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Topic - Auto lights - cat eye or others? + pannier rack?

geebus - on 16 Sep 2012
I've been using my newly purchased hybrid a fair bit for getting around in my local town.
As the days are getting shorter, could really do with some lighting.

On my electric bike I had a seat that had an LED rear light that when turned on would only activate when moving. I found this useful as I left them on enough times.

So, fancy some 'auto' lights: seems the cat eye reflex auto are the main choice.
I also like that they just look like reflectors. As I've got a fairly cheap bike (specialised Globe Vienna 1) and it's being left around town etc, it'd be nice for it to be nothing too conspicuous.

Any cheaper options. Any reasons I shouldn't go for them?

I would be using a separate half decent head torch or bar mounted light if I needed lots of lumens.

Also, need a pannier rack to take some existing panniers. Decided I want one with a spring clip so they can be easily removed as I got annoyed with tying on and off the ones on my electric bike.
Was thinking this: http://goo.gl/EEagM (lighter, but maybe not as strong?)
Or this: http://goo.gl/WDYpT (reasonably heavy, but should take a fair bit of abuse I'd hope.)
Any thoughts?
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