eDelux headlight on fender

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    Yeah, that works for me.

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    1. ibikenz 63 months ago | reply

      Won't the light bounce up and down? That fender must be staunch.

    2. Ibán 63 months ago | reply

      Yeah, same question as ibikenz, I'm curious especially on rough surfaces. I always attach the headlights to the front brake mount, in order to make it solid, so maybe the fenders would need an extra set of "attachment rods" (how do you call that?).

    3. skvidal 63 months ago | reply

      The fender is attached to the cross beam of the front rack . I bet it won't bounce that badly.

    4. Adam A. 63 months ago | reply

      Exactly - the length of unsupported fender is short, only 6" from the the light to the rack fender mount. Without the rack, the fender would be unsupported all the way back to the fork crown, and this wouldn't work without an additional support.

      if you look at the bikes in Golden Age (or peruse www.reneherse.com), you'll see that headlights on the front fender frequently have no additional support strut when there's a rack holding the fender up. If there's no rack, there's often a fender strut from the dropout to the light to support it.

      I haven't ridden this yet, but I bounced it around and waggled the wheel back and forth vigorously, and the light was solid.

    5. gregorio the gregarious 63 months ago | reply

      What you going to do with that big ol' wire? And, very nice!

    6. Adam A. 63 months ago | reply

      Another hole in the fender, right in front of this one. I'm going to see if it's feasible to un-roll the edge of the fender, then roll it back around the wire, but probably I'll just use a generous helping of silicone glue. Or maybe copper tape - I have some left from shielding the pickup cavity of my Telecaster, and it's mighty strong -- might actually hold up to being inside a fender.

      Then another small hole in the fender under the fork crown for the wire to exit and go down the fork leg to the hub.

    7. Adam A. 63 months ago | reply

      I rode the bike around the block a couple of times this morning, and the headlight appeared very stable. The real test will come on the first after dark ride, when I can see how stable the beam is.

      Now I just need to get rid of the squeal in the brakes and obtain a proper saddle.

    8. peng1 63 months ago | reply

      adam this bike is going to be so awesome! ...but of course you know that. :-)

      i can't wait to see it after every piece comes together and each detail gets thought out and worked through.

    9. Adam A. 63 months ago | reply

      Playing amateur constructeur is much much fun :)

    10. mraceebb 63 months ago | reply

      Very nice constructeurism! You decide to go with an anatomica?

    11. fmackay 63 months ago | reply

      I managed to run a rear light wire along the inside edge of a VO fender. Unfolding the edge was a bit of a PITA but it is a neat solution. The wire on that edelux looks a lot thicker than what I used, so this might not be a viable solution for you; on the other hand the length you'd have to unroll is much shorter.

    12. jp weigle 60 months ago | reply

      Adam,
      Looks good my man.

      Take the time to unroll the fender edge and put the wire in there.

    13. Adam A. 60 months ago | reply

      Yup -- not long after this I drilled two more holes in the fender; one directly behind the light, and one under the fork crown on the drive side, for the wire to enter and exit. It looks super clean, except for the two zipties on the fork leg. But I can live with those.

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