25 things I love about the bike – #14

25 things I love about the bike – #14Reflectors
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Yeah, I’ll admit – I don’t run them on my road bike. Why? ‘Cause it’d look like a fred.

But I completely love them on the trailer, the bike I use to pull the trailer, and the bike I used to use to commute.

Why?

First – oooh, shiny.
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Second – they work. Hard to believe that a couple of ounces of plastic can make as big a difference in making a bike visible at dusk or dawn, but they do.

Third – They’re completely passive – you’re stealing light from the cagers, all in the name of making them see you.

Lastly – oooh, shiny.

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