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Good 'non-cateye but still quite good' budget lights.

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by GrahamG, 11 Dec 2007.

  1. GrahamG

    GrahamG Über Member

    Location:
    Bristol
    Rear lights and even more specifically, one that the mount will screw onto a flat plate on the back of a rack.

    Any ideas? I'm loathe to get cateye and fudge it as I refused to pay an extra £10 for a rack with a cateye compatible light mount.
     
  2. spindrift

    spindrift New Member

    Maplin. Tenner.
     
  3. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    sure there was a thread a few weeks ago with a link to a website selling a bracket that let you fit lights to racks

    I was keen but I like the light a bit higher than that, ditched the saddle bag and mounted it on the seat post
     
  4. Maz

    Maz Guru

    Does the flat plate on the rack have slits in it? I reckon you could hook a Smart SuperFlash through one of those.
    £15-ish and v.bright.
     
  5. piedwagtail91

    piedwagtail91 Über Member

  6. sheddy

    sheddy Veteran

    Location:
    WGC
    Can you not just file off the plastic locating boss on the light and then screw it onto the rack? (or am I missing summat, as usual)
     
  7. GrahamG

    GrahamG Über Member

    Location:
    Bristol
    Thanks for the input folks.

    Any idea why smart lights never have a spec on the websites - can't find what batteries they use!
     
  8. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    2 x AAA. They are amazingly bright. I will warn you now, don't look straight at the light when it is on!! xx(:tongue: (Of course you will won't you!!;))
     
  9. domd1979

    domd1979 New Member

    Location:
    Staffordshire
    I used one of these to attach a Cat Eye rear light to my rack:

    http://www.cyclexpress.co.uk/./products/Rear_LED_Light_Bracket.aspx




     
  10. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    I use the B&M as well. It's pretty big and also has reflectors in, so makes you very visible.