In the most recent post in this series I noted that I had some left over PVC pipe after my front light installation and I pondered what to do with it. For a long time I had not really been happy with my rear light situation. A while back I installed a rather large basket on top of my rear rack and the only rear light I was riding with was attached to my rack, which as you can see from the green arrow, is not as long as the basket. The light was visible from this position, but mainly from a distance.
The basket construction is not really conducive to light bracket installation, however with a piece of PVC pipe, a pipe clamp and some zip ties . . .
As with the front installation, I decided to install two lights as opposed to just one. You never know when one light might go out and with two you are pretty darn certain to always have rear blinky coverage - plus, I had the space so why not use it?
In the last post I had also noted that those who left a comment would be considered for a bikehacks.com sticker giveaway.
I am happy to say that I have decided that everyone is a winner. Joe, John, Ron, Beth, Korina, C Thomas, and Glenn, you all will receive a sticker pack in the mail. All but John left an email address for follow up, John - send me a message via our Submit Your Hack link with your full name and postal address.
If any readers out there have used PVC pipe or wooden dowels for hacks, feel free to contact us for posting.