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View Poll Results: Where is your blinky mounted?
To helmet
42
20.79%
To seatpost (or seatstay, down tube)
129
63.86%
To rack
65
32.18%
Clipped onto clothes or backpack
48
23.76%
Other
35
17.33%
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WHERE is your blinky mounted?

Old 10-23-06, 10:51 AM
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WHERE is your blinky mounted?

It's 10am, do you know where your blinky is?
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Old 10-23-06, 10:53 AM
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I have a vertically oriented one on the seat post (best) and one on the lower part of my back pack that is horizonatally oriented. I am thinking about mounting one more to my left seat stay but am having heel strike issues with it.
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Back of saddle bag, brighter than the two that I have attached to either side of my backpack.
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Old 10-23-06, 10:55 AM
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One Planet Bike Super Flash on the seatpost currently.

I plan on adding another one on the left seat stay within the next few weeks.
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Old 10-23-06, 10:55 AM
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Old 10-23-06, 10:56 AM
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one on my left seat stay, one on my right seat stay. The left one is about a foot and a half lower than the one on the right. I think the irregularity of it probably catches attention better than two at the top (essentially one big one)
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Old 10-23-06, 10:57 AM
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Good things its multiple choice.

My primary blinkie (LD 1000) is mounted to my seattube. That is on there all the time.

When it gets darker I add a blinkie to my backpack/messenger bag and to my helmet.

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Old 10-23-06, 10:58 AM
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Bend over and I'll show you were the blinkie is
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Old 10-23-06, 11:04 AM
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YEP I Know,

I have a Cateye 1000 series and as backups a few of the Figherfighter LED flashers.

I have lost several Blinkies over the last few years (lousy cheap clips) I took a real Heavy duty stainless steel clothing clip/clamp off of a water activated flasher I ued while diving and monted it to the LD 1000.

I clamp the cateye to my carradice bag so it sits just right (not hooked to blinkie strap) I clamp it right to the lip of the main flap. with the heavy duty clamp I dont worry about it breaking/bouncing off my bag.

I just lost a small planet bike blinkie last thursday that was on my handlebar bag , must of bounced off .

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Old 10-23-06, 11:08 AM
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Clipped to my bag.
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Old 10-23-06, 11:09 AM
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Zip-tied to the top of my fender.
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Old 10-23-06, 11:23 AM
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I attached the clip to an 'L' bracket which I bolted onto the reflector mount at the back of my rack. This has the unexpected benefit of extending it out from underneath any load on the rack so it's always visible.
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Old 10-23-06, 11:30 AM
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Mine is strapped to the back of the saddle rails with zip-ties. This puts it above most loads I carry on my rack, and above my saddle bag(Or, it did... on my other bike that had room for a bag under the saddle... my bag is currently strapped inside the rear triangle of the frame, vertically.)
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Old 10-23-06, 11:44 AM
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Clipped to my seat bag
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Old 10-23-06, 11:45 AM
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Two solid LEDs on the back of my Dinotte 3W helmet light, the 19 LED NR taillight attached to the rack, and 3 Cateye LD-500s attached to a dowel that is attached to the fender via zipties.
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Old 10-23-06, 11:48 AM
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One on my helmet and one on my seatpost.
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Old 10-23-06, 11:57 AM
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I like to show some width with my lights so I also have handlebar end mounted lights in addition to two center mounted (one on my seatbag and the other on my seatpost) blinkies.



I also wear shoes with reflective striping, pants and jacket with reflective piping and my helmet has a strap-on blinkie on the back that pivots to remain level.



I also have some arm/ankle mounted blinkies such as these from Planet Bike.

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Seat tube on one bike, rack on the other.
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Old 10-23-06, 12:00 PM
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On one the saddle bag, one on the left pannier.
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Old 10-23-06, 12:18 PM
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I currently clip my blinkie on the adjusting strap at the back of my helmet. With it getting darker earlier I need to get another for the rear rack.
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Old 10-23-06, 12:59 PM
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Rack, seat wedge, and one in each bar-end.
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Old 10-23-06, 01:02 PM
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One is mounted on each chainstay that are set to constant.
A much brighter one that blinks is attached to the end of my rack.
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Old 10-23-06, 01:10 PM
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I only have on blinkie and several bikes so it moves around. On most of my bikes I put it on the seat post, but on my cargo bike it has to go on my backpack, which I either wear or put in the basket.
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Old 10-23-06, 02:26 PM
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I have a 3-led on my helmet, the Cateye LD1000 on my trunk. I also have a white blinky on the front.
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Old 10-23-06, 02:57 PM
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Rack, bag, head, flag pole.
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