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General mounting solutions for lights etc

I use a couple of hose clamps, and two rubber strips or offcuts from old inner tube. I have also used double-sided foam tape and electrical tape, but the inner tube ones are the best. This setup is ...
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General mounting solutions for lights etc

This second answer of mine is more a "hack" for emergency cases. This was an experiment, I tested it and think it was successful, but I do not suggest you make this on purpose for constant ...
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General mounting solutions for lights etc

I use FreeCAD to produce STL files that then can be sent to the number of 3D printing services possible to find on a web, including some that aggregate multiple 3D printing providers. The benefit of ...
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General mounting solutions for lights etc

I made a couple of custom mounts for torches/flashlights as rear-lights. Model the light as an object in a 3D CAD software Model the part of the bike I want to attach to Add a block of solid and ...
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General mounting solutions for lights etc

You can buy the mounting hardware relatively cheaply. In many cases, you can buy a GoPro adapter relatively cheaply, and then avail yourself of the numerous GoPro mounts that are out there. Do you ...
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Dynamo bike lights - unknown short circuit cause

As previously mentioned, the most obvious answer is that the "live" wire from the dynamo i.e. the one not connected to the frame, is being shorted to the frame somehow. Even if you don't ...
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Safety data: Which is safer, head/tail lights which blink or emit a steady beam?

Sanchises noted in a 2018 comment that… There's also this 2008 study by the Dutch research institute TNO. It concludes a marginal increase in visibility for flashing front lights, but recommends ...
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General mounting solutions for lights etc

I have in the past successfully transplanted mounting hardware from a non-functioning light onto one that works but has lost its mount. In the simplest case, you might be able to just unscrew a piece,...
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General mounting solutions for lights etc

Light (and cyclometer) manufacturers have an incentive to develop a proprietary mount, for the same reason that even a vast Apple Inc insisted for years on using a proprietary Lightning connector, and ...
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Where is the light harness connection on Giant Roam E bike?

I have a 2023 Liv Tempt (wife has it to be specific). As per Barry G's comment, there is an access point between the battery and head tube. I took both access points off (one either side) and pushed ...
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Is it possible to get a light that is too bright?

Most of the answers seem to focus on incoming traffic, but something can be said about following other people when you have a powerful light, so a little word on this. if you follow someone, your ...
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Is it possible to get a light that is too bright?

I have a 750 lumens front head light - it's bright! Some of my riding buddies say it is too bright for the streets as it blinds drivers. I disagree that it is truly blinding drivers and think that ...
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Is it possible to get a light that is too bright?

A powerful light with no cut off optics is what is called "high beam". They do have the use cases but should be switched off in places where and when a car driver would do. A high beam of ...
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