If you do not know what to do this winter and you want to give a little pep to your bike, here is an article especially for you. You may not know Aaron Miletich, a product design engineer who graduated from Gonzaga University and now works in design at Apple.
Passionate about beautiful cars and especially Porsche, excellent photographer, he seems also keen on cycling since his bike is none other than an S-Works Venge VIAS.
In his spare time, he personalized his bike by redoing a complete decoration that is the fluorescent night. Between 60 and 80 hours of work will be needed to achieve this result and an estimated budget of $ 800/1000 for raw materials. But the result is there, a bike out of the ordinary!
By day, the result is already very nice, as you can see in the photos below from the Instagram account of Aaron Miletich.
To achieve this result, Aaron used two overlapping adhesive tapes:
Reflective tape V92 Reflexite
Transparent adhesive tape changing color slightly, at the base provided for Hoola Hoop!
The first layer of V92 Reflexite and a second layer of ribbon to change the color of each part. Each adhesive tape has been carefully cut and applied by hand, which explains the 60 to 80 hours of work required to reach the final result. This necessarily requires fingering, precision, and patience.
But the most impressive rendering remains in the dark, as evidenced by this video made by Aaron himself.
I will not go so far as to say that you can ride at night without reflective materials, but not far…