- Front light mount level with headtube or lower?
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?Posted 5 years ago
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.Posted 5 years ago
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!Posted 5 years ago
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.Posted 5 years agoCraigWMember
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.Posted 5 years ago
Then something like this bracket. http://www.ukbikestore.co.uk/product/342/2945739501/bbb—unimount-front-bracket.html
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