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Old 12-30-11, 11:52 PM   #1
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Cygolite mounting- cable in the way

I have a Cygolite MityCross 380 light on my roadbike bars. No matter if it's mounted left or right of the stem, the beam hits my shifter cables and shines in my eyes. I don't know if I should tie my cable back to the frame (puts stress on the ferrule coming out of the STI levers) or if there's secret way to reconfigure the light mount bracket.

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Old 12-31-11, 12:19 AM   #2
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Minoura, Topeak, and probably some others make bar extensions that will allow you to mount a light (and/or other accessory) and have it above the offending cable or perhaps lower than the cable...

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Strips of black cloth handlebar tape applied to the cable housing? Upgrade to 7900/6700/5700 shifters which bury the shifter cables under the handlebar tape, a la Crampangoslo/ScRAM? Down-tube shifters (what I use)?
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Sometimes mounting the light upside down helps, as does black shifter cables.
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