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Old 10-24-09, 10:57 AM   #1
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New Magicshine Light for an Old Bike

I posted this over in C&V, but thought there may be some interest here too from a "what to do with the Magicshine battery pack" perspective.

I recently started riding my "82 vintage Gordon framed bike to work at night, and needed a new light for it. After a bit of scouting around, I found the Magicshine P-7 headlight from Geomangear. It's GREAT! Plenty of light, though not 900 lumens as advertised. Easily one of the brightest you'll see on the road, and very light and small. Here's a pic of the installation I did for it:



This one shows the cable routing down the top tube. I used waxed lacing tape instead of cable ties to hold the wire along the brake cable, because it fits better with the vintage look.



This pic shows how I mounted the battery pack to my old Blackburn rack. I use the Jandd bag upside down for a spare tube and a few tools, because it fit so well under the brake cable protector of the rack. When the light isn't in use, I disconnect the cable and tuck it into the zippered top pocket of the Jandd bag. You can also see the Fenix L2D flashlight I mounted at the tiop of the seat stays for emergency uses.



And here's a pic of the rack showing the taillight installed. I used a Blackburn Reflector Mount, as my old rack had no provision for it.



The headlight is very convenient to use. The power button is very easy to get at, and the light is easily pointed as necessary for conditions. Everything is well out of the way and uncluttered. I'm a happy camper!
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Old 10-24-09, 09:51 PM   #2
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Similar to my setup. I really prefer an upside down mount from the handlebars to clear space on the top of the bars. I drop the battery pack into my grocery panniers.
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I am with you on this This is how I have it set up WHY in the world do people put the battery pack on the bars is a mystery to me???? IT just does not look right. Magic shine should have left the cables long. The bar set up is just dumb. They can fall off and can get wet on the bar. My guess is some people are just to lazy to do it right


Everything is well out of the way and uncluttered. That the way it sould be
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I am with you on this This is how I have it set up WHY in the world do people put the battery pack on the bars is a mystery to me???? IT just does not look right. Magic shine should have left the cables long. The bar set up is just dumb. They can fall off and can get wet on the bar. My guess is some people are just to lazy to do it right


Everything is well out of the way and uncluttered. That the way it sould be
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Just because it's the way you want it doesn't make it the 'right' way. I like the new MagicShines that have the short cord and an extension. Then everyone gets what they want, right?
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