Catrike 700 “tail lights”

Hey, I found out a way to have cool looking tail lights without a power source! Well, actually, Matt figured this out years ago when he had one of the early Catrike 700s, and he told me about it. So, here’s the simple trick to utilize some unused real estate while making yourself more visible from behind. Just get some of that red reflective material with a removable backing, which allows you to stick it anywhere in many shapes, cut it to size (as shown below), and carefully adhere it so as not to get air bubbles. Simple, quick, and, once you see it in the right light, very effective for such a tiny area. Besides all the safety aspects, it just looks ultra cool, and makes everyone else think: “Now why didn’t I think of that?”. It also works on the backside of your neckrest.

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4 Responses to Catrike 700 “tail lights”

  1. Randall Oakley says:

    Reflectives are a great addition to your overall visability but by itself it has too many limitations. In my opinion the best option is a combination of hi vis, reflectives and lights 24/7.
    Overkill’s better than being killed.

  2. Gary W. Bunting says:

    OHGosh!!!!! Doesn’t that add weight to WILD CHILD?!?

    Oh….the sacrlege!


  3. Trike Hobo says:

    Yep, sure does! But with the extreme traction abilities of the big Marathon Plus tire, along with the Aerospoke wheel, Wild Child is still so damn fast that all my hair would blow off if I didn’t wear a cap while riding! This tire/wheel advantage more than overcompensates for the reflectors’ weight. Yee Haa …

  4. Down Wind Dan says:

    Those reflectors look pretty cool. Think I’ll set up my 700 like that. I best on board lights not only light up the road but at least some of the trike too.

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