Seatpost, seat pack and seatpost mounted light visibility

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Re: Seatpost, seat pack and seatpost mounted light visibility

Postby mattsccm » 16 Dec 2017, 7:08am

Bolting to rack easy. Short length if tube . one hole through it and bolted to rack. Dog it tight.

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Re: Seatpost, seat pack and seatpost mounted light visibility

Postby tim-b » 16 Dec 2017, 8:04am

Hi
Like this (link)
There was a thread somewhere (that I can't find) where a handlebar mount was added to the seat post (link)
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Re: Seatpost, seat pack and seatpost mounted light visibility

Postby foxyrider » 16 Dec 2017, 8:59am

tim-b wrote:Hi
Like this (link)
There was a thread somewhere (that I can't find) where a handlebar mount was added to the seat post (link)
Regards
tim-b


You beat me to it, that's what I have on one bike specifically so I can run more than one rear light. Whilst I have it set horizontal it could just as easily be fitted to be vertical. I have a medium size Ortlieb hardshell seatpack above the bar but even so the lights are well above the rack, a good few inches.

The same bike has a bar on the front too that takes two headlights and my GPS leaving the bars clear to hold onto!
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Re: Seatpost, seat pack and seatpost mounted light visibility

Postby TrevA » 16 Dec 2017, 3:28pm

Yon can get a water bottle shaped container with a screw off lid. Keep your tools in that and store it in a second bottle cage, on your seat tube. That frees up your seat post for the light.

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Re: Seatpost, seat pack and seatpost mounted light visibility

Postby Roadster » 16 Dec 2017, 6:00pm

I too use a bottle like that to carry my toolkit etc. It's more easily removed than a saddle pack when leaving the bike unattended.

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Re: Seatpost, seat pack and seatpost mounted light visibility

Postby Grandad » 16 Dec 2017, 11:44pm

I've seen a number of bikes with a small bag on the top tube, immediately behind the head tube. Could be an alternative to the small rear bag.

https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/search/?term=top%20tube%20bags
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Re: Seatpost, seat pack and seatpost mounted light visibility

Postby gregoryoftours » 24 Dec 2017, 8:12pm

The numerous 'chip on board' or cob lights that are available now have wider viewing angles than most others which helps if they can't be mounted quite straight. If you have a small ish rear light that is rubber band mounted they are highly visible when fixed to the back of a helmet, and the light is less likely to be obscured by vehicles when mounted at that height.

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Re: Seatpost, seat pack and seatpost mounted light visibility

Postby mjr » 24 Dec 2017, 8:56pm

gregoryoftours wrote:The numerous 'chip on board' or cob lights that are available now have wider viewing angles than most others which helps if they can't be mounted quite straight. If you have a small ish rear light that is rubber band mounted they are highly visible when fixed to the back of a helmet, and the light is less likely to be obscured by vehicles when mounted at that height.

And far more likely to point in the wrong direction or dazzle other cyclists, plus doesn't count as legal lighting. It's a bad idea.
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Re: Seatpost, seat pack and seatpost mounted light visibility

Postby Cunobelin » 25 Dec 2017, 8:22am

Grandad wrote:I've seen a number of bikes with a small bag on the top tube, immediately behind the head tube. Could be an alternative to the small rear bag.

https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/search/?term=top%20tube%20bags
14 to choose from here



I have used the Space Grip successfully to mount lights below a saddlebag on the rear seat

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Re: Seatpost, seat pack and seatpost mounted light visibility

Postby Gattonero » 25 Dec 2017, 10:15am

Tangled Metal wrote:Most rear lights tend to be seatpost mounted these days I've just got a really good one given to me but to use it I've got to remove my seat pack or the light isn't high enough to be fully visible from the rear.

I've got an xl bike so if my light is obscured then smaller bikes more so. What are the options?

My seat pack is useful for carrying repair kit. It's just in the wrong spot. Would be better if it could be attached at the base of the seatpost.

The light is a Lezyne laser guide light. I carry an inner tube plus topeak survival gear box in the pack. I have a rack plus single pannier, this rack is obscuring the light a bit.


Ziptie a short length of Pvc pipe or broomstick on the seatpack :idea: if this has no webbing loop, it takes no time to sew 2" of webbing to the seatpack.
Then clip the light bracket onto. Job done!

Webbing can be recyclind from many things, like old bags, excessive length of shoulder straps on old rucksacks (or their hip-belt) and so on.
It really is a 5 minues job at most.
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