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Old 12-18-08, 03:15 PM   #1
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'stealth' glow-in-the-dark bike... (worth a look!!)

check this out...
100% black bike becomes 100% reflective at night... and this is just done by adding some special 3M tape all over it...

http://gizmodo.com/5113146/retrorefl...-in-headlights

it has been a while since i checked this site... hope this hasnt been posted recently... found it so cool that i just wanted to share with you guys...
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I think putting it on the wheels is more than adequate. You can also get black reflective tape here.

http://www.lightweights.org/store/pr...5&cat=0&page=1
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Canadian Tire has the tape in the automotive trim section. I think it was $12 for more than enough.

It's not *quite* as bright as the regular silver tape, but I would have been way to vain to put silver reflective tape on my road rims.
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Canadian Tire has the tape in the automotive trim section. I think it was $12 for more than enough.

It's not *quite* as bright as the regular silver tape, but I would have been way vain to put silver reflective tape on my rims.
Put these on last night.

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you know what is funny?
i have these tires! and i did NOT even know they were THAT reflective!...
(they came with my 2004 devinci oslo... i still use them on my 'rain bike' (which is my winter commuter bike without studded tires...)

and thanks for the 'canadian tire' reference... i think i'll spend a couple dollars to change some of the 'orange tape' i currenly have all over (also from canadian tire...) so that my bike looks a little less like a christmas tree...
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they're not that bright. the camera flash exaggerates the amount of light reflected.
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ok. just realized that the bike lights/reflective materials have evolved quite a bit since i last checked this forum! what is this advertisement about illuminated(pimp car like) bike wheels??!! i'm affraid to click the link... well, i guess i'm getting old...
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