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Old 03-12-10, 05:42 PM   #1
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Romisen RC-N3 Q5: fork mounted (pics)

Just received this light from Shining Beam. Gonna get another one for the other side.



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Old 03-12-10, 07:02 PM   #2
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Very nice looking. What did you use to mount it on the fork?
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Old 03-12-10, 07:10 PM   #3
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Thanks. I got these.

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Sweet, how well does it work?
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Thanks. I initially ordered the Romisen RC-G2 II Q5. This little light is bright for a 1 AA and has great throw. Probably move this to the helmet. The new light is a lot brighter. Greater flood and throw. Good budget lights.
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Old 03-13-10, 08:22 PM   #6
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Thanks for the reference. Looks like the minoura is not recommended for carbon forks.
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Old 03-17-10, 01:07 PM   #7
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This position is a lot better. Gonna be ordering another one. Now I have to decide what floods/spill to get for the fork mounts. This setup would be for off-road, not commuting.

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Old 03-17-10, 01:43 PM   #8
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This position is a lot better.
That's what she said.
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What's that mount in front of the bars? And, did the light come with the bracket?
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Old 03-24-10, 11:15 AM   #10
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What's that mount in front of the bars? And, did the light come with the bracket?
The mount is a Topeak Bar Extender. And no, the bracket did not come with the light.

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I have a P7 MTE and an Trustfire TR-801 on my handlebars. They take up a lot of space
and the brake cables block some of the light. This bar extender doesn't look too fugly
on the bike and I could consider using a 2x18650 light :-)
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I got the Topeak Bar Extender but waiting for the Cygolite and completion of tune up on my bike now. In fact I was considering the same set up with two lights on the fork with the same mounting bracket, Minoura. Nice set up.
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The problem I see with that Minoura bracket is the paint damage the metal ring will cause. There will be vibration through the fork, and the finish is going to get chewed up.
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Nice setup, OP!
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The problem I see with that Minoura bracket is the paint damage the metal ring will cause. There will be vibration through the fork, and the finish is going to get chewed up.
I agree. That's why I have a rubber shim that wraps completely under the bracket. I also wrapped electrical tape under the Topeak bracket. No way I was gonna scratch up a brand new bike.
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Nice setup, OP!
Thank you sir. I wasn't gonna post it 'til I had another light, but I figured why not.
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It looks like a weapon!
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I agree. That's why I have a rubber shim that wraps completely under the bracket. I also wrapped electrical tape under the Topeak bracket. No way I was gonna scratch up a brand new bike.
Any chance of you taking a photo or two to show how you "insulated" the metal from the fork?
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No problem. As you can see, the rubber shim is wider than the band. Not only does it protect the fork, but it also provides a snug fit.

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Just for fun. Here's a photo of my 1st light setup. Forgive me, I didn't know any better.

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