loading
Picture of Easily Mount A Flashlight To Handlebars
Im going to show you how you can easily mount a small, handheld flashlight (such as Maglites) to your bike's handlebars, for basically free. I got the idea after seeing a cool hunting bike in a magazine and wanted to make it,  and I might post an instructable on that too. You just need a few household items. Note: This may not work with all reflector mounts.

Step 1: What You Need

Picture of What You Need
Here's what you need:

Front bike reflector mount
Small flashlight
Duct tape, wire, string, something to hold flashlight in place
A philips screwdriver
 

The flashlight goes perpendicular to the base, not parallel. That is, the handlebar (and the base) goes left to right and the flashlight goes back to front.

riddus2 years ago
Simple L- brackets from your local hardware store and a couple hose clamps work better and wont look so sloppy (no offense).
conmac8632 years ago
Thanks for sharing. I think I would use a hose clamp instead of duct tape. Doesn't leave the sticky residue.
But a good idea and much cheaper than a commercial product.
vov352 years ago
I used something similar to mount a light to my bike a while back. I used a pair of mounts for cheap diamondback lights. (first got one, it broke, got a warranty replacement, it was too dim, got a real light). The mounts are designed to be universal fit and I was able to use a mounting screw to connect them together. If I remember I'll upload a picture of my solution. It's uh... duct-tape-free, and that is always a benefit.