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    Headlight Mount for Up in the Fork/Head Tube?

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Size:  66.6 KBI have one bike that has a fender mounting hole up in the fork, smack dead center of the head tube (the threads going north "into" the head tube). Does anyone know of a standard headlight mount that could use this position?

    I have a few of the "fork crown" mounts on other bikes with standard fender mounts. and they do a good job of keeping the bright beams on the road instead of the eyes of annoyed drivers and fellow cyclists. I wish the same when riding this bike...
    Thanks in advance!

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    That is a French-style fender mount. There are a couple of ways of getting the same thing going, depending on the bike:

    -a 'daruma' mount--a draw bolt (cantilever pad bolt) mounted with a long 6mm screw run through the front/rear holes on the crown. When something is then mounted that spans the hole on the bottom, a nut will draw the assembly tight. Obviously, a bike that you can do this on already has crown holes, so it's really only doable for rack or fender mounting.

    -knock a star-fangled nut in the bottom of the tube. You'll need a smaller size, in all likelihood, than a 1-1/8, as the bottom of straight steerers are internally butted 9 times out of 10. 1" nuts should for most steel steerer tubes.

    -SKS makes an expanding plug mount for some of their fenders that I'm sure couple be repurposed here...but am unsure of any 100% solutions for a tapered 1-1/8 - 1-1/2 steerer.

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    Idea!

    Quote Originally Posted by michaelm101 View Post
    I have one bike that has a fender mounting hole up in the fork, smack dead center of the head tube (the threads going north "into" the head tube).
    Does anyone know of a standard headlight mount that could use this position?

    I have a few of the "fork crown" mounts on other bikes with standard fender mounts.
    and they do a good job of keeping the bright beams on the road instead of the eyes of annoyed drivers and fellow cyclists.
    I wish the same when riding this bike...
    The image shows the Supernova Multimount - why not getting one of these?
    shop.supernova-design.com/shop/category/accessories-multimounts-29?search=Multimount

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    If you have a light that is compatible with the GoPro mounting system or a light that can be converted to GoPro mounting with one of my adapters, I could have a solution for you. I could make a modified version of my fork crown GoPro mount that would attach to your fork steer tube hole.

    http://forums.mtbr.com/lights-night-...r-1030516.html
    GoPro adapters for bike lights http://www.pacifier.com/~kevinb/index.html

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