roads on many Sultry Summer Nights was just sublime.  The troubles and trials of the work day melted awayas the generator hummed in concert with the crickets and the wind.  However on these roads I was never completely alone.  Occasionally a car would come from behind a even though the bike has reflectors I could not help feeling invisible to a coffee drinking, cell phone chatting, radio listening, GPS checking, distracted motorist with a minivan full of kids watching SHREK on a DVD.

After a few rides I went to my local bike shop and bought one of your clip on flashing strobe lights.  I did not want anything attached permanently to the bike as I like the bike to have an authentic feel to it.  I vintage tail light is too dim to alert todays innattentive motorists to the presence of a slow moving vehicle ahead.

With your strobe light clipped to the tool bag on the bike I headed out at dusk with the lights flashing.  Even before dark approaching motorists slowed and gave me a wide berth.  There is something about the flashing that seems to get a response that a continuous output light does not.

Thanks for the great product….

Sincerely,

Robert S.,NJ

posted by Sales12 at 1:19 pm  

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