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    Easily transferable headlights

    I have a problem, and I don't think I'm alone on this forum: I have too many bikes. I would really like to be able to easily transfer headlights between bikes, rather than break out a screw driver to remount it just because I want to ride a different bike. It seems like a light with a rubber strap would do the job just fine, but I can't find a product like this. Does anyone have a good setup for transferring lights?

    I prefer LEDs that use regular batteries (I use rechargeables). Lights that require a water bottle holder mounted battery are no good, because half my bikes don't have one.

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    Look no further than DiNotte, (also available at Geoman Gear).

    O-ring mounting that's more secure than my NiteRider halogen, and models that use AA rechargables.

    I have a pair of 200Ls that I switch from bike to bike. Probably takes longer to write about it that it does to do it.

    If you contact Rob at DiNotte, he can fix you up with some extra stuff. For instance, I got some extra battery holders to make swapping spares easier, and I have extra velcro straps and battery bags that I leave mounted on the bikes. I just move the lights and battery holders.
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    Wow, this is exactly what I was looking for. Thanks!

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    Most Cat-eye lights are easy to move around.
    One of mine uses a rubber strap, the others have a thumb screw type deal to tighten them down... not sure if all of theirs are like this, but my 2 tail-lights and 2 headlights are thumbscrew, as well as the third headlight being a strap.

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    With the cateye a lot of the lights use the same mounting system and spares are cheap. I got one for road bike, commuter and MTB. (Actually I got 5 in total because I was using 2 el530s for the MTB and road). Nowhere near the brightness of the dinote though.
    Nightrider minewt uses a similar o-ring setup to the dinote, not sure if they do AA batteries or not, mine has LiIon

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsl View Post
    Look no further than DiNotte, (also available at Geoman Gear).

    O-ring mounting that's more secure than my NiteRider halogen, and models that use AA rechargables.

    I have a pair of 200Ls that I switch from bike to bike. Probably takes longer to write about it that it does to do it.

    If you contact Rob at DiNotte, he can fix you up with some extra stuff. For instance, I got some extra battery holders to make swapping spares easier, and I have extra velcro straps and battery bags that I leave mounted on the bikes. I just move the lights and battery holders.

    +1

    Easiest swapping light I have found. I also run twin 200L's on my bars.

    -D

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    Lupine lights use the o-ring mounting system also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gear View Post
    Lupine lights use the o-ring mounting system also.
    Just so happens that GeoMan sell that one too...

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    Fenix L2D-CE flashlight. Twofish lockblock mount. 135 lumens for 2.5 hours, 2AA batts, LED light. Problem solved.
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