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Is my new MagicShine light missing a piece?

Old 04-20-10, 09:05 AM
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Is my new MagicShine light missing a piece?

I got a lamp head, o-ring to secure it to handlebar, battery, bag for battery... but no strap to secure the battery to the frame of the bike.

There are two plastic pieces that a nylon strap should go through. I assume that there is supposed to be some kind of velcro strap to do this with.

This is supposedly a popular light so I figured I'd ask if anyone else could help me out here.

Thanks.
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Sounds complete. The straps (that have plastic at the tips that seem to want to have something threaded through them) should have good velcro on them, so you can strap the battery to your top tube (or stem or whatever).
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But with an aftermarket strap it sounds like. Strange that one is not included.
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i bought one recently and that's exactly what i got in the box.. i use a small velcro cable tie to ensure it stays closed, but i'm going to pick up a bento box or something to put it in. they obviously put no thought into how to attach the battery to your bike.

otherwise it's a fantastic light.
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Well I just emailed GeoManGear.com and they got back to me within about literally 3 minutes. They said that there is supposed to be a velcro strap, and if there isn't they will mail one over for free. Great customer service!
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Huh, I didn't get one either.
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I didn't get one either. Think they're thinking you didn't get the velcro pouch that the battery sits in...
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I didn't get one. I think the idea is that you use the excess wrap from the battery case to secure it by looping that over your stem or tube.
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They told me that the velcro strap is part of the pouch. But I don't think that mine has a velcro strap on it. Just the velcro that closes the battery inside of it. I need to check for sure when I get home.

For those of you with the same thing, what do you use to strap the battery to your frame?
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The best solution I've found is to purchase a small seat bag, and string the cable from the handlebar to the bag. Keeps the battery from flopping around the top tube...
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Originally Posted by Toddorado
The best solution I've found is to purchase a small seat bag, and string the cable from the handlebar to the bag. Keeps the battery from flopping around the top tube...
I use zipties to secure it on the bottomside of the stem. weight there doesn't bother me, and I can't even see it.
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Originally Posted by Ygduf
I use zipties to secure it on the bottomside of the stem. weight there doesn't bother me, and I can't even see it.
That's a great idea. Zipties through the plastic pieces, correct?
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If it's like mine, the flap on the pouch that holds the battery is long enough so that it goes around the frame and the velcro on the flap holds it in place. Not super well designed, but it works fine.
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Originally Posted by javery
If it's like mine, the flap on the pouch that holds the battery is long enough so that it goes around the frame and the velcro on the flap holds it in place. Not super well designed, but it works fine.
Same here. The battery bag has a long strap with velcro.
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Originally Posted by javery
If it's like mine, the flap on the pouch that holds the battery is long enough so that it goes around the frame and the velcro on the flap holds it in place. Not super well designed, but it works fine.
+1/2

That is correct. Only 1/2 because the design is cheap. Adequate, but cheap.

I also suggest that those who have the chance of getting caught in the rain, you should really waterproof your battery in some way, I cheaped out and just wrapped several layers of saran wrap around the battery.
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I didn't get a strap with mine either, so I use a velcro cable tie to secure the bundle of extra cable and help keep the battery secured to the stem.
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+1 The bag with the Velcro is the strap. I don't understand what the two rings are use for...any ideas? Maybe useful with an after market strap?

I wrap the battery up tight with the bag and slip the horn of my water bottle cage in the fold. It works great and does not touch my CF to wear a groove.
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No velcro came with mine either, I just use a zip tie under the stem.

Word of warning on the battery - make sure you seal it if you will be riding in the rain. I didn't and it was toast after a few months (but replaced by geoman, great service). There are some threads in the lighting forum on how to waterproof, I still haven't done my new one yet(but have been keeping it dry).
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Use zip ties for everything, even pro mechanics do.
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i stick my battery in my bag under the seat. works fine there. you're gonna love your light!!!
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Page one is nearly complete and no one felt like posting a pic to get a clear idea?

I bought this:

The pouch that holds the battery does not come with a strap and is actually held closed by whatever strap you do decide to hold it secure with.
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