" The lives people lead are driving them crazy and their insanity comes out in the way they drive."
(Factotum- Charles Bukowski)
I've noticed the increase in drivers who make me shriek by driving extremely close by.
It is scary.
I came up with what I believe to be an entirely original idea but unlike my usual stupid offerings this could save my life or your life.
As a prototype, I used a big wooden spoon to extend my backlight so that it stuck out as much as my handlebars.
It worked, the drivers gave me more room, but the idea needed refining and I needed my spoon back.
I decided to use an old kick stand because it can be tucked away behind the saddle and simply unfolds down into the ideal position when needed.
Please read on.
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Step 1: Tools and Materials
A nut and bolt and various washers.
A bike light.
Step 2: Affixing the Extender
Attach the kickstand to the seat stay with the nut and bolt and various washers.
Then attach the light to the end.
Step 3: Light Up, Light Down.
These GIFs should illustrate the point.
This works for me; I even use it in the day.
Safe riding to all velonauts.
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