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    Helmet Mounting a Light to my Bell Faction

    So, I've got an inexpensive 5 LED light from Hong Kong on it's way, and reading here today is making me think of maybe a Fenix L2D, but here's my problem. I use a Bell Faction helmet (more protection than most, plus I feel like it makes me look marginally less of a dork), but the vents are pretty widely spaced. How to mount, that's what I'm wondering?


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    No comment on your question but Pratchett is one of my favorites. Quite entertaining.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dalmore View Post
    No comment on your question but Pratchett is one of my favorites. Quite entertaining.
    That he is. If you read too many, it becomes a bit laboured, but I like to occasionally interleave one with heavier reading, and I happened last night to be at a friends house who has every last one of them! Enough of this, back to my helmet related difficulties.

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    In the absence of any suggestions here......

    Today in London I saw a guy with a Faction, and he'd duct taped a light to it. It was ugly, and I don't want to do it. Come on people, any thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sammyboy View Post
    In the absence of any suggestions here......

    Today in London I saw a guy with a Faction, and he'd duct taped a light to it. It was ugly, and I don't want to do it. Come on people, any thoughts?
    Could you use a bikeblock/cycloblock across a pair of top vents that are on one side? velcro in the top front left vent and up out of the middle front left vent *shrug*

    I tried to find what your faction lights looked like I saw one that looked like a 5 LED flashlight similar to the fenix which is whyt he above might work.
    Someone had suggested using synthetic wine cork to adjust the angle of the light/bikeblock.

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    My main concern was whether the vents were too far apart for something like the bikeblock to work. They're over an inch apart, which is a lot of flat for something that's designed to sit on a bar that has that is it's diameter. The mount would be appropriate enough for the light (pic below), which though not that similar to the Fenix, is pretty much flashlight shaped. What is the block made of? Could I trim away the curved part and make it flat fairly easily, without compromising it's structural integrity? I'm guessing if it didn't have the radiused bit to fit on the bars, it'd work well.


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    Velcro cable ties, you can join them together to make what ever length you need, then use another piece of velcro (make sure you get the right hook or loop orientation) to make a tight sleeve to go over the light body. Get a piece of thin high density foam to go between the light body and helmet and strap everything together.

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    This is good thinking, and I like it. Thankyou!

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