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Old 05-17-14, 10:56 PM   #1
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tail lights?

Anybody know where to find a tail light I can mount to a fender? Preferably small, like the reflectors you can seem to easily find for the rear of a cruiser... want headlights and taillights without compromising the look of the bike
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Old 05-18-14, 06:20 AM   #2
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There is this one from Busch&Muller I buy mine from Dutch Bike Bits Another thing you can do is buy vintage lights off eBay and put modern parts in them.

Busch&Muller also has some decent looking silver bullet headlights that put out useable light. Most of the cheap battery powered ones are more for looks than works.

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Thanks! Trying to do this without a gen hub though. Any ideas on a battery powered light? Doesn't have to illuminate much, just light up
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Fenderbot from Portland Design Works might be a good option. https://www.ridepdw.com/goods/lights/fenderbot

Or, not on the fender, but the Soma Fabrications Silver Bullet rear light might fit the style you're looking for. Silver Bullet Rear Safety Flasher | SOMA Fabrications
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Thanks... might get that fenderbot
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not on the fender, but I picked some bar end ones off ebay. they range from a couple bucks a pair to whatever you want to pay. as long as there's nothing special about your grips and you don't have something else as a bar end accessory already, they work good.
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Lots of battery ones will attach to the seat post.
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Fenderbot is ok. Designed more for long run times than brightness. So there is a compromise, but some have complained about the pricing to performance when compared to the Radbots. Not many fender mount light choices even for fender mount reflectors.
OT; I found/put on Zefal rear lights that fit on my seat stays as well as the rear rack (PD Radbot 1000) for max coverage and insurance if one light happens to run out of power.
Might buy a Philips Saferide rear light to get more side coverage due to the lighted ring design of the lens. Then I can move the Radbot to a higher position, either the seatpost or helmet.
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not looking for performance out of it though lol. just looking for a tail light that will mount to my fender. Don't want anything on my seatpost/rack
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