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    A sticky problem

    One possible solution to fitting a rear light to my Blackburn rack would be to modify the clip in Cateye holder and glue it in place.

    Any recommendations for gluing plastic to coated aluminium?

    Am I being over optimistic in thinking it might be strong enough?

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    Dude, just get velcro that has adhesive on the back, that way nothing is permanent, and no glue to try to get off later. Walmart has velcro for like 15 cents a foot.
    I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy! **Dr. Dimento

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    the only reason I say this, is because the newer cars today have several onboard computers on them, and they are held to whatever by large patches of velcro, so when you stick your light down, make sure the entire bottom of the light is covered in velcro, that way it shouldnt wobble loose, works for cars, should work on a bike.
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    A guy on our Saturday morning ride lost his tail light this week as we went over a set of rail tracks. It was held on by velcro but jumped off with the bump. The thing got smashed up pretty bad.

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    like I said, the more surface area the better.
    I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy! **Dr. Dimento

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    Use a nailpincher* to fasten your holder, its flat and solid, but definite as well.
    Point: you have to drill one or two holes in your rack and holder!

    I don`t think glue will hold, racks intend to vibrate much and therefore i think velcro wouldn`t hold either.


    [*Nailpincher, huh? , sorry don`t know the correct word;pincher with aluminum nails wich you push through a hole, the nail will fold open and lock itself up ]

    Mmm, anyone knows a cheap English grammar school online :confused:
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    Originally posted by toolfreak
    [*Nailpincher, huh? , sorry don`t know the correct word;pincher with aluminum nails wich you push through a hole, the nail will fold open and lock itself up ]
    Is it a rivet you're talking about? Rivets work on a similar system.

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    Originally posted by Richard D
    Am I being over optimistic in thinking it might be strong enough?

    Richard
    I think you may be Richard. I would favour making a bracket and screwing the light to it.
    plus je vois les hommes, plus j'admire les chiens

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