Frequent readers of Bike Hacks likely know what a honk for night visibility I am. My bike looks like something from Close Encounters of the Third Kind (an old movie worth watching for you youngsters out there) at night. Reader Nick, who sent us a truly awesome review of Levi's 511 Commuter Pants, contacted us again with a cool Kickstarter idea he is working on.
I have always thought that reflective striping on tires should be standard issue, but I had never thought about reflective rims. Nick is seeking to provide more side visibility with what he is calling FIKS Reflective Rim Stripes. Here is a brief synopsis from the Kickstarter page.
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Fiks:Reflective Rim Stripes are a simple, economical, and elegant solution to dramatically increase night visibility for bicycles.
Designed for modern double-walled rims, these reflective rim stripes apply in six sections for easy applications. They are precisely cut on a digital computer-controlled cutter.
His funding goal is quite reasonable and I would encourage readers to check out his full Kickstarter page. Bike Hacks might just get a proto set to test out and we'll let you know if we do. It's also cool that the idea incorporates different colors of reflective tape so you can be stylish by day if you wish and visible by night.