Anyone come up w/ a bicycle mount for their Flex?
Would love to see pics or hear ideas.
Is this a good question?
I used a short piece of foam pipe insulation and two velcro straps. Holds very securely. The straps are about 7/8th inch wide, and 7 inches long when held out straight. The pipe insulation is about 1.5 inches long, cut from a much longer piece. I used a white and a red strap for the photo, but I would normally use black ones, the color ones just work better for the description. You can mount the strap around the insulation (the white one) to the handlebar, be sure to put the light's strap (the red one) under the insulation first, and position it so that the ring is close to the insulation. Then it is easy to take the light on and off with the red strap. If you want to ride without the light, but leave the mount attached, just put the red velcro through its ring so it doesn't flap around.
I've modded up a 3D printable handle bar mount for the Hexbright. The light just snaps in. Its held to the handle bar with two regular zipties. It is easy to modify to add a stap hole if you wanted extra security.
I bought this on eBay and they are secure. I've purchased many options offered on eBay but concluded that this one is the best and most sturdy. However, feel free to do your own research.
Note: couldn't post my pic... I'm posting from my phone...
I purchased a 30mm optics mount for your standard Picatinny rail, thinking that the flashlight would fit. Well after a ton of grinding, I've got it to fit pretty well. I tried mounting this to the side of my helmet but the flashlight is so heavy my neck go tired of lifting that side up. I've got some new rails to try attaching it to the top of my helmet instead. I'm also going to see if I can get a picatinny rail mounted on my bike somewhere to attach it there.
Again, really wishing the flashlight were a lot smaller than they made it, because A) the thing is huge, and B) it doesn't fit any standard flashlight mounts, like this awesome one:
Hose clamps would require padding, and I would worry about the force on the handlebar. Especially if you have carbon handlebars, which can crush rather easily, the hose clamp can easily damage them, creating a safety issue. The velcro straps hold very securely and don't require any tools, which allows for easy adjustment on the ride. It also makes it easy to mount and remove the light, just a few seconds.
Searched around found this: http://www.premiumbikegear.com/biologic/...
Specs say it will work with "flashlights 15 - 30 mm in diameter". I looked around on hexbright.com but I couldn't find any dimensions for the Flex. Wonder if that holder would work.
Use one or two of those popular wrist bands (ie. yellow Livestrong bands). Place Flex on handle bar, loop it from one end, go under the handle bar and loop it to the other end. Use a second one just in case to go over the top side.
I currently use a bike light mounted on top of my helmet, with a tail light
mounted on the back of the helmet. This has several advantages.
It is up where it can be seen better. It stays with me when I lock my bike up
and take my helmet, tho both are mounted so they come off easily. I keep the head light in my pocket most of the time as a flashlight.
I've long dreamed of a light that combined both a headlight and tail light
in one flatish curved package (with 3 parallel AA batteries?) that sort of conformed to the top of the helmet where it could be mounted. This would have the further advantage of one battery system, one switch.
BTW I just came across hexbright.com today (tho I've long been a FLOSS supporter). I did not see an explanation of why it seems rather pricey.
How much is related to scale of production?
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