Anti-theft bike lights

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  1. Jamey May 19, 2012 at 5:29 pm -  Reply

    Approx $100 (US) per light–and they’re not even rechargeable. It takes me all of 5 sec to put on or take off my front and rear Blackburn Flea blinkers. Total cost: $29.

    BlinkSteady are lovely, but represent nothing so much as the triumph of style over substance.

    • Nick F May 21, 2012 at 12:40 pm -  Reply

      BlinkSteady are lovely, but represent nothing so much as the triumph of style over substance.

      A first in the cycling world, for sure. Priced out a Pinarello or Vanilla lately?

      Don’t worry, I’m sure Blackburn will have a cheaper, dorkier knockoff in a year or two.

  2. Bubba Nicholson May 20, 2012 at 6:55 am -  Reply

    stick on LED lights would be cheaper, lighter, more aerodynamic, and useless if stolen.

  3. art May 22, 2012 at 2:18 pm -  Reply

    1) The big, flat top of this thing is just begging for solar recharg.
    2) What about a white light version integrated into a headset spacer?

    • James Thomas May 22, 2012 at 2:21 pm -  Reply

      I like that 2nd idea, Art. That would be a clean look…and definitely theft resistant.

  4. TimJ May 23, 2012 at 4:14 am -  Reply

    Indeed these are way too expensive. Our little lights, which pop on and off in a few seconds, cost €5 per set. They are only for “being seen”, but heck, I could by 20 sets for this price!

  5. SteveP January 7, 2013 at 3:08 am -  Reply

    Anything attached to a seatpost just makes that more attractive to streal. If you take the post/seat with you, any light is fine. A small, cheap LED that screws to a seat stay is the best solution. If cheap (under $10) no pro will bother stealing it and the screws (could be hex or Torx) will put off the kids that just take stuff ’cause they can.

  6. Jason Wang February 28, 2013 at 7:57 pm -  Reply

    The cheapest bicycle light is a $1 LED aluminum pocket flashlight available from many discount stores. Attach it to your handlebar or rear seatpost with a wide rubber band looped around the front and back of the flashlight. That’s it. It is as visible as more expensive lights, can be removed simply by pulling off the rubber band, and is cheap enough to replace if stolen.

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