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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 2:40 pm 
BoTM Winner / retrobike rider
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Been giving some thought on how to mount one of these standard torches to my handlebars and my first idea to try is as follows...
Going to source a small length of plastic cable conduit, with a slightly smaller id than the od of the torch shaft, and then cut a thin slot along its length. This should then grip the shaft (ohh, err :lol: ) of the torch. Will also need to add some thin rubber to the inside of the conduit to give sufficient grip, and to allow the csk bolts I'm going to use to mount this to pull up under flush.
Then going to drill a couple of 4.5mm holes through the counduit and then spot these holes through onto my existing light holder . Will then drill, tap and M4 hellicoil the existing holder to hold the conduit.
All works a treat in my mind but will update on real-life progress :lol:


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one word........sellotape.

jobs a good un :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 8:43 pm 
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Hey guys!

I can recommend these for commuting, there ok up to about 15 miles and hour (did a little bit of off road with them tonight which was fun!). They are limited but good value:



http://www.wiggle.co.uk/p/Cycle/7/Cateye_EL220_and_LD150_LED_Light_Set/5360037063/

Another top tip are these things:
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=5765

Found a near identical set in my local wilkinsons for 3.99 - they strap round your helmet vents a treat and really add to your visibility - cant be too noticable to cars now its getting darker!

In fairness to the front one it does light the way a bit when you turn your head outside of your front lights main path which is pretty good considering how small they are.
Oh, and its also good when you look down at your bars as you can see your bike computer too!


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 9:56 pm 
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if you want super bright light on the cheap go for one or two of these for DealExtreme. i picked up one, with a 2-pack battery and charger (sold separately). with it on high, it rivals light thrown from a car headlight.

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https://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.12623




grab either of these straps to mount on your bike helmet or handlebars:

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https://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.12000

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https://www.fenix-store.com/product_info.php?products_id=274


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 11:19 pm 
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just for heads up on my tesco effort - bought one earlier this week & it was faulty! the little bugger seemed to have burnt out before i even had chance to mount it! - (to my bike). All ok tho as i took it back & they changed it just like that & with no receipt!

will be taping the new one to me stem forthwith - a mate even gave me an old rear cateye led he had lyin around so budget lighting success!


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 6:59 pm 
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RockiMtn wrote:
if you want super bright light on the cheap go for one or two of these for DealExtreme. i picked up one, with a 2-pack battery and charger (sold separately). with it on high, it rivals light thrown from a car headlight.

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https://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.12623




grab either of these straps to mount on your bike helmet or handlebars:

ImageImage
https://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.12000

ImageImage

https://www.fenix-store.com/product_info.php?products_id=274


so does any one know a UK stockist ofr these mounts or something similar ???


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 10:53 pm 
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As supplied by s_zigmond on page one.

http://www.glowgadgets.co.uk/twofish-lo ... er-torches


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 9:09 am 
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XTSTIMAN wrote:
As supplied by s_zigmond on page one.

http://www.glowgadgets.co.uk/twofish-lo ... er-torches


I've got a pair of mini-maglites which may have to go on, now you've shown me a proper fitting bracket :D

Good link, thanks


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 9:38 am 
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Also availble but a bit dearer though nicer is this



http://www.dkg-cnc.com/bicycle.html


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 9:39 am 
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If you have some maglites you can get led upgrade kits too


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