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Reflective Wheel Stripes anyone?

I leave for work around 6:30 am and since the days are getting shorter it's very dark at that time. Just wondering if anyone has ever put some of the reflective wheel stripes that I see on eBay on their Versys. I think it would really help people see me. Just need to know if they will stick and stay on the Versys wheels.

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There is at least one thread on here about it with pics and all.

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Yup. Search and ye shall find.

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they stick fine. I put the white ones on mine and you hardly notice them in the day. I guess they work pretty good at night as well. I ride home from work every nite...no one has hit me yet.
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http://tapeworks.com/Rimstripes/RimstripesHome.html

I bought the 017 , those are the reflective red ones, the bikes looks great, mind the clear plastic when applying then, you must remove it before overlapping them.
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I bought the 017 , those are the reflective red ones, the bikes looks great, mind the clear plastic when applying then, you must remove it before overlapping them.
Was it hard to apply? Did it come with an applicator?
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theres two types, theres the ones that come in a roll and should come with an applicator, although sometimes its assumed you allready have an applicator
the other type come prec bent/curved for the wheel, and come in sets of 4 or 6. the OEM strips come in quarter wheel size so there is some room for error.

but I doubt how much use they are for alerting errant cages out there to your presence. they are more for show. if it makes you feel happier then do it, but don't think putting reflective strips will magically make you more visible, theres other things you can do such as wear reflective, or partially reflective, clothing
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I have the Pro Grip reflective red wheel tape. Came with an applicator fairly easy install if you can raise wheels off the ground. Shoud be able to get from your local cycle shop. look at my album for pics.
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