Rear light bodging

I have a bike. I don't use it. This needs to change.

Problem was, my commute is mostly during the evening and in winter, this is in the dark. So, for legal and safety reasons, I haven't commuted under my own power for a while. Now, I can.

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I wanted a rear light that used AA batteries so I can standardise on them for all of my kit. I will be migrating to rechargable ones shortly, once my current stash of AA batteries runs out.

The problem with this light is there is no real attachment point for it. There are some mouldings on the inside to hold bolts in place but nothing else.

[caption id="attachment_266" align="aligncenter" width="300"]IMG_20140124_103207 Internal mouldings[/caption]

However, the existing reflector on the bike has some sort of bracket holding it on. Wheels began to turn and ideas were formulated.

IMG_20140124_103738IMG_20140124_103930IMG_20140124_104138Drilling commenced.

IMG_20140124_104900IMG_20140124_104917IMG_20140124_105314Job done.

IMG_20140124_105718IMG_20140124_105732I can now cycle to and from work with less excuse for drivers to hit me. Whether or not they will pay attention is another matter.