Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets HRM, GPS, MP3, HID. Whether it's got an acronym or not, here's where you'll find discussions on all sorts of tools, toys and gadgets.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-28-07, 09:49 AM   #1
uprightbent
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Washington DC area
Bikes:
Posts: 254
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Headlight mounting ideas-Not on handlebar

What I'd like is something like the nice dynamo powered headlights (Busch & Meuller) mounted over the front brake with some type of adapter arm thing? Something that doesn't take up more space on the handlebar or get blocked by my handlebar bag & cables. Battery power preferred. I know Sheldon Brown had a photo of a bracket rig he made attached to the front axle which brought the light beam right down to the road level. Again something in the centerline of the frame over the front caliper seems best.
uprightbent is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-07, 10:33 AM   #2
rodrigaj
Senior Member
 
rodrigaj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Madison, WI
Bikes:
Posts: 1,126
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
http://www.terracycle.com/Merchant2/...ory_Code=Acmts
rodrigaj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-07, 12:09 PM   #3
rhm
multimodal commuter
 
rhm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: NJ, NYC, LI
Bikes: 1940s Fothergill, 1959 Allegro Special, 1963? Claud Butler Olympic Sprint, Lambert 'Clubman', 1974 Fuji "the Ace", 1976 Holdsworth 650b conversion rando bike, 1983 Trek 720 tourer, 1984 Counterpoint Opus II, 1993 Basso Gap, 2010 Downtube 8h, and...
Posts: 15,836
Mentioned: 31 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 119 Post(s)
Here's what I did. The aluminum piece was part of a junked V-brake. It's really tough.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg P1010014.JPG (65.1 KB, 23 views)
rhm is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-07, 01:24 PM   #4
znomit
Zoom zoom zoom zoom bonk
 
znomit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: New Zealand
Bikes: Giant Defy Composite,Trek 1.7c, Specy Hardrock, Nishiki SL1, Jamis Commuter
Posts: 3,331
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9 Post(s)
My homemade LED lights are both mounted in this location.
For the MTB its a bit low(lots of shadows on the trail) but fine with a helmet light.

http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...d.php?t=174539.

For the road bike it is excellent. Its nice to get things off the handlebars. You need to mount it high enough so the front tyre doesn't cast a shadow... perhaps a little higher than mine is mounted!

http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...d.php?t=171415

znomit is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:17 PM.