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Old 08-30-11, 09:50 PM
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Could You Show Your Back Light Configurations?

For those who use more than 1 back light, could you post a photo of how you've attached them on your bike? Thanks
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Most PlanetBike lights come with a box full of mounts - seatpost, seat stay and sometimes a rack mount and gobs of rubber spacers. The PDW Radbot and DZ use the same mount and are interchangeable. I used to lose lights carried on the seatbag tab (all the direct sun and flopping broke the tabs in rather short order), so now I carry it (a third) IN the bag and attach it as needed for as long as needed.
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I can't show you but I can tell you, I have a Blackburn Mars 4 connected to the seat tube, a pair of Soma Road Flares in the bar ends, and a Cateye LD600 jerry rigged to the back of my helmet.
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Here is how I mounted two lights to my single speed commuter

https://s164.photobucket.com/albums/u...rrent=0033.jpg

Here is my regular road bike with a special mount I made for the Dinotte tail light and a Cateye LD600 on the chain stay

https://s164.photobucket.com/albums/u...rrent=0012.jpg

Here is a close up of that special mount I made..

https://s164.photobucket.com/albums/u...rent=001-2.jpg
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How do you mount a light onto a seat stay or chain stay?
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This is how I mounted my DiNotte 140 before giving it away to a riding buddy, extremely clean:



At the moment my rear light setups are pretty simple. The road commuter has a Planet Bike light mount at the tail of the rear rack, currently with a BRT-5 installed, and a DiNotte 300R on the seatpost. The mountain commuter isn't quite done (still needs a rear rack) but has just a Cygolite Hotshot on the seatpost for now.

One easy way to add some taillights is the Soma or Bontrager bar-tip lights:

https://somafab.com/roadflarelight.html
https://bontrager.com/model/06988

The Bontrager-branded ones are available in both road and flat-bar types. For the drop-bar type, it helps if your bar tips are aimed level (mine are). Since these run on AAA's, you can use rechargables, and that's good since they only go about 20-30 hours. They're surprisingly powerful and they add visible width to the bike:

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Originally Posted by bicycleflyer
Here is how I mounted two lights to my single speed commuter

https://s164.photobucket.com/albums/u...rrent=0033.jpg

Here is my regular road bike with a special mount I made for the Dinotte tail light and a Cateye LD600 on the chain stay

https://s164.photobucket.com/albums/u...rrent=0012.jpg

Here is a close up of that special mount I made..

https://s164.photobucket.com/albums/u...rent=001-2.jpg
I use to have the bike set up with two Cateye LD600's on the rear seat stays and the defunct BPSF on the seat tube, but I replaced then weak bar end lights that used button bats for the Soma Road Flares and the intensity was so bright from those I took the LD600's off and put one on my wife's and the other I jerry rigged to my helmet.

By the way that pale green bike of your is nice looking, I couldn't tell the brand from the pic, what is it? Is it the Rivendell Homer ride?
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Originally Posted by bicycleflyer
Here is how I mounted two lights to my single speed commuter

https://s164.photobucket.com/albums/u...rrent=0033.jpg

Here is my regular road bike with a special mount I made for the Dinotte tail light and a Cateye LD600 on the chain stay

https://s164.photobucket.com/albums/u...rrent=0012.jpg

Here is a close up of that special mount I made..

https://s164.photobucket.com/albums/u...rent=001-2.jpg
I like your third image. Your "special mount" as you call it.
Why didn't I think of that?
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Originally Posted by Easy Peasy
How do you mount a light onto a seat stay or chain stay?
Chain stay mounting would be problematic since your foot, pedal and chain could all hit it. Lots of bike lights come with multiple mounts. A large diameter one for the seat post and smaller one for seat stays. When the light breaks/dies/become obsolete hold onto the clamp portion for future use.

If you dont have any extras, CatEye sells 6 or 7 clamps, some (esp the BS-5) look to be small enough for seat stays (and if not use a rubber space or piece of inner tube). They also have several brackets. Look in the small parts store.

Some reflectors also have clamps suitable for use on a smaller tube like a seat stay. Your LBS might also have spare clamps they'll let you have almost for the asking.
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Originally Posted by rekmeyata
By the way that pale green bike of your is nice looking, I couldn't tell the brand from the pic, what is it? Is it the Rivendell Homer ride?
Thanks. It is a Rivendell Rambouilette. It used to be orange. Then one day I was 74 miles into a century and the frame broke. I sent it back to have it repaired, but it took over six months and a angry call to get it back. They offered to repaint the bike any color I wanted. Green is my favorite color, so I opted for the sage green. To my knowledge, it is the only green Rambouilette.
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Originally Posted by sknhgy
I like your third image. Your "special mount" as you call it.
Why didn't I think of that?
Thanks, I like it too If you are interested, go back to that album and there is one other version of that same mount. It was a earler version that utilized Dinottes O-ring.
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Originally Posted by Plutonix
Chain stay mounting would be problematic since your foot, pedal and chain could all hit it..
True, but the LD600s are very low profile when mounted vertically.
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Originally Posted by bicycleflyer
Thanks. It is a Rivendell Rambouilette. It used to be orange. Then one day I was 74 miles into a century and the frame broke. I sent it back to have it repaired, but it took over six months and a angry call to get it back. They offered to repaint the bike any color I wanted. Green is my favorite color, so I opted for the sage green. To my knowledge, it is the only green Rambouilette.
The frame broke? That's the first time I ever heard of a Rivendell bike frame breaking on any forum I frequent. And then Grant's customer service wasn't all the great, that's another surprise. But you seem happy now so I trust the paint and repair was top notch? It does look great in that color. What was the excuse for a 6 month delay?

It's funny about colors, for some reason I always liked red bikes with yellow or white graphics, and I have two bikes that are both red and one has yellow and the other white graphics. Then I bought a 85 Schwinn LeTour Luxe in a dusty (bright blue, sky blue?) fine metallic blue color which I didn't really care about the color a whole lot. But when ever I ride that bike I get comments on how good it looks, the red ones no comments! Maybe my idea of good color on a bike has changed, because now I come to appreciate what I once thought were odd colors like my Schwinn blue and your Sage green Rivendell because that color of green sure looks good now.
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Yea, it was a very unusual set of circumstances, not the least of which, their frame guy had a stroke. The person I spoke with at Rivendell was no help either, I'm guessing he was a low level employee that just did not know any better. He was rude on the phone, kept putting me off and ultimately told me "your bike will be fixed, when it's fixed" It was then that I tried to get a hold of Grant personally because I honestly did not believe he was aware of what was going on in his shop. While I did not get a hold of Grant, I did get Riv's general manager, and he agreed that something needed to be done. It was then they sent my bike out to another frame shop to be repaired. I don't know who it was, but I think it was a well known frame builder in the area that fixed my bike. I later got an e-mail from Grant apologizing and he had attached some pictures of the repair job in progress. He was quite impressed with the quality of the work. They offered me the paint job for my trouble.

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I bought a Magicshine taillight and, since I often ride in a paceline, I didnít want the light mounted up too high. (I find it can be annoying to draft behind someone when they have a high intensity light flashing in my face.). So I bought one of the Paul components Gino mount and put that near the rear hub. The pictures should make this clear.



Attachment 171253
Paul Component Gino Mount

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Where I wanted to mount by rear seat stay


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Paul Component's Gino Mount attached



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Magicshine Tailight attached
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All my bike use a pieces of garden hose - taped across the seat rails to create a "tube" for mounting lights. And I use a PBSF as a backup light on all my bikes.

This is the hybrid's tail light setup.
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I dont know how to post a picture, but will attempt to describe. I used a length of PVC that goes across my rack. On the end of the PVC I mounted an elbow and a short piece of PVC into the elbows on each side and an end cap on that piece of PVC. These two short pieces point towards the ground and lights mount on them, I painted the assembly black and can be tapped or tied to the rack. I also have a light on my seat post so I have 3 lights total on the rear. I use a Nightrider minewt 350 for headlight and I'm really impressed with it. The two tailights on the bracket I made are Niterider cherry bombs which I also like.
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I used a length of PVC that goes across my rack. On the end of the PVC I mounted an elbow and a short piece of PVC into the elbows on each side and an end cap on that piece of PVC.
I tired that same setup - minus the elbows - but my MS tali lights would "turn off" - I'm guessing due to vibration.

On nice aspect of my current setup is being able to turn a light off or on depending on the situation. I also can adjust one light downward on the fly when I have cyclist behind me. otherwise they'll be giving me the "stink eye" for blinking to harshly in their face.

Another idea I would like to try is a mounting post out of an old STI lever clamp. This "post" would simply come off the drop part of a road bar to the left and extend enough to mount both a head light and tail light. The idea being that the tail light would be off set enough to be seen from behind. Both lights would make the rider appear nearer to the center of a lane.
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3 Magicshine tail light on a bar across my container. The outer two lights are slightly angled outward. Ducky is there for the ride.
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- rear-facing blinkie on helmet for those foggy, rainy days
- rear Flea on left pannier
- LightOn rear dynolight attached to rack

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A PDW RAdbot 1000 tail light, reflector, and reflective tape


And Planet bike flashers on the sides attached to rack

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