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    ECR/Krampus size small: where mount the rear blinky?

    I had my go-to Planet Bike blinky that I put on all my bikes, ready to mount it on my Krampus seatstay, and... the seat stay on my size small bike is more horizontal than vertical. The mount doesn't work.

    I put the blinky on the seat post just so I'd have a blinky when I rode home last night, but the mounting is unsatisfactory in the longer term. First, the light is partly obscured by that big tire, and in any case for adventure riding I'll be using a seat bag.

    How do the rest of you deal with this?

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    Not sure which seat bag you have, but many rear-mounted bags have a light clip on the rear, like this...


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    But I will be using a bikepacking seat bag like this: https://www.revelatedesigns.com/inde...Seat-Bags/Pika
    or these:Seat Packs | Custom Bicycle Bags - The Porcelain Rocket

    In any case, if at all possible I prefer to mount lights on metal rather than cloth. Lights mounted on cloth shift and move, and pretty soon you're lighting up the ground or the sky instead of projecting light where the cars are.

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    Mount it securely and it won't shift. The direction of the rear blinker is not that critical anyways.

    One option would be to attach an upright post to the chainstay and seatstay and mount a blinker on that.

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    Did they work?

    Quote Originally Posted by the other Anne View Post
    But I will be using a bikepacking seat bag like this: https://www.revelatedesigns.com/inde...Seat-Bags/Pika
    or these:Seat Packs | Custom Bicycle Bags - The Porcelain Rocket

    In any case, if at all possible I prefer to mount lights on metal rather than cloth. Lights mounted on cloth shift and move, and pretty soon you're lighting up the ground or the sky instead of projecting light where the cars are.
    Did you ever order either one of the bags? Did it end up fitting? Could you possibly post some pictures?

    Thanks!

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    I attached one to the pocket mount on a viscacha. Ran a zip tie between each mounting tab then wrapped tape around the zip tie so it was big/thick enough to clip a light to.

    It only works while the bag is in the compact position, though. When I fill the bag it points up.

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    ECR/Krampus size small: where mount the rear blinky?

    Quote Originally Posted by Volsung View Post
    I attached one to the pocket mount on a viscacha. Ran a zip tie between each mounting tab then wrapped tape around the zip tie so it was big/thick enough to clip a light to.

    It only works while the bag is in the compact position, though. When I fill the bag it points up.
    Well, I should have clarified, the reason I asked is not because of the light, but because I have clearance issues with my small frame. I cannot fit a viscacha without hitting the tire. I was hoping to get an idea of the size of the smaller seat bags with a small frame.

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    Update: The Revelate Viscacha doesn't fit. The Revelate Pika also doesn't fit-- I thought it would, but it doesn't. So I no longer have any problem with mounting a blinky; I'll just stick it on the Old Man Mountain rack that I'm going to have to use.

    I suspect that many people who have a size small Krampus will not be able to fit any seatbag. It sucks that we can't, and we have to use some other way of carrying our stuff, but there it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the other Anne View Post
    Update: The Revelate Viscacha doesn't fit. The Revelate Pika also doesn't fit-- I thought it would, but it doesn't. So I no longer have any problem with mounting a blinky; I'll just stick it on the Old Man Mountain rack that I'm going to have to use.

    I suspect that many people who have a size small Krampus will not be able to fit any seatbag. It sucks that we can't, and we have to use some other way of carrying our stuff, but there it is.
    Thanks for the update Anne,
    You answer the same questions that I have in mind.
    I am 5'8" too and ordered a small Krampus too.

    My question now is if I get a medium with a 1" longer top tube and uses a 50 or 60mm stem, wouldn't it looks fugly or worst rides funny?
    When trails gets tougher, Just stand up and deliver.

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    The reason the seatbags don't fit has nothing to do with the size of the BIKE. It's the size of the wheels, and the size of the rider. Get a size medium if you think you'd like it better, but don't think it's going to help with the seatbag problem. The distance from the bottom bracket to your saddle is still going to be the same distance, and the distance from your butt to the wheel is also going to be the same.

    However, a size medium is going to allow a bigger frame bag.

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    You could use a gino light mount. They are meant for mount front light on your fork, but would most likely work with a rear blinky on the rear fender/rack bolt location

    Gino Light Mount from Paul Component Engineering

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    Great suggestion, thanks s.mousseau.

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    ECR/Krampus size small: where mount the rear blinky?

    Thanks to everybody for the replies, and thanks Anne for laying things out.

    Maybe we should create a short people - big tire / wheel thread.

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