good flashlight holder?
so i just replaced my expensive bike specific overpriced LED lights with some cheapo china direct 3 dollar flashlights from amazon and I am happy to report they are superbright and I am very impressed so far. plus at 3-4 dollars a piece i can always get extras if i need more light.
anyhow the lights are awesome but the mounts i bought (which cost more than the lights) are real crap. they don't fit my oversize bars. and once i modify them they won't stay put.
anyone have a good flashlight bar mount? preferably one that can go between a normal and oversized bar?
here is the flashlight in question; two of will are my new light system:
awesomely bright but they do chew through the single AA battery pretty fast before getting noticeably dimmer (maybe 2 hours?), and only on/off, no settings. not enough testing to be 100% with them but so far they seem to be brighter than my PB superflash 2w.
Twofish Lockblock or Bikeblock should work well for you. The difference between them is whether they turn the flashlight 90 degrees relative to the base.
I use rubber bands made from old tubes. Use tape and tube material to build a "holder" on the bar - then just "strap on" the light.....
Fenix Bicycle Flashlight Mount AF02
about $12 on Amazon and have a wide range of clamp adjustment for both the bar and the flashlight.
I have chinese flashlights too, 18650 powered so brighter and heavier. They go in a bike-specific flashlight holder from dealextreme, the one that looks like a microphone holder (just search for it, they have a few). It's ok, I guess?
The flashlights are pretty great for the money but I am posting mainly to mention that mine certainly haven't been 100 percent reliable. I don't know how good your PB front light is but I would place their reliability significantly lower than a superflash rear light. So it's good that you have two!
Because of the reliabilty issue my flashlights do not get used as primary lights on brevets; i only use them for riding in town, as backups for the generator system, and for extra light when descending w. a generator light.