Namely, it turned out, that the "straight" section of the bar isn't actually straight, but has a slight angle (like, it's not 180 degrees, but, say 200 degrees). Which means, that when I mount the light on the bar, it illuminates one side of the road, not the area in front of me - quite noticeably so.
My rough sketch below hopefully gives a better idea of what I'm trying to describe.
The problem got me thinking and googling, and I found out about the existence of extender mounts. These seem to solve my problem - almost. So here are my options as I see them:
- Extenders mounted via double clamps (like this one). My concerns here:
- The angle of the bar will likely interfere with parallel mounting of the parallel clamps
- Stem-bolt mounted extenders (like this one). Seems to be the better option for my situation: can be mounted as is, without bending stuff; also such a mount looks significantly more stable. Concerns here:
- will the bolts hold the light?
- there are very few of these around, unfortunately
It would be great to hear your opinions and recommendations! Thanks in advance
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Much as it hurts my pride to admit it, the light does have the necessary tilt adjustment. Thanks for all the comments nevertheless!