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Old 11-24-13, 07:04 PM   #1
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Seat stay mounted lights?

What I really want is a robust mount- something that requires a tool to adjust the alignment and not just road vibration or the odd curb jump/pothole.

Suggestions?
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Old 11-25-13, 04:55 AM   #2
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Glue the hinge
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Old 11-25-13, 06:13 PM   #3
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That's an idea, but then I'd likely have to replace the mounting bracket(s) should I replace my bike with another that has different geometry (limited space/funds means no n+1 for me).
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Check out Serfas. They have a few models that use silicone straps instead of a clip on the body that slides into a mounting bracket.
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Old 11-25-13, 10:55 PM   #5
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Check out Serfas. They have a few models that use silicone straps instead of a clip on the body that slides into a mounting bracket.
Yeah, that's the other way to tackle this problem: go with non-directional lights.
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Old 11-25-13, 11:22 PM   #6
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Yeah, that's the other way to tackle this problem: go with non-directional lights.
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The only seat stay mounted light I've ever been happy with were the old ones that took N size batteries, and that's the problem with them (N size batteries). I'm currently looking for a solution for this for my girlfriends main bike, and depending on how I like my Fiber Flare, may go that route for her, although I'd prefer something that was easier to remove and take with you so that it doesn't get stolen when the bike is locked up somewhere.

There's a ton of lights out there that mount to seat stays, but every one I look at seems to be aimed at the sky instead of towards the cars coming from behind you like it should be.
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I've used a Princeton Tech Swerve tailight on a thin seat stays with success. It comes with rubber base adapter and a smaller o-ring to mount it on seat stays. I put it low on the seat stay so that if it were to pivot in toward the spokes it brushes against them but can't get caught and pivot into them.
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Old 11-26-13, 12:50 PM   #8
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Planetbike Superflash(regular and Turbo) both come with a
seatpost and seatstay mount. A single bolt does double duty
of clamping the mount in place and holding the adjustment.

http://ecom1.planetbike.com/3107.html
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Old 11-29-13, 11:37 PM   #9
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OP here. Reason I started the thread was in hopes of finding something that could mount without having the RD cable (routed down seat stay) rub or make contact.

I have a couple of PBSF type lights that I was wanting to mount, but after shimming the clamp on the right side, it forces the cable out of alignment.
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Must be in a place where people drive/ride on the left if you're mounting the light on the right seat stay. One thing a did awhile back was use a thick piece of silcone rubber tubing around a thin seat stay to enable mounting a tail light with clamp intended for round seat posts. It might be possible to do something similar with a gap or hole in the tube to allow the RD cable to pass unimpeded.
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Old 11-30-13, 01:45 PM   #11
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Nothing like that- I'm just a bit OCD and can't stand the thought of having a light on one side and not the other
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I have a blinking light on each seat stay and one on the seat post, makes for a nice triangle of lights. I think it really helps to have the extra two down there. I angle the seat stay lights slightly outward to be more noticed from the sides of the bike. I'm favoring the ones with the heavy duty silicone straps rather than hard plastic mounts...seem less likely to break and the rubber covered lights just stay in place better. I also favor the ones with an interesting blink pattern or light-throb...I just can't do the psycho-seizure types of lights...lol
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