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    Dinotte Tail light mounting

    Hi just got my Dinotte tail-light, I feel much safer riding with it as its significantly brighter than both my super-flash and s-sun 120 R combined. The lens on the unit also provides a much wider spread as well which is great for added visibility. I thoroughly recommend this to anybody riding at night.

    I managed to get both the battery pack and the light to mount neatly under the saddle using a velcro band and the supplied O ring.




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    nice! the only reason not to buy it was the cable and battery pack mess. your setup solves the issue. how is the heat situation?

    ... well, i will order it after all. darn! i so hope i will not add the new head light to the shopping cart that was just added to the dinotte web site.

    your solution looks sweet. you shouldn't have :-).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johannes View Post
    nice! the only reason not to buy it was the cable and battery pack mess. your setup solves the issue. how is the heat situation?

    ... well, i will order it after all. darn! i so hope i will not add the new head light to the shopping cart that was just added to the dinotte web site.

    your solution looks sweet. you shouldn't have :-).
    Was just trying to help everyone out, as the seat post mounting of the light was not practical due to the leg hitting it, like yourself I didn't like all the extra cable floating around.

    I think there won't be any problems with the heat, you can use a thinner velcro strip to expose more of the light head body, I think the only potential issue with the light is the weather proofness of the battery housing but you could solve this by putting a balloon around the battery pack and connector and use its case.

    The velcro strip I am using has a D-link sewn into it. The velcro first goes through the battery pack loop then the O ring, the end of the strap with the D-link then wraps around the saddle rails and pulls the pack and light up into the seat, the other end of the strap then gets passed through the D-link and everything is cinched up tight, it then wraps around the underneath the light to the other side where it sticks to itself. This method keeps everything secure, the light is held twice by the strap through the O ring and the strap wrapping underneath it.

    This shows the strap through the battery pack loop and the O ring.


    This shows it all wrapped up, D-link on left, strap across the top goes over the saddles rails.
    Last edited by kleng; 07-23-07 at 06:31 AM.

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    AWESOME! love the detailed pics, thanks!
    You ride a bike, we GET IT, no need to rant about it or look down on others....its JUST A BIKE...get over yourselves.

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    Hmm.. this setup will interfere with a seat bag.
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    BTW how sensitive is the on/off button? Can you jsut tap it and it'll go on/off or do you have to press it hard? For tapping pressure think .. .. a pocket calculator.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zero_Enigma View Post
    Hmm.. this setup will interfere with a seat bag.
    I just put everything in small zip lock bags to keep organised and use the jersey pockets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zero_Enigma View Post
    BTW how sensitive is the on/off button? Can you jsut tap it and it'll go on/off or do you have to press it hard? For tapping pressure think .. .. a pocket calculator.
    It requires more pressure to turn on and change modes than a pocket calculator.

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    Another series of solutions was in this thread
    Alternate Options for Mounting Dinotte Tail-light Shown
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zero_Enigma View Post
    Hmm.. this setup will interfere with a seat bag.
    I have a topeak seatbag that has these elastic straps on the bottom. So i slip the light in the first strap, which holds it firmly. Then I loop the cord around the second strap, for safety in case the light were to bounce loose. Then finally I just tuck the AA pack into the seat bag itself. Works great.

    -D

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    Nice simple solution.

    Wouldn't it be nice if Dinotte came up with some ideas?

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    Exclamation

    take a Tandem Stoker stem, mount it to your seatpost, add a short piece of cutoff handlebar and mount your Dinotte taillight. The battery pak(s) mount onto the stem (holds two nicely) and the taillights mount on each side of the handlebar piece. Very clean looking.

    If you use a 6" long piece of handlebar, you can mount TWO Dinotte tail lights.

    Last edited by Bushman; 07-27-07 at 01:14 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gear View Post
    Nice simple solution.

    Wouldn't it be nice if Dinotte came up with some ideas?
    Damn straight!

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    FYI: a PELICAN 1010 Microcase holds the Dinotte tali light and battery pack perfectly when the light is off the bike (ie during the day , in your bag etc. Keeps it from damage in a loaded pack.

    You ride a bike, we GET IT, no need to rant about it or look down on others....its JUST A BIKE...get over yourselves.

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    That method almost makes me want to dump my seat wedge. It is such a cool mounting method.

    -D

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    Quote Originally Posted by derath View Post
    That method almost makes me want to dump my seat wedge. It is such a cool mounting method.

    -D
    The only downside with this mounting format is the tha dinotte angle gets the drivers fair square in the eyes, but I guess this the intention in the first place. There is no way to get is angled down below horizontal without making it too loose. So you might get some road rage when your out.

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    Here is my set up.

    1. Cateye SP-6 mount to wrap around the body of the dinotte tail light. (Hint they came with your Cateye tld-1000) It makes for a very tight fit around the Dinotte.

    2. Look for some older reflector mounts. I found a few at the LBS and at home, You need to look for the ones with an extend reach just a few millimeters from the seat post. The extra reach will allow you access to the switch and full tilt up or down vertical mobility.

    So far this mount seems to be rock solid. Just take your time over the Railroad tracks.

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    Nicely done Kleng and Gojonny
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    Quote Originally Posted by ViperZ View Post
    Nicely done Kleng and Gojonny
    Thanks Viper

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    Snap on Pump Mount

    I attached a pump mount that fits the Dinotte perfectly. It allows youto snap on and off the light to take with you when parked. I have pictures, but they are larger than the 100k limit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PdxGecko View Post
    I attached a pump mount that fits the Dinotte perfectly. It allows youto snap on and off the light to take with you when parked. I have pictures, but they are larger than the 100k limit.
    You can upload the photos to imageshack.us then post the links here. The pictures will show up in a large format.

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    Dinotte Mount

    [IMG]http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/2248/sideviewdinottemounthc9.jpg

    [IMG]http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/4082/dinotteclipmountvp9.jpg
    I tried the attachment, but it gave an errror message file too big.

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    You ride a bike, we GET IT, no need to rant about it or look down on others....its JUST A BIKE...get over yourselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PdxGecko View Post
    [IMG]http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/2248/sideviewdinottemounthc9.jpg

    [IMG]http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/4082/dinotteclipmountvp9.jpg
    I tried the attachment, but it gave an errror message file too big.
    You need to add another [/IMG] to the end of your picture urls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ziemas View Post
    You need to add another [/IMG] to the end of your picture urls.
    i would'nt...that pic is HUGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    You ride a bike, we GET IT, no need to rant about it or look down on others....its JUST A BIKE...get over yourselves.

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