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Old 05-03-12, 09:33 AM   #1
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BOB Trailer and Rear Light?

Maybe this should have been in the Light Forum but it has more to do with touring.
Anyone have an idea on how to attach a rear light to a BOB Trailer?
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Old 05-03-12, 10:16 AM   #2
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Why not just put it on the bike?
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Top of the flag pole?
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Why not just put it on the bike?
That is what I've always done. I don't think attaching it to the pole would be practical. Seems like it would be whipping around too much.
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We do have a light on the rear rack. We ride a tandem and have a truck bag while touring. I was thinking just a bit more visibility.
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Maybe this should have been in the Light Forum but it has more to do with touring.
Anyone have an idea on how to attach a rear light to a BOB Trailer?
Can you replace the reflector on the BOB with a taillight, such as the Blackburn Mars 4.0 or similar which are a fender mount?

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I put a light on my trailer (not a BOB, but similar) by removing the reflective light. Of course, it wasnīt a perfect fit, but thatīs why duct tape was invented! I didnīt care if it was pretty, just that it was seen.
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There's no good place to mount a taillight on a BOB, mostly due to it's low height.

10 Wheels' solution is a good one - I've done nearly the same thing (with a D140 and 1" PVC).

I supplement my primary taillight with a PBSF or similar fitted to back of helmet. Not ideal since the aim is frequently changing and sub-optimal, but the red flashing glow from my Scotchlite-covered helmet hopefully catches oncoming motorists' attention.
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This is what I did.....lite attached above the "Old Fart" sign
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Old 05-07-12, 06:52 AM   #11
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What is the deal with the "plates" on the wheel?
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What is the deal with the "plates" on the wheel?
I'm curious too. It looks like they might not be plates, but rather the hub itself. Dynamo? Drum Brake?
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Crystalyte 500W hub motor with Lit-Ion battery mounted to the trailer deck

My E-BOB........pusher trailer
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Crystalyte 500W hub motor with Lit-Ion battery mounted to the trailer deck

My E-BOB........pusher trailer
Interesting... I should have recognized it, having seen one before on a bike.
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Old 05-13-12, 06:58 PM   #15
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I put a taillight on my Trek 520. The light was powered by a rotating magnet fastened to the spokes. Enough electricity would be stored in a capacitor in the taillight for the light to operate even while stopped. Too bad the light is no longer available.
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