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Old 04-09-09, 07:22 AM   #1
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DIY Fork Light Mount

This is if those who have the appropriate braze on.

Use one old 7/16" spark plug socket. These spark plugs sockets are nice because they have the rubber on the inside that grips the end of the plug. The plug will have some play in it and will hold because of the rubber fitting inside. The following is self explanatory.







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Use a nylon bolt, not a steel bolt.
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Nylon bolt? I'll have to actually go buy one. Any good reason?
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Nylon bolt? I'll have to actually go buy one. Any good reason?
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And the fact that the nylon will snap off in a collision or wreck, and not tear the brazeon out of the fork.
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And the fact that the nylon will snap off in a collision or wreck, and not tear the brazeon out of the fork.
You got it
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Good idea.
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Nice idea..here is another common solution to the problem, but this one can be done on forks without eyelets.

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Nice idea..here is another common solution to the problem, but this one can be done on forks without eyelets.


I'm not very keen on anything that can come loose and swing into the front wheel.......


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http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product...00_10000_19005

I just bought five of these (two for night road bike, one for fixed gear, and spares). I'll review it when they arrive...
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I'm not very keen on anything that can come loose and swing into the front wheel.......

Actually that thing was so strong that I could pick the bike up with it. Never ever hinted at coming loose. I no longer use this anyway since I got a Dinotte. But I know folks who still do and I have never heard of them having a problem either. In fact, the only fork mounted knob that I have knowledge of failing was a commercial model.
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Actually that thing was so strong that I could pick the bike up with it. Never ever hinted at coming loose.
And you'd be singing a different tune if it had......

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I just bought five of these (two for night road bike, one for fixed gear, and spares). I'll review it when they arrive...
There is a trick to putting those on. Although you can do it with the hardware provided, it helps to have a longer bolt and use that to start and set the whole system. After you get it where you want, put the original bolt back in.
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There is a trick to putting those on. Although you can do it with the hardware provided, it helps to have a longer bolt and use that to start and set the whole system. After you get it where you want, put the original bolt back in.
Don't you have to be careful not to put a dent in the fork leg if you do that ?
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I just bought five of these (two for night road bike, one for fixed gear, and spares). I'll review it when they arrive...
Can you let me know the diameter of the tube ?

I could do with some as well.

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Don't you have to be careful not to put a dent in the fork leg if you do that ?
Nope. All you need to do is pull the sheet metal up enough into the tube part. Either that or you can try to bend the sheet metal.
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They don't seem to be available over here.
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