ReflectoSafety!

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Introduction: ReflectoSafety!

This will, hopefully, reduce your chances of getting whacked by a car while biking. Super cheap!

Step 1: Buy Reflective Dots

Wow, mcmaster carr is awesome. Check this out:

6042T1 REFLECTIVE MARKING DOT, 1" DOT SIZE, 64 DOTS PER SHEET, 6.19
6042T11 REFLECTIVE MARKING DOT, 1-7/8" DOT SIZE, 16 DOTS PER SHEET, WHITE 6.19

Buy a sheet of the 1" dots. That's good enough. It should be $10 after shipping

Step 2: Stick Dots on Bike!

Yeehaa! Dots everywhere! they're cheap and very sticky.

Step 3: Stick Dots on Helmet!

Lady-bug stylin'

Now you will look rad when wearing your helmet, so you wont 'forget' about it & crack yer skull.

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just bought my dots good idea and u are right mcmaster carr is awesome!

how do I order these dots??

Probably a little late for Robk570, but for anyone else interested I found these Mcmaster Carr Dots on their website. Here is a link: http://www.mcmaster.com/#reflective-tape/=iz2fbw

Price Update:

The 1" Dots are now $7.07, but the McMaster Carr website won't allow you to see your shipping costs, even after you complete your order! To get a quote on shipping costs you need to call their customer service number at (630) 600-3600 and ask.

Shipping one 1" sheet to Minnesota was $4.00, which is a total cost of $11.07 + Tax (if applicable). It looks like a great product, but i'm going to look around to see if I can find it somewhere local.

If you have a chance to buy reflective tape locally, take along a flashlight. I found there can be huge differences in how much light gets reflected between different kinds of tape. If you use conspicuity tape, try to keep the white to the front of the bike and the red to the back - that's how your reflectors are supposed to be coloured, so there will be no confusion which way you are going. Especially if you are stopped. Although... then you are going nowhere... until you start going again anyway. :-)

and if fjording a stream or navigable waterway, put red on the left forward side and green on the right forward side

Great idea, just ordered mine. Thanks for posting

great idea! I would never think of this thank you

Stickers on helmets used to be a big no-no. The adhesive in the sticker can weaken the hardshell of some helmets. That is one item you DO NOT want to void the warranty on! Check with your helmet maker for stickerability - looking cool is great, but not at the expense of being dead.

oops. well. i retire my helmets pretty often. do you have any references for this? thanks