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Old 05-15-12, 06:20 AM
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At the Norfolk, Virginia BikeFest a couple of weeks ago I had FIKS Reflective installed on ""THE BEAST"". These are reflective rim strips that work quite well. I am attaching a photo of them with the flash on and off. These are NOT recommended for bikes with rim brakes though. If you have any questions please message me or leave a comment. As most of you know I am all about being seen so I am just passing this product along. Here's the link to their Facebook page....

https://www.facebook.com/FiksReflective

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Old 05-15-12, 11:54 AM
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WOOOOO! I like!!
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..These are NOT recommended for bikes with rim brakes though..
In the NL decades + ago, I bought what was a tube of reflective plastic
with a steel wire thru the center .
I was able to lace it amongst my spokes , it provided the reflective ring,
but since it was above the rim, it did not get clouded by dirt and aluminum,
by the usual rim brakes ..
like the reflective ring you get in the sidewalls of many tires sold these days. [or that thing as described]

That would be a good thing to put back into production ..

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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
In the NL decades + ago, I bought what was a tube of reflective plastic
with a steel wire thru the center .
I was able to lace it amongst my spokes , it provided the reflective ring,
but since it was above the rim, it did not get clouded by dirt and aluminum,
by the usual rim brakes ..
like the reflective ring you get in the sidewalls of many tires sold these days. [or that thing as described]

That would be a good thing to put back into production ..
I remember seeing those...seems that they weren't on the market for very long. Maybe they just didn't sell that well for some reason.......
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If you have disk brakes, or any brakes that aren't rim brakes, you could put any kind of reflective tape on your rims. I don't see what's so unique about this product.
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If you have disk brakes, or any brakes that aren't rim brakes, you could put any kind of reflective tape on your rims. I don't see what's so unique about this product.
cut to fit different sizes, available in multiple colors. easy to install without unnecessary cutting.
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cut to fit different sizes, available in multiple colors. easy to install without unnecessary cutting.
I sent them an email to see if they have a product that will fit the clincher rims on my Worksman cruiser.

Now I'm holding my breath hoping they do!
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I sent them an email to see if they have a product that will fit the clincher rims on my Worksman cruiser.

Now I'm holding my breath hoping they do!
Might want to send an email with the wheel size and, perhaps, a photo of the rim if it's an oddball looking thing.
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Might want to send an email with the wheel size and, perhaps, a photo of the rim if it's an oddball looking thing.
Thanks but all that info can be had with a visit to the Worksman web site.
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Thanks but all that info can be had with a visit to the Worksman web site.
Understand. I just figured you might have done some customizing and things might have changed.
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