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Old 12-27-11, 03:54 PM
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Mount Magicshine Low

I am strongly considering the Magicshine light system, but would like to mount it low with something similar to the Paul Gino light mount.

How low have you gotten your Magicshine? Can I see pictures?

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Old 12-27-11, 04:03 PM
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Cant help ya there but I have one mounted on my bars and then one on my helmet. LOVE both of them. Helmet one is neat.
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I'm afraid that it is damn near impossible.
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https://bikeempowerment.com/Magicshine.html sells the 808 with a heavy duty mount you could mount upside down that should get you part of the way there.
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Would think you could put it on a fork adapter stub like this Cronometro Nob, works for most handlebar-mount headlights I've seen. (See https://www.peterwhitecycles.com/accessories.asp )

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No clue about Magicshine stuff.

Paul's Gino uses, like, a mid fork brazeon, it needs a bolt, thru it.
to some thing with a hole in the side of it. like fork tip eyelets,
low rider mounts in the side of the fork etc.

I have a 5mm braze on that was added to my Bruce Gordon Low rider rack
its on the hoop , right side.. I have a 'planet bike' handlebar light on it.
and so also have a bright flashlight when I need one on my touring bike.

there are others that are threaded, with a strong helicoil insert, like V O sells,
it replaces the the adjusting nut on QR skewers, so is on axis with the axle.
both are a handlebar like tube to mount handle bar lights onto.

Can't help you with that specific brand of light,
just a generalization as to the mounts to stick it on.

Yea, the chronometro knob works too, it's a computer mount for aero bars
adapts well for other uses..

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Get yourself a 4" chunk of pipe that is about 7/8" OD (PVC, copper, etc). My local hardware store sells PVC pipe in that diameter for about 10 cents/foot. Buy a couple of feet and you'll have enough for several bikes.

You can mount the pipe to an angle bracket or one of those Nite Rider Universal Mounts. You can then attach that to wherever you'd like on your bike. I've attached my NR mount to a seat stay, a seat post (each for the DiNotte 140R), and a handlebar (for a MS and/or DiNotte 200L mount). I think it would also clamp onto the fork just fine, if I wanted to. Rack tubing is probably too small in diameter, so for if that was your light's location, I'd affix the PVC pipe directly to the rack.

The angle bracket could be mounted directly to a braze-on for a horizontal mount. It could be mounted to the front reflector-mount hole on a rack for a vertical mount.

How do you mount the pipe to the NR mount, angle bracket, or rack? If it was going to be screwed on, I'd drill a hole through one side for the screw to come out, and drill a larger hole in the other side for me to fit an allen key/phillips head through and then screw it onto the mount or rack. I've used zip ties successfully as well. On one bike, I have a 6" chunk of PVC mounted to the front rack. An end mounts to the middle reflector-mount hole, the middle is zip tied to the rack, and the end hangs off the front/right of the rack and the light is mounted there.

All of my lights are now O-ring mounted (140R, 200L, MS900, Baja Designs Strykr). I have ridden thousands of miles with them mounted to a short chunk of PVC tubing with no ill effects. For a while, I even had a chunk of PVC attached to my helmet via tape and mounted my MS900 to that. It provided a cheap, effective, low-profile helmet mount for me.

Tip: wrap the PVC in a layer or two of vulcanized electrical tape to make the light less likely to slide around. I get it at my local hardware store for less than $4/roll.

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in my opinion low lighting casts weird shadows that hide obstacles. you'll be concentrating too hard of deciphering what you're seeing. lites the height of your eyes provide the best illumination

also the lower anything is on a commuter the more filthy it will be come. just wait until the weather hits, then you'll see. the higher something is on your bike, the cleaner it will be.
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I have mounted a Dinotte taillight (which also attaches with an O-ring) on my main commuter bike using some PVC pipe. The pipe is about 1" diameter and I glued a cap in one end, and then drilled a hole through the center of the cap. Attached the pipe to a braze-on for racks on the left seat stay of my frame, using a stainless steel bolt and washer. Then I simply slipped the O-ring around the pipe to attach the light. You could use the same setup on your front fork if it has a braze-on or bolt mount for a front rack.
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Originally Posted by jputnam
Would think you could put it on a fork adapter stub like this Cronometro Nob, works for most handlebar-mount headlights I've seen. (See https://www.peterwhitecycles.com/accessories.asp )

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My magicshine moves around sometimes when I hit bumps.. I couldn't imagine having it mounted somewhere I couldn't adjust it while riding.
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