Following on from this post.....
The starting point. Standard Brompton hub dynamo light, mounted in the usual very low position. The objective of today's bodging is to get the light on the handlebars. Well, actually I'm going to swap the light for one with a stand light. This will be much better for London traffic and pedestrian dodging.
IMG_1987 by -Cheesyfeet-, on Flickr
IMG_1988 by -Cheesyfeet-, on Flickr
IMG_1989 by -Cheesyfeet-, on Flickr
This started off as one of those right angled repair things, which can be picked up in the big DIY sheds. Here it's been roughly cut and bent to size
IMG_1993 by -Cheesyfeet-, on Flickr
Offering up the light to check I'm roughly right.
This is the replacement light, a Busch & Muller Lumotec Lyt n plus. It's the same as the factory fitted light, but the 'plus' bit adds a capacitor so that the light stays illuminated for a bit wheel the wheel isn't moving. This, as you can see, has also been subject to some previous bodging by me. The capacitor isn't very well mounted in this light, so I sorted that and replaced the poor standard plastic sliding switch with the toggle switch you can see here
IMG_1994 by -Cheesyfeet-, on Flickr
The bodged bracket now attched to a Hope light clamp. Simple bolt and nyloc nut holds this on
IMG_1995 by -Cheesyfeet-, on Flickr
IMG_1997 by -Cheesyfeet-, on Flickr
Checking the fold....
IMG_1999 by -Cheesyfeet-, on Flickr
...and checking with the lamp unit on - fits well
IMG_2000 by -Cheesyfeet-, on Flickr
My Brompton now has a wiring loom!
IMG_2006 by -Cheesyfeet-, on Flickr
Connected up at the old lamp position
IMG_2008 by -Cheesyfeet-, on Flickr
Finished - it even works, doesn't foul anything when folded or unfolded!!
Few more pics here for those who are bored!