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Old 03-13-10, 11:02 PM   #1
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Mounting a rear light with a milk crate

Any suggestions for how and where to best mount a rear light (given that I have a milk crate) on the back of my bike?

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Old 03-14-10, 12:41 AM   #2
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zip ties.
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A lot of racks have a rear lamp bracket just underneath the rear edge. If your rack has this bracket then use it. If you dont, there are a number of adapter clamps
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I've had good luck with a combination of zip ties and tiny hose clamps
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My wife has a Cateye tail light, model 610 [i think] with a long mounting strap and very flexible bracket.
Seems like that should be able to fit between the slots of a milk crate. This light is very bright and effective, it has 5 LEDs.

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Old 03-14-10, 08:06 AM   #7
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Those recommending zip ties for attaching lights to a milk crate have creamed this problem.
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I mount my rear lights on my rack. sometimes I use an extra bit of metal strapping from the hardware store to get it clear of the rack and / or my trunk.
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All right then, zip ties it is. That seems like it will also take care of my other concern which was someone stealing my light.

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I mount my rear lights on my rack.
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Mounting the light to the rear rack is more secure and the light won't move or bounce like it could if mounted with zip ties to the milk crate.
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