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Old 06-15-07, 09:01 PM   #1
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Best bag light

What's the best tail light to clip onto your bag?

I've got a Timbuktu (I'm no messenger, I ride to school and everywhere I go though), and the first tail light I had lasted one city ride, it exploded and I threw it away, the second one had a clip, but it wasn't big enough to make it all the way around the light strap, it fell off at some point in school and I never found it. (also it was bulky and didn't fit in the nice front pockets

So what's a light that stays firmly attached to your bag or fits in the front pockets and is cheap?
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Old 06-15-07, 09:14 PM   #2
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Cat Eye LD100 Compact Safety Lights
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Old 06-15-07, 09:21 PM   #3
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that style of lights are the bestest, I have similar ones in red and white and I looped them around my rear hub
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Old 06-15-07, 10:09 PM   #4
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sounds like a plan. any other suggestions?
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i put a light on my bag

but my main light is on my bike

i prefer the latter because i can more easily control where it points

lights dont help if they dont shine at drivers
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Old 06-15-07, 10:17 PM   #6
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i had to wrap my light loop with duct tape so my light would stay on. the webbing by itself wasn't enough.
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Old 06-15-07, 10:20 PM   #7
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i put a light on my bag

but my main light is on my bike

i prefer the latter because i can more easily control where it points

lights dont help if they dont shine at drivers
The light I had mounted on my bike lasted one ride, it exploded, I can only assume it did so because 'zee vibrations vere too mach'.
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yeah

you have to find a light with a different resonance

there is a chart online that matches different regions and frame types with compatible lights
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What?!?! seriously?
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Old 06-15-07, 10:36 PM   #10
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I don't believe it, and I won't habeeb it.
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Old 06-15-07, 11:26 PM   #11
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i put a light on my bag

but my main light is on my bike

i prefer the latter because i can more easily control where it points

lights dont help if they dont shine at drivers

Is that a haiku? If so it was beautiful, if not you should look into making poetisms. You're good at it.

Any****, I don't even have reflectors so I can't advise on the lights that I think we might be talking about.
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Yeah no reflectors here, thus the need for a light or two...
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Planet Bike Blinky Superflash mounted on the seatpost. It's pretty small, and pretty bright.
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i really like the superflash...

late at night drunks will probably think your an alien visitor or something and won't come near you.

on a recent trip across PA (we rode a lot at night) i got lots of room from people when i with that thing on.

the "flash" is so bright it eventually annoyed the hell out of everyone i was with when i wasn't in the back (it can also be set to normal blink).

it is bright, annoying, and it will get peoples attention! i wouldn't want to stare at one for hours, that is for sure.
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I really like the Blackburn Mars 3. It's super bright, and light shines from three sides at the same intensity, so it's fine on the bottom of a bag.

Those cat eye things are cool, but not that bright or unidirectional. I'd strap one of those to a seat post before putting it on a bag...
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