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Old 08-26-05, 09:39 PM   #1
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How do I remove reflectors?

The seatpost red one is easy cuz you just gotta remove the seatpost.
What about the white ones on the wheels?
What about the white one on the handlebars, dead center?
I want them gone.
Help me.
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Old 08-26-05, 09:44 PM   #2
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umm, screwdriver? lol
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Depends on the design of the reflector, but most are secured by screws.
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Old 08-26-05, 09:48 PM   #4
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Thanks that was easy enough. LOL.
I'll get working on it first thing tomorrow.
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Ok, you are ripping on speedplays in another thread today, and you can not even figure out how to get your reflectors off?????


Congrats on the bike. I know how frustrating it is not to be able to get in on the good deals...
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It's a simple screwdriver operation.....
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Ok, you are ripping on speedplays in another thread today, and you can not even figure out how to get your reflectors off?????


Congrats on the bike. I know how frustrating it is not to be able to get in on the good deals...
ROFLMAO
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Ok, you are ripping on speedplays in another thread today, and you can not even figure out how to get your reflectors off?????
lol, did you really have to say what we are all thinking? lol
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just because he is mechanically inept doesn't mean he can't judge if a pedal is ugly in his opinion
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The seatpost red one is easy cuz you just gotta remove the seatpost.
What about the white ones on the wheels?
What about the white one on the handlebars, dead center?
I want them gone.
Help me.
A 10 lb. mallet and cold chisel will remove any type of bike reflector.
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Old 08-26-05, 10:29 PM   #11
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A 10 lb. mallet and cold chisel will remove any type of bike reflector.
true that
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Old 08-26-05, 10:46 PM   #12
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Ha, yea, I am mechanically inept.
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Ha, yea, I am mechanically inept.
You misspelled mentally.
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What about the white ones on the wheels?
Help me.
The cheap plastic white ones on the wheels, I have seen many that are a one-time installation plastic tab... you have to break them off to get them off. Try pulling with needle-nose pliers on the plastic pin holding the reflector onto the spoke.
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You misspelled mentally.
That was the funniest thing I have read on here all week. Maybe I am an *******, or not reading the forums enough
(Oh and by the way I think this deserves a +1)
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My roadie had reflectors and I tried to remove them the other day. It wasn't the look of the reflectors that I hated, it was because my wheel was pretty low tension and the reflector was held between my spokes, causing an unnatural and probably unhealthy bend in two spokes.
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Take a dremel to them. Simple!
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I ride alot at night and, as much as I hate the looks of them, I leave them on for safety. I am not about to take them off in the morning just to have to put them on for my evening rides. Having said that, if you can use a screwdriver, you can get them off no problem
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Just take some big wire cutters to the spokes they're attached to. Thay way, you won't damage the reflectors and you can always put them back on if you need to.
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A 10 lb. mallet and cold chisel will remove any type of bike reflector.
My grandfather always told me to make sure I used the right tool for the job. He followed that up with ensuring that I always had a flat head screwdriver and a hammer...said you could do anything you wanted with those two tools.

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Reflectors are required safety equipment if you ride on the road.
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I ride on the road, and my bike doesnt have reflectors on it. I have never been in trouble by the police for not having my reflectors on...

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Reflectors suck, hardly visable. If you want real visability wear a bright yellow jersey and use lights, front and rear.
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Sawzall!!! Let 'er rip!!
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I've found plastic reflectors (the kind that come stock on bikes) to be pretty useless... and dorky looking.

3M reflective tape works well in combination with a seatpost-mounted flashing red LED light.

It costs $3.50 per metre here at MEC, and is very reflective. I cut two small strips and stuck them on the back of my seatstays, and a small stripe on the back of my helmet.

This is the same stuff you see on some cargo trailers. It reflects car headlights quite effectively:



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