I must stop watching TRON: Legacy, as I keep seeing things I'd like to make and this time it's something to make you stand out on the road* and doesn't require batteries. Triangle reflectors catch the eye, because they are different to what you're expecting to see from a circular wheel, but they also show your direction of travel. Different coloured spoke reflectors are now available from Hong Kong, so copying the actual wheels from TRON: Legacy is now possible.

These reflectors fit best on 36 spoke wheels (easy to mount due to 36 dividing nicely by 3), slightly more difficult to mount on 32 or 28 spokes. The bike is a Kirk Precision, a British die-cast magnesium machine from the late 80s.

* Do not rely on these to keep you safe on the road!

Step 1: Parts and Tools

You'll need the following parts to build these:

- 3M Scotchlite Reflective bicycle wheel spoke reflectors (usually sold in packs of 36, with similar brands available on eBay - just search for spoke reflectors)

- 2mm stainless steel x 3m (for two 26" wheels) (bought from Mallard Metals)

- 6x zip ties

- Sellotape


- Side or wire cutters for cutting

- Needle nose pliers for folding

- Measuring tape

<p>Next step, wrap EL over them? The more lights/reflectors on our bikes, the better and the more awesome they look, the more you get noticed, right?</p>
<blockquote>cool. how about this one http://www.geekled.com/led-wheel-lights</blockquote>
<p>ooo... thats a kirk precision...</p>
<p>Hey, looks cool ^^<br>But I have a question: what did you do to/with the frame in the first picture? Because that is what caught my attention. With a project group, we're building a similar frame, and I'm curious if it's as stiff (against torsion for instance) as the normal frame that's in the rest of your ible pictures.</p>
<p>Hi,</p><p>the bicycle frame is quite stiff torsionally, particularly when compared with frames from the late 80s (mine was made in '88), but it's made from magnesium and die-cast. If you want further information on these Kirk bicycles I have a comprehensive development history on my webpage - <a href="http://haydn-automation.co.uk/Kirk.htm" rel="nofollow">http://haydn-automation.co.uk/Kirk.htm</a></p><p>The triangles are cool, but my Kirk Precision is cooler :-)</p>
<p>Haha, nice, thank you! I'll sure have a look :)</p>
Your shining a light at it in the pic right?
<p>It's the camera flash, that's picking the reflectors out so well in these pics. In the video it's my car headlights doing the job instead.</p>
amazing!Howgreat it is!
Can you make a video of you riding your bike
<p>On the final step of the build there should be a link to the short video I made. Otherwise just head to my webpage.</p>
<p>or a gif</p>
<p>sick....and sweet bike! What is it?</p>
<p>It's a Kirk Precision and you'll find it on my webpage.</p>
<p>Ohhhhhh. fancy!</p>

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