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Old 09-09-17, 01:28 PM   #1
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Rear lights that won't blind other cyclist and mount on a fender eyelet

I need a rear light to pair with my edelux II. I don't want to mount a light on my fender and I regularly use a carradice saddlebag, so seatpost light is a no-go.

I've seen some people mounting the Supernova rear light on rack/fender eyelets and that sounds great to me.

What are the options out there for small, lightweight lights that are mountable there? Battery or dynamo powered.
The supernova will not have stand light with the edelux, which is a necessary feature.
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How about a seatstay mount B+M Secula?

FWIW, my understanding is that the Supernova taillight isn't compatible with other headlights.
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I used to have a Supernova seatpost mounted light mounted to my dropout eyelet. Unfortunately, Steamer is right, they say not to use it with other headlights. The new version is quite bright, much better than the previous version. I have it on my mountain bike now. They really need to work on their headlights, they are pretty pathetic. But their taillight is awesome.

You could probably mount a Pixeo to a dropout with one of the brake arm mounts. It's cheap and bright.

I like having my dyno light on my fender. Then people can see it for sure.
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How about a seatstay mount B+M Secula?
I just got one of these and am very happy with it; I've also been behind riders with them and thought they seemed great. Prior to that (and I still have them on there as backup/additional light) I ran two Planet Bike Superflash battery lights, one on each seatstay.
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How about a seatstay mount B+M Secula?
Works well. I run a Cygolite hotshot micro on the other stay.
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An aside: these Paul light mounts can give you some good ways to mount lights where there is an M5 eyelet. https://paulcomp.com/shop/components/gino-light-mount/
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If you have some tools and buy some Aluminum from the hardware store, you can make almost any kind of taillight bracket you want. The one in the photo is mounted on a rack, not fender eyelet, but I show that as an example. I used a short piece of angle Aluminum, a couple bolts and nuts.

It might be possible to mount it on a fender eyelet with a long bolt, some nuts and washers. Nylock nuts are less likely to loosen with vibration.
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If you have some tools and buy some Aluminum from the hardware store, you can make almost any kind of taillight bracket you want. The one in the photo is mounted on a rack, not fender eyelet, but I show that as an example. I used a short piece of angle Aluminum, a couple bolts and nuts.

It might be possible to mount it on a fender eyelet with a long bolt, some nuts and washers. Nylock nuts are less likely to loosen with vibration.
That looks nice, thanks for the tip! In the end, for this build, I'll just mount the light on the fender.. there is no real alternative to the Supernova with a working standlight (small size, lightweight). I guess it's possible to actually build a supernova copy easily -- the thing is just LEDs in an alu enclosure.

I have a VO Pass Hunter, do you have lights on yours? If so how did you route the wire to the rear light?
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I have a VO Pass Hunter, do you have lights on yours? If so how did you route the wire to the rear light?
I do not have a wired taillight on any of my bikes. I want to be able to charge batteries from the dynohub during daytime and also be able to use a flashing taillight at the same time. The wired taillights do not flash and if I have the lights on, then I am not charging batteries, thus I only use battery taillights.

My interest in dynohubs is mostly for loaded touring, thus the battery charging is important to me. I toured Florida Keys and Everglades last February (while it was still there) for two weeks and was self reliant for all of my electric needs thanks to the dynohub and USB charger. For those two weeks, I never used the headlamp, but frequently used the flashing taillight.

I got a great deal on a wheel with a Shimano dynohub, put that on my Pass Hunter. But at this time that bike is not wired for USB charging, I put an old (discontinued model) headlamp on the bike wired to the dynohub. Since the taillight is battery powered, the wiring was quite simple.

The photos attached is of the initial installation on the Pass Hunter where the light was too low to the ground. I moved the headlamp up higher on the fork after the photo was taken because I got a lot of shadows from objects close to the ground. The Pass Hunter does not have midfork rack fittings, for now I am using a P clamp to hold the headlamp but I do not have any photos of the current installation. I am unsure if the current installation will be permanent or not. The way my front cantilever brake cable is mounted, mounting a headlamp on the fork crown would be difficult.

My comment above about possibly mounting a taillight with a long bolt and a couple nuts is in part based on the headlamp installation in the photo. You can see how easy it would be with a little imagination to mount a taillight that way. In the photo I also used a nylon plastic spacer I got at the hardware store, I painted the spacer black with black fingernail polish.
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Old 09-13-17, 07:40 PM   #10
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http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/taillights.php

They have a really good overview of the rear lights that work well with generators. Mine is fender mounted, but there are plenty of non-fender mounted lights.

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