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Old 06-08-08, 04:18 PM   #1
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Mount for a flashlight?

Back when I used to deliver pizza I found a really nice flashlight online for lighting up the house numbers (Fenix L1S). I don't deliver pizza any more, so I don't have a huge use for the flashlight, and now I'm getting into riding my bike, and I'm wondering if there is anything I can use to mount it to my bike.

The flashlight looks like this:


It's the bottom one in both pictures.

Does anyone have any suggestions? Any ideas for something I can mount it with? It'd be excellent if I could control the direction that it pointed, and even better if the flashlight could be removed fairly easily, but anything is better than having to use some duct tape .

PS. if anyone is looking for a good relatively cheap flashlight, the L1S is great!
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Old 06-08-08, 04:27 PM   #2
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NVM, after looking for a long time online, the second after I post this I find the answer in another forum...

https://www.fenix-store.com/product_...roducts_id=274

Thanks!
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Universal Bicycle Mount $1.90 shipped free. Buy two, there sort of cheap (quality).
http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.8274

Get a few blinkies as well. Look around as theres lots of neat stuff and everything includes free shipping. Just don't be in too big a hurry for it.
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Old 06-08-08, 07:20 PM   #4
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NVM, after looking for a long time online, the second after I post this I find the answer in another forum...

https://www.fenix-store.com/product_...roducts_id=274
Yeah a while ago I was looking for a mount for my LED torch and found the Twofish mounts.

I was going to recommend the Lockblock for a AA tube, and the Cycloblock for a CR123A tube. The Lockblock is fine for your little flashlight, but for bigger flashlights the Cycloblock has more robust straps, they look like they would last longer. A very simple design, the rubber grips everything securely.
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Alright thanks very much guys. I'm going to get the Lockblock. Has anyone had any experience with the Fenix 360 mount? I'm not sure if I really need to be able to change the direction of the flashlight, but it's something worth looking into. It looks like it might hold the flashlight a little more securely. Has anyone used it? Does it hold the flashlight securely? Does the flashlight twist all over the place when you don't want it to? That's one worry I have about it. The link is here:

https://www.fenix-store.com/product_...roducts_id=388
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Yes, a few people have used that swivel mount. I am one of them. The idea is good, but it is rather sloppy. Does not hold the light very steady. For the Fenix, I would go with the two fish rubber mount.
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Old 06-10-08, 07:06 PM   #7
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is the deal extreme site reliable because the prices were pretty good
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DX is pretty reliable... but I would rather have Twofish lockblocks which are more durable and a little more versatile. I use Twofish lockblocks for flashlights of all sorts of sizes (barring MagLight C and D sizes) and to hold my Kryptonite cable.
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You know, with zip ties you can turn almost anything into a handlebar mount.

Get creative. See what you can come up with.
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been using the lockblocks for years now, they are quick easy and mount is secure.

if ordering from fenix site, use CPF8 for an 8% discount
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Flashlight Mounts

Two plastic reflector mounts bolted together where the reflectors usually go does the trick for me. Go to Lowes and get a wing bolt and washer to replace the one bolt on the mount that the flashlight slides into for easy mount/dismount.
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Universal Bicycle Mount $1.90 shipped free. Buy two, there sort of cheap (quality).
http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.8274

Get a few blinkies as well. Look around as theres lots of neat stuff and everything includes free shipping. Just don't be in too big a hurry for it.
Con: says not suitable for Fenixes. ???????
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Universal Bicycle Mount $1.90 shipped free. Buy two, there sort of cheap (quality).
http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.8274

Get a few blinkies as well. Look around as theres lots of neat stuff and everything includes free shipping. Just don't be in too big a hurry for it.
Con: says not suitable for Fenixes or AA/AAA lights. ???????
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Yes, a few people have used that swivel mount. I am one of them. The idea is good, but it is rather sloppy. Does not hold the light very steady. For the Fenix, I would go with the two fish rubber mount.
This is the overwhelming consensus from what I have read, which has been extensive unless there has been a very recent redesign improvement of this mount.
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I always used two hose clamps (the metal band type with slots cut in it and a worm gear to tighten with a nut-driver.)
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When I was commuting by bike at university, I needed a light to legally ride at night. I had a 3-D-cell maglite in my truck. I discovered it fit perfectly inside 1.5 inch PVC drain pipe.
So I cut an eight inch piece of the plastic drain pipe. I fit it onto the ten speed's handlebars with a couple of bungees. (You could also use duct tape.) I slid the flashlight into the PVC pipe and rode off. When I got to where I was going, the flashlight slipped right out, and I carried it with me. Yes, this is a bit on the heavy side, but it works great.
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Regarding the Fenix 360 mount; Its not a terrible mount, but the slack in the rotating mechanism is noticeable when you play around with it. Oddly enough though, on the bike I don't notice any significant movement. Its really easy to install and use as well, only downside other than a little slop is that it's a bit big. Based on all the compliments I hear about the lockblocks I'd say its the better choice though. It's too bad the execution of the Fenix mount wasn't a little tighter, to me it is the perfect way to mount something and if I I designed my own mount it'd be nearly identical, just tighter.
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maglite special

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When I was commuting by bike at university, I needed a light to legally ride at night. I had a 3-D-cell maglite in my truck. I discovered it fit perfectly inside 1.5 inch PVC drain pipe.
So I cut an eight inch piece of the plastic drain pipe. I fit it onto the ten speed's handlebars with a couple of bungees. (You could also use duct tape.) I slid the flashlight into the PVC pipe and rode off. When I got to where I was going, the flashlight slipped right out, and I carried it with me. Yes, this is a bit on the heavy side, but it works great.
I use a similar set up with my maglite. I attach it using a touchdown clamp for pipes from Lowes. The setup doesn't look fancy, but the maglite puts out the adjustable beam light for the 5:30 start in the morning. Never thought of the PVC drain pipe. Will go look for a short piece.

Thanks for sharing.
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