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    Default Light holder for Bike to hold Quark X AA Tactical

    Hi guys, Was using a fenix e21 as bike light before and the light holder I got off ebay was great.
    However, I'm now using a Quark x AA tactical and its better for cycling coz it has good flood. Problem is its too thin!! and wont fit on the light holder.

    So, Im looking for a holder that would hold lights of 0.86 inches or 20 millimitres or 2 centimetres in diameter.
    I dont want those blowfish two sword or however they are called straps...I want to buy from ebay preferably or maybe dinodiret (never purchased there tho :P ).

    Thanks for helping guys.

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    Personally, I'm extremely pleased with my custom setup: one regular hose clamp, one adjustable hose clamp, and some strategically placed Sugru (a silicone clay).
    It's cheap, rugged, light and uninteresting/hard to steal.

    Here's a picture of the clamps:


    And a picture of the Quark X AA2 securely mounted:

    (These were taken with a phone.)

    Although I mounted this on the side of my luggage carrier, it could be mounted on the handle bar just as easily.
    Last edited by oKtosiTe; 03-04-2012 at 12:17 PM. Reason: Added pictures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oKtosiTe View Post
    Personally, I'm extremely pleased with my custom setup: one regular hose clamp, one adjustable hose clamp, and some strategically placed Sugru (a silicone clay).
    It's cheap, rugged, light and uninteresting/hard to steal.

    Yeah that be great....Except that it scratches the flashlight?

    Will edit a picture into this post later.

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    Default Re: Light holder for Bike to hold Quark X AA Tactical

    Google for "twofish cyclopblock" - I use one on my road bike, with Malkoff MD2, MD3, or MD4 hosts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Max_Power View Post
    Google for "twofish cyclopblock" - I use one on my road bike, with Malkoff MD2, MD3, or MD4 hosts.
    haha. I was specifically not looking for those...:P But I will consider it if nothing better pops up.

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    Default Re: Light holder for Bike to hold Quark X AA Tactical

    Quote Originally Posted by Max_Power View Post
    Google for "twofish cyclopblock" - I use one on my road bike, with Malkoff MD2, MD3, or MD4 hosts.
    I've been using those for my Quarks with no problem, even with a Turbo X.


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    Yeah that be great....Except that it scratches the flashlight?
    No, that's what the Sugru is for. I lined the inside of the adjustable clamp with it.
    Check out my updated post above.
    Last edited by oKtosiTe; 03-04-2012 at 12:21 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oKtosiTe View Post
    No, that's what the Sugru is for. I lined the inside of the adjustable clamp with it.
    Check out my updated post above.
    Thanks a bunch mate....Checking it asap
    Heh by the looks of the bike, it seems the flashlight is more expensive :P

    Gonna have a look and try to replicate it. Seems good enough for the job

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuLyMaN View Post
    Thanks a bunch mate....Checking it asap
    Heh by the looks of the bike, it seems the flashlight is more expensive :P
    Actually, just the Schwalbe Ice Spiker snow tyres cost me twice as much as the Quark.
    Although it has some scrapes, I wouldn't trade my bike for anything with handbrakes or gears, and it can transport two dogs, an infant, a crate of beverages and me simultaneously with ease, in three inches of snow.
    Take that, Smart Fortwo!

    On the other hand, the fact that you would say that means I've successfully reached my objective of making my bike unattractive to potential thieves.

    (I'm Dutch. Don't mess with my bike. )


    Quote Originally Posted by SuLyMaN View Post
    Gonna have a look and try to replicate it. Seems good enough for the job
    Although you may accomplish this some other way, I do recommend Sugru. I've used it for so many little projects now; it seems a bit expensive at first, but it just has so many uses...
    Last edited by oKtosiTe; 03-05-2012 at 07:41 AM.

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    The Fenix AF02 bike mount would work.

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    Thanks. Now I "need" an AF02.

    I couldn't find anything else, so I've used the Twofish with good results with Surefire 6P, SolarForce L2T, and Lumintop TD15x mounted on my bars. I like how they're quick-release, so I can grab my light and use it handheld quickly, too.
    The whole setup wobbles a tiny bit, but for under $10 and such flexibility, I picked up a second.
    Is there a specific reason you don't want/like them?
    Hadn't thought of the two hose clamps method - may try that on my daughter's bike, with a Xeno E03 or something. Interesting.
    Last edited by tjswarbrick; 03-06-2012 at 05:32 PM.

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    For me, the Two Fish mount works well enough on the street, but even on a flat and smooth limestone path like the Il. Prairie Path it is too unstable. I have used the Two Fish mount with a Fenix LD20 and Maglite XL100 as a backup to my NiteRider setup. I think it is a great backup but I prefer a more substantial mount for a primary light.

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    Fenix AF02 works very well for me.
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    Guys after reading the posts and thinking a bit, I got a break and an unexpected solution cropped up!! I'll post pics hopefully tonight :P

    Oktosite was particularly inspiring!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuLyMaN View Post
    Guys after reading the posts and thinking a bit, I got a break and an unexpected solution cropped up!! I'll post pics hopefully tonight :P

    Oktosite was particularly inspiring!!
    Sadly after making this pic my bike got stolen but I made pics of my setup prior to that I was too downhearted to post that...O well here it is/was now...







    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/54700356/bike1.jpg
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/54700356/bike 2.jpg

    Hope you guys like Hum code wont work....
    Last edited by SuLyMaN; 04-02-2012 at 12:24 PM.

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    Sorry to hear some $%@££T%D!! stole your bike.

    Your Quark may be thankful though.... Your design puts massive stress on the joint between the head and the battery tube. However smooth a surface may seen, there is a lot of vibration and having the entire 2xAA battery tube hanging out the back of the mount means that you will have been applying a great deal of torque to the joint. This will either cause circuit board damage if the head is tightened, or cause excessive wear in the threads if the head is loosened. You should always try to mount the light at its centre of gravity (the balance point) so that the forces are as low as possible.
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    I agree it is a less than optimal setup but at night, I ride on tar roads (normal road) and there is little strain on the flashlight. Your point is totally valid and I will have to come up with a better solution for off road biking ;-) Being given the quark is so thin, it will be difficult...

    Im working on it!

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    I mentioned before the Fenix AF02. It will do this without any modification as it comes with spacers to hold an LD10 and is rock solid. If you appreciate the quality of the Quark, why scrimp on the mount?
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    Quote Originally Posted by subwoofer View Post
    I mentioned before the Fenix AF02. It will do this without any modification as it comes with spacers to hold an LD10 and is rock solid. If you appreciate the quality of the Quark, why scrimp on the mount?
    I love it but it is too pricey for me

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    I love my Fenix AF02. It's the best thing ever, and so worth the money. Good plastic. Nice screws, the top one captive. Nice. Real nice. Really.

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    ill set some funds aside and buy one

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