Front light with bar bag?

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Re: Front light with bar bag?

Postby drossall » 3 Dec 2019, 9:04pm

horizon wrote:Not sure how the world would have got on had SJS not made them.

I'd be amazed if SJS didn't have something to suit almost any such requirement.

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Re: Front light with bar bag?

Postby tincaman » 4 Dec 2019, 9:14pm

PH wrote:
Norman H wrote:There's also this if your bar bag uses R&K Klick Fix fitting.

I bought one of those in the hope of mounting a light on it, but it faces backwards and doesn't lift a light high enough for the beam to clear a bag, none of my three anyway.

I have the same problem, I fitted that accessory holder and then one of these on top of that Clears the bag nicely now

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Re: Front light with bar bag?

Postby backnotes » 5 Dec 2019, 10:50pm

If you are as lacking in foresight as me, and habitually turn your bike upside down to mend punctures, then with the extender bars that stick up above the bag, you may realise for the first time that you can't do this as easily, or at all, the first time you have a puncture! It's not a deal-breaker, and will depend on the design and strength of the extender, but it's something that mounting the light somewhere below the bar bag avoids.

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Re: Front light with bar bag?

Postby Jdsk » 6 Dec 2019, 12:45pm

On my Dawes tourer the bar bag is high enough to fit the main headlamp to the fork crown. Computers and other lights then go on an extension bar that's above the handlebar stem.

On my wife's Dawes tourer the main headlamp is on the RH fork, the bar bag is lower, and the extension bar is integrated with a handlebar spacer. That last bit works because the bar bag is lower than it can be with my set-up.

If a headlamp on the fork is too low you can do something similar on the brake fittings, again with bits from SJS.


PS: We also have a bar bag with the extension bar screwed to the floor which wobbles as described above.