Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets HRM, GPS, MP3, HID. Whether it's got an acronym or not, here's where you'll find discussions on all sorts of tools, toys and gadgets.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-13-13, 10:27 AM   #1
Tandem Tom
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: NE Ohio
Bikes: 1992 Serotta Colorado II,Co-Motion Speedster, Giant Escape Hybrid, 1977 Schwinn Super Le Tour
Posts: 1,283
Fork Mounted light Thing??

Has anyone had any experience with a fork mounted headlight? I thought I saw some type of item that would mount to the side of the fork.
Thanks!
Tandem Tom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-13, 10:41 AM   #2
Wilbur Bud
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Fishers Indiana
Bikes: Longbikes Slipstream
Posts: 352
I have (sorta) fork-mounted lights, but since I have remote handlebars, I just put them on top of the headset. The lower you mount them (closer to the road being lower), the more complaints you may receive about how bright they are in the eyes of on-coming cyclists when using a MUP, unless the beam pattern is well shaped.

__________________
Longbikes Slipstream
Wilbur Bud is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-13, 01:27 PM   #3
1nterceptor
LET'S ROLL
 
1nterceptor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: NEW YORK, NY - USA
Bikes: 2014 BMC Gran Fondo, 2013 Brompton S6L-X
Posts: 3,741
Depending on the type of light you have, you can just use
some rubber bands. That's what I did with this light I was
testing:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...hBw3cjI#at=343
[video=youtube;MLeZhBw3cjI]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=MLeZhBw3cjI#at=343[/video]
1nterceptor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-13, 01:28 PM   #4
pdlamb
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: northern Deep South
Bikes: Fuji Touring, Novara Randonee
Posts: 2,639
Fork mounted lights are pretty nice, they really do show up potholes and rough roads better than bar mounted lights. Mounting is pretty much standard with dyno powered lights.

There are a couple different kinds of mounts for battery powered lights. One kind screws into a rack mounts (mid-fork or fork dropout). The other kind tightens to the middle of the fork; I understand you need to check this so the light doesn't slide down the fork and jam the front wheel.
pdlamb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-13, 03:43 PM   #5
davidad
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Bikes:
Posts: 4,796
http://www.spincruisers.com/~shop/mi...55/?catId=9521 If they have one. Not for carbon forks. They are no longer made.
davidad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-13, 04:28 PM   #6
sauerwald
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: San Jose, CA
Bikes: Bianchi San Remo - set up as a utility bike, Peter Mooney Road bike, Peter Mooney commute bike,Dahon Folder,Schwinn Paramount Tandem
Posts: 1,838
I have a light (Supernova E3) mounted mid-fork. Does a great job of illuminating the road in front of me.
sauerwald is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-13, 07:15 PM   #7
no1mad
Thunder Whisperer
 
no1mad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: NE OK
Bikes: '06 Kona Smoke
Posts: 8,610
Are you looking for one of these? They can be found on Amazon.
__________________
Community guidelines
no1mad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-13, 04:25 AM   #8
Falchoon
Senior Member
 
Falchoon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Oz
Bikes:
Posts: 914
I've got one of these on the right front fork leg of my road bike (had another on left side, but the elastic strap broke). It's just a light to be seen with, not to see with.
Falchoon is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:57 PM.