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Erm, would be great, but...
on 21 January 2013
From the point of what they're supposed to do they're great - they do reflect a lot of light, but at the same time are inconspicuous enough in daylight not to make you look like you just rode through a hi-vis sticker shop.
Two surprising let-downs:
- In a pack of 36, there were only 35 of them. No, one didn't roll away, and no, I didn't miscount. I've got 32-spoke wheels, and I've got three of them left after I put them on the front wheel. I don't really care that much, I only needed 32 and if I ever want to do the back wheel as well, I'll have to buy another pack, but imagine if someone did? Count them before throwing the receipt away;
- A lot is said in the description and on the packaging about how they'll never, ever gonna fall off come rain or shine, potholes or nuclear war, soooo much unlike the 'cheap Chinese copies'. Guess what, one fell off completely, and luckily enough I've spotted it flying off, it being the front wheel, and two more were spotted on different occasions starting to come off. The spokes are absolutely standard, and not only I am sure I put them on correctly to start with, but after the first occasion I started checking them every so often, which is how I've spotted the ones about to do a runner. So it's not the installation.
Overall, mixed feelings about them - the idea is great, ScothLite is fantastic, but I'm unsure about the execution. We'll see how it goes, I'm not sure about getting another pack for the back wheel yet.