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Where to place tail-light on Yuba Mundo

Old 11-20-12, 08:32 PM
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Where to place tail-light on 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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Yuba Mundo taillight solution

I used a piece of aluminium angle, and fashioned a bracket to hold two lights under the back rack. They are protected from damage as the rack protrudes past the lights by just a fraction of an inch. here are some pictures.
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Thanks: that looks like a good solution.

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B&M 4D toplight. has 2 diodes on the sides 2 in the center, behind a lens to spread the light.

You can get a wired to the generator + battery.. version.

whole thing lights up , 180 degree + angle of view.
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Originally Posted by storckm View Post
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.
A couple of things:

1. Your links just led to the Google Image Search page, but you describe the problem well enough for me to visualize.
2. Put your tail light where it is supposed to go on that rack- hope you ordered enough wire for that longtail.
3. That B&M will probably only have a constant mode, as German law frowns on bike lights that strobe/flash.
4. Augment your rack light with something like a PBSF, Radbot 1k, NR Cherrybomb, or just about any other blinky that has a clip. Mount to the seat post. If it gets blocked by a load on the platform, try and clip the light to the back of one of your panniers.
5. Mount a light on your helmet, or if you roll without (this ain't A&S and I ain't judging), then
6. Maybe check out some bar end lights. Trek has some that are powered by AAA, the Beacon.

If you don't want to mess with swapping out the batteries to recharge them, then opt for the Hotshot or Solas, both of which recharge via USB.
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