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Old 03-22-11, 09:47 AM   #1
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Recommended Blinky-LED Light for Dahon rear rack?

Dumb question: the Dahon rear rack has a spot for a reflector, but I'm thinking that changing it to a blinky-led would be a good idea. It seems as though the "bridge" running above the reflector mount would preclude a blinky that "sticks up" over the mounting posts themselves, or would preclude a blinky that has a quick-release that calls for pulling the it "up" to release it.

I'd also like something that is good, noticeable, and ideally, uses conventional AAA or AA batteries instead of button cells. There seem to be about a million models to sort through.

Any recommendations?

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Old 03-22-11, 12:05 PM   #2
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I can't speak to the Dahon rear rack: but the PlanetBike SuperFlash has among the highest ratings of any rear blinky. It also has several mounting options, including a rear rack mount in a variety of orientations.
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Old 03-22-11, 09:06 PM   #3
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Superflash and radbot lights use the same mounts. The radbot 1000 comes with a rack mount in the box, as well as the seatpost mount. Can't remember about the seat stay mount. Pricier and brighter.

Dunno if it's compatible with the Dahon rack though (i.e. whether the holes are the same distances apart). Photo may help.
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Old 03-23-11, 12:29 AM   #4
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I use a Cateye Auto Reflex for my rear rack.. Purty bright.. Another choice is the Spanniga rear light..

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I am a big fan of the cateye 1100, seen here.
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Superflash and radbot lights use the same mounts.
My understanding is that the radbot has proven to have a lot of durability problems.
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I have a Busch & Mueller reflector light that I bought along with the Dahon rack. It fits the mounting holes on the rack. I bought it because it was a turn key fit on the rack. I didn't want to retrofit or fab a bracket to mount a light.

My only gripes: 1. it's large and fits the width of the rack but there's only one LED bulb. It's basically a large traditional red reflector with an added LED light. 2. The LED light is either on or off. There's no flashing feature. 3. The power swith is a slider type that looks, to me, a little flimsy. Time will tell if it's sturdy.

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Old 03-24-11, 02:10 PM   #8
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The Soma bullet is cool http://store.somafab.com/lights.html
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