High Visibility Spokes!
From Yvo of the Trike Shop in Belgium, comes this great idea:
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I wanted to share something about visibility of trikes in traffic and this may be interesting for your fellow trikers too.
Visibility in traffic is a very important issue when trikes are concerned, so I have a tip for making our trikes much more visible at night and even during daytime. I use this on the trikes in my shop and as a free option on all my customers trikes: spoke reflectors!
These are tiny little tubes of 3M reflective material which can be clipped on the spokes of trikes to enhance visibility at night when the lights of cars/trucks hit the trike. I add some pictures of the result below and you will see it changes a lot. Even during the day they add to visibility when sunshines strokes them.
When riding at night it gives a nice stroboscopic effect in the wheels. In normal riding conditions they are almost invisible and they do not change the looks of the trike. But when light strikes them it’s like magic.
Best regards, Yvo