The first thing on my niftylist are these fantastic little reflectors made by Etsy artist Yabettasupadont, who decided that the regular reflectors were boring and something needed to be done.
|If you love this, like I do, buy it here!|
This incredibly talented artist can make these reflectors in just about any design, any color, and any size, and they last just about forever. I've had mine for two years now, I think. The reflectors sit comfortably on your seatpost, or backpack, or anywhere really, and are waterproof and pothole proof for as far as I've found.
|The gnarliest carpet.|
Keeping with the theme of visibility, another Etsy seller, Cyclesign, combines two of my favorite things into one functional (and awesome) purpose:
|Road signs? In my bicycles? Where do I sign?|
I just discovered these, and don't have one quite yet, so I can't quite speak to their durability. They seem like a clever idea to me, but I might be biased.
Moving into the category of shiny things for you (but still bicycle related), a friend of mine sent me the link to an artist who has a clever way of recycling old chains:
|Now I wish I wore cufflinks.|
Last, but certainly not least, Uncommon Goods has a whole slew of fun and funky bike gadgets. I received one of these ornaments for Christmas (oddly enough, I was also trying to figure out how to make them at the time!) and had to go see what else was being offered from this site.
|I got the red one.|
If you know of other cycling related gifts, gadgets, or cool ideas like these, share 'em!