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Seat Stay Rear Lights

Post by Mart » Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:01 pm

The little rear Light on my seat-stay is not ideal. Have to mount it on the seatstay as rear bag takes up the room on the seatpost.
As its designed for a seat post it tends to point to the sky instead of backwards!

Anyone got any recommendations for any that would work betterer. Are there any designed specifically for seat stays?
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- Bright but adjustable to low / flashing mode to make battery last longer
- Prefer something USB rechargeable
- Something that will be a snug fit on seat stay so it doesn't rotate (as near spokes)
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Re: Seat Stay Rear Lights

Post by ScotRoutes » Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:10 pm

Cateye do a range of mounts that will fit to a seat stay and allow the light to be rotated so it is vertical.

I fit a taillight on my seatpack.

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Re: Seat Stay Rear Lights

Post by Mart » Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:16 pm

Thanks Colin - I was trying to avoid a bracket but would rather try without if that's possible
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Re: Seat Stay Rear Lights

Post by whitestone » Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:25 pm

I use this one https://www.evanscycles.com/fwe-recharg ... n-EV244786 comes with a seat post mount but it's been well designed so it can clip onto any strap. A bit hard to describe but on the back of the light is a belt clip and in that clip is a keyhole that acts as a quarter turn mount when used with the seat post mount. It clips easily but securely (not come off when I've crashed) to the straps of a Wildcat Tiger harness.

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Re: Seat Stay Rear Lights

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:32 pm

I use a Blackburn Local 20 on the seatstay. Enough options for mode, nice and bright, seems waterproof, easy to use with gloves and it stays put. Not usb but batteries last a long time.
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Re: Seat Stay Rear Lights

Post by techno » Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:34 pm

ScotRoutes wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:10 pm
Cateye do a range of mounts that will fit to a seat stay and allow the light to be rotated so it is vertical.

I fit a taillight on my seatpack.
aye, I use one of these on my stooge seatstays: https://www.bikeinn.com/bike/cateye-rea ... 3/124659/p
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Re: Seat Stay Rear Lights

Post by Cheeky Monkey » Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:32 pm

I have a couple of these:

https://www.merlincycles.com/smart-supe ... source=PHG

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Dedicate bracket that you say you probably don't want but (and I was reluctant at first) I just found it really convenient on my commuter. Fitting is nice and secure too.

Loads brighter and fancier alternatives probably exist but I have two and they seem to keep on trucking so am loath to replace or "upgrade".

Edit - this one from Alpkit is pretty bright and easy to fix:

https://www.alpkit.com/products/tau

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No bracket and USB.

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Re: Seat Stay Rear Lights

Post by Wotsits » Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:31 pm

Those Alpkit lights would be good if the rubber mounting bands lasted longer. I think the edges where the bands go through the light actually end up cutting through..

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Re: Seat Stay Rear Lights

Post by Jamesh » Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:56 pm

I purchased this in my local store recently, mainly on a whim as never see seat stay rear lights in store.
Must say really impressed with them, to the extent going to pick up another and run a pair on my winter bike.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Infini-Sword-I ... B01DFILPFM

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Re: Seat Stay Rear Lights

Post by composite » Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:07 am

Something a bit different to most is the Chilli Technology "Bike Helmet Light" although it can mount anywhere.
Here's my write up from a few years ago plus pictures of a load of different mounting positions. I still use these today and have them on both seat stays at the moment. I haven't had a repeat of the seal not working so I guess that was a one-off.
https://www.composite-projects.co.uk/20 ... cle-light/

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Re: Seat Stay Rear Lights

Post by Andiphim » Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:39 am

I am currently using a Moon Cerberus on my back stay.
Its a great little light and is also visible from both sides, always a plus.
It's USB chargeable and seems to last ages.
It's available from Evans for about £26.

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Re: Seat Stay Rear Lights

Post by Mart » Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:09 am

Brilliant thank you for the pointers, its given me loads to go and look at
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