Chevrons and visiblity

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Supergoose
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Chevrons and visiblity

Postby Supergoose » Wed Nov 21, 2012 18:03 pm

Hi,

I dont usually venture into this section of the forum but I require some more visibility whilst on my bike.

Im using spoke reflectors which are great from the side but Id like some reflective tape for various other bits. Id like some chevrons or similar could you guys suggest something?

Also I commute on unlit roads, Im using a great spot light but Id really like a flasher too. Again, Im looking for recommendations.

Many thanks.
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corshamjim
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Re: Chevrons and visiblity

Postby corshamjim » Wed Nov 21, 2012 18:22 pm

There are various reflective stickers to be found here...

http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/frame-protec ... pt369_pg1/

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Re: Chevrons and visiblity

Postby MrSweary » Fri Nov 23, 2012 09:47 am

I just bought some of the Respro chevrons in the link above. I put them on my rucksack and have been told they make me quite bright!

Very easy to stick on and they look as if they will be quite durable too.
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Re: Chevrons and visiblity

Postby oxoman » Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:29 am

I have got various reflective tapes for my commuting gear / bike off ebay. Worth a look.
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Re: Chevrons and visiblity

Postby Supergoose » Fri Nov 23, 2012 17:06 pm

Many thanks for the feedback. I got some cheap and cheerful chevrons from ebay.

Just need a good flashing front light now.
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Re: Chevrons and visiblity

Postby slowsider » Fri Nov 23, 2012 18:08 pm

If cheap and cheerful don't cut it, go for SOLAS spec ones next time. Designed for maritime applications.

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Re: Chevrons and visiblity

Postby cougie » Sat Nov 24, 2012 12:38 pm

Or 3M diamond grade. Buy it off eBay - great stuff.

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Re: Chevrons and visiblity

Postby hoolio » Mon Nov 26, 2012 09:22 am

Google reflective motorcycle rim tape, you should find something like this:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/KEITI-Motorcycl ... 269&sr=8-4

It's 7mm wide which is great for pin strips down the rear stays and the rear of the seat tube.
Buy the white reflective for the front forks and along the sides of the frame. Those rolls are 6m long so should give you more than enough for a couple of bikes.


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