|Left Seat Stay Mounted Tail Light||murocflyer|
Apr 14, 2002 6:50 AM
|I'm a road bike commuter and I feel I'm not being seen well enough in the early morning hours by passing cars. I want to add a tail light on my left chain stay, but as you know there is not much clearance on that side because of the spokes. I also carry my pump on that left seat stay, but I should have enough clearance to put a light mount on there.
What lights are out there that I could put on my bike in that area.
Thank you very much for the info. Please email me at email@example.com
|Zefal xf.||Sintesi at home|
Apr 14, 2002 7:26 AM
|Big light and can be converted to fit either the seatpost or the seat stay.|
|Tail Lights...||Andy M-S|
Apr 14, 2002 7:29 AM
|I have an Vistalight Ecylpse mounted to my left seatstay, and it works fairly well. Since it's a steel Bianchi with rather slender stays, I had to build up the area with duct tape because the Eclypse clamp wouldn't get tight enough. It's mounted just below the brake, so that when I'm carrying a loaded saddlebag, it's still visible. The Eclypse is quite bright, and small enough that there's no danger of getting it into the spokes.
On my rain bike, I went with a cheaper light, but what might turn out to be a better method. I modified a reflector bracked so I just a 90-degree angle, then bolted the bracket to one of the threaded rack mounts near the left dropout and mounted the light to that. It's unobtrusive and very visible.
|Rain Bike Light||Andy M-S|
Apr 14, 2002 7:41 AM
|Here you can see how I mounted the light on my (much abused) rain bike...|
|Rain Bike Light||HENRY K|
Apr 14, 2002 5:36 PM
|Pretty slick idea. I may be wrong but I try to mount the light as high as possible. Seems to me that the cars can see it better.|
Apr 15, 2002 7:08 AM
|This web site has lots of different types of tail-lights listed, some that will mount on chainstays ... |