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DIY Paul Gino light mount
« on: September 14, 2009, 03:31:57 pm »
What I want is a pair of Paul Gino light mounts to mount my pair of Ixon IQs down low

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But I am not giving them $20 plus p&p a pop. However, I have a brilliant neighbour who has everything I remember from metalwork class in his workshop at the end of his garden, and an offer to help out with any machining I want done. He is an outstanding neighbour - he restores and races 1960s motorcross bikes.

I've found a place that sells offcuts, and asked if they have 1m of solid aluminium bar with a diameter of between 25.4 and 26mm. I reckon that with a lathe and a drill, I should be able to knock out a few of them pretty easy.

So where have I gone wrong? What should I be doing instead?

Thanks

Re: DIY Paul Gino light mount
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2009, 03:55:07 pm »
So where have I gone wrong? What should I be doing instead?

Nothing - as long the hole has a nice flat bottom for the QR nut to sit on (you'll need a milling cutter rather than a drill), you'll be fine.  Though I'm not sure how you'll fit one either side of the fork - surely the QR lever will get in the way of one.

Re: DIY Paul Gino light mount
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2009, 04:01:51 pm »
I have mounts halfway up the fork leg. They are for something or other - I think they are called low- rider mounts, or something. I was going to put them there.

Thanks for the tip on the cutter.

Re: DIY Paul Gino light mount
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2009, 04:10:08 pm »
Gotcha.  I thought they were axle-level.  I've got something similar made from black nylon that fits on the side of my Nitto M12 rack to fit the Solidlight to.

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    • Bailey
Re: DIY Paul Gino light mount
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2009, 08:53:57 pm »
Timber dowel with a hole drilled in it.

Re: DIY Paul Gino light mount
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2009, 11:04:20 pm »
I since found that Ison distribution do a similar product for 7 quid, and one of my local shops has them in stock. Add to that the fact that the metal offcuts company never got back to me, I'm ready to skip metalwork.

robbo6

Re: DIY Paul Gino light mount
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2009, 02:14:22 pm »
I've just turned out something similar for a M5 boss, if anyone else wants one PM me.

Re: DIY Paul Gino light mount
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2009, 09:23:28 am »
I since found that Ison distribution do a similar product for 7 quid, and one of my local shops has them in stock. Add to that the fact that the metal offcuts company never got back to me, I'm ready to skip metalwork.

Link?

Re: DIY Paul Gino light mount
« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2009, 09:28:15 am »

Re: DIY Paul Gino light mount
« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2009, 10:16:29 am »
That's the one.

aisha

Re: DIY Paul Gino light mount
« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2009, 08:46:25 am »
Oh cool - I've been using a rubber doorstop on mine! (works quite well, but they weren't designed to be bolted onto a fork like that)

Would love to see what Robbo has made...

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Re: DIY Paul Gino light mount
« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2009, 10:08:06 am »
Timber dowel with a hole drilled in it.

Xacly

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Re: DIY Paul Gino light mount
« Reply #12 on: October 17, 2009, 05:20:08 pm »
I am fairly certain you could make one of these from a socket from a socket set, pop a nut in the hex end of the socket and just pop in a washer in the other side, then run the bolt through the nut from the socket drive side until it is tight and then just screw it into to boss.