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Re: Tailights

Postby Max » Mon Apr 19, 2010 6:09 am

+1 to what Il Padrone said. :shock:

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Re: Tailights

Postby redned » Mon Apr 19, 2010 11:26 am

I find it a hassle that most tail lights are for fitting to the seat post which is a nuisance with a rack pack or larger saddle bag. Some have a little clip thingy that hooks onto a loop on the bag, but they tend to be smaller lights. I haven't found one yet where I can screw the mount to the back of the rack but be able to easily remove the light when it isn't needed. Same for front lights with a handle bar bag.
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Re: Tailights

Postby Aushiker » Mon Apr 19, 2010 11:53 am

redned wrote:I find it a hassle that most tail lights are for fitting to the seat post which is a nuisance with a rack pack or larger saddle bag. Some have a little clip thingy that hooks onto a loop on the bag, but they tend to be smaller lights. I haven't found one yet where I can screw the mount to the back of the rack but be able to easily remove the light when it isn't needed. Same for front lights with a handle bar bag.


Hi

I have two Superflash (or similar) lights mounted to the rear of my Tubus rack on my Surly Long Haul Trucker.

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Re: Tailights

Postby Fletcher » Mon Apr 19, 2010 12:17 pm

Aushiker wrote:Hi

Peter Heal, PoitAroundOz, is pretty impressed with the initial performance of his Tioga Dual Eyes. So another one to through into the mix.

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I'm running one of these at the moment. I've had it for about a month, no complaints so far. Bright, two flashing options and durable. I was using Niterider Cherry Bombs, but went through two of them as the clips broke and the lights just fell off.

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Re: Tailights

Postby HAKS » Mon Apr 19, 2010 1:07 pm

redned wrote:I find it a hassle that most tail lights are for fitting to the seat post which is a nuisance with a rack pack or larger saddle bag. Some have a little clip thingy that hooks onto a loop on the bag, but they tend to be smaller lights. I haven't found one yet where I can screw the mount to the back of the rack but be able to easily remove the light when it isn't needed. Same for front lights with a handle bar bag.


Cateye sell a rear rack mount to use with their lights

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/p/cycle/7/Catey ... 360032017/

Fletcher: Where did you pick up the Tioga light? Might suit my bike so wouldn't mind having a look at one if a Cbr LBS has them.

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Re: Tailights

Postby Fletcher » Mon Apr 19, 2010 1:43 pm

HAKS wrote:
redned wrote:I find it a hassle that most tail lights are for fitting to the seat post which is a nuisance with a rack pack or larger saddle bag. Some have a little clip thingy that hooks onto a loop on the bag, but they tend to be smaller lights. I haven't found one yet where I can screw the mount to the back of the rack but be able to easily remove the light when it isn't needed. Same for front lights with a handle bar bag.


Cateye sell a rear rack mount to use with their lights

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/p/cycle/7/Catey ... 360032017/

Fletcher: Where did you pick up the Tioga light? Might suit my bike so wouldn't mind having a look at one if a Cbr LBS has them.

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Sure Haks. MalAdjusted in Dickson stocks them.

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Re: Tailights

Postby redned » Mon Apr 19, 2010 3:58 pm

Andrew,

Something like that is what I would like but hadn't seen it lights I have looked at. I will chase up that model.

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Re: Tailights

Postby il padrone » Mon Apr 19, 2010 4:37 pm

Blackburn Mars 4.0

An excellent bright 1W tail-light that comes with a seat-post mount and a rear rack/reflector bracket mount :idea: .

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Re: Tailights

Postby damonik » Mon Apr 19, 2010 5:08 pm

Radbot 1000

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All of the above [rack, seatpost and seatstay mounts] , plus it's cheaper;)

I've got the Radbot 1000 and love it - it's rather bright 8)
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Re: Tailights

Postby Ross » Mon Apr 19, 2010 8:02 pm

Fletcher wrote:
Aushiker wrote:Hi

Peter Heal, PoitAroundOz, is pretty impressed with the initial performance of his Tioga Dual Eyes. So another one to through into the mix.

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I'm running one of these at the moment. I've had it for about a month, no complaints so far. Bright, two flashing options and durable. I was using Niterider Cherry Bombs, but went through two of them as the clips broke and the lights just fell off.

Edited to correct spelling.


I was riding behind a guy on the weekend (during the day) that had one of these lights and they are quite bright, brighter than PB SF. Another guy had a Dinotte and it was superbright, might be a bit too much at night, definitely too much for groups I would say.
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Re: Tailights

Postby BrisVegas » Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:50 pm

where are folks buying there Superflashes from?

I see the 1watt headlight and .5 watt superflash combo is around $90 online. eg. at bikelights.com.au
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Re: Tailights

Postby }SkOrPn--7 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:07 pm

BrisVegas wrote:where are folks buying there Superflashes from?

I see the 1watt headlight and .5 watt superflash combo is around $90 online. eg. at bikelights.com.au


Go to ebay you will get them shipped from the USA for half that price.
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Re: Tailights

Postby h3ndry » Thu Apr 22, 2010 1:34 am

5 LED Catyeye style knockoff at Goldcross for 12 bones. Does the job really well.
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Re: Tailights

Postby BrisVegas » Thu Apr 22, 2010 7:46 am

just bought this - http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 0425817156

fingers crossed it arrives before it gets much darker!
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Re: Tailights

Postby redned » Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:41 am

Everywhere I have googled for the superflashes, I can't seem to spot a rack mount.

Andrew: where are yours from?


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Re: Tailights

Postby MichaelB » Thu Apr 22, 2010 1:45 pm

Now that night riding is becoming increasingly the solution as winter draws near, the Dinotte light is being investigated.

I have used a Superflash for some years now and have been happy, and in winter, typically attach another flasher (a Cherrybomb) to one of my booties for extra visibility.

Then, not only does it flash, but moves up and down as well !!!!

I have purchased my Superflash from Wiggle in the past. Not real waterproof though.
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Re: Tailights

Postby SmellyTofu » Thu Apr 22, 2010 2:11 pm

I've gone through a torrent of rain with the superflash. Still works fine though admittedly I didn't have it out too long. I promptly detached it and put it in my pocket. But would glad wrapping the unit make it sufficiently rain proof?
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Re: Tailights

Postby SmellyTofu » Thu Apr 22, 2010 2:12 pm

redned wrote:Everywhere I have googled for the superflashes, I can't seem to spot a rack mount.

Andrew: where are yours from?


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My rack mount for the superflash came with the racks.
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Re: Tailights

Postby Aushiker » Thu Apr 22, 2010 2:16 pm

SmellyTofu wrote:I've gone through a torrent of rain with the superflash. Still works fine though admittedly I didn't have it out too long. I promptly detached it and put it in my pocket. But would glad wrapping the unit make it sufficiently rain proof?


I have used mine for a couple of winters without dramas.

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Re: Tailights

Postby hartleymartin » Thu Apr 22, 2010 2:38 pm

damonik wrote:Radbot 1000

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All of the above [rack, seatpost and seatstay mounts] , plus it's cheaper;)

I've got the Radbot 1000 and love it - it's rather bright 8)


Do you happen to know if it is possible to mount this on a rear mudguard? It might be the sort of thing I'm looking to use on one of my Raleigh's.
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Re: Tailights

Postby MichaelB » Thu Apr 22, 2010 3:18 pm

SmellyTofu wrote: .... But would glad wrapping the unit make it sufficiently rain proof?


Mine has worked pretty fine in the wet.

I've applied a grease smear around the edges, and that seems to have worked pretty well.
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Re: Tailights

Postby Ross » Thu Apr 22, 2010 8:22 pm

MichaelB wrote:
I have purchased my Superflash from Wiggle in the past. Not real waterproof though.


Agree with that. I have a few Superflashes, both genuine PB SF and the Basto equivalent and find that pretty much any spray off the road makes them work erratically, doesn't have to be a downpour, a light shower will do it. They dry out and are OK afterwards but it would be better if they didn't malfunction in the first place.
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Re: Tailights

Postby Pushy » Fri Apr 23, 2010 12:48 am

hartleymartin wrote:Do you happen to know if it is possible to mount this on a rear mudguard? It might be the sort of thing I'm looking to use on one of my Raleigh's.


Can't realy answer that but if it helps any, its got exactly the same clip on the back as a PB superflash and it only comes with barckets for seatpost and seatstays.
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Re: Tailights

Postby Max » Fri Apr 23, 2010 6:03 am

Ross wrote:
MichaelB wrote:
I have purchased my Superflash from Wiggle in the past. Not real waterproof though.


Agree with that. I have a few Superflashes, both genuine PB SF and the Basto equivalent and find that pretty much any spray off the road makes them work erratically, doesn't have to be a downpour, a light shower will do it. They dry out and are OK afterwards but it would be better if they didn't malfunction in the first place.


+1 My Macgyver solution was to put sticky tape over the seals. It works and doesn't cost a fortune :)

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Re: Tailights

Postby Spork! » Fri Apr 23, 2010 6:20 am

I prefer to mount on the seat-stays, as I have no fenders so anything in the midline (ie seatpost) gets all the water and dirt from the road thrown onto it reducing visibility when it's wet.
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