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Really clever spoke reflectors

lost_in_thoughtlost_in_thought Posts: 10,563
edited January 2011 in Commuting chat
.... from Lidl!

I was very impressed with these, what a simple but great idea!

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They snap on to the spokes.

And with the flash:

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  • CafewandaCafewanda Posts: 2,788
    Excellent. I luv the way more of us are embracing our inner child 8) :lol:
  • chadders81chadders81 Posts: 744
    Got these too. Will be putting them on shortly.

    The Lidl promotion was alright actually. The track pump for £5 can't be beaten.
  • rf6rf6 Posts: 323
    got mine fitted to the hardtail. on an early turn in the morning, so they'll get a run in the dark.
  • gbsahne001gbsahne001 Posts: 1,961
    deja vu......didnt we see this a few days ago
  • CafewandaCafewanda Posts: 2,788
    Not at this price :lol:
  • Too true! £4.99 for enough to easily do one bike...
  • Blind'in 8)
    I ache, therefore I am.
  • gbsahne001gbsahne001 Posts: 1,961
    You're right... not at this price
  • shouldbeinbedshouldbeinbed Posts: 2,732
    the same thing in Ha££ords are 11 quid.
  • Stuey01Stuey01 Posts: 1,273
    I went to LIDL last night after seeing this thread. Not a single cycling item in the whole store. This was Tooting branch.

    I want these spokey jobs for the winter.

    grrr :evil:
    Not climber, not sprinter, not rouleur
  • vorsprungvorsprung Posts: 1,953
    I got mine from Germany last year, got another couple of packs from Lidl yesterday

    Here they are on the Roadrat

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    After a few months they get dirty but still reflect fairly well
  • CafewandaCafewanda Posts: 2,788
    Stuey01 wrote:
    I went to LIDL last night after seeing this thread. Not a single cycling item in the whole store. This was Tooting branch.

    I want these spokey jobs for the winter.

    grrr :evil:

    Old Kent Road? Streatham?
  • Absolutely oodles of them in West Ealing, in fact tons of cycling stuff altogether. There's always loads there and it takes ages to go.
  • Stuey01Stuey01 Posts: 1,273
    Cafewanda wrote:
    Stuey01 wrote:
    I went to LIDL last night after seeing this thread. Not a single cycling item in the whole store. This was Tooting branch.

    I want these spokey jobs for the winter.

    grrr :evil:

    Old Kent Road? Streatham?

    To be honest, if I can't get them just round the corner I might as well pay the extra to buy them online. Time is money people :wink:
    Not climber, not sprinter, not rouleur
  • iPeteiPete Posts: 6,076
    I've been posting about mine the last few days, paid more online and I'm impressed the Lidl ones are official 3M scotchlight! Might pick up another pack if I come across a lidl...

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    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sekuclip-Bicycl ... B002Q9N3AM
  • CXXCCXXC Posts: 237
    just bought a couple of packs :D

    now to come up with some sort of funky pattern for them....
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    FCN 3 (FCN 4 if I'm carrying clean pants)
  • CafewandaCafewanda Posts: 2,788
    Sell a pack to Stuey :lol:
  • CXXCCXXC Posts: 237
    Cafewanda wrote:
    Sell a pack to Stuey :lol:

    don't mind picking you up a pack from the Limehouse branch Stuey??
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    FCN 3 (FCN 4 if I'm carrying clean pants)
  • jamescojamesco Posts: 687
    Absolutely oodles of them in West Ealing, in fact tons of cycling stuff altogether. There's always loads there and it takes ages to go.

    Nice to know, will be off down Uxbridge Rd. tomorrow to get some for my girlfriend's bike & mine :)
  • redveeredvee Posts: 11,921
    I don't think 9 per wheel will be enough, was hoping to use 1 pack for both bikes. Looks like another Lidl visit tomorrow.
    I've added a signature to prove it is still possible.
  • A driver just slowed to let me out of a side road when I really wasn't expecting it. I wonder whether it might have been my new sparkly spokes in the half-light....
  • redveeredvee Posts: 11,921
    Went with 8 per wheel on the Tricross, 4 at the rim, 4 at the hub alternating. Turned the lights off, spun the wheel and hit record on the cameraphone.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGjLZSFmJt8

    Might stil grab another pack and chop a few down.
    I've added a signature to prove it is still possible.
  • lutherluther Posts: 28
    edited August 2010
    Still loads at the West Ealing branch..... if anybody needs a set I don't mind picking some up on the way to work (central London) :D
    Car? Scooby....
    Motorbike? Ninja....
    Bike? Sirrus or the XTC
  • EKE_38BPMEKE_38BPM Posts: 5,980
    I thought these might be a good idea, but after watching Redvee's video, I'm off to Lidl.

    Gonna have to work out a funky pattern optimised for cruising speed.
    FCN 3: Raleigh Record Ace fixie-to be resurrected sometime in the future
    FCN 4: Planet X Schmaffenschmack 2- workhorse
    FCN 9: B Twin Vitamin - winter commuter/loan bike for trainees

    I'm hungry. I'm always hungry!
  • redveeredvee Posts: 11,921
    Patterns are there to be developed. Still going for another packet and chopping them down. Bear in mind my video was virtually side on, not all traffic encounters will be as direct as the video.
    I've added a signature to prove it is still possible.
  • EKE_38BPMEKE_38BPM Posts: 5,980
    That just means that cars at further from the perpendicular won't see the pretty patterns, they will just see bright reflections
    FCN 3: Raleigh Record Ace fixie-to be resurrected sometime in the future
    FCN 4: Planet X Schmaffenschmack 2- workhorse
    FCN 9: B Twin Vitamin - winter commuter/loan bike for trainees

    I'm hungry. I'm always hungry!
  • SimonAHSimonAH Posts: 3,730
    They are awsome, got four packs and have done all the bikes including my six year old's Islabike - we were late in the garage with head torches! Hahaha! Great fun. Bring on the dark evenings! Oh hell, can I take that last bit back?
    FCN 5 belt driven fixie for city bits
    CAADX 105 beastie for bumpy bits
    Litespeed L3 for Strava bits

    Smoke me a kipper, I'll be back for breakfast.
  • CafewandaCafewanda Posts: 2,788
    luther wrote:
    Still loads at the West Ealing branch..... if anybody needs a set I don't mind picking some up on the way to work (central London) :D

    Luther, sweetypie, best friend and all that :wink: 8) If you've not already been could be a luv and get me another pack pretty please?

    I'll still give my locals (Tooting, Balham and Streatham) a try tomorrow just in case.
  • 8 per wheel?

    I think I had about 18 per wheel...
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