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Old 09-29-07, 08:37 AM   #1
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Rear Safety Lights?

I bought a nice Cat Eye rear safety light (I think it has about 10 LEDs and blinks), but I notice that the trunk on the rear rack blocks it out to a substantial degree.

Seems to me there ought to be rear safety lights that would attach to the rear of my rack, but everything I've seen is set up for a post mount. Does anyone know of anything that is made for such a rack mount?

Much thanks!
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Old 09-29-07, 09:52 AM   #2
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Easy! Short peace of PVC pipe sandwiched between two fender washers, rack reflector tab with a 1/4-20 bolt and nut holding it all together. Then just clamp the blinkie clamp around the pipe.
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Old 09-29-07, 10:21 AM   #3
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n4zou has a good solution---just ride to the local hardware store and find custom hardware to fit your bike.
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Old 09-29-07, 01:06 PM   #4
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The last two Cateye taillights that I bought (TL-1000, TL-1100, both had about 10 LEDs) came with self tapping screws that would let the light be attached to a rear rack. It's a more permanent installation than the post mount, but it eliminates the problem of the seat post mounting hardware fatiguing and breaking.

If you don't have a hole at the back of your rack to attach the light, you can buy a bracket at your LBS or improvise one yourself.
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Old 09-29-07, 04:24 PM   #5
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Mars 2.0 from blackburn is rack mountable. Its a pretty good light too.
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