A prototype testing apparatus was designed and built for use in conducting abrasion tests on reflective materials applied to bicycle wheel rims. Data obtained on the effects of various arbitrarily selected test parameters on a pressure sensitive reflective tape, used as a model, indicate that the abrader and test procedures are suitable for use in compliance testing of rim-applied retroreflective materials. Materials of this type, intended for use in lieu of spoke reflectors or retroreflective tires, are not included in the current bicycle safety regulations promulgated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored in part by Consumer Product Safety Commission, Bethesda, MD.
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Bureau of Standards

    National Engineering Laboratory
    Gaithersburg, MD  United States  20760

    Consumer Product Safety Commission

    1750 K Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20006
  • Authors:
    • Toner, S D
    • Wakamiya, S K
  • Publication Date: 1980-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 14 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00336736
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NBSIR-80-2035
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 12 1981 12:00AM