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Help! How to absorb excessive vibration on vintage lamp?

Old 04-11-14, 10:34 PM
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Help! How to absorb excessive vibration on vintage lamp?

Hello everybody,
I recently bought a chinese dynamo lighting system (Elephant brand) and the equipment has worked wonderful so far. However, I am getting extremely worried at the amount of vibration my headlamp has to take whenever I ride. Is there anything that I can put/install on the lamp screws that can significantly reduce this potentially damaging vibration? Perhaps some rubber between the screw and the nut?
I greatly appreciate your help!!
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Old 04-12-14, 01:54 PM
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Vintage lamps used a sprung pantograph to dampen vertical impacts and vibration. That's probably overkill for you, and possibly something as simple as a bolt through 2 rubber grommets will do. Remember that the rubber must be relatively uncompressed to do it's job as a vibration dampener, so you'll need to be a bit creative to improvise something that maintains the light's angle, while allowing some float.
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Thanks for your imput. I will try the rubber grommets.
Any other ideas are welcome!
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