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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?

    Thanks!

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    zip ties.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velo Dog View Post
    zip ties.
    ^this

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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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    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.

    Thanks all!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
    I mount my rear lights on my rack.
    +1

    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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