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Can I have both a canti brake cable hanger and a headlight on my fork crown?

Old 09-03-17, 12:19 AM
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Can I have both a canti brake cable hanger and a headlight on my fork crown?

All of my cantilever-equipped bikes have fork crown cable hangers to get rid of the annoying shudder, but I'm thinking about going to generator lighting on a couple of them. I'm wondering if there are any good ways out there to have both a headlight and a cable stop mounted to the fork crown?
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if you're good with your hands, you could probably make an integrated cable stop from a stock headlight mount. i just recently went through this dilemma with a nitto front rack; i ended up getting a modern cable hanger to go on my headset (rather than a diam-compe 'stamped' style), and drilling a hole in the mounting plate for the cable to pass through.
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Alternatively, what about a headset mount? Like a spacer with a light bracket on it? The bikes in question have threadless headsets.
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We used to bend up front reflector brackets to be headlight mounting brackets so you could likely do the same and piggyback the two on the same bolt.
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Part of the issue is that one of my bikes has this hanger, where it has a piece that goes under the fork crown to help keep the hanger vertical:


I did find this, though - clever idea, I wonder if it would work with the PDW Full Metal Fenders?
AT headlight mount

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