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    battery op. Front Light, kinda retro Silver Bullet-esque? recommendations??

    Hi!

    I am curious if anyone can point me in the right direction....
    I am looking for a front light in the quasi-vintage style BUT battery operated...any suggestions on a brand/model/store to find such a thing? It seems this style of light is usually powered by one of those special dynamo front hubs, which i do not have.

    also, mounting is potentially an issue, i am running 1 1/8th inch threadless fork....

    this is basically what i am talking about:



    PS check out that horn!!!


    btw here is my bike:


    anywho any suggestions are greatly appeciated.
    i guess if i have to i will just got a little knog light but would prefer a light that fits with the aesthetics i am after....ok thanks!
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    I've got one off an old huffy 3-speed. It uses a D-Cell battery and does not offer much in the way of actual light (think weak flashlight). As for mounting on a threadless headset... dunno.

    Also, that horn is nice, but everything about that setup seems "off"... is that a rear rack mounted to the fork?

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    i dunno about the setup in the picture, im more concerned about finding a light like the one on that bike ;p
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    Just get an old style light and a small LED flashlight and put the flashlight inside the housing.
    http://www.amazon.com/Neiko-Giant-Li.../dp/B000OGABWM

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    that might be what needs to happen but if something already exists out there its worth the time saved trying to construct one to just buy one.
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    How's this?
    Google retro bike headlight.
    http://www.amazon.com/Pyramid-Retro-.../dp/B000HEBO90

    Enjoy
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    ahh there we go, thanks, dont know why i had trouble finding anything. kept finding dynamo hub run lights.

    my only concern now is where/how it will mount...
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    http://www.amazon.com/Nirve-Vintage-.../dp/B000QFOMJY

    I purchased two of these not too long ago. One went on my cruiser, the other on the ex's (sigh) cruiser. They are powered by 9v batteries. I ride quite a bit in evenings, and have noticed solid battery life. My one major complaint is that after riding around a bit with the light mounted, the system that switches between "hi, "low," and "both" beams is loose. When I say loose, I mean that the points on the switch that select between modes are finicky. I ended up doing a small DIY mod to fix the issue...as I'm sure you could do also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by illdthedj View Post
    ahh there we go, thanks, dont know why i had trouble finding anything. kept finding dynamo hub run lights.

    my only concern now is where/how it will mount...
    You want me to come over every night and turn it on for you too?

    Enjoy
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    thanks, actually i was just looking at that very light!

    just curious, how do you have it mounted? reading the few reviews available, it seems it is able to mount to the handlebars, but i do not have room on my bars to mount it, and besides, i would prefer to mount it on the fork.
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    Quote Originally Posted by powers2b View Post
    You want me to come over every night and turn it on for you too?

    Enjoy
    think i can figure that out myself, thanks ;p
    just trying to figure out how/if these mount to the fork before i pull the trigger and buy one...
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    Quote Originally Posted by illdthedj View Post
    thanks, actually i was just looking at that very light!

    just curious, how do you have it mounted? reading the few reviews available, it seems it is able to mount to the handlebars, but i do not have room on my bars to mount it, and besides, i would prefer to mount it on the fork.
    taking a picture....sec.

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    ok so those didn't turn out amazing...but do ya kinda get the idea? comes with the mounting bracket and everything you need....minus the hole in your forks .

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    excellent, those pics are pretty much what i was looking for! just bought one, thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by illdthedj View Post
    excellent, those pics are pretty much what i was looking for! just bought one, thanks!
    you're welcome! enjoy!

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    btw sweet cruiser!!
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