Rear Tail Lights - European Style?

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Rear Tail Lights - European Style?

Postby Aushiker » Tue Aug 07, 2007 9:25 am

G'day

Richard's thread reminded me that I was going to ask about tail lights that can be bolted on to the pannier. I think they are a European design, would that be right?

Anyway on Chase I have a pannier rack which as a mounting plate at the rear which looks like it will take a bolt on tail light. Problem is I haven't been able to find anything. I like to be able to use this mount as it allows for the mounting of a light clear of the panniers, i.e., be visible.

Anyone now of brands or retailers selling such a beast?

Thanks in advance
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Postby heavymetal » Tue Aug 07, 2007 10:08 am

What I did was brought a normal rear light that mounts to the seat post and then removed the seatpost bracket from the light.

I then bent the rear rack's rear plate at a right angle and bolted the light to that. I did the other side of the plate the same way for the rear reflector.

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Postby Hotdog » Tue Aug 07, 2007 12:07 pm

As far as brands go, Busch & Müller make a few rear lights for pannier rack mounts, both dynamo and battery powered versions (e.g. D'Toplight XS). Not many retailers selling that sort of thing in Australia, but you can buy online from European stores.
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Postby Matty » Tue Aug 07, 2007 12:23 pm

If you've got a Planetbike light (eg Superflash that is also sold under the Smart or Basta brandname) they have a mount designed for tail racks. Might be able to get your LBS to order one in or get it online.

Alternatively just drill a couple of holes in the back of a light and bolt it on. Use some sealant or rubber grommets if you're worried about riding in the rain.
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Postby timbo » Tue Aug 07, 2007 10:07 pm

You may like to look up www.abbotsfordcycles.com.au and go to their "unusual items" page to see how they do a rear light set-up that mounts onto the rear rack bracket.
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Postby Aushiker » Thu Aug 09, 2007 1:10 am

and there is this bike ....

wrong thread :oops: .... moving.

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Postby mikesbytes » Thu Aug 09, 2007 8:10 am

Aushiker wrote:and there is this bike ....

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Postby bigbuzz73 » Thu Aug 09, 2007 9:02 am

Aushiker wrote:and there is this bike ....

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Nice work Andrew!! :wink:
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Postby Kalgrm » Thu Aug 09, 2007 9:34 am

Sorry, can't see any bike there. Are you sure this is on topic?
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Postby pugsly » Sat Aug 11, 2007 9:23 am

Kalgrm wrote:Sorry, can't see any bike there. Are you sure this is on topic?


That's exactly what I was thinking - "what bike?" :D
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