The Friendly Cat's Paw - Just the trick for close passes

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The Friendly Cat's Paw - Just the trick for close passes

Postby Aushiker » Sun Oct 21, 2012 2:52 pm

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Motorists and Cyclists alike,

As you already know: most states require a three foot buffer for a motorist to pass a cyclist. How far is three feet? Well, it's pretty impractical to hang a measuring tape out of your window.

So what is the solution?
The KaleCoAuto Friendly Cat's Paw. Simply attach the clamp side to your bicycle and extend the telescoping Cat's Paw. This extends to exactly 2ft 11 and 7/8ths inches. If a motorist passes too close, the spring-loaded Cat's Paw will gently brush the paint of the vehicle and emit a high pitched squealing sound as the (user replaceable!) friendship-blades run across the paint!

The motorist will know immediately they are too close, and give you a friendly wave. Whew! Accident avoided.

Another KaleCoAuto product that makes sharing the road safer and more fun!*

Weight Weenies: Only 113 grams!

*Not for use with pedestrians.


Taken from http://kalecoauto.com/index.php?main_pa ... ucts_id=55

Andrew
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Re: The Friendly Cat's Paw - Just the trick for close passes

Postby il padrone » Sun Oct 21, 2012 3:03 pm

:twisted:

Oooh, I like it! One step up on the Safety Wing.

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Re: The Friendly Cat's Paw - Just the trick for close passes

Postby roller » Sun Oct 21, 2012 3:33 pm

Aushiker wrote:friendship-blades


:lol:
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Re: The Friendly Cat's Paw - Just the trick for close passes

Postby Bentnose » Mon Oct 22, 2012 9:28 am

I could do with a safety wing, been shaved acouple of times lately. What happens if the motorist is only two feet away he'd knock you on your butt, if they stopped you could always stab them in the eyes with the cats claw, stop them being a menace on the road :twisted:
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Re: The Friendly Cat's Paw - Just the trick for close passes

Postby g-boaf » Mon Oct 22, 2012 9:41 am

Could also be good with the must-ride side-by-side on the shared-path cyclists too. :shock:
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Re: The Friendly Cat's Paw - Just the trick for close passes

Postby scotto » Mon Oct 22, 2012 10:29 am

at least be eco friendly and carbon neutral by shopping locally.
I see heaps of these in the city tourist shops.


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Re: The Friendly Cat's Paw - Just the trick for close passes

Postby cp123 » Mon Oct 22, 2012 11:31 am

they had them in 1969 too during the show Skippy. Spot the fake paws that operated the radio or untied hostages or opened the mailbox to get the letters out...
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