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Old 09-26-23, 09:47 AM
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Headlight Mount - PLA or ABS

Spotted this on Thingiverse and thought it worth while to post this link. It appears to be a good design. I am going to give it a try...

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1446462
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I have thought about making a mount to put a light on the crossbar of my mtb fork. I'm a little afraid of failure though.


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iirc, most automotive bumpers are ABS... If paint finish is a concern, ABS can be tricky to coat for good adhesion.
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also, that mount setup reminds me of the blendr as that ecosystem can expand to a dual mount (top with bottom) for multiple purposes.
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good luck w/ the shadows from the cables. haven't looked at my bikes lately but if the cables don't make shadows, I'd use a mount like that
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I've tried the bike lights like the one shown by the designer and soon realized that having to mount a separate battery pack connected by a wire to be a PIA. The result is they haven't left the shelf in a couple of years. Instead I use a simple XML-T6 flashlight powered by a high quality 18650 Li-ion battery (NCR/Panasonic 3,400 mAh battery). Then you can use an inexpensive mount specifically designed for the flashlight. The cost is under $3 if ordered from China with a long shipping time or a pair of them from a US seller for $8, The advantage of the flashlight and that mount is that you can aim it precisely where you want the beam to go and focus the beam as well. The mounts I have been using last a couple of years and I have yet to have a flashlight come loose.
under $3 mount https://www.ebay.com/itm/394548139392
$8 for a pair with 4 day shipping https://www.ebay.com/itm/153476172850

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