How to make a bike reflector for less: Part II
In part I of this series, I discussed the differences between reflectors and reflectors with reflective surfaces, how to choose one, and how to put one together.
Here, I’ll cover the differences in reflector materials, reflector construction, and reflector installation.
Before I get to the parts, I need to briefly describe the basic differences between reflecting surfaces and reflectory materials.
The material used in reflectors is usually made from carbon or aluminum, and it is usually a very fine, fine-grained material.
These materials are much harder than the softer, less-hard material used for reflectors.
The softer materials are more durable and have more impact resistance.
The less-soft materials are less durable and less impact resistant.
Reflectors have a very narrow field of view, so they do not focus as well on objects that are close to them.
It is easier to see reflections on the ground than on objects close to the reflector.
The reflective surfaces are also a bit harder to grip than the reflectors made from softer materials.
In fact, there is a tradeoff between the material of the reflectora and the grip.
The more you grip the reflectori, the harder it is to remove the reflecto.
This is why you might need to wear gloves while using reflectors, or use a reflective mask to protect your face.
A reflector can be made from a variety of materials, and all reflectors are different.
In this section, I will talk about the material used to make reflectors; the different types of reflectors used; and the materials used to build them.