Taping tubulars...that's crazy talk. What's next? frames not made of steel?
nah, brake power reducers and fines for riding without safty distance i guess...
You seem to think whoever doesnt think brake lights are a good idea, is an enemy of development? nope, mate.
Improving a racing bicycle is ok (and has always been done) when the purpose is to make it more efficient.
Things that are good ideas for cars are maybe not good ideas for racing bicycles. If you want such a thing, get a randonneur with fenders, lights, and if you want, indicators, brakelights, a radio, a GPS and an anti-blocking system (yes, Shimano has those).
The racing bicycle has had its basic shape for the better part of the last 80 years, and that is not a bad thing. (ride a racer from 1937 and you might be surprised how little has changed). Some things are perfect in design and don't need improving, at least not in a revolutionary sense, only in an evolutionary.
If you want to invent something that improves safety in racing, first you should ask yourself: Is the thing i have in mind really needed, is there a safety issue big enough to justify that? or am i fixing something that isn't broken just because i have an idea that might work? (I'm an engineer myself, and i know how one can mess up this kind of judgement when it comes to own ideas
And, sorry for your idea, but i doubt a brake light would change safety very much. Why? because it isnt really a problem as of now. Yep, crashes happen in tight packs, but not because you don't *know* the guy in front of you is braking, (you know that already without lights, you hear the noise, you see the wheel coming closer to yours), but because you are riding too close and yoy and everyone else around you is so full of adrenaline that you have no way of reacting. Yep, its called racing...
don't try to make it super safe, it won't work.
Snowman and Strong WalkerScott Scmy old stuffmy new stuff