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Old 04-16-10, 10:51 AM   #1
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Rack mount for CatEye LD1100 -- how secure?

Title pretty much says it all. How secure is the rack mount adapter for a CatEye LD1100? I want to mount one to a Tubus Cosmo, but don't want the light to go bouncing down the road if I hit a pot hole.
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Title pretty much says it all. How secure is the rack mount adapter for a CatEye LD1100? I want to mount one to a Tubus Cosmo, but don't want the light to go bouncing down the road if I hit a pot hole.
I don't know if you can mount an LD1100 directly to the Tubus rack. You'd need an adapter. Planet Bike sells one but I don't know if it will fit Cateye products. It's cheap so you can always try it. Here's what it looks like with a Planet Bike Super Flash



The mount is reasonable secure, although I put a ziptie around the PBSF. They tend to separate easily and fly off, leaving you with the now useless back part of the the light.
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Cateye does offer a rack mount for the 1100 that fits the Tubus rack or other European racks with 50mm C to C taillight mounting holes. For sale on their web site. It seems secure to me. I have seen someone lose the end cap battery cover from the 1100 taillight though.
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I've got the rack adapter on my bike and it's connected with zip ties. I haven't had any problem with it coming off even with having one zip tie break after a wreck. I check them now before I ride and keep a couple spare ties on the bike, but I doubt I'll need 'em unless I wreck again. I've had the mount over a year and I'm very happy with it.

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Thanks for the info. I'm looking for a wider-angle light to supplement my PDW Radbot 1000, and the LD1100 is about the only one available.
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It does a very nice job. I usually have one bank of lights on solid and the other on the freaked out blink cycle (the non-linear one, my coworkers say its freaked out!). It's a good supplement to my superflash. I'm considering a radbot since that seems to be the new standard blinkie
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The mount is reasonable secure, although I put a ziptie around the PBSF. They tend to separate easily and fly off, leaving you with the now useless back part of the the light.
So true, thanks to a NYC pothole, I now have one of those 'useless back parts' of which you speak!!! I should have used a ziptie. I bought a Radbot to replace my PBSF Stealth. If only I had known....
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It's totally secure, in my experience. I have the LD1100 mounted to the back of a rack (not a Tubus Cosmo, but I don't think that matters) with the Cateye rack/reflector adapter.

Adapter -> rack = solid, obviously. It's held on with screws, after all.

Light -> adapter = solid.

Because my rack slightly overhangs the crossbar the adapter mounts to (a problem you don't have), I had to mount the adapter upside down, as it's impossible to slide the light into it otherwise. Even in this least-secure-of-all-possible arrangements, no problem.
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