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Michael Mandiberg developed a kit for making your bike super visible to car headlights with retroreflective vinyl tape! It’s easy to apply, looks fly, and comes in several colors. I did up my ride too, check it out above in normal light and below in flash (simulating headlights). The kit makes a great gift for your cycling friends and family members.

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Becky Stern

Becky Stern is head of wearable electronics at Adafruit Industries. Her personal site: sternlab.org


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  1. pwntalive says:

    This will never get re-posted to boingboing, where is the hydrofluoric acid and nastygram stickers? Interweb bike riders want vigilante justice, not responsible ways to share the road with other citizens. I suggest you re-tool your post so it looks more like this:
    http://boingboing.net/2009/11/05/bicycle-defense-kit.html

    Next your probably going to encourage obeying traffic signals and wearing protective clothing. Meh, cowards.

  2. John Park says:

    Those look really nice, I love the wheel pinstripes. I bought a chunk of SOLAS coast guard-style reflective tape for my bike and helmet (like this: http://www.kk.org/cooltools/archives/002843.php ) and some reflective cloth strips to sew on my bag.

  3. hippy says:

    Dude, what’s that thing in your front wheel?

    1. Becky Stern says:

      It’s a Monkeylight: http://www.monkeylectric.com/ Blinky blinky!!