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Is there any lamp holder for the bicycle stem? The normal 360º degrees spinning lamp holders do not work, because the stem is slightly top-wards inclined.

Bike stem

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Normal lamp holder

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    Not an answer - but consider hanging your thing under the handlebars... for a front light it doesn't really matter. Helmet lights are good, but they don't replace the need for handlebar lights. – Criggie Nov 5 '15 at 8:02
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    @Criggie is right but you may have to watch the cables under the bars, and tie them out of the way. Doesn't solve handlebar bag issues though and a tall enough stem mount might. – Chris H Nov 5 '15 at 8:43
  • @Criggie, I don't use helmet, it is for urban cycling. The handlebars are fully occupied with cables and brakes. – João Pimentel Ferreira Nov 5 '15 at 22:19
  • @joao_pimentel I'm sorry to hear that. Perhaps you could try putting a head torch on? Personally I've found that a small sharp tight beam torch on the head works well at night, for lighting up stuff /drivers exactly where I'm looking. Has saved me from being doored at least once. – Criggie Nov 5 '15 at 22:37
  • Brands like topeak sell bar extenders, which can be clamped to the stem: topeak.com/products/xtras/barxtender – Batman Nov 5 '15 at 22:54
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Maybe something like this may do the work?

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But I couldn't find anything around the stem.

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If you're willing to go to the very cheap end of the spectrum, some lights can pivot in the mount as well as having a hinge for tilt. This awful thing from deal extreme, for example, runs on two watch batteries but does what you want:

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Alternatively, some of the "flashlight holders" are very adaptable (and probably also flexible) so would work. Like this construction:

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Finally, you can make something yourself by using hose clamps:

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One round the stem, then another around the light or use a strip of metal to make a mount for the light. I've made light mounts like this before and they can be very effective. Buy a strip of aluminium about 3mm thick and 20mm wide, then cut and drill a short length to do what you need. Imagine the blue line is a strip of aluminium and the red bar is your light.

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But really, a much better solution is joao_pimentel's answer. A decent metal "need more handlebar space" device as sold in many bike shops specifically because so many people have the same problem you do.

  • Jubilee clips are fantasticly useful - I have a couple holding a water bottle cage on, but they're ready to serve in another capacity as required. – Criggie Nov 5 '15 at 8:00
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    Thank you. I don't want to go to the cheap version. Is there anything that allows tilt, more robust and with better quality? How would I connect those two hoses ties? – João Pimentel Ferreira Nov 5 '15 at 22:17
  • I couldn't find a better solution except for cameras, and they are ridiculously expensive because you're buying functionality that you don't need (over $US1000 for a decent action camera mounting system). – Móż Nov 5 '15 at 22:32
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    Edited in "how to use hose clamps". – Móż Nov 5 '15 at 22:45
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I've used 2 light brackets with bits of a third to make custom brackets before. I have a large spares box and a decent selection of tools for modifications.

In your case a saddle post light bracket might fit round them stem giving you something to pick up on to mount your light.

On eBay or dx you can find a wide range of torch mounts, smartphone mounts and camera mounts for various bits of bikes. The camera ones in particular may be a good source of parts with enough degrees of freedom. You'll need to modify though.

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