Brackets for custom rear lights...

Making custom rear lights for the bike using proper LEDs... going to mount 2 on each stay and 2 on the post.

Anyone know of some good and small brackets, that are available as spares, that would suit this?

I don't expect to remove them much, but don't want to use a screwdriver to remove them when I do. Been thinking of cutting a rubber block and mounting that on it some how, zip ties is the first thought although defeats the purpose of "no screwdriver", or maybe a rubber loop like the Lupine Tesla and MagicShine P7 type lights...

Ideas?
 

PpPete

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You are welcome to come and raid my box of assorted bracketry.
 
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DrSquirrel

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Well too far, but grateful for the offer! ;)

I think i'm going to try rubber wedge route, I won't be able to change the angle but it should be much much smaller than a 2 piece bracket set.

Still welcome any suggestions, even on brackets.
 

battered

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In my local Poundland there are some cheap and (to be honest not unduly) nasty bike light sets that come with reasonable plastic clip in brackets. Would these be any use?
 
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DrSquirrel

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Aye, will have a look at the cheapest in pound shops and supermarkets, never know... might even find a good light as a donor housing for my LED, although I already have a plan which is pretty small.
 

Origamist

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I use Fenix swivel mounts on both seat stays with torches fixed in place (small P60 hosts and bespoke Osram Diamond Dragon LEDs in red - 160 lumens each at the emitter).
 
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DrSquirrel

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I know the ones you mean, and I have loads of the "non adjustable" cheapy type, which is actually a good idea, bit bigger than I need but a lot of rubber there, could slice one in half and make two even!


My LEDs run at around 90L and im going to run 6 or 5. Though where did you source them LEDs? (just the led, don't need a drop in unit).
 

Origamist

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drsquirrel said:
I know the ones you mean, and I have loads of the "non adjustable" cheapy type, which is actually a good idea, bit bigger than I need but a lot of rubber there, could slice one in half and make two even!


My LEDs run at around 90L and im going to run 6 or 5. Though where did you source them LEDs? (just the led, don't need a drop in unit).
I got them from CandlePowerForums. A user called "Nailbender" makes the drop-ins - not sure if he sells the emitter only. I like the colour they produce as they are a deep red - as opposed to the orange-red that you often see.

You can get cheaper, less powerful stuff from DX, but the quality is hit and miss.

I was thinking about a SST-90 in red - but it's stupid powerful and overkill, IMO.
 
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DrSquirrel

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SST-90 even defused in a giant difuser might be a bit crazy. I will be building up one of these though for a front light ;)

I got a batch of RED LEDs from DX so I could pick the "best", though they're all perfect, wouldn't say a deep red, but as red as red is.


A drop-in would be around 4x the size of what I want to build :hello:


I've just found them, and he does a SST-90 drop in...! Can't imagine how long that's going to last in my 1x18650 host. Too bad they're in the US, will give them a shout though.
 
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