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Old 04-09-11, 02:08 PM   #1
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headlight mounting bracket

I recently got a Raleigh headlight hanger for my bike,..the type with the Raleigh logo that fits on the handlebar stem. I got a light that I want to mount to it, but cant find the proper bracket. Are there any 'reproductions' being made of this item ?

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Old 04-09-11, 02:23 PM   #2
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Last I heard YellowJersey had them.

You'll have to call them as their website is a bit...disjointed...

Hopefully they are in a helpful mood and can hook you up.
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Last I heard YellowJersey had them.

You'll have to call them as their website is a bit...disjointed...

Hopefully they are in a helpful mood and can hook you up.
Thanks!, just emailed them and will call if no response
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Thanks!, just emailed them and will call if no response
They are kind of a weird shop and their customer service is a bit...spotty. The owner can be a bit on the moody side and if you catch him on a bad day it can sometimes be a bit strange of an experience.

He has a lot of vintage 3-speed stuff though and at one time even imported and set up the Indian-made Eastman bikes. There are very few shops these days with the old stock of stuff they have so it is worth it to put up with the odd behavior they sometimes exhibit there. Looking at that web site is wild sometimes. It is almost like it is still 1993 and the whole internet is still AOL and/or Compuserve.

Good luck. I hope they have some clamps left. Try not to get on his bad side right away if/when you call...

If you fail and just can't find one I can show you how to make a DIY one out of a conduit clamp if you are handy.
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Good luck. I hope they have some clamps left. Try not to get on his bad side right away if/when you call...

If you fail and just can't find one I can show you how to make a DIY one out of a conduit clamp if you are handy.
Hi, I'd like to see what you made for a clamp. YellowJ emailed that the clamp would be $20 ! , and $8 for shipping, ouch!
Thankyou!! ,dave
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Just won a pair of the appropriate brackets on eBay... only the second time I've seen them come up!
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If you fail and just can't find one I can show you how to make a DIY one out of a conduit clamp if you are handy.[/QUOTE]


I just made this from a 1" conduit hanger,..dont know if this is what you made ?

It works, but the metal should be thicker, I think it will get to a point that it wont tighten anymore..
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Just won a pair of the appropriate brackets on eBay... only the second time I've seen them come up!
Good score !!!!
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I shortend the bracket up and works/looks better, What ya think ?
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nice!
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Nice work.

A headlight bracket is just a couple of bent bits of metal with a hole in them. It doesn't take much to make or modify these. A vise, some metal, a drill, hacksaw or coping saw. Viola!
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Where did you get the hanger? what did it look like before you modified it so I know what to look for?
Thanks for any addl info
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One of these is a good start -already has a hole in it. Buy a longer one so you have enough metal length to work with.

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i need one of those too - I bought an LED repro light that looks great but I just connected it off center with a hardware store bokt and washer
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neondave,
Where did you get the hanger? what did it look like before you modified it so I know what to look for?
Thanks for any addl info
Here is a couple of pics of the 'conduit hanger' before mods. It was a 1" size, I got from the Lows store.

I started by cutting it in half, then worked it from there. Flattining the curved piece with a hammer, etc. I dont even have a bench vice, it was all done on on the floor with a hammer, vicegrips,screwdriver , etc
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Thanks Neondave. I'm just about finished with mine.
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