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    ... and if we just ... Frontlight "mounting-spoon"

    2 weeks ago i was getting a bit frustrated because i could not find a proper bracket to mount my MS-1400 on.
    So i got the bright idea to take a starnut and ram it in the bottom of the tube of my fork.
    Then i took a spoon and put 2 bend's in it, and drilled 2 holes in it to mount it all.
    I'm really pleased with how it turned out, simple, original and cheap.
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    This is awsome! I hope the spoon will keep it's shape and not bend due to the weight of the light.

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    I don't have any problems with it, and i don't think there will be any.
    The light isn't that heavy and the spoon is thick enough to fully suport it.
    And if problems will ocure, i will simply get a thicker one.
    It takes around 5 minutes of work to make and install.
    Last edited by Rabies010; 09-07-2011 at 06:38 PM.

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    Best. Spork. Ever.

    Spoon probably won't fail, but I would expect some vibration / bounciness in the light.
    One XM-L is definitely overkill for a bicycle light. That's why I have five.

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    Sure it vibrates a little, but not nearly as much as i was expecting.

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    Lol that's awesome.
    Now make a tail light and mount it on the seat post with a fork.
    I WANT TO BUY YOUR MAGICSHINE LIGHTS! Working or not.

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    Low vibration probably due to it being on the sprung part of the fork. If I didn't have a rack in the way I would try the same sort of mount.
    One XM-L is definitely overkill for a bicycle light. That's why I have five.

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    I was already thinking of doing something like this as well for the rear, but there is no need for that.
    Not yet anyway....

    And the low vibration is partially because of the place where it is mounted and partially because it's a fairly thick stainless steel spoon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BKruahnndon View Post
    Lol that's awesome.
    Now make a tail light and mount it on the seat post with a fork.
    I don't want to know where he is going to put the matching knife....

    Only problem can see is how are you going to get the star nuts out should you ever need to? Maybe using one of the offset nuts for carbon might be better as they are easily removed. come to think of it, you're not likely to ever need to remove the starnut anyway.

    Nice one

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    Quote Originally Posted by emu26 View Post
    I don't want to know where he is going to put the matching knife....

    come to think of it, you're not likely to ever need to remove the starnut anyway.

    Nice one
    Usually the knife goes in the back...

    And i didn't see the need to remove the starnut for any particulair future reason as well.
    So that's why i figured i might as well ram it in there.

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    cool beans !!
    and big cheers.
    you might not want to tell them about the better depth perception on the terrain,
    due mounting the light lower, shhh , keep it secret.
    did 2 version back a year ago, but the spoon beats me in terms of easy install,...
    cheers, Rob

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    Thanks !
    As i stated earlier : 5 mins of work, with the real effort being the hammering on the starnut.
    And i did notice an improvement of the way the things in front of me are apearing.
    I was also thinking of making a slot instead of a hole in the concave part of the spoon so i could loosen the screw and change the angle when needed. (for example when used on another higher or lower fork)
    Last edited by Rabies010; 09-07-2011 at 06:47 PM.

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    Nightshots, nightshots...

    Love this model of Magicshine.

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    On this forum you can find a good amount of nightshots of the ms-1400.
    The nightshots i can make are with my phone, so that will not give a good enough result.

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    Is there a remote switch for this light? If not, I would imagine it would be awkward to operate the switch while riding. I do applaud the outside the box thinking though. Spoon fed lumens! Being a Chinese light, maybe you should work on a mount utilizing chopsticks.
    "... displays the social skills of a barrel cactus." - TNC

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    Yes, there is a remote on this light.
    And if there would be one at the back, it would be no big deal to reach that as well.
    I never managed to get the hang of chopsticks, so i dont see that happening in the near future.

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    loving your diy ingenuity

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    Tnx !

    I already hammered a starnut in my sc-32 as well, so i can easily switch between bikes.

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