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

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    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.



    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.



    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aushiker View Post
    Hi



    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.



    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.



    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirrus Rider View Post
    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aushiker View Post
    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).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirrus Rider View Post
    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.

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    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..
    Last edited by fietsbob; 07-25-11 at 11:59 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
    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.

    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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