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Aushiker 07-24-11 09:01 AM

Mounting a Busch & Muller Lumotec IQ Cyo on a MTB
 
Hi

http://www.bumm.de/uploads/tx_bummpr..._A1_RGB_BU.jpg

Probably a bit of a left field question but hopefully a few ideas will come forward. I use my MTB, a Giant XTC 2 a hardtail for off-road touring and I am looking at fitting a hub dynamo to the bike and aBusch & Muller Lumotec IQ Cyo . My problem is mounting the Lumotec IQ Cyo.

http://www.tubus.com/images/stories/...-swing-web.gif

The bike is normally fitted with a handlebar bag which pretty much rules out using the handlebar. It will also have a Tubus Swing rack fitted to.

http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/imag...s/B&M471lh.jpg

Peter White Cycles seems to suggest that this bracket works with disc brakes but I can't see how it would work.

Given all the above any ideas on how to mount the Lumotec IQ Cyo?

Thanks
Andrew

Sirrus Rider 07-25-11 12:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Aushiker (Post 12978040)
Hi

http://www.bumm.de/uploads/tx_bummpr..._A1_RGB_BU.jpg

Probably a bit of a left field question but hopefully a few ideas will come forward. I use my MTB, a Giant XTC 2 a hardtail for off-road touring and I am looking at fitting a hub dynamo to the bike and aBusch & Muller Lumotec IQ Cyo . My problem is mounting the Lumotec IQ Cyo.

http://www.tubus.com/images/stories/...-swing-web.gif

The bike is normally fitted with a handlebar bag which pretty much rules out using the handlebar. It will also have a Tubus Swing rack fitted to.

http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/imag...s/B&M471lh.jpg

Peter White Cycles seems to suggest that this bracket works with disc brakes but I can't see how it would work.

Given all the above any ideas on how to mount the Lumotec IQ Cyo?

Thanks
Andrew

That's a bit of an ungainly front rack. I happen to have my Lumotec mounted at my fork crown using the lumotec cantilever mount. I am running a more conventional low rider front rack which helps. The only other suggestion I can make is make a mount that clamps to the over the tire stabilizer of the front rack. Or ditch that rack for something more conventional.

Aushiker 07-25-11 12:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sirrus Rider (Post 12981496)
That's a bit of an ungainly front rack. I happen to have my Lumotec mounted at my fork crown using the lumotec cantilever mount. I am running a more conventional low rider front rack which helps. The only other suggestion I can make is make a mount that clamps to the over the tire stabilizer of the front rack. Or ditch that rack for something more conventional.

The bike is a mountain bike with front suspension / disc brakes. The Tubus Swing is by all accounts the best rack for the task given the way it mounts. A conventional rack is not ideal/suitable. It seems that I may be able to mount the light out front. I really need to get one to play around with it. Thankfully I am setting up two bikes, so will do the Surly first. That way I get the light to play with and work out options.

Andrew

Sirrus Rider 07-25-11 06:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Aushiker (Post 12981520)
The bike is a mountain bike with front suspension / disc brakes. The Tubus Swing is by all accounts the best rack for the task given the way it mounts. A conventional rack is not ideal/suitable. It seems that I may be able to mount the light out front. I really need to get one to play around with it. Thankfully I am setting up two bikes, so will do the Surly first. That way I get the light to play with and work out options.

Andrew

Then I'd look for a means of engineering a mount on the stabilizer of the rack (The part that curves over the tire).

Aushiker 07-25-11 10:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sirrus Rider (Post 12986015)
Then I'd look for a means of engineering a mount on the stabilizer of the rack (The part that curves over the tire).

That is a possibility for sure, well maybe for someone who has better skills than me. I was hoping to find a product already out there to do the trick. I may have solution now anyway which is to mount it at the front of the rack. It looks like it may have been done before.

Andrew

fietsbob 07-25-11 10:53 PM

I use the Nylon Bracket bolted to the arch of my WTR's front suspension fork,
But You have that strut to cast a shadow ..
I have my Bar bag above the light., on it's own stem.

How about up by the steerer tube bracket?, maybe get a second
one that you have at the top of the strut, flip it over , bolt the light to it?

Pauls Comp has a mount that goes in place of the top cap on the steerer tube ,
then anything that can fit on a handlebar can go there..

Aushiker 07-26-11 05:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fietsbob (Post 12987093)
How about up by the steerer tube bracket?, maybe get a second
one that you have at the top of the strut, flip it over , bolt the light to it?

Thanks. Worth exploring if I can get clearance with the handlebar bag.

Quote:

Pauls Comp has a mount that goes in place of the top cap on the steerer tube ,
Thanks. I will look into this option.

Andrew
then anything that can fit on a handlebar can go there..[/QUOTE]


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