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    Getting things to stick to your handlebars

    I have some lights and a horn to put on my handlebars (I commute in a large city), but even when I screw them as tight as I can, they do not stay, especially over bumps. Can I superglue them, or is there some other way to make them stick and stay firm?

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    layer of friction tape on the bars first

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan GSR View Post
    layer of friction tape on the bars first
    I see. Hmm...you mean like over the entire bar?

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    Just under the lights and horn

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    Piece of inner tube around the bar under the mount works well.

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    rubber inserts for headlights

    the BV headlight set I got included rubber inserts that help keep them in place. pretty good deal at about 11 bucks. if you don't want to get another light, then try finding something rubbery, or maybe try winding a rubber band under the mounts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slash5 View Post
    Piece of inner tube around the bar under the mount works well.
    This is what I do. It also helps from my light and bell scratching my bars. Good luck!

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    Zip ties can do wonders too! You gotta get a bit creative sometimes

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    Well my Smarty answer is JB Weld but I seriously use old pieces of rubber tubing...blue locktight on metal screws/nuts sometimes.

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    You could take an old inner tube and build up the bar area a bit before you install the clamp. Also the idea of hanging the light under the bar instead of on the top is a pretty good solution if you can keep the cables out of the way.
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