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Mounting a tail-light on a Yuba Mundo

Old 11-20-12, 08:20 PM
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Mounting a tail-light on a Yuba Mundo

I now have a Yuba Mundo, and since bringing it home late Friday night, have ridden it every day. I realize that I really need lights. I've ordered a B+M bottle dynamo, a headlight, and a tail-light, but am not sure where to mount the tail-light.
If you look at this, this, or this picture, you can see a plate under the rack for mounting a reflector or tail-light. However, with the big bags mounted and a platform on top (as is the case with mine), the placement of the plate, while out of harm's way, doesn't seem like it would be very visible. I suppose I could order a fender mounted light, but since I already ordered the other sort, do any of you have any ideas where to mount it?

I could attach a metal plate to the plate already there, so that the light would be a few inches lower, but this wouldn't help with visibility from the side. As you can see in this picture, not even the fender is really visible from the side with the bags attached.
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I would use a plate to move it further back. I typically use fender mounted tail lights for the most part. The side lighting is minimal to begin with. Another possibility is to run a flasher mounted on the seat post. It will bounce off of everything in site and give you added visibility. On all my bikes that I ride at night I have a fixed dyno powered tail light and run a Planet Bike Super Flash for visibility. Reflective sidewall tires/rim reflectors/wheel reflectors add to the side visibility.

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Put a taillight on your helmet.
I use a B&M 4d Toplight on my Tubus Rack It has 180 degree visibility

re arrange your bags if they get in the way , or add some yellow side lights on the bags.
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