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Old 12-07-11, 06:14 PM
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Magicshine Tail Light Mount?

I have a Magicshine tail light, but it only uses those stupid o-ring "mounts" like the Magicshine head unit or the Dinotte XML-1. None of my bikes have a 90 degree seat tube angle, so the tail light is directed downwards when mounted on the seatpost.

Anybody know of a good aftermarket mount that will work attached to the seatpost that I can use with the Magicshine o-ring system? Or a way to hang it off the end of a backpack or even a cycling jersey? Thanks!
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Old 12-07-11, 07:00 PM
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Which model? The 140R? It didn't come with the seatpost mount?

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Originally Posted by tsl View Post
Which model? The 140R? It didn't come with the seatpost mount?
OP is talking about Magicshine, not DiNotte. Magicshine doesn't come with a mount like that. I mounted a piece of pvc on the rear of my rack. I use a small piece (2'' or so) of tubing between the light and whatever loop or strap on a backpack and pull the o-ring around all. It stays in place.
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There are several mounts you can use to level our the MS tail light. One method is to use a Topeak bar extended or similar on the seat post then the tail light to the extender. You will need to remove the arm first and slip the o ring in then assemble it. Dinotte does make a bracket that may work for it. I never used it so I cannot say for sure the Dinotte bracket will work but I have tried to bar extender and know that works. The drawback of either bracket will be the cost around $10-$20.
https://store.dinottelighting.com/140...mount-p49.aspx
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Originally Posted by KLW2 View Post
OP is talking about Magicshine, not DiNotte.
Oh Shinola!

Magicshine. I have one of those too.

What I did was cut an inch-and-a-half length of brake cable housing to use as a shim. I mount the light to the seatpost, then pull it away a bit to wedge the chunk of housing between it and the seatpost at the level of the lower pass of the O-ring. It's just the right size for my seat tube angle and Thomson setback seatpost.

Alternatively, a piece of one-inch PVC pipe could work. Use a spare O-ring to attach the PVC to the seatpost, then attach the light to the PVC. As a bonus, you can use the PVC as a place to stuff extra power cable.

That's what I was going to try, anyway, before I discovered the chunk of housing would work and do it more simply.
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You could mount it to your helmet by making a helmet mount using PVC head light on the front, trail on the rear, down side is added weight to the helmet.
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I mounted mine to my seat bag, via the O-rings that came with the light. Mine has just stopped working after a month of use. :-(
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Old 12-08-11, 11:31 AM
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Get creative .. DIY .. [ or, you don't need a factory to make everything ]..

I fit a B&M Topmount made for rear rack installation ..
on my Bike Friday. It has no rear rack, just mudguards,
but it does have a water bottle mount.. low behind the seat tube..

so I bend a pair of Zefal mudguard struts around the water bottle cage,
and used the bottle boss mounts to hold it on,
the light's mounting bolts are the loops that was the place they attached to the fork tip.
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Use a helmet mount attachment mounted under your seat (see picture). I altered my helmet mount magic shine light to be used as a tail light, works really well.



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