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Old 11-06-07, 11:51 AM   #1
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Yet another DIY L2D helmet mount

When I got my L2D, I tried the TwoFish bikeblock but wasn't happy -- it didn't fit my helmet well and slipped around while riding. So I played around and came up with the mount below which works much better for me.

I used the large O-ring that came with my Dinnotte headlight, plus a plastic wine cork and a small O-ring from the hardware store. The big O-ring goes under a bar on the helmet and wraps around the front and back of the L2D to hold it on. The cork raises the front, and the small O-ring slides back and forth on the rear of the L2D to adjust the angle.

It holds its angle very well and is surprisingly secure. Last night, I didn't duck enough coming into the garage and banged it against the garage door as I rode in. The big O-ring sprung the light right back into place no problem.

The helmet I'm using right now is my commuting/winter training helmet, a Bell Metro. It'd take a little more surgery on the cork to get it to rest well on my Pneumo.
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Old 11-07-07, 10:41 PM   #2
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You should drink more of that wine with the excuse that you are manufacturing a new product.
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Old 11-08-07, 01:29 AM   #3
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Excellent! Thanks for the tip!
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I really like that mounting idea. With one of the newer composite "corks" in black it would even look elegant. Is the small o-ring just to prevent scraping?
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I really like that mounting idea. With one of the newer composite "corks" in black it would even look elegant. Is the small o-ring just to prevent scraping?
Hahahaha - Carbon Fibre cork FTW!
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I really like that mounting idea. With one of the newer composite "corks" in black it would even look elegant. Is the small o-ring just to prevent scraping?
You read my mind on the black cork. The one I've got is the newer kind, but the fake-cork color is a bit weird. Next time I get a bottle I'm going to look for one in black.

The small o-ring prevents scraping, yes, and it also gives a little grip to keep the rear from sliding around. The main reason, though, was that the helmet is tilting away from the light at that point, so I can adjust the angle by sliding the small o-ring forward and back.
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[QUOTE=The main reason, though, was that the helmet is tilting away from the light at that point, so I can adjust the angle by sliding the small o-ring forward and back.[/QUOTE]
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The *other* kind of night riding
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