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    Graphics solution

    It seems like one of the most-asked questions about certain bikes (Windsor The Hour, from Bikesdirect.com) is if the graphics can easily be removed. Personally, they don't really bother me. But when I was searching eBay for a Thomson post for my other bike, (a Wabi Classic) I found this seller. The reflective tape gave me an idea, since I really like the look of the two-tone paint on some bikes, where they have a solid white portion on some of the tubes. So I ordered some of the tape, and wrapped the down tube in it. It's a silvery color, but you could probably experiment with different colors if you wanted to. This just happens to match the color of the lettering on my bike pretty closely.

    I cut a 4x10" piece, and after a few screw-ups, covered the logo. Looks whitish silver in daylight, but is really reflective when headlights hit it. Not sure if I want to put any more on there, but it will certainly make me more visible when riding at dawn or dusk.

    What do you guys think? Good idea, or fugly as that dude in a skirt that adriano has the hots for?
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    Doesn't Adriano have black reflective tape on his Kilo?

    But, it looks clean.

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    Cool story, bro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by I hate bicycles View Post
    Cool story, bro.
    Great sig. But it would really flatter me if it linked to brianforums.net.

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    I tested Brianforums.net a while ago. Still works. Your legacy lives on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoRoK View Post
    I tested Brianforums.net a while ago. Still works. Your legacy lives on!
    In the end, it seems like it worked out well for everyone involved. This site is certainly better for it.

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    Senior Member Brian's Avatar
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    By the way, I have a lot of this stuff left, if anyone is interested.

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    get some velocity/laek house ELVS rims to match...
    the hipster myth.

    i practice vagabondery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leed View Post
    Doesn't Adriano have black reflective tape on his Kilo?

    But, it looks clean.


    i wasnt the first, and you wont be the last.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adriano View Post
    i wasnt the first, and you wont be the last.
    Is that the reflective black? If so, do you have a shot of it at night?

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    i have this.


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    Is that with flash?

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    indeed it is.

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    I know it's not a new idea, (I actually read about it here on the forums back in 2005) but it's well-executed on your bike. The silver would probably look pretty good too.

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    whoa! Black reflective is nice! I covered my kilo with electric tape, i didn't know black reflective existed!

    brian, i would add a few reflectives on the seat tube where bikes have racing stripes. But that's just my personal taste Looks nice.
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