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Another method of installing real lights on A-bike

Postby Amuro Lee on Thu Aug 09, 2007 9:57 am

When you install a conventional tail light on the A-bike, you'll find that the light interfere with the folding. So you have to twist the light to the opposite side before folding the bike and twist it back after unfolding the bike. This additional step makes some people feel inconvenient.

Someone in Hong Kong has installed real lights on his A-bike by inserting LEDs directly into the back of the saddle which prevent the real lights from affecting the folding mechanism.

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Postby newcross on Tue Aug 14, 2007 11:41 am

Amuro Lee, please send my admiration to the HK user. It's so cool! :shock:

How does he turn the light on/off by the way :?:
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Postby Amuro Lee on Wed Aug 15, 2007 7:35 pm

newcross wrote:Amuro Lee, please send my admiration to the HK user. It's so cool! :shock:
How does he turn the light on/off by the way :?:

I've sent your admiration to him already. :)

He cut a rectangular hole under the saddle for the switch.
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Postby kenwshmt2 on Wed Aug 15, 2007 7:45 pm

Thats brilliant.

I didn't realize the seats were hollow, I expected solid foam.
I will have to explore the possibilities of what might be put into them.
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Postby Amuro Lee on Thu Aug 16, 2007 4:45 am

kenwshmt2 wrote:Thats brilliant.
I didn't realize the seats were hollow, I expected solid foam.
I will have to explore the possibilities of what might be put into them.

Sorry! I forgot to mention that the saddle is not the original one. The user didn't want to drill holes on his original saddle, so he used an imitation instead. Moreover, the imitation is wider than the original one that he could install 3 LEDs on both sides. Only 2 LEDs could be installed on both sides if he used the original saddle.
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Postby kenwshmt2 on Thu Aug 16, 2007 1:08 pm

I like the smaller seat, I find it more comfortable than the copys larger one.
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I wonder if Sinclair will bring out a lighting set.

Postby Mucklegipe on Sat Dec 08, 2007 8:29 pm

I wonder if Sinclair will bring out lights that fit the A-Bike. I think they should!

Hell they may even get the people who have got fake bikes buying them as well as us!

The fake / copy seats are softer as well, well mine is!

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Postby Sherlock Holmes on Sun Dec 09, 2007 4:51 am

I think that would be wonderful if Sinclair started selling A-bike lights as optional accessories on their website. I have been riding my A-bike home in the dark recently, and it has gotten me kind of nervous.

That is really a fantastic idea about sticking the lights in the seat. I might have to try that. Are they bright enough/big enough, though, to alert a car driving up behind you? Do they have any problems with their shirt or coat covering up the lights?
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Postby kenwshmt2 on Mon Dec 10, 2007 5:54 pm

http://www.razorama.com/handlebar-lights.html

something like that maybe? lights at the end of the handlebars?
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Postby JazJon on Sat Apr 26, 2008 11:16 pm

I too would like to see them offer an official made to fit light for the a-bike. I'll have to dig around google or my local bike store. Some of the options i"ve seen people cum up with in the forums here arent too bad. I might just settle for a light the clips to my backpack or shirt/jacket in the end.
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