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Monday, February 14, 2005

The light of my life (not)

The Schmidt Hub and E6 headlight appear to have provided an effective long-term solution to my head light issues. However, the tail light seems to have flared up again recently -- due to issues in finding places to mount those flashing rear lights that cyclists use. I was utilising the back of my saddle-bag until the clip there broke. Today I tried to rig up a mount on the back of my rack, but over-tightened it and broke a piece that was vital to hold everything together.

Then I started wondering if I was over-complicating things. Perhaps there are simpler solutions. I can mount one to the back of my helmet, but one isn't enough for me, and in anycase, it becomes hard to see when I crouch into a "time-trialling" position (which is on every descent). One option is to unzip my saddlebag partially, and clip it to the gap. Another is to utilise the elastic on my cycling shorts (not really effective when I wear that bumbag). If anybody out there has any thoughts on this (and actually reads this blog -- unlikely given the hit-count), feel free to write them here. You'll be rewarded by seeing your name in li-- um, html.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

What kind of blinkie lights are you using? Ive got a whole heap of them and the connectors that go with them so maybe ive got a spare of the part that broke.

2:13 pm  
Blogger Chris L said...

Hi there,

It's actually a bit of a long shot. The blinkies are those ones that come in the orange packets with the "On Guard" labels. They're a dime a dozen, and I've got quite a few spare brackets for them myself.

The issue here is that I'm trying to put together a mount so that I can fix it on a rear pannier rack. The part that I needed to connect the whole thing actually came of an otherwise useless freebie light that the Gold Coast City Council handed out at some function a while back, and of course, that just had to be the bit that broke.

However, I thank you for your input, I have an idea.

8:25 pm  
Blogger David said...

Hey, it's David from bike journal. I have soem of those blinkies that fit in the bar ends, they work great! You might look into tireflies also.

2:55 am  
Anonymous Doug Goncz said...

I use the Nashbar turn/tail/brake signals and can recommend them for visibility and versatility. They mount to frame struts with straps that latch. Mine work as turn signals; right lever to right signal, etc.

1:42 am  

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