Cyclists riding at night always talk about being "lit up like a Christmas tree." Battery powered Christmas lights added to my bicycle are so pretty that they're a new incentive for me to ride!
The lights are small strings of battery powered LED lights that I bought from Walgreens for $3.33. They're meant to put on wreaths. I have one side on each side of the rear triangle attached with electrical tape.
If you put the lights on the chainstays like I did, be very careful the wires and lights won't get into any moving parts, including brakes, shifters and cables. Note also that many (most?) people strike their heel on the chainstay so arrange your lights accordingly. Be sure also that you can still remove your wheel for flat repairs -- you don't want to wrap any wires around the hub nut or quick release skewer.
What the hell is that green stuff all over the ground
# posted by Cold in Toronto : 12/14/2007 01:51:00 PM
...fritz, looks very lovely & festive but please do not buy a santa skinsuit...
...cold in toronto...that geen stuff is called an addiction...you can ride on it year 'round w/out worrying about frostbite, eh !...one a' the reasons i left the great white north oh so many years ago...
# posted by bikesgonewild : 12/14/2007 03:04:00 PM
I recognize that bike. Mine was next to it on CalTrain the other night.