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Old 12-04-13, 03:19 PM   #1
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Lights on reflector mounts

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Looking for some new lights for my road bike. I'm going to be putting on one of those seatpost only mounted rear racks, which would occupy where my light is now. I think if I make use of the (currently empty) rear reflector mount, I might be covered, as I didn't see any of those kinds of racks that have easy light mounts built in (though I'm going with a QR rack, so it's better I have something attached to the frame anyways). While I'm at it, I'm also interested in front lights as well, though I've got stem enough for something else, too.

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which type reflector mount? US 20mm vertical or EU 50mm horizontal?
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Vertical.

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If the rack has a reflector on the rear,some manufacturers(PB,Cateye) make mounts that bolt onto where the reflector goes. Blackburn makes a seatpost rack with a integrated clip for their lights.
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If the rack has a reflector on the rear,some manufacturers(PB,Cateye) make mounts that bolt onto where the reflector goes. Blackburn makes a seatpost rack with a integrated clip for their lights.
I had this one mounted to the rear of my rack for a time. I know it is compatible with PBSF (most likely the Turbo model as well) and the PDW Radbot 1k (don't know about the DZ). http://www.amazon.com/Planet-Bike-Ta...ck+light+mount
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Mount the reflector on the back of your rack, or your seat stay; the tube leading from the seatpost to your rear axel dropout. Or the rear of your helmet, and put one on the back of your backpack if that's what's going on the rack.
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Ah, I'd not thought of the seat stays. I've heard about some induction based lighting that works for those, might be worth a look.

The rack I'm considering is either this one: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00963A002/...t_dp_o_pC_S_tt

Or one much like it. I like the QR option.

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Ah, I'd not thought of the seat stays. I've heard about some induction based lighting that works for those, might be worth a look.
PB includes with their lights a smaller mount for the seatstays.
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I got a cat eye TL 500 to screw into the bracket on the rack of my MK2 Brompton, where the reflector was.
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