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Old 07-29-08, 10:19 PM
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PB Rack Bracket - Not an Urban Legend

For the past six months or so, I've been trying to acquire a Planet Bike Taillight Rack Bracket. I couldn't get it from the PB web site. I tried three different web vendors who claimed to have it, only to cancel my order a day or two later.

But fourth time was a charm. My order of three brackets arrived today.

Now, it seems that this is due to PB putting them back into production rather than some miraculous find on my part, but it was still exciting.

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Ooh, Ooh.. I want. Where did you get it? I have one off my seat post, but I have the light for the rack and that's perfect so i can install it.

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Ooh, Ooh.. I want. Where did you get it? I have one off my seat post, but I have the light for the rack and that's perfect so i can install it.

-Roger

It's showing as back in stock on the PlanetBike site now.

http://ecom1.planetbike.com/3108.html
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Old 07-30-08, 08:09 AM
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They need a triple version. One centered and two offset 30*. And a disco ball.
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I'm so tired of my current tail-light... a Trek something or other that doesn't like to stay attached when I hit potholes, so I end up stopping, picking up the pieces and praying I can put it back together again...
thus I just ordered 2 to fit the Superflashes I already have onto my racks! Thanks!
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Srsly? I've had mine for like a year and a half now. Far as I know,Alfred E Bike's always had them.
http://aebike.com/page.cfm?PageID=30...ils&sku=LT7309
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....

I have a 90 degree angle bracket bolted to a hole in the center of my rack, with the PB superflash mounted to the angle... works perfectly and it's been there for a LONG time. Cost me all of $2 (and I have 3 spare angle brackets that I don't know what to do with!).

(This rack doesn't have a built in mount for a light)

On my wife's I just mount the regular mount to the rack light mounting point with a Zip tie to ensure that it doesn't slip off the bottom of the mount no matter what... it's worked for going on three years now with various tail lights. Cost? However many cents that zip tie cost me.
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Originally Posted by dynaryder View Post
Srsly? I've had mine for like a year and a half now. Far as I know,Alfred E Bike's always had them.
http://aebike.com/page.cfm?PageID=30...ils&sku=LT7309
Actually, I'm pretty sure they're one of the sites I tried and failed with. I got mine at JensonUSA, but I expect now that PB has them in stock they'll be coming live all over the place.
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If you open up a Superflash there's kind of a recessed section in the back piece. I just drilled a hole through there and used a machine screw and lock nut to secure it to the mounting tab on my rack. the head of the screw fits in the recess so it doesn't interfere with closing. Oh and I put a rubber o-ring on there to keep water out. It's worked fine that way for over a year. Cost me nothing.
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I got two of them a couple of weeks ago from Modern Bike after ordering them from Alfred E. and not getting them.
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I got mine at amazon:

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Mine looks like a couple zipties.
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Originally Posted by Quickbeam View Post
If you open up a Superflash there's kind of a recessed section in the back piece. I just drilled a hole through there and used a machine screw and lock nut to secure it to the mounting tab on my rack. the head of the screw fits in the recess so it doesn't interfere with closing. Oh and I put a rubber o-ring on there to keep water out. It's worked fine that way for over a year. Cost me nothing.
Nothing except the integrity of the light casing.

Do those of you touting cheap options realize this thing is only $5? PB will even ship it free. I mean, sure that's pricier than a couple of zip ties, but only $4.99 or so more. So unless you like having zip ties all over your bike (and I realize some people do)....
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Originally Posted by Andy_K View Post
Nothing except the integrity of the light casing.

Do those of you touting cheap options realize this thing is only $5? PB will even ship it free. I mean, sure that's pricier than a couple of zip ties, but only $4.99 or so more. So unless you like having zip ties all over your bike (and I realize some people do)....
Zipties were the only things available when I was mounting my SF on my rack. That thing has been seemingly unobtainable for a loooong time! I'll probably order one now though I think my zip-tie job is pretty solid.
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Originally Posted by Andy_K View Post
Nothing except the integrity of the light casing.
I really doubt that a 3/16" diameter hole comprimised the "integrity" of the light casing. It's not like it's a structural part. Like I said, it's been like that for over a year and there's no evidence to suggest the performance of the light has been affected. I'll let you know when it fails but don't hold your breath.
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