Minimalist, light weight k-edge mounted lighting

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Mr.Gib
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I have searched but it seems like most of the options are way more then I need. I am not looking to replace the sun. I just need a rechargeable small front flasher that I can mount under my garmin. I just need to be seen. I will not be riding at night.

Any ideas.
wheelsONfire wrote: When we ride disc brakes the whole deal of braking is just like a leaving a fart. It happens and then it's over. Nothing planned and nothing to get nervous for.

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Exposure trace. It's tiny and in daybright mode, nobody is gonna miss you coming

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Nefarious86 wrote:
Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:54 am
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This is exactly what I am trying to avoid. That's a lazer cannon.
naylor343 wrote:
Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:19 am
Exposure trace. It's tiny and in daybright mode, nobody is gonna miss you coming
I have lots of handlebar mount options. Looking for under Garmin/K Edge mount style.
TonyM wrote:
Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:55 am
https://fabric.cc/wp-content/uploads/20 ... 50x750.jpg
https://fabric.cc/products/lights/lumar ... ont-light/
Available next month in Canada I have been told...
Jackpot but.... under the Garmin would be better and the battery life on the lowest setting is bit lacking.
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wheelsONfire wrote: When we ride disc brakes the whole deal of braking is just like a leaving a fart. It happens and then it's over. Nothing planned and nothing to get nervous for.

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Double post.
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wheelsONfire wrote: When we ride disc brakes the whole deal of braking is just like a leaving a fart. It happens and then it's over. Nothing planned and nothing to get nervous for.

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Double double post. :oops:
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wheelsONfire wrote: When we ride disc brakes the whole deal of braking is just like a leaving a fart. It happens and then it's over. Nothing planned and nothing to get nervous for.

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Triple double post? gotta be some sort of record. Wtf is with my browser?
wheelsONfire wrote: When we ride disc brakes the whole deal of braking is just like a leaving a fart. It happens and then it's over. Nothing planned and nothing to get nervous for.

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It's easy to mount a trace under a Garmin, take a look at the raceware site.

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https://www.trekbikes.com/ca/en_CA/equi ... Code=black Blendr mount should be Go-pro compatible.

http://www.lezyne.com/product-led-sport ... p2BAejwbGg Looks like you can replace the rubber band mount with a Go-pro interface, but that'll be an additional purchase.

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Other "minimalist lights are the Knog "be seen" lights:

I use the Blinder mini dot:
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https://www.knog.com.au/bike-lights/be- ... i-dot.html

and have also the following lights for more power in case....
https://www.knog.com.au/bike-lights/be- ... hippy.html
https://www.knog.com.au/bike-lights/be- ... niner.html
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I'm not sure how small you're hoping to go, but I don't know if you're going to get exactly what you're looking for.

Blinkers/be-seen lights are typically going to be run as flash/strobes, so they're not going to need a huge battery to get decent run times. Without the need for a huge battery, there's no incentive for a manufacturer to increase the size/cost to put it in a more complicated housing that's go-pro compatible when they can put it in something held on with a silicone band.

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I have the mini dot front and rear, and they works great as just minimalist blinkers.

The front dot its pretty much useless as a "real" light in the dark as expected, but they both works good as a "to-be-seen" light

I recommend them. I actually use the front dot as my night runs light as well. I can wear it on my finger like a ring and it does a good job as a blinker, and do a much better job in the dark then riding because of the much slower speed. but still, lights are limited.

I wonder how much better is the mini chippy and mini niner, though they are rated as the same output (lumen)
TonyM wrote:
Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:06 pm
Other "minimalist lights are the Knog "be seen" lights:

I use the Blinder mini dot:
Image
https://www.knog.com.au/bike-lights/be- ... i-dot.html

and have also the following lights for more power in case....
https://www.knog.com.au/bike-lights/be- ... hippy.html
https://www.knog.com.au/bike-lights/be- ... niner.html

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Found my own answer here:

http://www.londoncyclist.co.uk/knog-bli ... ni-review/

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stockae92 wrote:
Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:47 am
I have the mini dot front and rear, and they works great as just minimalist blinkers.

The front dot its pretty much useless as a "real" light in the dark as expected, but they both works good as a "to-be-seen" light

I recommend them. I actually use the front dot as my night runs light as well. I can wear it on my finger like a ring and it does a good job as a blinker, and do a much better job in the dark then riding because of the much slower speed. but still, lights are limited.

I wonder how much better is the mini chippy and mini niner, though they are rated as the same output (lumen)
TonyM wrote:
Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:06 pm
Other "minimalist lights are the Knog "be seen" lights:

I use the Blinder mini dot:
Image
https://www.knog.com.au/bike-lights/be- ... i-dot.html

and have also the following lights for more power in case....
https://www.knog.com.au/bike-lights/be- ... hippy.html
https://www.knog.com.au/bike-lights/be- ... niner.html

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