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Old 10-02-11, 02:00 PM   #1
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Save money this winter!!!

Yes!

An invention by fellow portland bike forums member, fourknees, has given me the ability to ride with a handlebar lamp for little money!

I purchased a dollar tree LCD flashlight and attached it using his method. His photos are showing examples of use with a mini flashlight $$$ however...


Good luck to all my friends this winter. Stay safe. Stay dry! And save money!!!

*** Friends: those who choose to ride a bike this winter: come rain, come sleet, come snow....!!!!

PS. I used the innertube by cutting it lenghwise and cut a hole in the innertube by folding it into thirds, similar to cutting out a paper form in grade school, thus improving his invention by doubling innertube strength.
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Old 10-02-11, 09:02 PM   #2
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That looks amazing, and I will be do that. Thanks!
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Wow, and to think I spent money on a normal bike light... Sam's club and Ebay have very bright flashlights that include high, low, and strobe, same as my bike light, except 1/3 the price... Probably the only disadvantage I see is maybe a slightly higher chance of theft, but that's just a guess.

I suppose I might do this to add a second light though.
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That's a good, cheap tip. But when did your friend invent this method?
The reason I asked is there's somebody on Youtube that posted something
similar in 2007:

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Quite honestly I don't believe it is "his" invention but possibly he saw it on YouTube! Nice vid though!!!
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Cool tip.
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I invested in a hub dynamo, it continues to pay light providing dividends
every night.
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I like the video method. You friend's invention would place metal against metal.. The clanging and grinding noises would drive me crazy on a ride. Especially in the dark when surroundings seem to be more quiet.
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I like the video method. You friend's invention would place metal against metal.. The clanging and grinding noises would drive me crazy on a ride. Especially in the dark when surroundings seem to be more quiet.
Good observation. Luckily I have padded handlebars, so that problem was eliminated straight off.
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you could always put a piece of inner tube between the handlebars and flashlight...it would solve the rattle problem.
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you could always put a piece of inner tube between the handlebars and flashlight...it would solve the rattle problem.
That's exactly what the video method does all in a one piece construction.
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