Worrying is a natural part of life, but level of worry has to vary, right? For example, if you live in San Diego, do you really have anything to worry about? With the weather being pretty much perfect 364 days of the year and fresh avocados grown locally, wouldn't your mind just be in a constant state of bliss?
I guess my theory is full of holes because two brothers in San Diego are worried about bike safety and are using technology, and KICKSTARTER, to do something about it. In this entry you will find some magic green material, and I am almost 100% sure that supporting this magic green technology was another magic green substance found in California . . . guacamole! KICKSTARTER page is here and company page is here. All content below credited to the folks at rimSkin.
I'm going to go look for some ripe avacados . . .
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What is the rimSkin?
It's the affordable new way to customize and protect your bicycle rims. Made of high grade vinyl material, each original rimSkin set applies easily to most existing bicycle wheels or wheelsets. Just peel and expose the adhesive backing. Spray the applicator liquid and stick directly on your bicycle rim. The rimSkin will be available for bikes of all sizes. With the original rimSkin, you can switch up the color of your rims without the need to buy all new wheels -- just PEEL, SPRAY & STICK!
What is the GLO rimSkin?
The GLO rimSkin is our latest creation. We've created the first true glowing rimSkin material, made with an ultra bright, commercial grade phosphorescent pigment. Our GLO rimSkin emits a bright glow for hours after a single 10-15 minute charge under a strong light source such as sunlight, LED flashlight or (as we recommend) a UV black light. This not only adds a unique and cool look to your bike, it provides additional safety for night time riding.
The rimSkin is something we have been working on since 2009 and have been getting requests for a true glow in the dark rimSkin from the start. We finally came around to finding the proper pigments and materials needed to create it! Backers who pledge $45+ have an opportunity to get the first batch of the GLO by rimSkin sometime in May, 2012 after we start production.
Also, we just added a $1000 limited (1 available) pledge where the backer will get a Pure Fix Cycles X the rimSkin glow bike. We are going to take the bike and have it painted in an automotive grade glow phosphorescent pigment paint. The bike will feature 50mm Pure Fix Cycles super deep V wheels with a custom GLO rimSkin set. We are excited to create this bike as well and will send photos once it is made!
The following video covers everything very nicely.