solar activated glow in the dark bicycle by pure fix cycles
solar activated glow in the dark bicycle by pure fix cycles
aug 15, 2012

solar activated glow in the dark bicycle by pure fix cycles

‘the kilo’ glow in the dark bike frame by pure fix cycles images © pure fix cycles

after months of experimentation, american pure fix cycles have designed ‘kilo’, their very first light activated glow in the dark bicycle frame series. the collection features a highly reflective, glow-in-the-dark paint application on either the frame or wheels, for ultimate visibility during-night riding. the paint is solar-activated, so after a long day of biking during the day, the frame lights up, illuminating the streets and environment for added cyclist safety. the tig-welded high tensile steel bike also incorporates a rear hub that gives riders the option of riding fixed gear or single speed.

solar activated glow in the dark bicycle by pure fix cycles ‘the kilo’ frame detail

solar activated glow in the dark bicycle by pure fix cycles ‘the kilo’ during day-time

solar activated glow in the dark bicycle by pure fix cycles

  • So thieves can see it at night – Great!

    DBY says:
  • Untrue. Niner, a mountain bike manufacturer, released a glow in the dark frame last year. I have one hanging in my garage. Nice try, though.

    Dan says:
  • Brilliant idea!

    vania brazil says:
  • this is one of those \”why didn\’t someone think of this a LONG time ago\” ideas

    dbkii says:
  • Long Time Overdue…..WHERE HAS THIS BEEN…..

    JANDREW1 says:
  • yea , but why
    can’t we have some night photos then!?

    mao14 says:
  • If its like any glow in the dark product its “glow” will be limited and need to be re-charged by leaving in the light….. Photolumeniscent tapes have been used in Safety applications for decades, if this is a paint it wont be much different.

    Mr G says:
  • Looks great in theory, but I have to say it just doesn\’t work. I painted my helmet with luminescent paint and you can see it glow only at zero light (like in the black box of the first photo), completely useless for the urban rider. Reflective fabrics are way more efficient…

    nightcyclist says:
  • Nothing about this application of GiD is new. If it was retro-reflective…

    ethan says:
  • why can’t anyone just put this in a SPRAY CAN – that way, I’d spray everything!! the frame, the wheels, the helmet, my dog. I mean seriously.

    pandasaurus says:

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