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  • Stopping lights revolving around the bar?
  • Premier Icon FOG
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    Any quick fixes for rubber band mounted lights moving round the bar? I don’t want to go to a permanent Garmin type fixing because the light gets shared between three bikes.
    All my bodges, tape etc , make it difficult to quickly adjust beam for different terrain

    Premier Icon zilog6128
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    bit of old inner tube? Should provide some extra friction.

    Premier Icon richmtb
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    You could try a half twist to the rubber band, if possible. Should make every thing a bit tighter

    Premier Icon thols2
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    I was expecting a thread about getting pissed at the disco.

    Premier Icon gallowayboy
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    as Crag said, Hope quick release universal light mount…..

    Premier Icon tthew
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    Would you be talking about the Halfords off-road riding light by any chance? That’s the one I have this issue with. The attachment isn’t on the centre of gravity, so off road riding makes it spin forwards around the bar, I’ve got a top-cap with a built in GoPro mount to try next, the out-front mount that it came with was far too flexible so the light pool bounced and vibrated most distractingly.

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    I make a shim for my bars (for the inexplicably over/undersized Halfords mounts) using neatly wrapped PVC electrical insulation tape. Works really well, as it’s firm enough to not wobble – firmer than rubber – but it deforms just well enough to grip the thing you’ve attached to it.

    Premier Icon flicker
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    Either pvc tape, duct tape or self amalgamating tape should sort it.

    Doh! I’ve now read the last of your post 😁

    Hope universal mount, fitted them to all my lights, they never move.

    Premier Icon BadlyWiredDog
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    as Crag said, Hope quick release universal light mount…..

    How does the light attach to that then? I get the bar interface, it’s basically the same as the old Lumicycle mount, but I’m finding it hard to work out how the light sits on it.

    Premier Icon gallowayboy
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    Screws on, using the same threaded hole the original mount comes with? Hang on I’ll take a pic…
    light
    Thats on one of those halfords 1600 lights, it also works on magicshine light bodies and you can bodge them onto good old solarstorm cheapies….

    Premier Icon zippykona
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    I put some of that grippy tape they put on skateboards on my bars.
    That light never slipped again.

    Premier Icon duncancallum
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    Hope or other generic qr mount.

    Every time

    Premier Icon sandwicheater
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    Well this is handy, just put the Halford light on the road bike and was not looking forward to the inevitable movement.

    I’ve some lumicycle clamps hanging around, will see if they work.

    Premier Icon ayjaydoubleyou
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    tape, glued inner tube etc on the inside of the mount, not the bars?

    extra friction and should mean a rubber band type fixing will be a tad tighter. only have to do it once and it works on all 3 bikes.

    Premier Icon wzzzz
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    a few wraps of self amalgamating tape.

    Premier Icon BadlyWiredDog
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    Screws on, using the same threaded hole the original mount comes with? Hang on I’ll take a pic…

    Thanks! Basically the same as the Lumicycle mount. I was hoping they’d done something über clever, but sadly not 🙁

    Premier Icon 1timmy1
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    I put some of that grippy tape they put on skateboards on my bars.
    That light never slipped again.

    Posted 18 hours ago

    This worked for me too.

    Premier Icon intheborders
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    Get a decent light, even Chinese cheapo CREE’s don’t move.

    I’ve an Exposure, with a mount on each bike.

    Premier Icon hainman
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    Not sure what light is causing issue but me and my mate were out last night
    Both with Halfords lights on bars
    I mounted the wee underslung Gopro bit that came with the light and attached it to the Exsposure stem mount
    It never moved
    My mates on the other hand was twirling around his bars and lighting up the ground after he’s rode it😭

    Premier Icon drinfinity
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    Self almalgamating tape for me too.

    Premier Icon honourablegeorge
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    Saw the thread title and thought “maybe don’t drink so much”

    Premier Icon 5plusn8
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    Saw the thread title and thought “maybe don’t drink so much”

    🙂

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