Alternate ways of mounting front lights

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Eyebrox
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Re: Alternate ways of mounting front lights

Postby Eyebrox » 12 Nov 2016, 6:42pm

My fork is bladed but the light attaches easily with its rubber O ring. The light also pivots so you can position it to point at different distances from the wheel.

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Re: Alternate ways of mounting front lights

Postby Paulatic » 12 Nov 2016, 7:47pm

I think I've posted this before. It's still working anyways
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Re: Alternate ways of mounting front lights

Postby MikeF » 12 Nov 2016, 9:39pm

Keeping lights around handlebar height in my experience means they don't get so dirty. Also I think around that height is best for visibility ie as regards being seen, but that's just an opinion.
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Re: Alternate ways of mounting front lights

Postby mattsccm » 13 Nov 2016, 8:21am

Underneath solves most problems. You can overlap fitments

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Re: Alternate ways of mounting front lights

Postby Annoying Twit » 13 Nov 2016, 10:45am

mattsccm wrote:Underneath solves most problems. You can overlap fitments


Do you have photos of this strategy?

I wonder if anyone makes a quality bell/light combination that takes up one space bell above and light under.

EDIT: Oh, light plus electronic bell combination: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Yakamoz-Rechar ... horn+light

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Re: Alternate ways of mounting front lights

Postby mark a. » 13 Nov 2016, 11:33am

I think fork crown mounting is my favourite location. It's where most dynamo front lights go, and it works with battery lights too. Can be fiddly or impossible to set up, though, depending on your specific arrangement of bolt holes, bolt length, mudguard mounts, brake cables (esp. cantilever or V-brake) and whatnot.

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Re: Alternate ways of mounting front lights

Postby bogmyrtle » 13 Nov 2016, 8:01pm

Bar fitted extenders are ok as long as you have a level section of handlebar to fix it to. If the handlebars are shaped (as most so called flat bars are) then it is better to find a more suitable fixing point in order that the light is held straight.
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