Sharing the Road with U2!
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: North America -- USA -- Midwest -- Iowa -- Des Moines
Bikes: Lemond Tourmalet and a Trek 4500 for Winter Commuting and Trail riding
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Reflective tape comes in many styles such as 3M. There is a great reflective tape sold by MoCo, Inc. in Oregon--
Distributors of ReflexiteŽ Retro-Reflective Materials Conspicuity Tape
used by truck drivers... easy pre-stick cleaning compaired with 3M suggestions, and very very bright!
2" width makes for easy attachment and increased visibilty..
AND they sell by the foot! at 2" you should not need more that 20 feet to turn your bike into a virtual 'light sabor' visible from a football field away and more... it works great in Iowa conditions where there are no bike lanes in the main city of Des Moines and no shoulders on most of the roads!!!
$1.25 per foot per October 2004:
MC-V82-5449-0 - Solid Silver/White, 2" width. Order by the foot.
fast and friendly delivery too (they even sent me several yards of free blue reflective tape!!)
They do not use glass beads but an all-weather functional reflective prism system (47,000 microprisms per square inch) Test a piece besides 3M's product at different distances... this IS the best tape for visibilty and cost.
Robert the Bike!