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winterize my bicycle (read all 3 entries…)
I need to do this, too.

I took the fenders off for my trip to LA and didn’t put them back on until last weekend, in anticipation of some light rain.

For the front light, I may do this in stages. Until October, I will probably use the Cateye Opticube 500 – it’s lighter and would be good for unexpected late nights. Thereafter, I’ll get the Triple Shot set up.

Do you have any suggestions for rear lighting? I had a Cateye TL1000 whose mounting broke somewhere between here and Bellevue.


joie de vivre Here, now and until the end

Rear lighting

I have a German “Tubus” rear rack. It has special bolt holes on it for a rear light. The thing is, blinkies are illegal in Germany (they’re for emergency vehicles only), so the only light I could get was a “permanent” light.

If I were to buy a cheap blinkie, it would be the Trek Disco Light, hands down. That thing is powerful.

I just bought the TL-1000 on a friend’s recommendation (ahem…)

I think I’ll be applying a zip-tie or two for insurance.

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