I have a rack like this:

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This works really well for me, for the most part. Alas, I am mounting my taillight like this:

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So, in the past, I've had some PVC pipe affixed to the side of the thing. Now, I'm shoving a tube underneath straps as seen above. Does anyone have any other suggestions?

  • 2
    zip tie the pvc pipe to the back of the rack
    – Noise
    Oct 9, 2022 at 14:47
  • Why not mount it to the seatpost? Assuming you can mount it high enough to be visible above whatever you are transporting on the rack.
    – Michael
    Oct 9, 2022 at 17:32

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The light seems to have an elastic bungy/strap to hold it on. Your rack appears to have a flat vertical plate on the back. The light might just strap over that and keep pointing backward. That would be the simplest option.

As for making something. it depends what tools you have access to. I have 3D printed light-to-bike adapters for several different lights.

https://www.tinkercad.com/things/0SRvpWOsT1e flashlight/torch to a chainstay on a recumbent

https://www.tinkercad.com/things/hbQZMa0HcQc flashlight/torch between the seat stays on a road bike

Every one is custom to the bike and the light's attachments.

If you don't have access to a printer, then carving an interposer from something like wood can be a suitable substitute. Paint it to protect from moisture.

If aesthetics aren't important to you, one can achieve a lot with excessive quantities of cable ties. Use black ones for UV resistance.

Last resort is to put this light on your seatpost and buy a more-suitable second light to go on the rack. There's nothing wrong with having several rear lights.

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