I have a Surly cross check that I built last spring as a commute beast.
Im re-doing my bars and shifters and im adding a Real handlebar bag , I also did a home brew light set up that works great.
I have the lights on the fork blades right now but they get in the way and get filthy in crappy weather not to mention look strange.
I was thinking of taking the lights off untill next fall unless I could mount them in a nicer location.
Im one of those folks with a long torso and this combined with the High Bottom bracket on the cross check gives me a very large 5.5 " +- worth of stack height. dang 700C wheels!!
so I was thinking Why not 3 stems vs all them spacers? I do believe I have the "Space"
TOP STEM: my bars, emergency light mount(small LED) ,My hands ,computer (someday maybe)
NEXT STEM DOWN: Ortlieb handle bar bag .
LAST STEM DOWN: Both my MR16 Lights (nice and out of the way) and streamed line enough to leave them on the bike even though I wont need them untill fall.
An Inquiering mind would like to know?
many thanks "John"