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    tough blinkie

    I'm riding along about 4:45 this am and hit a bump about 15 mph, anyway I hear something hit the pavement and I thought what the 3*&*&^^ was that? I stopped and looked back and there was my new cateye double row of lights eye melting blinkie laying in the road, still blinking by the way o I put it back on the strap of the bag and went on to work. I looked at it and not a scratch what a tough little guy. Today after I got home I bolted it onto the bracket of my rack where the back reflector was he'll be safe there I hope. Now I gotta get a new one for the roadie

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    Better than my experiences. My blinkies always turned off when they hit the ground. If I was lucky, it stayed in one piece. Several times had to walk back & forth moving my bars side to side for light to find all the parts & batteries but once reassembled it would blink merrily along until the next big bump.

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    I actually lost a blinkie on the road, and found it about 2 weeks later.
    Damn thing still worked.

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    I a have one of those "quick release" blinkies. I took my seat stem off and slid two thin rubber bands through it before putting it back into the frame. Now I can secure tite and still be able to take it with me when I lock it up. You could just use a livestrong band or something similar and put it in the center. You may block "an" LED, but most of those bands are pretty translusent.

    I understand not everyone mounts their blinkie on seat stems, but if you do...

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    Quote Originally Posted by stringbreaker
    I'm riding along about 4:45 this am and hit a bump about 15 mph, anyway I hear something hit the pavement and I thought what the 3*&*&^^ was that? I stopped and looked back and there was my new cateye double row of lights eye melting blinkie laying in the road, still blinking by the way o I put it back on the strap of the bag and went on to work. I looked at it and not a scratch what a tough little guy. Today after I got home I bolted it onto the bracket of my rack where the back reflector was he'll be safe there I hope. Now I gotta get a new one for the roadie
    The Nashbar blinkie is quite tough, and the best part is it doesn't bounce off easily when you're using it clipped onto a seat pack or bag. No other blinkie that I've owned has been able to do that. It's only $6 and has 5 RED LEDs.
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    I had a CatEye blinkie which was clipped to the loop of my saddle pack. Going down an incline at about 30MPH, I spotted a pothole so I naturally bunnyhopped it. Upon landing, I heard something clank onto the pavement behind me. I stopped and turned around to find the blinkie sitting in the middle of the road still flashing. However, the clip had snapped so it was now useless.
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