Stupid Cateye rear light

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  • The long one which everyone seems to have (i think its called Cateye TL LD600).

    I have had mine for years and everything about it is perfect apart from the stupid button on it which means its always on in my bag. Has anyone found a way of doing something to do the button so its harder for it to get turned on? I was thinking of taking off the grey rubber bit and seeing if there was like a small recessed button in there which i could push with a fingernail or something. But I dont want to do it before i hear if anyone else has first to save screwing it up.

  • Hmm... good point, common annoyance.

    How about a thin strip of a plastic bottle stuck either side of the button and wrapping over the button.

    This way the button couldn't be just knocked, you'd have to push the plastic to the point where it bent to make contact and turn it on.

  • Remove da Batt'reez.

  • It has the hardest to put in and take out batteries of pretty much anything i have ever put batteries in!

    Davdi - how would you attach the bit of bottle?

  • Give me a moment... I'll knock up an image.

  • On the left is the original, on the right is after the plastic is stuck on.

    It would create a convex curve over the button that would need to be depressed to touch the button.

  • Oh i get it - so just superglue it to the side of the light... Yup sounds good.

  • Superglue or a little strip of duck tape.

    Just create a little curve of plastic.

    Got the idea from how keys used to be made for old pocket calculators.

  • Leave it. You never know when you might be hit from behind while walking!

    (ignore hippy he's drink agin!)

  • velocity boy Superglue or a little strip of duck tape.

    Just create a little curve of plastic.

    Got the idea from how keys used to be made for old pocket calculators.

    this man knows all.

  • Cateye moved the button on the 610 because of this issue.
    The button has moved, changed shape and is now a bit harder to press, I have one and I cannot see it turning on in your bag. It also has much improved optics and brighter LED's

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Stupid Cateye rear light

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