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    Exclamation Light conundrum.....

    So my light that I got as a present from Performance crapped out and I returned it for credit.
    I've yet to order a different one...

    I previously used two Cateye EL300s as commuting lights but have given them to
    my wife for her to use.

    We usually ride our bikes to 4th of July Fireworks and do a night ride on the way back.

    But, for my birthday a few days ago, a friend got me two 28 led flashlights that are absurdly
    bright that runs on 3 AAA batteries and have aluminum casings. That's 56 white leds in total!

    I can't think of a way to mount these on my mountain bike but I have thought of a way to
    mount them: rubberband them to the flat part of my drop bars on my road bike.

    Anyone have any other ideas? They're basically short cylindrical aluminum tubes
    with a light head on one end and a battery cap on the other and the switch is at
    the end and it's a push switch.

    If I have one on the underside of each drop bar it ought to produce some spectacular
    illumination (or at least better than two Cateye EL300s).

    Ideas anyone?
    Last edited by aliensporebomb; 07-03-07 at 11:55 AM. Reason: brief edit for typo

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    Update:

    See http://pod.ath.cx/leds/

    I had 61 white leds running on the bike tonight. Two 28 led flashlights against the
    lower flat portions of my drop bars and one cateye EL300 up above.

    I rode to a fireworks display, met up with a friend, then rode home. He had a 15
    watt halogen system (apparently with a failing battery, it was running a little dim)
    and then my setup.

    It seemed to work well, the Cateye was aimed at the road so I could see where
    I was going and what I was doing. The other two were acting more as ambient
    light producers ("ditch lights" if you will) and allowed motorists to see me very
    clearly I suspect - I was lighting up reflective street signs from two to three
    blocks away.

    Give it a try! I think next time I might try hose clamps.

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    on light duty due to illness; please contact my assistants for forum issues. They are Siu Blue Wind, or CbadRider or the other 3 star folk. I am currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes. I am making good progress, happily.


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    Oh, thanks Tom, that's a lot more elegant than the solution I was using. Perfect!

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    Quote Originally Posted by aliensporebomb
    Oh, thanks Tom, that's a lot more elegant than the solution I was using. Perfect!
    No worries! Google is my brain!
    on light duty due to illness; please contact my assistants for forum issues. They are Siu Blue Wind, or CbadRider or the other 3 star folk. I am currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes. I am making good progress, happily.


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    get a couple of big thick neoprene "O" rings and use them on the light like the pic Tom posted above

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    Recycle.
    I had a plastic clamp on my handlebars, but the headlight had bitten the dust.
    I took a cordless drill and made two holes in the clamp.
    Next , I ran a piece of 18 gauge bare wire through the holes.
    I tied down a 1 LED, 3 AAA aluminum flashlight.
    It's not the brightest light in the world, but it runs a long time on batteries.

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    try this out:
    works for Mag-Lights, and Cree Edition Tactical Flashlights
    Fenix L2D CE Quick Release Mount

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    Hi there
    Another barmount for flashlights is a Twofish Lockblock
    http://www.fenix-store.com/product_info.php?products_id=273
    They also have a 3pack for $14.50

    And a bit of discussion about them
    http://candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?t=168578

    Cheers
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