I just got a beautiful new Trek 7.3FX, but I'm trying to equip this guy for night riding. I have a Fenix light mount, and one of these: http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.25396 along with a Superflash Stealth for the tail.
I had a few questions and could definitely use some advice from the night bikers (I'm mostly going to be riding on unlit roads low-moderate traffic roads)...
First off, the LBS equipped me with a Blackburn EX-1 rear bike rack. I'm not too sure if I can even mount a Superflash Stealth on this thing. I know Planetbike sells some hardware, but does anyone have any advice on how to mount a Superflash to one of these? ( http://static2.biketiresdirect.com/I...ge/bmex1-1.jpg )
Next, I'm not a big fan of the fenix light mount. The thing looks more like a mounted turret - it's pretty big. Would a lockblock be less intrusive?
For the flashlight, should I be considering replacing my little flashlight I linked above with something bigger? or is the dual flashlight approach better? I was thinking about either mounting 2 of the flashlights listed above to the handlebars, or maybe just getting a single P7 - those seem to be getting good press here.
For the tailights, I was going to mount the Superflash Stealth to the back of the rack, and mount something like this ( http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.3639 ) to the seat post for backup purposes.
In the commuter bike section, there have been lots of awesome looking bikes, but it's hard to figure out what people are running for lights!