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    Where do you mount your battery for handlebar light?

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    I was mounting on stem until I noticed the end piece of the battery case cracked from banging against the stem and/or head tube. Then I started mounting on the top tube until I noticed the paint finish was getting rubbed to a matte. One buddy mounts his on his seat post but mud and dirt gets all over the battery.

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    I mount my big battery (8 cell) under the seat so I don't notice the weight. I put it in a padded fabric bag so it keeps most of the junk off it.
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    I covered frame areas that might rub with helicopter tape (not sure what the real name is, but that's what it's called on ebay). Now I can mount anything anywhere and no worries about scratches or anything.

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    I stick mine to my downtube. granted I use pouches mostly but hard cases I put closed cell foam adhesive pads on them so they dont scratch my frame or get jacked up. I couldnt imagine the weight of a pack on the stem.... On the Down tube above my bottle cage (not under the DT but on the top side of it) works great for me.

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    Top tube..near the front. A second for "I can't imagine the weight of a battery on the stem".

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    I used to mount it under the stem, but as stems have gotten shorter, that doesn't work anymore. Now I mount it on the handle bar right in front of the stem. The magicshine straps work great for this setup.

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    Why wouldn't you mount it on the top tube? Just curious...a battery on the bar seems like it would throw things off.

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    Water bottle cage
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    I'm still waiting on my NiteFighter BT40s but, when I get, it I'm going to put some ESI silicone tape on my top tube and mount the battery on that. Never used the stuff but it's supposed to only adhere to itself and come off easily.

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    For me the battery on the bar is more convenient. The cable route is more compact and I don't have to work around the funky tube shape on my bike. The battery weight is miniscule and it's mounted dead center on the bar so I don't notice it at all.

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    I put my 4-cell battery in a neoprene pouch (forgot where it came from) then strap it on top of top tube behind steerer tube. Neoprene bag keeps paint finish intact.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NotAnotherHill View Post
    I'm still waiting on my NiteFighter BT40s but, when I get, it I'm going to put some ESI silicone tape on my top tube and mount the battery on that. Never used the stuff but it's supposed to only adhere to itself and come off easily.
    I'm going to try that ESI silicone tape.

    I'd also like to try getting the battery to hold on the topside of the top tube rather than the bottom side. Not sure how well it will work, though, as it seems it will naturally rotate around and down.

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    ^^^This is how I do it...but now I have one of the newer battery packs from action that has the great rubber straps so I don't have to use the Awesome Strap...nonetheless, this is bulletproof.
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    Where do you mount your battery for handlebar light?-uploadfromtaptalk1445632713145.jpg

    New battery mounted same way. This is why I like short cables on the battery and light like my Gemini and MS battery...some of the cheapos have cords that are WAY too long.

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    I would mount mine under the seat if I wasn't using a dropper. I mount it on the seat tube right above the suspension rocker. I forget it's there most of the time. The cord is wrapped around the brake cable up to the stem, almost invisible. I've started trying to get weight as low and out of the way as possible. My spare tube, C02, and multi tool now get velcroed to the down tube. I try to use my pack only for water. I might be moving my battery to the down tube again but somehow it stays very clean on the seat tube, much cleaner than it did on the down tube for the short time that it was there. I don't care if my spare tube gets nasty but I try to protect the battery.
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    New battery mounted same way. This is why I like short cables on the battery and light like my Gemini and MS battery...some of the cheapos have cords that are WAY too long.

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    I'd be concerned about jewel clearance in the event of a quick need to dismount.
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    I've mounted it on the underside but its not as clean due to the cables. I don't like lots of cables for some reason so close to the stem is best for me and this is as good as it gets on my bike.
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    Stem , but my battery is in a nice padded xeccon pouch .
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    I use Solarforce L2M flashlights with conventional 18650 rechargeable batteries. I strap the light under my handlebar with two Livestrong bracelets.

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