Alternate ways of mounting front lights

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Annoying Twit
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Alternate ways of mounting front lights

Postby Annoying Twit » 6 Nov 2016, 8:27pm

I'm having a bit of trouble with handlebar space. With lights, bell, and computer, there isn't really enough space for my hands on the handlebars of one of my bikes.

Is there some way of attaching something to give me more real estate? E.g. some sort of bar that will attach to my handlebar stem?

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Re: Alternate ways of mounting front lights

Postby Brucey » 6 Nov 2016, 8:31pm

'Minoura space bar' and the like. There are many different products that do this kind of thing.

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Re: Alternate ways of mounting front lights

Postby reohn2 » 6 Nov 2016, 8:32pm

There are quite a few options scroll down this page for most of them:- https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/accessory-fitting-brackets/
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Re: Alternate ways of mounting front lights

Postby AaronR » 6 Nov 2016, 8:34pm

https://www.google.co.uk/?gws_rd=ssl#q= ... ce%20mount

Minoura is very good, as is Topeak - find one you like, then try ebay for the copies :)

Ty SJS for alternate and replacement brackets for just about everything

https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/front-light-brackets/

I have one of these

https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/lighting-sp ... 4mm-mount/

In the shed somewhere, found it very useful, you are welcome to it if you are local to Southampton

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Re: Alternate ways of mounting front lights

Postby gaz » 6 Nov 2016, 8:39pm

Tiramisu clamps with either a short bit chopped off the supplied bars or if you need something longer any 22.2 diameter tube will fit.
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Re: Alternate ways of mounting front lights

Postby Richard D » 6 Nov 2016, 9:30pm

I use a Minoura Head Space mount. Swap out a spacer, and outs my main light out of the way somewhere under my Garmin (which sits on a conventional handlebar mount).

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Re: Alternate ways of mounting front lights

Postby Annoying Twit » 6 Nov 2016, 10:11pm

Thanks for the replies. Now that I know some words to search for, I can find them.

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Re: Alternate ways of mounting front lights

Postby bohrsatom » 6 Nov 2016, 10:20pm

Another idea - also available from SJS Cycles - are these: https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/lighting-sp ... ght-mount/

They replace the opposite side of your QR skewer and allow you to mount your lights at hub-level.

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Re: Alternate ways of mounting front lights

Postby MikeF » 6 Nov 2016, 10:44pm

Alternative ways are probably what you want rather than alternate ways. :wink:
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Re: Alternate ways of mounting front lights

Postby Redvee » 7 Nov 2016, 12:19am

Annoying Twit wrote:Ithere isn't really enough space for my hands on the handlebars of one of my bikes.


If there isn't space for your hands on the bars then use one of them to hold a light :lol:

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Re: Alternate ways of mounting front lights

Postby Annoying Twit » 7 Nov 2016, 6:11am

MikeF wrote:Alternative ways are probably what you want rather than alternate ways. :wink:


Ah, mea culpa.

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Re: Alternate ways of mounting front lights

Postby asinus » 11 Nov 2016, 9:27pm

There's a simple low-cost way of doing this - bolt a piece of old handlebar to the reflector bracket as in the picture. Much better than spacebar IMO, as it doesn't get in the way of turning the bike upside down.
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Eyebrox
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Re: Alternate ways of mounting front lights

Postby Eyebrox » 12 Nov 2016, 1:11am

I have my front light on the right side of the fork. Does the job fine.

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Re: Alternate ways of mounting front lights

Postby PJ520 » 12 Nov 2016, 5:19am

If you have an Ortlieb bar bag they sell an adapter you can mount lights, GPS, etc. on. I wouldn't recommend them I've broken two: one when my bike fell over, the other just riding across root bumps, the thing just snapped. And they are quite expensive IMO
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Re: Alternate ways of mounting front lights

Postby Annoying Twit » 12 Nov 2016, 3:18pm

Eyebrox wrote:I have my front light on the right side of the fork. Does the job fine.


The bike I most want to light for out of town night riding has carbon forks which are oddly shaped. I think if I could find a light with the same fitting as the CatEye TL-LD500 rear light, then that might work.