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Old 11-30-06, 08:05 PM   #1
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Problems mounting the Bike Planet Superflash on the frame.

I just got the superflash yesterday and already got my eyes slightly dazzled by the brightness. It is by far the second brightest commercial taillight I know of. Dinotte being the first. Now I already have a seat flash with like 7 modes and that's my brightest flash before getting the superflash.

I'm trying to mount the superflash to the rear frame ' \ ' area the box discription and the moulding seem to force you ot mount it on the RIGHT side of the bike rather then the left side. I tried turning the mount around and it seems the ' \ ' is a bit too thick (I think) to mount the screw in. Also I use a rear rack so I'm concerned about something like 50% of the superflashes effectiveness cut off by the rack because it's being mounted so far into the racks ' /|\ ' area. I was thinking originally of mounting that on the ' /|\ ' area but found out that the mount was too big for it.

The superflash would make nice side left and right visiblity for sure. My original thought was to buy one and see how I liked it and if I liked it I'd get another and mount it facing to the rear with one on both sides of the ' /|\ ' rack.


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Not exactly sure what you are talking about, but I think I get the jist. You are trying to mount this on the seat stay correct? see below:



If that is the case I found some of the same problems with my rack. Could you mount the light to post of the rack itself by using the two rubber pieces that are included? I could not because the fender mounts were too close to the rack on mine.

However, it should work just fine on either side.
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I had no problems mounting it to the seat stay on the left side on all my bikes. I just used the rubber shims that were included and it screwed on tight.

EDIT: But yeah, the rack is in the way if you mount it on the seat stay. Can you mount it on the back of the rack itself?
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Old 11-30-06, 09:38 PM   #4
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I just got the superflash yesterday and already got my eyes slightly dazzled by the brightness. It is by far the second brightest commercial taillight I know of. Dinotte being the first. Now I already have a seat flash with like 7 modes and that's my brightest flash before getting the superflash.

I'm trying to mount the superflash to the rear frame ' \ ' area the box discription and the moulding seem to force you ot mount it on the RIGHT side of the bike rather then the left side. I tried turning the mount around and it seems the ' \ ' is a bit too thick (I think) to mount the screw in. Also I use a rear rack so I'm concerned about something like 50% of the superflashes effectiveness cut off by the rack because it's being mounted so far into the racks ' /|\ ' area. I was thinking originally of mounting that on the ' /|\ ' area but found out that the mount was too big for it.

The superflash would make nice side left and right visiblity for sure. My original thought was to buy one and see how I liked it and if I liked it I'd get another and mount it facing to the rear with one on both sides of the ' /|\ ' rack.

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I think you are trying first to mount the light on the left seat stay? But then the screw is facing the wheel? Mount it facing out sideways and tighten the clamp enough to hold the light but loose enough so you can spin the clamp around to where it belongs. Then just tighten the screw the hard way with the screwdriver in between the spokes. You can get plastic clamps for a bike light to fit almost any seat stay.
Some bike shops have a big box full.

Is the other problem mounting the light on the legs or stays of the rack itself ? It can be done but you need a small enough clamp. Try the bike shop, look at the ones that Cateye sells on their website.
If I could see a photo or you can measure the diameter of the rack and the seat stay I probably could find one that fits. I have two superflash so I can see the brackets made for them, in fact I have four brackets.
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Old 11-30-06, 11:39 PM   #5
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Why not mount the SuperFlash up high on the seatpost?
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because most people with racks actually put stuff on them, and that would likely block the superflash.
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because most people with racks actually put stuff on them, and that would likely block the superflash.
The OP said the he already has a seatpost mounted blinky, so mounting the SuperFlash there would seem to be a viable option for him.


To the OP - isn't there a "tab" for attaching a blinkie on your rack? I recently installed one on the Trek rack on my daughter's bike, with no particular problems (other than mounting it upside down due to the rack configuration).
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