Make your bicycle wheels truly glow with a glow in the dark rimSkin. The affordable new way to customize bike wheels of all sizes. Read more
This project's funding goal was not reached on February 23, 2012.
About this project
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. In addition, you can use the Bullfrog-RS LED charging lights. By attaching one to each side of the fork for the front and one on each side of the frame on the rear, it will shine directly on your rimSkins and charge as you ride.
This not only adds a unique and cool look to your bike, it provides additional safety for night time riding.
What is the difference between the Reflective rimSkin and the GLO rimSkin?
The Reflective rimSkin is made of high grade reflective vinyl material, such as the ones used on road signs and emergency vehicles. When the reflective material is hit with direct light, light bounces off the surface of the material.
The GLO rimSkin is made with a phosphorescent pigment (glow in the dark) and can emit a glow on it's own when charged for 10-15 minutes under a bright light, where as the Reflective rimSkin only shines when hit with light.
How do you apply a rimSkin?
Installation is easy. Simply wipe down and clean the surface of your rims, peel the rimSkin strip, spray the applicator liquid on the back of the rimSkin as well as your rims, apply the rimSkin to your rim, adhesive side down and adjust into place. Using the included squeegee, push any excess moisture or bubbles away from the center to the edges. Allow 12-24 hours to completely dry.
Can I remove a rimSkin?
Yes, they are removable. Use a heat gun or hair dryer to warm the rimSkin and slowly peel off. Wipe off any remaining residue with rubbing alcohol or a cleaning compound such as Orange Clean or Goof Off.
What comes with the rimSkin?
Each set includes 8 pieces (plus 1 extra) to cover both sides of a single wheel (4 pieces required for each side), 1 bottle of applicator liquid, 1 squeegee and installation instructions.
Will it fit my bike?
Although we only currently offer 700c on our website, we are using this opportunity to expand our lines to wheels of all sizes. We are going to be offering:
- 20" BMX
- 24" MTB, Trail
- 26" Hybrid, Beach Cruiser
We will be emailing all backers with a questionnaire at the end of the project to determine the appropriate size for your wheels.
The rimSkin will be available in multiple sizes. You will at least 6mm of non-braking surface in order to apply the rimSkin properly. Do not apply the rimSkin on the braking surface if you are using a brake. Bikes with a coaster brake or disc brakes will work.
What GLO colors are available?
We currently offer Ultra GLO Green and Ultra GLO Blue, but we are continuously working to add more colors.
What do you intend to do with the money you raise?
The manufacturing of the glow in the dark material is extremely high and the only way to produce it at a reasonable price is to manufacture it in large quantities. The money raised will go towards buying all the materials necessary to begin producing the first batch of GLO rimSkins. This will also allow us to produce samples and create displays to put in bike shops around the world.
With your help, we can make this a reality.
When I can I expect my reward?
For all backers who donate under $45, we will begin shipping your rewards in April 2012.
For all backers who donate over $45, we will begin manufacturing the GLO rimSkin in April 2012 and expect to begin shipping in May 2012.
What if I live outside the U.S.?
For all backers living outside the United States, please refer to the rewards list for the additional shipping fee to add to your pledge.
IMPORTANT: PLEASE REMEMBER TO ADD ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COSTS FOR ALL INTERNATIONAL PLEDGES TO PREVENT DELAYS.
What are the bonus gifts?
*BullFrog-RS colors will be picked at random.
For any questions, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Put "Kickstarter" as the subject.
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