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Becky posted this great video on CRAFT about making a pair of reflector flaps that tuck into your back pockets when you’re not using them and can be deployed when you’re ready to ride. The project uses the 3M Scotchlite Plus Retroreflective vinyl that she showed off on the bike episode of Make: Live. Awesome stuff. Below is a flash image of her bike with the reflective vinyl visible.

This way to the CRAFT post and the Make: Project page.


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Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor for Boing Boing and WINK Books. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.


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    Any ideas for cycling safety is good with us

  • http://profiles.google.com/srharvey Shane Harvey

    why not put a magnet in each side of the fold, it would hold well enough for riding but allow easy removal.

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      Sounds a lot less painful then poking your ass with a safety pin

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3X4RESQP6C4YYIFQMYU2Q63ZB4 AndrewS

    everyone can allready see you dumb cyclists with the amount of ridiculous flashing leds you cover yourselves with.
    being more annoying with reflective tape will only increase the amount of people knocked down by angry motorists with actually something important to do instead of namby pambying around preaching about how good bikes are.

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