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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 ...


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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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Why not just a regular seat post rear light on that thick tubing pointed to the side? You can also get small lights on the spokes.


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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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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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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 ...


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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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