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Damn these new fangled things.......

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by got-to-get-fit, 27 Oct 2007.

  1. got-to-get-fit

    got-to-get-fit New Member

    Yarm, Cleveland
    I just bought myself a nice Bianchi 928 and whilst the handlebars with the flattened section to rest your ands on is nice and purdy it does not help when i try to fit my cateye light and cycle computer cos the bracket does not fit around the flattened out bars .......any solutions anyone?
  2. punkypossum

    punkypossum Donut Devil

    Give the bike to me, I don't mind about the lights...xx(
  3. buggi

    buggi Bird Saviour

    mmm. that's a bummer init. i was gonna get them handle bars. xx(
  4. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    Where are they flattened ? Top ? Bottom ? Both ? Cut 1 or 2 rubber shims (as in the ones that came with your kit), Black insulating tape round them to hold them in place, clamp ya bracket on, bob's your auntie !
  5. got-to-get-fit

    got-to-get-fit New Member

    Yarm, Cleveland
    unfortunatley the handlebars are too big for the brackets ....not too small, the problem is the brackets will not wrap around the bar far enough
    to get the screw in. no amount of rubber is gonna make the brackets bigger.

    One for you there Finbar......something along the lines of not being able to get a screw in and rubbers not being any good?........cmon son i know you can do something with that.
  6. got-to-get-fit

    got-to-get-fit New Member

    Yarm, Cleveland
    they are flattened across the top of the bars
  7. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    I'ts called 'progress'.
    All the things you used to have that fitted other things that you no longer have do not fit on the new thing you have that replaced the old thing that everything you had fitted.
    It's what makes old men grumpy....

    Pass the Mogadon Matron, please....?
  8. Cunobelin

    Cunobelin Legendary Member

    What sort of stem have you got?

    There is a replacement end cap which has an attached mount for lights. I have one on the Airnimal. Blowed if I can remember the make though.
  9. I've got the same bike. I got my self a new front light a Cateye 410 and fit it on the rounder section close to the stem, ps the ad's wrong it takes 3 of the smaller triple A batteries not the double A's. I believe most cateye computers can be fitted to the stem although I'm using a cheap LIDL one which mounts with elastic bands.
  10. boleary

    boleary New Member

    Try using a zip tie.
  11. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    God, this is soo obvious, like the application of a ziptie was just staring you in the face !! xx(


  12. johnr

    johnr Über Member

    OR, I bought an 'outsize' cateye light clip from wiggle for a pound or two. Ziptie? This boy owns a Bianchi! Ziptie, indeed, never heard the like.
  13. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    Agree, You'll be blasting down the road with an ear of corn sticking out the corner of your mouth next !
  14. boleary

    boleary New Member

    I was skeptical when the mechanic in the bike shop fitted a Cateye computer to my bars using zip ties but he said he does the same on all bars with flat tops.
  15. got-to-get-fit

    got-to-get-fit New Member

    Yarm, Cleveland
    im ashamed to say a zip tie was the answer.....looks ugly on the italian supermodel though. like seeing Paris Hilton wearing a watch from argos.

    thanks though guys.