• 10-04-2012
    Wombat
    Rear light with a fixed mount?
    I'm looking for a rear light that attaches to a bike using something other than a qr mount. I want to leave it "permanently" on the bike and reduce the likelihood that someone will steal it.

    B&M have a number of lights like this, but I'd prefer one that flashes.

    Any suggestions? I have used old lights with knurled plastic nuts that can be removed by hand and replaced these with metal ones and this seems to work well, but they don't seem to make them any more.

    Any suggestions?

    Tim
  • 10-04-2012
    Straz85
    Glue one into the QR mount?
  • 10-05-2012
    Wombat
    Thanks for the suggestion. I think that will be my next step.

    Tim
  • 10-05-2012
    BrianMc
    Making the light more work to steal than it is worth is the goal.

    Someone could still cut it off given the time. Looking at the Planet Bike (the PDW's are the same) mounts, it looks like you can drill a pilot hole through the backside into the tang of the light and use a wood screw or two to fix it in a semi permanent way. The Planet Bike lights unsnap off the mount to access the batteries, so easy to steal that body of the light. Gluing it is not an option if you want to replace or charge batteries. The PDW Radbot has a screw holding the body to the clip part, so it would be a choice. The HotShot by being a usb rechargeable light, doesn't open, and has a similar style but smaller mount, so the wood screw method would work. I suspect that would work on the NiteRider rechargeable, but have not seen that mount.

    BrianMc
  • 10-05-2012
    Harold
    It would be nice to find a way to do this for my Magicshine kit on my commuter bike.

    Right now, I've just zip-tied the hell out of it, but the rubber bands on the actual light heads (I have front and rear) leave a lot to be desired. I get a little nervous every time I stop at the store.
  • 10-05-2012
    Pritchett
    There were kickstarter projects recently from two different people making locked-on front and rear lights. Both looked like nice products.
  • 10-05-2012
    ecub
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    Cateye makes a saddle rail bracket, which can be used with any of their taillights.



    You can then superglue the light onto the bracket. I use this bracket on all my bikes, with either the TL-LD650 | CATEYE or TL-LD1100 | CATEYE. This is what it looks like on my bike with the TL-LD650.
  • 10-08-2012
    bikeCOLORADO
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ecub View Post
    Cateye makes a saddle rail bracket, which can be used with any of their taillights.



    You can then superglue the light onto the bracket. I use this bracket on all my bikes, with either the TL-LD650 | CATEYE or TL-LD1100 | CATEYE. This is what it looks like on my bike with the TL-LD650.

    That is a brilliant mount, too bad it won't work with my Serfas.
  • 10-08-2012
    Wombat
    I managed to find one of my old lights that has a fixed mount for a bike rack. It's the perfect mount for what I need. But I do want something brighter, so the search goes on.

    Thanks for all the advice.

    Tim
  • 10-11-2012
    ecub
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by bikeCOLORADO View Post
    That is a brilliant mount, too bad it won't work with my Serfas.

    I was looking at some of their rear safety lights, the rear mount look very similar to Cateye. Depending on which light you have, it may or may not work.
  • 10-11-2012
    ecub
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    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Wombat View Post
    I managed to find one of my old lights that has a fixed mount for a bike rack. It's the perfect mount for what I need. But I do want something brighter, so the search goes on.

    Thanks for all the advice.

    Tim

    Oh, from your original post, I assumed you meant on the bike. Cateye also makes QR mounts, which mount onto a rear bike rack.

    You can probably superglue the light onto the mount if you needed to.