Front light mount level with headtube or lower?

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  • theflatboy
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    On the commuter, I have a child seat on the back on some days. On those days, I take my work clothes etc. in a bar mounted bag, on a klickfix bracket. The problem with that is that it obstructs the width of the bars where I used to put my front light.

    As dark days approach, I’m trying to work out a location to mount the light – an mtbbatteries XML effort with the elasticated loop fitting – that will clear the underside of the bag.

    I’m thinking a bracket that drops onto the steerer and protrudes down in front of the headtube (with a piece of “handlebar” tube for the light to go on) would do the job, but I can’t find one suitable. Other than that, maybe a bracket that mounts on the fork crown, though I need to check if that’s actually an option on my Pompetamine fork…

    Any other bright ( 😀 ) ideas?

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    attach it to the bar bag?

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    a bar mounted bag, on a klickfix bracket

    I used one of these – the holder to carry my rucksack (for sale if anyone wants it) but I had problems mounting my light. Ended up putting it on the fork leg, with a small flasher on the rack.

    No satisfactory solution was found.

    You might consider a pannier for your work stuff though.

    theflatboy
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    ww – the bag does have a fabric loop for a light, but I can’t think of a good way of attaching the front light to it where it would point the right way and be secure…

    mol – that’s discouraging!

    edit – I do have a pannier ordinarily, the barbag is the solution to the clash between pannier and childseat, to avoid having to carry a bag on my body!

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    what make is it?

    Cateye do specific clips;

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    I can’t think of a good way of attaching the front light to it where it would point the right way and be secure…

    If you get a visibility light, rather than one intended for lighting your path, it should be wide-angle enough to work when clipped on your bag. The fork-mounted light I used was still plenty good enough for lighting my way.

    Actually, I did manage to clip a flasher onto the frame of the bag holder I used.. the main reason I stopped using it was because of the weight of my particular bag affecting the steering.

    scotroutes
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    Mount it above the bag?

    Minoura (and probably others) do a handlebar extender – or make your own

    [url=https://flic.kr/p/oJmMWj]DSC_0150[/url] by ScotRoutes, on Flickr

    theflatboy
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    I do have one a bit like that, but the bag ends up quite tall with all my stuff in so it won’t clear the top. Hence I’m thinking better to clear the underneath instead…

    CraigW
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    I think a fork crown mount would be best. Not sure if the Pompetamine forks have a bolt hole on the crown? If not, shouldn’t be too hard to drill a hole.
    Then something like this bracket. http://www.ukbikestore.co.uk/product/342/2945739501/bbb—unimount-front-bracket.html

    scotroutes
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    theflatboy wrote:

    I do have one a bit like that, but the bag ends up quite tall with all my stuff in so it won’t clear the top. Hence I’m thinking better to clear the underneath instead…

    Quite tall? Do you not have problems seeing over the top of it?

    fasthaggis
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    On the forks ?
    From Ikea hackers 🙂

    [url=http://www.ikeahackers.net/2012/03/grundtal-fork-light-mount.html]hackers[/url]

    fasthaggis
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    Thanks moli,I now want this,even though I don’t need it. 🙂

    theflatboy
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    Thanks, chaps – the SJS one is pretty much the best option I’d found, reckon I’ll go with that one. I’ll let you know how it pans out, I do think it will need a hole drilling in the fork, from memory…

    drlex
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    My Pompetamine had a single hole in the rear of the fork crown; it was easy enough to drill through to the front and fix a fork crown bracket for the front light- SJS have a good selection.

    m360
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    Topeak bar extender?

    trout
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    On yer head one of these

    Headlight

    theflatboy
    Member

    Wowsers – reminds me of this guy:

    😀

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