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Old 01-26-11, 07:56 AM
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Headlight battery mount?

Hey guys....I am running a Cygolite TridenX Xtra headlight on my Surly. Without a doubt it is the brightest and most long lasting light I have ever used. Couldn't be happier with the light. I am looking for a slick way to mount the battery. I am not running a bag on the front or I would just drop it in. I thought a small frame/stem bag, but the Surly has a cable routed along the top of the tube. Also I have a frame pump mounted under the top tube. Just trying to find a way to mount it cleanly without cables running all over the place. Maybe something on the underside of the stem? Any suggestions?
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At different times I've put it in a camera pouch and hung it from the handlebar, used a Velcro strap to strap it under the stem, used a Bento Bag (https://www.eriksbikeshop.com/Bento-B...ntoBoxFrameBag), and ziptied it to the frame in the triangle between the rear brake bridge and the seat tube.

My current method uses a battery holder from an old Light&Motion light kit, mounted under the top tube.
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Old 01-26-11, 01:39 PM
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I've got the battery for the Rover II (looks like it's a similar size) perched on top of the front tube. If you pull the mounting straps tight, the rubber mounting feet keep it fairly stable there. If your stem is long enough, it might fit there.
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I had a British saddle bag, so I made a series 5 D cell battery pack, it strapped tidily to the dowel stick that runs across the bag to support it.
then ran a wire along the top tube ..
1.2v [rechargable battery]x5 = 6v

you could get one of those waterbottle tool pods and put batterys in it.

or of course there is pouring hot canning wax around your battery pack
and use an old waterbottle
Nightrider did that made theirs using a big mouth
Cannondale bottle, it seems.

Helmet mount?Worn on your body. a Battery pack you can put in one of the back pockets
of your cycling jersey..

or in a fanny pack .. so if you come off the bike a cord won't connect you

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I put my battery in a water bottle.

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Originally Posted by Terry66 View Post
Hey guys....I am running a Cygolite TridenX Xtra headlight on my Surly. Without a doubt it is the brightest and most long lasting light I have ever used. Couldn't be happier with the light. I am looking for a slick way to mount the battery. I am not running a bag on the front or I would just drop it in. I thought a small frame/stem bag, but the Surly has a cable routed along the top of the tube. Also I have a frame pump mounted under the top tube. Just trying to find a way to mount it cleanly without cables running all over the place. Maybe something on the underside of the stem? Any suggestions?
Where I put mine.
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