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Old 10-18-13, 03:48 PM
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Light Protection

The title might be a little misleading but I couldn't think of anything else. I was tired of my front light getting bumped and all out of whack and was worried it would get broken off eventually so I made a little roll bar bracket for it. It seems to work good so far and I think it looks really cool.

What do you guys/gals think?

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Old 10-18-13, 04:06 PM
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I think that's great--well done.
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my fork crown light mount is fine on its Nylon molded mount , E delux headlight..

but you are needing it out in front of your rack ,

I can see where you have troubles getting that light placed out there getting bumped .
a more compact light might not have that issue , the reflector does not have to be there
EDelux shipped outside of Germany does not need the reflector.
the one you got complies with that regulation, thats why it's so tall ..

( and happen to have a shop to make stuff ..)

better than the average Bodge.. you could have mounted it lower, ..

( edit, OK you needed strokes , fine, it's good. )

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Very good workmanship.

Let us know how it works out.
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Old 10-18-13, 04:25 PM
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Wow,looks pro. You could prolly sell those.
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Old 10-18-13, 04:27 PM
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Originally Posted by lostarchitect View Post
I think that's great--well done.
Thanks!

Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
my fork crown light mount is fine on its Nylon molded mount , E delux headlight..

but you are needing it out in front of your rack ,

I can see where you have troubles getting that light placed out there getting bumped .
a more compact light might not have that issue , the reflector does not have to be there
EDelux shipped outside of Germany does not need the reflector.
the one you got complies with that regulation, thats why it's so tall .. This is the light my LBS carries, I knew it was designed as a fork mount when I bought it. I didn't want to order one.

( and happen to have a shop to make stuff ..) I don't know what this is referring to?

better than the average Bodge.. you could have mounted it lower, .. What does Bodge mean? If I mounted it lower it would get covered in road grime and gunk a lot faster in the winter time.
Thanks for the response.

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Very good workmanship.

Let us know how it works out.
Thanks! I will.
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Old 10-18-13, 04:30 PM
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Originally Posted by dynaryder View Post
Wow,looks pro. You could prolly sell those.
Thanks!
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Old 10-18-13, 05:03 PM
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Yep, definitely cool. Very cool, in fact.
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Old 10-18-13, 05:19 PM
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Can't you flip it upside down? And keep the cage even if you do.
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Old 10-18-13, 06:55 PM
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Originally Posted by jyl View Post
Can't you flip it upside down? And keep the cage even if you do.
Peter White, IIRC, advises against this for two reasons; The beam pattern is designed according to the orientation of the light, and so is water shedding.

Edit: Here's the link https://www.peterwhitecycles.com/ligh...asp#upsidedown

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Su-weeet!
Well done mate!
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Excellent workmanship!

You should consider making these available to fellow cyclists. Even though my B&M is mounted to the fork, I really would consider purchasing one since it's been knocked around a few times on bike racks and could use the extra protection.
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Very well done, If they become available, I would throw money for one.

I have the same light, mounted in the same location. I kludged together a breakaway mount for the light.
I WOULD love to purchase a guard like the one you made, as well.
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Old 10-19-13, 06:56 PM
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if one puts the light in its correct place, that isn't necessary.
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Old 10-19-13, 08:04 PM
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Thanks for all the input everyone. My LBS is also interested in me making these to sell in there shop. I have to think about it, I'm not sure I have the time to invest in it. I might make a couple and see how it goes.

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if one puts the light in its correct place, that isn't necessary.
The correct place is in front of the bike where the light will do the most good. If it's mounted on the fork ("the correct place") it will do me no good when my lunch box, rack bag, sleeping bag, tent, or work boots are on the front rack. Seems obvious to me.

To clarify for the ones that don't seem to get it, I had the light before the rack. I can't afford to buy a different light (plus I love this one) so I made do with what I have. It's something different and I like being different.
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Originally Posted by acidfast7 View Post
if one puts the light in its correct place, that isn't necessary.
Not true!

My "correctly placed" light gets knocked around constantly and also get's squished/pushed down by my touring handlebar bag, which also doesn't help the light properly cool since when loaded, the bag comes in contact with the heat sync.
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Originally Posted by Sasquatch. View Post

The correct place is in front of the bike where the light will do the most good. . Seems obvious to me.
+!00
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Awesome bit of work from the OP, not too keen on plastic bodied lights, as have had a B&M fail on me. For where the OP has put the light, thinking any light position there would need some sort of guard as it's a very exposed location.
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My B&M Fly was knocked a few times and eventually the thin, brittle plastic cracked around the mounting hole. I repaired it with superglue and it worked for a while until it got another whack then broke off FUBAR. I replaced it with a B&M Cyo which has a much lower profile and stronger construction.
The Fly is just very vulnerable. Depending on your bike geometry, it is possible to whack the Fly when your handlebars flop to one side. On one of my bikes, the Fly would pass under the top tube, on another, it would bash the TT.
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Originally Posted by MichaelW View Post
My B&M Fly was knocked a few times and eventually the thin, brittle plastic cracked around the mounting hole. I repaired it with superglue and it worked for a while until it got another whack then broke off FUBAR. I replaced it with a B&M Cyo which has a much lower profile and stronger construction.
The Fly is just very vulnerable. Depending on your bike geometry, it is possible to whack the Fly when your handlebars flop to one side. On one of my bikes, the Fly would pass under the top tube, on another, it would bash the TT.
That is why I made a breakaway mount, and part of the reason that I installed a steering stabilizer,
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