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Planet Bike's small parts page has a section for tail lights that includes quite a few shims and adapters. You may be able to find just the thing there. Good luck!
I'll just some points no-one's mentioned yet: if you're riding in urban areas your lights are mostly not for seeing with but to be seen by cars and other traffic. So a light that makes you visible is what you need. Generally you want this light to be pointed straight out, parallel to the ground so that it can be seen for as far as possible. Advantages of ...
Head light: [+] points to where you are looking at (good while cornering) [-] bumps, rocks, roots may not clearly be visible since their shadow is behind your sight of view (since the rays come a couple of inches above your eyes) Bar light reverses the above two points: [-] is very late while cornering, making you blind [+] casts good shadows on bumps, ...
Helmet light is my preference. The light is aimed to where you are looking - though this means that the lamp must be positioned correctly or you get a crook neck. On technical single track, corners can be a problem with handle bar mounted lights as you cannot see around until you are turning - often too late. Helmet light also provide a better angle down to ...
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