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Old 08-03-21, 09:09 PM
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Recommend a tail light.

I already have a Pro Cygolight for thefront of my bike But now need a tail
light. I really enjoy riding after dark here in the country. Quiet , peaceful and ccool.
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Old 08-03-21, 09:16 PM
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Cygolite hypershot 350
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Old 08-03-21, 09:29 PM
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Hmmm...

Classic/Vintage?



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Old 08-03-21, 09:34 PM
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Hmmm...

Classic/Vintage?



No modern and better
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Old 08-03-21, 10:01 PM
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Niterider Sentry Aero:


Good visibility from the side as well as from the rear.
I don't think you want a 'classic' bike light. The modern LED lights are way, way, way brighter with better battery life.
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Old 08-03-21, 10:28 PM
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Cygolite Hypershot 350. Mine is mounted to my helmet. Bright enough to use in daylight.
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Old 08-04-21, 12:28 AM
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I usually ride with the Cygolite Hotshot Pro (150, I think) on the seat post, and the slender Hotrod 90 on one seat stay.

In daylight I usually set the Hotshot Pro to one of the fast blink modes. At night I use the slow pulse or "zoom" mode, which seems to be less disorienting. It's quite bright when viewed from directly behind, which tends to nudge cars off my tail and to the side. On group rides I set it to steady dim, the only mode that allows adjusting the brightness (even I find those erratic strobing modes annoying on group rides). And I've angled that Hotshot slightly downward, so it's closer to being eye level with car drivers, but not with cyclists behind me (or trucks and vehicles that sit a bit higher).

The Hotrod 90 is almost always set to steady. If I was concerned about weight and low profile, I'd probably get a second Hotrod for the seat post on my lightest carbon fiber bikes. But we don't have any mountains here and a few grams here and there won't matter.

In watching other cyclists who use two or more lights -- front and rear -- and from riding motorcycles, I find it easier to quickly spot the distance, orientation, speed, etc., of a two-wheeled vehicle that uses at least two lights with some separation. We have trouble quickly perceiving those things with a single point light source, but add one more light and we can guesstimate distance, speed, etc., more easily.

And I usually ride with helmet lights at night, adding another reference point. And the helmet lights move erratically with my head, which makes me a bit more visible. I've noticed this as well from watching other cyclists who do the same. It's also easier to spot a cyclist's helmet lights at night in traffic, above most vehicle hoods. Bike mounted lights can be hidden by cars.
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Lezyne Zecto Max 250 is really bright. I don't have much room to mount it on my seat post so I put it on my seat tube and it shines between the seat stays above the caliper.

https://www.competitivecyclist.com/l...max-tail-light
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Old 08-04-21, 04:02 AM
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Originally Posted by canklecat View Post
I usually ride with the Cygolite Hotshot Pro (150, I think) on the seat post, and the slender Hotrod 90 on one seat stay.
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Me too, but I have the Hotrod on the back of my rear rack.
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Old 08-04-21, 04:42 AM
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Im using Grateful Red's on racks, and Bontrager Ion Flares on seatposts.
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Iím another Lezne fan. Not sure what model but I paid about $46 for front and rear. Visible day and night with 3 or 4 modes. They are small and easy to charge . I can switch then to whichever bike I am riding. They last for a couple of two hour rides. I also have a Lumos helmet that flashes and has turn signals that operates through a remote on the handlebars. I also use hand signals and very rarely have any problems making left hand turns even in four lanes in town, people see the turn signal and slow to let me get to the turning block. Lumos is pricey but I have had mine for at least two years and is the best fitting helmet I have ever had.

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Old 08-04-21, 05:56 AM
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have you checked here?
https://www.bikeforums.net/electroni...hting-gadgets/

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Old 08-04-21, 06:20 AM
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I wasnít thinking. I also need a light that will mount either to my rear rack or the bag I carry on the rear rack
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Old 08-04-21, 06:31 AM
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We use the Knog Cobbers. They come in small, medium and large. My kids have the Lil Cobbers and they are bright. The Big Cobbers are even brighter.
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Hotshot with rack mount works for me.
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Originally Posted by robertj298 View Post
I wasnít thinking. I also need a light that will mount either to my rear rack or the bag I carry on the rear rack
https://www.amazon.com/Cygolite-Hype...a-844627585411

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https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01IO12LCQ...xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==


If its at night, you really dont need a 350 lumen rear light. That is overkill by anyone's definition. The 350 does have lower settings though, so its great for day riding and night riding.
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I use a pair of Kasai K-Mites. Front one loops around the bars, rear one hooks onto the loop on my saddle bag.
USB rechargeable, lasts about 6-7 hours per charge.
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Im using Grateful Red's on racks, and Bontrager Ion Flares on seatposts.
Another vote for the Planet Bike Grateful Red!
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Originally Posted by robertj298 View Post
I already have a Pro Cygolight for thefront of my bike But now need a tail
light. I really enjoy riding after dark here in the country. Quiet , peaceful and ccool.
TWO Dinottes on Top of the Bag.
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Portland Design Works has some very nice options that don't look out of place on a vintage bike:

https://ridepdw.com/collections/tail-lights
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Got this fender mount lite on eBay a couple years ago. It's by a German mfr. "Spaninga" sp?, for $15, don't see any on the Bay right now, but is a very good, constant on taillight. Don


Non-Blinkie tail light. Bottom on-off switch
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fwiw - this one is on my wish-list if my decades old Planet Bike Supper Flash(s) ever die ... Portland Design Works Radbot 1000 Tail Light
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Originally Posted by robertj298 View Post
I already have a Pro Cygolight for thefront of my bike But now need a tail
light. I really enjoy riding after dark here in the country. Quiet , peaceful and ccool.
One with a camera.
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Originally Posted by ollo_ollo View Post
Got this fender mount lite on eBay a couple years ago. It's by a German mfr. "Spaninga" sp?, for $15, don't see any on the Bay right now, but is a very good, constant on taillight. Don

Non-Blinkie tail light. Bottom on-off switch
Nice sleek look!
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
...if my decades old Planet Bike Supper Flash(s) ever die ...
Totally agree...I have about four Planet BikeTurbo (or Super) Flash blinkies, and they seem to last forever!
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