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Old 11-17-09, 05:45 AM   #1
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Magic Shine - Battery Mounting Options

Hey all,

Just got my magic shine last week - love it - great build, nice and bright - (smaller than I expected - a nice surprise) - Mine is the newer one with the shorter cable from the light and the ext. cable option.

There seem to be lots of thoughts about how/where to mount the battery in that huge ongoing thread in the forum - I am really curious as to where YOUR battery ended up. do tell

I struggled with mounting it in a few places. (Trek hybrid FX 7.6)

1. under the top tube ... Wasn't grabbing like I hoped and was sliding back - would be nice if they had a velcro strap on the front / stem side to hold it forward

2. under the bottom tube - helped to pickup the short cable slack - I caught it forward but putting the straps before my break cable hits the tube. - took it for ride and worried that if that velcro ever gave that sucker would be in my front spokes in a heartbeat -

3. Seat pack or Trunk pack - sure it could go back there but that's yet another long cable to secure or wrap around the upper tube...

Where did mine end up ?

I have few bento boxes - and the tiny one ( ) is perfect for holding the battery and the extra cable - it mounts on the top tube top and double velcros to both the tube and the stem - ...

Where did you mount yours ?
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Old 11-17-09, 07:55 AM   #2
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I have a Nitto M-12 front rack on my commuter bike, and I have just strapped the battery to the upright portion of the rack. I use a velcro pump strap to hold the battery in place. Some days I carry more gear and put a bag on my front rack, so the battery just goes in the bag. Another good option would be a handlebar or stem-mount bag, of which there are numerous styles.
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I strapped mine to the stem. Like it better than the top tube
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Old 11-17-09, 01:59 PM   #5
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Mine wound up in the bag that holds my battery for my e-assist, which is on a small front rack that mounts to the canti studs on the fork.
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Old 11-17-09, 02:09 PM   #6
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I keep my battery in my messenger bag, run the cable over my shoulder, in my ear and out my mouth to keep it from flapping around.
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Mine either goes in my stem bag or wrap around top tube and add a 12" velcro loop to cinch it down so it will not move.. The velcro that comes on the bag, isn't very tacky..
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Under the stem. First I wrap up all the excess cord from the lamp, then strap it under the stem with a velcro strap, then strap the battery over that.
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Originally Posted by Chilled View Post
I keep my battery in my messenger bag, run the cable over my shoulder, in my ear and out my mouth to keep it from flapping around.
About time you found a way to keep your mouth from flapping around.
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Old 11-19-09, 02:16 PM   #10
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On handle bar near stem with a 8" long velcro strap from my any camping store. They cost around $3.50-5.00 a pair based on size. I use a 12" to keep my rain jacket in one of my water cages in iffy weather. Put the jacket/socks in a zip lock or waterproof pouch and velcro around seat tube to secure. I'll even put an extra tire around the cage with a water bottle in the cage for long trips.

I find the bento boxes rub my legs in climbs and the velcro wears my shorts down.
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