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Old 09-24-07, 04:34 PM
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blinkies with good clips?

i'm tired of having to use a rubber band to keep my cateye blinkie on my bag's blinkie loop. what blinkies are you guys running that have good clips on the back?
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Old 09-24-07, 04:39 PM
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My $3 MEC blinkie stays on just fine.
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Planet Bike blinkie works well for me:


And my Knog Frogs haven't failed me yet:
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I really like the Planet Bike Superflash, but it is somewhat directional. I prefer to mount my blinkie on the frame as it eliminates the problem the OP is having and ensures that the light is pointing the right direction. I tie a Cateye LD100 to my bag as a second light.
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My girlfriend used to lose the Blinky-3 or 5 or whatever the cheap PB ones are all the time. She went through three of them and I finally bought her a Superflash, and she hasn't lost it in 10 months, so I would recommend that one.
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Originally Posted by barba View Post
I really like the Planet Bike Superflash, but it is somewhat directional. I prefer to mount my blinkie on the frame as it eliminates the problem the OP is having and ensures that the light is pointing the right direction. I tie a Cateye LD100 to my bag as a second light.

Yeah, mine is mounted on the seatstay. You can angle it to point at the cars behind you. Very nice. I use the Knog Frog white lights up front. Two of them in blinky mode do the trick.
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You know, it's funny, I bought an Cateye LD-1000 a while back thinking it was the best because it was the brightest, but now since I have several bikes and only one mount for it, it's not so great. Also, it's so heavy that the clip it came with is useless. It always points down.

How are those cheap $5 blinkies that I always see in shops?
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Originally Posted by blickblocks View Post
You know, it's funny, I bought an Cateye LD-1000 a while back thinking it was the best because it was the brightest, but now since I have several bikes and only one mount for it, it's not so great. Also, it's so heavy that the clip it came with is useless. It always points down.

How are those cheap $5 blinkies that I always see in shops?
I had this problem too, have you tried torquing harder on the screw? This worked for me. If you run out of space between the two thingees you can add more shimming material, like electrical tape.
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Originally Posted by mander View Post
I had this problem too, have you tried torquing harder on the screw? This worked for me. If you run out of space between the two thingees you can add more shimming material, like electrical tape.
I meant the "clothing clip" it comes with. It's useless!
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If you are really attached to your blinkie, than use a piece of packing tape to close the open end after it is installed. Not exactly a huge investment.
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Portis is right, just electrical tape it and forget it.

Originally Posted by blickblocks View Post
I meant the "clothing clip" it comes with. It's useless!
ohhhhh... NM
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yeah, i like to clip my blinkie onto my belt, or onto my bag.
taping it on doesn't work too well as i take it off when i get off my bike. basically i'm looking for something with a strong enough clip that it grips fabric well.
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Originally Posted by 666pack View Post
yeah, i like to clip my blinkie onto my belt, or onto my bag.
I go the cheap route myself. I'm able to get similar rear blinkies, which run on AAA for $AUD 5 ea here. They have a slip on clip and as well as bracket to mount on your stay or seat post. As well as a seat mounted one, I keep one low on my backpack for extra visibility.

Just lately I've lost a couple of these lights off my bag - after having the first one on there no problems for over a year. I'm still sticking by the cheapie option, but when next I pick a couple up, as there is a little space either side of the clip I plan to roughen/scratch up and super-glue on some safety-pins.
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http://ecom1.planetbike.com/3034.html

this one is great... stays on jeans, bags whatever, and super bright. battery lasts too.
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That Planet bike superflash is rediculously bright. I've got one on my seatstay amd my god-it's painful to look at. The clip works good, as well. If I'm riding my MTN bike at night, I'll usually clip it to my camelbak. Works well. I originally bought the superflash as a second rear blinky, but its brighter than the main one that live on my seatpost.
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I keep one of those frog like lights, the cheaper ones straped to my rear hub, run it on constant mode.
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Originally Posted by blickblocks View Post
You know, it's funny, I bought an Cateye LD-1000 a while back thinking it was the best because it was the brightest, but now since I have several bikes and only one mount for it, it's not so great. Also, it's so heavy that the clip it came with is useless. It always points down.

How are those cheap $5 blinkies that I always see in shops?
You can buy extra mounts.
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Old 09-24-07, 11:35 PM
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You can buy extra mounts.
Yep. http://www.cateye.com/store/
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