eDelux headlight on fender

Yeah, that works for me.

  • Antoine 7y

    Won't the light bounce up and down? That fender must be staunch.
  • Ibán 7y

    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?).
  • Seth Vidal PRO 6y

    The fender is attached to the cross beam of the front rack . I bet it won't bounce that badly.
  • Adam Alpern 6y

    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.
  • Greg 6y

    What you going to do with that big ol' wire? And, very nice!
  • Adam Alpern 6y

    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.
  • Adam Alpern 6y

    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.
  • peng1 6y

    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.
  • Adam Alpern 6y

    Playing amateur constructeur is much much fun :)
  • mraceebb 6y

    Very nice constructeurism! You decide to go with an anatomica?
  • fmackay 6y

    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.
  • peter PRO 6y

    Adam,
    Looks good my man.

    Take the time to unroll the fender edge and put the wire in there.
  • Adam Alpern 6y

    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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