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Old 01-17-05, 02:24 AM   #1
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Lights for a Burley D'Lite

I have a D'Lite and I'm looking for some tail lites that I can use. I sometimes use the trailer at nite w/ my kid. Great for those early evening trips to Coldstone Creamery.

However, I've had trouble find the right lights for the D'Lite. I've ordered some bike-specific Tireflys but I want some bright, blinking tail lights that won't break. I've tried a few of those clip on converter lights, the ones that have a belt clip and a bar mounted adapter that it can also clip to. I've broken 2 of those. I'm looking for something pretty durable and VERY noticeable. Open to suggestions.
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Old 01-17-05, 05:38 PM   #2
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how have you broken them?

like in the light part, or the clip?

You can always zip tie the lights to the back. you need to run the ties through the clip and through a small slit cut in the fabric of the trailer, then you can mount as many as you want, and in many places.

the down side to this, is you will have to cut slits in it.
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how have you broken them?

like in the light part, or the clip?

You can always zip tie the lights to the back. you need to run the ties through the clip and through a small slit cut in the fabric of the trailer, then you can mount as many as you want, and in many places.

the down side to this, is you will have to cut slits in it.
The clips broke, so there's no way to kludge it. No attachment points, holes, etc.
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You may have to get creative and improvise somthing with cable ties or duck tape. Instead of a light, maybe use DOT refelctive tape on the rear.
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I push the cover out of the way so I can put a blinkie on the roll bar. I use duct tape to stabilise it and fill the gap in the cover.

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You may have to get creative and improvise somthing with cable ties or duck tape. Instead of a light, maybe use DOT refelctive tape on the rear.
My ghetto improv right now is a plastic ziploc baggie safety pinned to the rear netting. Inside is the light...
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If there is refelctive on the back you can replace them with cateye TL-500, 3-led, with a build in refelctor. Any question, PM me.

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I have this picture here:
http://mgagnon.net/velo/images/Trek5...-ar2-large.jpg

I haven't done any text and haven't linked it officially because it's not framed properly. I will probably redo it later this spring.

Anyway. Here is the explanation:
- On the lower rear, I have sewn 4 amber reflectors and 3 red ones, all SAE (automotive) 2.25 x 4.5 in reflectors.
- On the rear left corner (on top of that white side line), I have bent a T-bracket so it attaches at the top of the frame.
It it attached to the frame tubing (underneath the cloth) with two pipe collars. That way, it looks clean from the outside and I haven't weakened the frame structure.
I cut a small hole in the sewing beteen the top and side panels, so the angle goes through it nicely.
On top of the trailer, I have bolted a piece of 1 1/8" aluminium tubing onto the bracket. It's hard to see on the picture because the tubing is "inside", on top of the fabric. The tube is about 20 cm long. Tube is angled similarly to my seatpost and to the post I have behind my bike.
I then attach up to three Vistalite SuperNebula taillights on that tube.

BTW, the same Vistalites can be installed either there, at the rear end of the Piccolo trailercycle, or of the tandem, the touring bike or the commuter. The fact I can move the taillights from one bike to another saves me a fortune...
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