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    Where do you mount your battery pack?

    I'll be getting my first headlight with a rechargeable battery pack tomorrow. I plan on running it on the bars, and I'm curious what others have done as far as mounting the battery pack. So, share your expertise with me!


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    I run my xeccon 6-cell battery, which came with an integrated and very long velco strap, on the frame top-tube near the front and close to the head tube. I used to use a 4-cell magicshine battery that went in a saddle bag with an extension wire.

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    Strapped to the seat post

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    Top of top tube near the front. Held on with a Backcountry Tube Turnequit.

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    Where do you mount your battery pack?-amoeba-bar-light.jpg


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    I mount my battery under the stem. I use to do it on the frame, but it moved around a bit too much for me, but that can just depend a lot on the design of the frame, etc.

    Where ever you mount it, it definitely helps to have a bag with 2 straps, like these.
    A lot of the cheaper/Chinese lights come with bags with one strap, and I don't like them as much.

    Or if you want to spend a little more, and get a bag/case that will also help protect the battery in the event of a crash, there's these from MTBRevolution (and possibly elsewhere). A little more bulky, but the one wide strap is easy to use and nice and secure.

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    The straps from Backcountry are great for this app. They have a non-slip backing so it won't move on the frame. It seems that the stem or hbar is a rotten place for a weight to be strapped on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TiGeo View Post
    The straps from Backcountry are great for this app. They have a non-slip backing so it won't move on the frame. It seems that the stem or hbar is a rotten place for a weight to be strapped on.
    I can't say I've noticed the weight.

    Btw, do you have a link to the straps you mentioned?
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    Google...for the love of God man...

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    Strap it to the top of my down tube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TiGeo View Post
    Google...for the love of God man...
    Thanks.....
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    Seat tube water bottle cage.

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    How much more do you want? I gave the namd of the strap and the company's name. I may be a dick today but at least I am not lazy.

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    Where do you mount your battery pack?

    Ladies, that's enough, thank you. If you wish to bicker, take it elsewhere.

    I got the light in today. I immediately thought of dropping the pack into a spare bottle and running it through that, just because I have nothing better to do.


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    Considering I included links to the items I was talking about, I'd hardly say I'm lazy.
    With that said, I did miss your first post that mentioned the brand name. My apologies.

    Here's the link to the Tube Tourniquet that TiGeo mentioned.

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    two batteries on the bottom side of the top tube - one for headlight, one for tail light.

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    Didn't mean to be quite so turse...appologies.

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    I mount my battery under my stem. Battery is in a Chinese case, yes a two strap version would be better. I strap it on with the single strap, connect the plug then I use an old school toe clip strap around everything. No problems, doesn't go anywhere and keeps all the wire in one place. O, and I wrap almost all the wire from the battery at the top of the battery in the cheap case and then fold the top cover over. Keeps it out of the way and short!


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    Quote Originally Posted by TiGeo View Post
    Didn't mean to be quite so turse...appologies.
    Just a misunderstanding, we're good.

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    Man....a red chicklet for that one...I will be nice and won't throw one back your way
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    I put mine in an old water bottle. Similar to this...



    It doesn't wiggle, jiggle, or fall off (with a good cage that is). Also, its mostly protected from the elements.

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    My li-po cells are in an ebay bag: AU Cycling Bicycle Bike Top Frame Pannier Front Tube Saddle Bag Pouch Outdoornew | eBay
    with some added protection to prevent damage from crash. It is attached to a saddle & tube on a full suspension bike.

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    Where do you mount your battery pack?

    Quote Originally Posted by jetboy23 View Post
    I put mine in an old water bottle. Similar to this...



    It doesn't wiggle, jiggle, or fall off (with a good cage that is). Also, its mostly protected from the elements.
    I think this is the route I'm going to take. I like the fact that it doesn't stand out, and is better protected from the elements than in a bag.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jetboy23 View Post
    I put mine in an old water bottle. Similar to this...



    It doesn't wiggle, jiggle, or fall off (with a good cage that is). Also, its mostly protected from the elements.
    Does the battery bounce around the inside of the bottle?

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    Where do you mount your battery pack?

    I put two batteries in a sks tool box bottle. Using waterproof cable glands.

    Wrapped in bubble wrap. No shaking or movement!

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