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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:48 am 
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alright gents, I'm sure we can all afford £5 for a solar usb charger. No not suitable for those who run rigid and cantilevers :roll:


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gtRTSdh wrote:
alright gents, I'm sure we can all afford £5 for a solar usb charger. No not suitable for those who run rigid and cantilevers :roll:


i can afford the solar usb charger, just not the move to a climate with more sun :P


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twain wrote:
gtRTSdh wrote:
alright gents, I'm sure we can all afford £5 for a solar usb charger. No not suitable for those who run rigid and cantilevers :roll:


i can afford the solar usb charger, just not the move to a climate with more sun :P
Too true lol


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Maybe something like this: http://www.evanscycles.com/products/smart/bracket-front-1-1-8-inch-threaded-headset-fitting-ec040100

It should allow you to mount most handlebar mounted lights to it.

Or perhaps something like this: http://www.topeak.com/products/Xtras/BarXtender

Neither is exactly pretty, but should work.

As for bright "see where you're going" lights, I just recently bought a Cateye Nano Shot Plus: http://road.cc/content/review/72875-cateye-nano-shot-plus-front-light - plenty bright enough for completely unlit roads. It's expensive compared to some of the Ebay lights, but has the benefit of being an "all in one" unit that clips on and off the bike in seconds, rather than having a separate battery back and lense unit.


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You could try this sort of thing that I built for my tourer - a 100mm length of 25mm aluminium tube secured to an SKS lamp bracket through the fork crown. Two lights with handlebar clamps then secure to the tube.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 3:32 pm 
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Russell wrote:
You might be better putting a light on your helmet, you'll have more choice too.


This is looking like the best suggestion.



I've got these, to give an idea of the space limitations

http://www.dedaelementi.com/index.php?p ... 53&lang=en

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Maybe something like this: http://www.evanscycles.com/products/smart/bracket-front-1-1-8-inch-threaded-headset-fitting-ec040100

It should allow you to mount most handlebar mounted lights to it.

Or perhaps something like this: http://www.topeak.com/products/Xtras/BarXtender

Neither is exactly pretty, but should work.

As for bright "see where you're going" lights, I just recently bought a Cateye Nano Shot Plus: http://road.cc/content/review/72875-cateye-nano-shot-plus-front-light - plenty bright enough for completely unlit roads. It's expensive compared to some of the Ebay lights, but has the benefit of being an "all in one" unit that clips on and off the bike in seconds, rather than having a separate battery back and lense unit.


I really like that headset hanger for lights, that's a great idea, i wonder if it clears headsets? surely it must?

hamster wrote:
You could try this sort of thing that I built for my tourer - a 100mm length of 25mm aluminium tube secured to an SKS lamp bracket through the fork crown. Two lights with handlebar clamps then secure to the tube.


I really like your setup, what a great idea. However this is for my road bike so the front caliper is bolted through the forks and I'd be loathe to add anything else to it.


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Bought this, I'll post up how good it is, or isn't. The smart headset light hanger bracket thing is great, just not with a negative rise road stem, or probably any of my bikes due to lack of spacers. Nb) I would have filed off the alignment tang on the inside of the hole of said bracket.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/230877884628? ... 1497.l2649


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