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In the MiniPro pamphlet these are described as "decorative  blades". Where do they go?

 

 

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Yeah lots of people refer to them as reflectors but they don't reflect.

I'm surprised you didn't notice the other 8 of these attached to your MiniPro before asking the forum where they go. :)

Before I rode my MiniPro I removed the hub caps because I don't like the look. That one blade that sticks out and is a different colour is a design choice I just don't understand and really dislike.

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Claudia, did you get your MiniPro fixed after dropping it and breaking the central plastic?

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Alternative uses for these:

- tiny doorstops for small doors

- Ramps for toy cars

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On 4/17/2017 at 7:33 AM, RooMiniPro said:

I removed the hub caps because I don't like the look. That one blade that sticks out and is a different colour is a design choice I just don't understand and really dislike.

I thiink it might be a speed indicator for people to see how fast you are going.  Is it like the US military Humvees that have a spoke that stands out?  I always wondered about that too.  

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18 minutes ago, steve454 said:

I thiink it might be a speed indicator for people to see how fast you are going.  Is it like the US military Humvees that have a spoke that stands out?  I always wondered about that too.  

Yeah I saw someone else theorise it was that.  But it doesn't make sense to me for the MiniPro. I think strangers in the street will get a better idea of my speed by watching me whiz along, not by watching the rotation of my wheel blades. No other street vehicles have such an idea implemented.

Making one blade grey, I could almost live with.  But making it stick out an inch - what were they smoking? A lot of people who review the MiniPro on Amazon mistakenly think that the valve stem is behind it. I know it's likely there so you can see from directly behind or in front that the wheels are turning, if you're too blind to be able to tell otherwise.

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19 minutes ago, kasenutty said:

The raised spoke is the tracer round.

Ha Ha!

20 minutes ago, kasenutty said:

The raised spoke is the tracer round.

Or a curb feeler.

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6 minutes ago, RooMiniPro said:

Making one blade grey, I could almost live with.  

Might just be a decorative feature?:confused1:

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With my hub caps removed I like the look, it's smaller, there's less to lose and I can lift the MiniPro by the wheels now. Win win win.

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The grey one sticks out so you can put your foot on it when kick starting the minipro.

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They are supposed to be sharpened so you destroy your enemies!!

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On 4/15/2017 at 5:32 PM, MetricUSA said:

They are not reflectors, but I did add reflective tape to mine....

I just bought reflector tape with this in mind.

How did they work out for you?

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On 4/15/2017 at 5:32 PM, MetricUSA said:

They are not reflectors, but I did add reflective tape to mine....

Speaking of reflectors, how about clothing that reflects at night charged by daylight?

I saw this on a video and it may be the future of night riding garments by VolleBak.

Price, at this time, is the only drawback.

https://www.vollebak.com/product/solar-charged-jacket/

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