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    Reflectors Yay or Nay

    Are my reflectors gay? My friend says so. I wanna be cool with the kids. So should I take them all off? And that plastic rear gear protector thingy too.

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    Re: Reflectors Yay or Nay

    Keep em so you stand out

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    You have happy reflectors?

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    I add reflectors when I go enduroing, makes people let me go first down the descents because they think I'm special and dont want to leave me behind. Could be worth a try to get to go first all the time.

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    i take 'em off before ever riding a new bike. But then again,I don't really ride on roads much, and even less often at night. If I did, I might get some little flashy lights, but I think I'd still take off the reflectors.
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    Re: Reflectors Yay or Nay

    Quote Originally Posted by Dupree View Post
    Are my reflectors gay? My friend says so. I wanna be cool with the kids. So should I take them all off? And that plastic rear gear protector thingy too.

    Thank you.
    Wether your reflectors are gay, hetero, or bi makes no difference. I took mine off (don't have any idea what their sexual orientation was) because I don't ride my MTB bike on the road, they did nothing but added weight, and would eventually break off while riding a be litter.

    Totally rock a pie plate though. Since it actually can serve a purpose but mostly because it would take effort to remove.

    I think my pie plate is bi-sexual.

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    you know how you can tell if your reflectors are gay? if they get hard when you......never mind. Lose them and the dork disc
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    When I see them on a bike the first thing I think is a new guy, better
    watch out he probably doesn't know what he is doing.

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    Re: Reflectors Yay or Nay

    Quote Originally Posted by John Kuhl View Post
    When I see them on a bike the first thing I think is a new guy, better
    watch out he probably doesn't know what he is doing.
    I should put them back on then. Let people know what's up.

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    ditch em. you crash, they brake and end up in your eye, you gonna be PISSED!

    get some reflective clothing, if you wanna be seen

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dupree View Post
    Are my reflectors gay? My friend says so. I wanna be cool with the kids. So should I take them all off? And that plastic rear gear protector thingy too.

    Thank you.
    Definitely a nay. Take them out...
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Kuhl View Post
    When I see them on a bike the first thing I think is a new guy, better
    watch out he probably doesn't know what he is doing.
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    Thats perfect! What better way to make someone go home and cry.

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    Orange reflective vests... now THAT is GAY!

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    If you are on the road a lot in low light conditions, sure, it doesn't hurt to increase your visibility. Otherwise, there's no point in having them on.

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    If anything I'd add some more. Maybe in different colors though for even more diversity. Also check to see if your LBS can instal a pie plate on your non-drive side just to be safe.

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    Re: Reflectors Yay or Nay

    Quote Originally Posted by SDKmann View Post
    If anything I'd add some more. Maybe in different colors though for even more diversity. Also check to see if your LBS can instal a pie plate on your non-drive side just to be safe.
    Oooh, or manufacturers could start making metal pie plates to match brake rotors.

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    yay yay yaaaaayyyy!

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    Take 'em off. On a MTB, it's just a matter of time before they're broken off anyway. This way you can toss them on a shelf/in the garbage instead of leaving them as bits of trash on the trail.
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    Reflectors???? Mine never had any..... Even from brand new.... More to break and more weight... No pie dish either... Not a weight weenie but I would remove anything that does not serve a purpose and/or could break easily. Rear light? Yes I would have one on the bike. My Camelbak has a reflective strip on there so why have a cheap plastic reflector on the bike?

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    Reflectors fall off and piss off the "take what you brought with you" crowd on trails.

    As for the rear spoke protector, keep your rear derailleur aligned correctly, and you won't need one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dupree View Post
    Are my reflectors gay? My friend says so. I wanna be cool with the kids. So should I take them all off? And that plastic rear gear protector thingy too.

    Thank you.
    Why would your "friend" say that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by beshannon View Post
    Why would your "friend" say that?
    Maybe because everyone will think he's gay for riding with a gay bike?

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    Keep 'em...they reflect Plasma Lasers and Gamma Rays back to the point of origin. That in turn, provides you with residual thrust.
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    Leave as many reflectors and ideally any frame-mounted warning stickers on the bike as possible then HAB down trails above your skill level. Get the hint? Take em off unless its also your road rig.
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    OK. I took them off. I think I'll have a cosmopolitan to celebrate..

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    Take em off and attach them to trees along the trail. They assist greatly on a night ride.

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    I get stoned of my balls and reflect on life during bike rides. What was the question again?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DAVID J View Post
    I get stoned of my balls and reflect on life during bike rides. What was the question again?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flamingtaco View Post
    Orange reflective vests... now THAT is GAY!
    You risk getting shot around here if you don't wear the vest. Apparently NE is gay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattC555 View Post
    You risk getting shot around here if you don't wear the vest. Apparently NE is gay.
    Orange Vest just makes you an easy target as you pass through the trees.
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