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Old 10-30-04, 12:11 PM   #1
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Stem mounted light?

My friend is looking for a headlight that mounts to the stem rather than the handlebars. I've search and have not found any and he doesn't like the looks of those space bar things. Any clues?
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If your speaking of the older treaded quill stem type of stem, you could mount a light to one of those. You would have to use some cut strips of tube to act as a spacer, then mount the light which would mount sideways but still face forward, thus the light would still reach the road.

If you have a Problem is with threadless stems is that the stem is too wide to accept a light bracket. What you could do then is to mount the light onto a fork blade if you don't have room on the handlebar. I don't know what kind of light your getting, but I had a friend mount 2 lights-one to each fork blade; this worked very effectively for his purposes, and it was quite noticable at night.
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I had the same problem when using tri-bars (damn what was i thinking ) and I found a small bracket that connected to the forward facing tube and was just a little stump that sat bewteen them. Perfect for a computer or a light. Dunno if they have anything like that where you live though...
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Modern stems have front-mounting system, where a small bracket screws onto the front of the stem. This seems an ideal place to mount stuff like lights, computers, bar bags.
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