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Fiks:Reflective Rim Stripes are a simple, economical, and elegant solution to increase night visibility for bicycles.
Fiks:Reflective Rim Stripes are a simple, economical, and elegant solution to increase night visibility for bicycles.
281 backers pledged $8,380 to help bring this project to life.

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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. 


This before and after picture shows the dramatic difference with Fiks:Reflective Rim Stripes.  Both pictures were taken in the exact same conditions and camera settings.  The more powerful the light source is, the more brighter the reflection is.  So, car headlights reflect back significantly more light than the flashlight used here.

Even with front and rear lights, side visibility of cyclists is very limited.  Both of these riders have front and rear lights, but the bike with Fiks:Reflective Rim Stripes is drastically more visible.

Even though Fiks:Reflective Rim Stripes offer a huge increase in side visibility, you should always ride with front and rear lights at night.


The special retroreflective material offers a increase in night visibility of bicycles from any angle. 

Light from vehicle headlights bounces back towards to the source--the vehicle and driver-- to make bicycles more visible on the road, keeping everyone safer.


In black, Fiks:Reflective Rim stripes match black rims almost seamlessly.

Colors

The colors of the first production run will be announced at the beginning of December.  There will be at least 6 color options.

The final colors will be:
Black
White
Red
Yellow
Orange
Purple

Black and white both reflect back white, but all others reflect their respective colors.

Sizes

Since the profile of rims vary from model to model, there will be a few sizes available to accommodate most modern rims.  You will select your size and color after the funding period ends.

Will they work on my bike?

If there is at least 6mm of surface between the braking surface of the rim and the edge where the spokes meet the rim, they will work.  If you have disc brakes, drum brakes, roller brakes, or a single rear coaster brake they will also work.  You cannot apply Fiks:Reflective Rim Stripes to the braking surface of the rim.


Production
I plan to the first run of productions myself out of my apartment.  Though future production my not be handled personally, Fiks:Reflective Rim Stripes will always be produced locally.

Limited Edition Tee Reward for Backers at the $65 LevelThe sketch below is a preliminary design that is subject to change, but it gives you an idea of what I'm shooting for.  They will probably be the last thing to be produced of the project, but they can be shipped out separate from your set of Fiks:Reflective Rim Stripes.

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Special thanks to:
Kayla Gavala, Kyle Hitz, and Lauren Boback of Status Photography

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    Small reflective sticker set to be applied to any smooth surface--made of the same material of the rim stripes + Your name on the F:R website.

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    Pledge US$ 25 or more About $25

    One set of reflective rim stripes (enough for both sides of two wheels) + Reflective sticker set + Your name on the F:R website.

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    One set of reflective rim stripes in a custom size up to 29" (enough for both sides of two wheels) + Reflective sticker set + Your name on the F:R website. (Add $10 for international shipping)

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    Pledge US$ 35 or more About $35

    One set of reflective rim strips with custom cut-outs that say anything you want (up to 20 characters) + Reflective sticker set + Your name on the F:R website.

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    Pledge US$ 40 or more About $40

    One set of reflective rim stripes for a trike in a custom size up to 29" (enough for both sides of three wheels) + Reflective sticker set + Your name on the F:R website. (Add $10 for international shipping)

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    Pledge US$ 65 or more About $65

    Limited edition reflective T-shirt + One set of reflective rim strips with custom cut-outs + Reflective sticker set + Your name on the F:R website.

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    Pledge US$ 200 or more About $200

    Complete custom reflective graphics set for your frame and wheel set. I will design it for you, help you design it, or you can design it yourself. + Limited edition reflective T-shirt. + Your name on the F:R website.

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Funding period

- (27 days)