Spinner Safety & Security

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The Base

Made from one molded piece of UV-resistant, EPDM rubber, we feel our Safety Spinner base is perhaps the simplest way to attach something supported by a post to different sized tubing.


To attach securely around narrow tubing such as rear bike forks, any excess rubber can be easily trimmed with scissors. Bases can either be rotated on tubing to make a cool “Flying V” or if end users park their bikes close to say another bike, bases can be rotated even further to lay even flatter against their bike, as seen to the left. 

Its Patent

As a testament to the saying that some of the best ideas are simple ideas and the fact that it’s first use was for making people safer is the fact that it was granted a fast-track U.S. utility patent, # 7278616. Licensing and customization are open to discussion but infringement will be prosecuted.

How To Attach It and MAKE IT VERY HARD TO STEAL

Our base attaches to tubing and helmet slots 3 ways -- just okay, better and best :

  • Just okay is attaching with its two included zip ties fitting into its two slots. This works if the rider remembers to take the spinner with them when they leave their bike or scooter alone, if they ever do.
  • Better is simply gluing the Safety Spinners' post into the barrel. 
  • Best though makes the Safety Spinner SERIOUSLY NOT WORTH STEALING.  First the rider glues the Safety Spinner's post into the base facing their preferred direction. At a hardware store they get 2 hose clamps and J-B Weld's SteelStik, a steel-reinforced epoxy putty. They put one hose clamp on either side of the barrel and tighten its screw. Then, following directions, they apply a little dab of the SteelStik on top of the screw. After 5 minutes of setting and an hour of curing, the screw top's rock-hard and so it's impossible to unscrew and steal the entire Safety Spinner. The only thing that could be taken, but only with a wire cutter, are the petals and less than an inch long stubby, yellow post -- practically speaking too difficult to reuse and not worth it to resell. 

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The Spinner

 The petals, made from various plastic films, are available in fluorescent yellow and “prismatic” diffraction grading.  

The “flower” shaped, fluorescent yellow in front and back is 3M’s Diamond-Grade 4083 microprismatic film, used in traffic signs for increasing conspicuity at night. It’s microprismatic construction allows it to bounce light directly back to car and truck headlights. This is why they glow in the photo to the left and on the home page's Night video. 

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The Helmet

  We would be remiss to not remind folks that helmets are very important for safety. So along with Safety Spinners and maybe even one or two on top on the helmet ... 

Be Seen. Wear Your Helmet. Ride Safe.