The Brightest of Bikes

Sunday February 8, 2009

This hi-vis bike is the brain-child of Flickr user mandiberg.  He’s covered the bike in Scotchlight 680 retro-reflective vinyl.

In daylight, the bike appears black but at night under the beam of a car’s headlights (or a camera flash as in the photo) the bike shines brightly.

Cyclists are well aware of the need to fit front and rear lights and reflectors, but we are vulnerable from the sides – this clearly helps us in that area!

Treehugger has also covered this bike in their post “Bike is obonoxiously [sic] bright at night“.



  1. amazing how I can look at that spelled wrong for two weeks and not notice. Thanks a lot!

    • 🙂 We’ve all done it Lloyd, and often with far simpler words!

  2. I saw this interesting concept of bike lighting here:
    I thought you might be interested. I like the tape concept it is both pleasing to the eye and adds safety.

  3. […] On Dahon Dave’s experiences on two wheels « The Brightest of Bikes Toll Keeper (By Robert Miller) Sunday February 8, 2009 Not wanting to breach copyright […]

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