Bike ≠ Car ≠ Ped.
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Washington, DC
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Originally Posted by TromboneAl
Why won't it work on the seat stay, halfway between the seat tube and the tire?
That seat stay is at a really shallow angle; I don't think the mini clamp will hold it far enough away to be able to orient the light vertically so that it aims straight back. It just
works on one seat stay on my CAAD8, but on that Swift, it'll be pointing upwards.
Maybe that's a clue, though. Get a small extension of some kind, bolt one end to the miniclamp on the seat stay, then bolt the light bracket to the extension.
The big, normal-sized clamp won't fit on that seatpost, even without using the rubber shims? 34 mm is a lot thicker than I thought; what about using a longer bolt instead?