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One possibility is to mount the tail light on your bike's seat stays. As an example here are a couple pictures of my preferred tail light (the cygolite hotshot) mounted to the seat stay of a cross bike: There are a bunch of options out there for this sort of mounting, from lights specifically designed to be mounted on a seat stay to ones that come with ...


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As Stephan Matthiesen notes in the comments, if your pizza box is mounted on a standard bicycle rack, there are rear lights that attach to the rack and should be visible even with the box on the rack. Or you could do as Glenn Stevens suggests in his answer, and get a light that attaches to the seat stays of your bike. If you really want to attach a light ...


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I run The Bike Light Database (which started from a series of blog posts on this very Stack Exchange site). The Cygolite Hotshot and the NiteRider Solas are actually two of my top recommended lights, and I specifically recommend a setup similar to what you're describing. From the recommended taillights page: Putting the Cygolite Hotshot on your rack ...


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I recently bought a new rack specifically because my old rack had no good spot to attach a light to. Well, that, and it has a broken weld causing it to rattle. The rack I bought is this one. I got the Bontrager Flare 2, which easily attached to the rack with a single bolt. The light has 3 modes, which are steady, strobe, and random. Random works well if you'...


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That is definitely the Vis 180 70 lumen. This is the new packaging that L&M just debuted in late 2014 when the 70 lumen model came out. They sent the new design to the packaging manufacturer just before they got the Vis 180 upgraded to run at 70 lumens, so the white insert says 50 lumens when in fact it's 70 lumens (as shown on the outside sticker there)....


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Velocity definitely make 305 rims, and at least when they were in Australia would use their available extrusions to make semi-custom rims to order - most often so you can get the number of spokes/drilling pattern you want, but they would also make odd sizes if the extrusion was compatible. But they've moved to the US and I have no idea what they're like now ...


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The Gazelle Power Vision taillight has no independent manual. As it is only sold on a bike, the manual for the bike contains the information you need. You can determine if there is an automatic function built in to the light by checking the power switch. If the power switch only has 2 positions, you have a manual only light. If there are 3 positions, ...


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You could try something like the fibre flare on either side of the rack They can be found at http://fibreflare.com/ and they also do a range of different colours for the side if you don't want to do red on the side of the rack. http://fibreflare.com/collections/fibre-flare-side-light-colours


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If you go to any reasonably well stocked bike shop (or the bike department of a large department store) they will have a fair assortment of bike lights and reflectors. In particular there are a lot of different battery-powered LED flashers available: Mounting the light/reflector sometimes requires a bit of ingenuity, but you can often do pretty well ...


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Take the bike and your preferred light to a good hardware store. The guy there should find some sort of angle bracket/whatever that (perhaps with a bit of drilling) will hold the two together.


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You most probably damaged the rear light and are risking damage the voltage regulator on the front, too, since the huge majority of generator hubs provides 6 Volts. If the regulator on the front is sophisticated enough, perhaps it is using just enough current and voltage to feed the light, but I think most circuits use a Zener diode, that actually make the ...


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Here's my suggestion: you'll need one piece of 1" PVC plumbing pipe, and two end caps to suit. Probably want some sealant too, or get threadded end caps. I suggest a 1" tube because its a standard size, and many older seat posts are 1", so light clamps should work at this size. Its very commonly white too which helps visibility, but you could paint it ...


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Find a bolt that fits the thread and diameter that is about 2" long, then some 1.25" washers, and a 1" diameter PVC x 2" long. Bolting the PVC to my rack gave me plenty of space to use any light I wanted with ease. I don't have a photo of this, but I have this on two of my racks and love it. I break lights from time to time (mainly in storage or locking up)...


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How would I search for something like this on amazon or elsewhere? rear light aero seatpost This works on Amazon and elsewhere.


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Yes, you can absolutely run two tail lights off a hub dynamo, and a few people do. I've done it, but only as an experiment when I happened to have two tail lights. Modern LED rear lights draw much less than 500mW, because otherwise they would be unreasonably bright. My "500mW superflash" battery rear light draws about 100mW continuous, varying from about ...


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Reflective tape is the way to go if you have a big surface area. I'm not going to link to a product because it is easy enough to find.


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This appears to be the one in the diagram you linked: http://www.amazon.com/D-Toplight-Rear-Light-Design-backlight/dp/B000NW65U4/ That one requires external power from a dynamo hub, though I have seen references online to a battery-powered version of the same light. The same company, Busch & Müller, makes a few others with the same mounting system. In ...


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@Plasma says: I got it working! You're right @Carel, the frame itself wasn't negative, but the back fender somehow was. I didn't check if the entire frame was positive, though, so can't say anyrhing about insulated wires or not. Anyhow, the problem seems to have been a missing connection between the positive and the taillight bulb. I DIYed a new socket for ...


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My main question is "why is side visibility so important?" If you're riding on a road and you have a good tail light and headlight, you shouldn't have side impacts unless you're running stop lights or stop signs or something. However, there are some options. Scotchlite tape is a fantastic thing, though passive (but with a decent range of angles with ...


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Some hackish ideas I have: Why not just use zip ties? If your rack doesn't have 3 posts, you can make 2 or so loops (one or two horizontal, and 1 or 2 vertical) to make a makeshift mount. Then, attach something like a binder clip or two to the light. Alternatively, you could cut a bit of the light's plastic and use something like a velcro loop on the back. ...


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I know I wouldn't pay $100 for a rear facing light - Most fatal accidents arrive from the front. All those extra things don't seem useful to me. They are just additional things to break and/or not work as I expect them to work. The only thing I really care about in a rear light is brightness and beam shape. If you are worried about cars recognising ...


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All this is very much depends on how good you are as a salesman. Very good salesman can sell sand in a desert and make good living. I'm not sure what market you are talking about, but in UK you can get very different price range for the lights, top models priced at £144 ($227). And I have seen these lights used on the streets. So $90 makes it costly for ...



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