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rulefollowing 12-15-10 03:35 PM

cygolite handlebar bracket hack?

I have 2 cygolite milion lights, which I like.

But it's winter in Wisconsin, so I want to switch 'em easily back and forth between my road bike and my mtb (with studded tires).

So, thinking I could just buy new handlebar brackets and leave one set on each bike, I went online and checked the price: $15.00/pop for those plastic doohickies!

Cannot pay that.

So, please help: What's the best way to work around this? Can such things be fabricated? Substituted?

Thanks in advance.


yowman 12-19-10 05:12 PM

No help from me.

the mounting bracket looks a lot like the one that came with my MityCross. The quick release feature should make it easy and quick enough to swap it over without much hassle.

If you're not willing to deal with 2 minutes to swap over the light mount, I would think it'd be worth the $15 to have two mounts, one for each bike.
I wouldn't advise a hack mount that'd leave the light vulnerable to flipping around the handlebars, particularly on the mountain bike if you're riding off road. $15 is a WHOLE lot less than a trip to the ER because you fell due to not being able to see where you were going.

rulefollowing 12-19-10 06:23 PM

Should have mentioned that part of the problem is that I have a handlbar bag that needs to come on/off every time I switch out the lights. So it's not just the lights, but also the bag, which is itself somewhat difficult to take on/off. Ends up being a larger production than wanted. Chose to buy a couple of flashlight mounts, will try them.

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