I am a member on candle power forms and have recently acquired a new torch I would like to use for bikeing poruposes as I can't afford a bike spersfic torch, this question had been directly posted from there by me, thank you for your help.
I am a keen cyclest who cycles frequently and while I will at some point get a bike spersfic torch, they are expensive, so I have decoded is would like to use my new torch as bike light as its plenty bright with no step down on high mode.
It will be for on road use and down paved trails (mounted to a MTB and a Road bike but used on road although UK roads can be harsh, and are pot holed so needs to be able to take the hits of pot holes but not up to extreme mounting bikeing standard) so I'm lucky in that it dosent need to be able to stay secure going through rock gardens ect, haha like I have the skill for that in the day let alone night!!
The torch is quite thick (and here lies the problem) at 40mm approx (its a Sunnywayman D40A) and its also heavy for its size (165g empty and about 100g loaded so around 250-275g depending on batterys used.
I know it is not an ideal bike light due to size and waight but I like the AA features.
I will also be talking to club members ect, I have see the long blocks mount but I am not sure it would be able to accommodate 40mm thick? And also the weight, so what do you guys use to secure your torches to the bike.
Bar thickness won't be an issue as I can use old inner tubes + electrical tape to make my bars thicker if needs be as thats what I have done in the past.
Price is not a matter at the moment so long as its not uber expensive, maby some after market bike light bracket will work or something who knows.
This question will be posted both on CPF and Bikefourms.net
Thank you for your time and help!