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Old 09-16-12, 09:24 AM
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Lightbulb Where/how do you mount your taillight?

Quick question: I was wondering how you mount your taillight...

Mine came in with a seat post mount, but it hangs a bit too far off the post to my liking. The other option I have is to hang it off the saddle bag hook, but now the light is kind of dangling and is pointing downwards at a 45 degree angle...

Any input would be greatly appreciated.

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Due to problems with flickr (expired account and $0 in the bank (I'm unemployed, and have been for 3 years now)) can't show you how I did it, but I can describe it.

I obtained a spare strut for a bike rack from my LBS and bent it to form a "7" (or an upside down "L") drilled a couple of holes in the deck of my bike rack (PB Eco), then used spare bolts and locknuts to bolt the strut to the underside of my rack, making sure that the light wouldn't hit my fenders. Mounted the light, and I'm off and running.
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Originally Posted by Dannydyn View Post
Quick question: I was wondering how you mount your taillight...

Mine came in with a seat post mount, but it hangs a bit too far off the post
to my liking. The other option I have is to hang it off the saddle bag hook, but now the light is kind of dangling and is pointing downwards at a 45 degree angle...

Any input would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you
*scratches head*

Out of curiousity, what tail light are we talking about? If we knew what kind of mount you're talking about, someone might be able to help you.
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I find the saddle bag works well, but perhaps it depends on the type of bag. I also have one on my helmet, which I believe is the more visible of the two.
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Originally Posted by jon c. View Post
I find the saddle bag works well, but perhaps it depends on the type of bag. I also have one on my helmet, which I believe is the more visible of the two.
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10Wheels, the pic with 18 rear lights on a bike (if I counted right)... that's just... WRONG.
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Originally Posted by Dannydyn View Post
Quick question: I was wondering how you mount your taillight...
I use the mount provided with the taillight. I scrutinize the light and mount before purchase to make sure they both seem to be well designed. A good light aimed poorly is nearly worthless for your safety.
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10Wheels, the pic with 18 rear lights on a bike (if I counted right)... that's just... WRONG.
10Wheels, the pic with 18 rear lights on a bike (if he counted right)... that's just... AWESOME! I Want!!!
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I counted 17, 8 per side and a rack light in the center- but I like the symmetry. I see lights from NR, PB, and PDW. No doubt puts out some light when they are all on, but the battery management has to a logistical nightmare.
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This guy gets my vote for rear light mounting expertise! I'm thinking the bike on the left is feeling a little .... naked.
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This is how I mounted a Dinotte and a cateye LD1100 to my rear rack when I commuted....

https://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u...jects/0033.jpg

On my Rambouilette road bike, this is how I mount the Dinotte....

https://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u...ects/001-1.jpg

In addition to the Dinotte, I mount two cateye LD600s on the chain stays in a vertical position. They can be seen in this pic.

https://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u...flyer/0012.jpg

Hope this helps......
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Originally Posted by no1mad
No doubt puts out some light when they are all on, but the battery management has to a logistical nightmare.
Forget about the batteries. Think how long it must take to turn them all on each time - and then to turn them off again.

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I counted 17, 8 per side and a rack light in the center- but I like the symmetry.
It seems there's a backup attached to the bag. You know, in case the 17 others suddenly fail.

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No doubt puts out some light when they are all on, but the battery management has to a logistical nightmare.
This, and
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Forget about the batteries. Think how long it must take to turn them all on each time - and then to turn them off again.
this. I'm sure he has a pattern too - some of them are on steady, some blinking and whatnot. Two clicks for this one (and the respective other one on the other side), three clicks for that one (and the other one on the other side) etc. Next time I accidentally switch my PBSF off when I just wanted to make it blinking, I'll think about this guy and not complain.

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This guy gets my vote for rear light mounting expertise! I'm thinking the bike on the left is feeling a little .... naked.
Me, I like a good offense better than defense...

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Originally Posted by no1mad View Post
*scratches head*

Out of curiousity, what tail light are we talking about? If we knew what kind of mount you're talking about, someone might be able to help you.
I'll snap a pic later on today
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