Headlights ?

Discussion in 'Spare Parts & Tools' started by hammerforge, Sep 21, 2008.

  1. hammerforge

    hammerforge New Member


    I am a newbie who is building my first bike. Eventually when I have free time I intend to build my own headlight system to fit into a halloween skull.

    Unfotunately I do not have the time right now. Does anyone in this forum have reccomenations regarding headlights that they would reccomend and which I can acquire at a reasonable price (<$20) as a stopgap measure?

  2. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    for real - headlight in a halloween skull ?

    be sure to have all of your paperwork ready
    stating that you are legal in all areas

    just my opinion -- things looking such as that -- may be reason
    for a pull over from the pooolice

    Ride That Thing - Mountainman
  3. wrngway

    wrngway New Member

    Cool..but it could be construed as a distraction to drivers.
  4. hammerforge

    hammerforge New Member

    Thanks, but I think you both missed the question. I will not have the time to add the skull until some time in December. I work and go to school full time.

    I was hoping that some of you who have had experience with building these things might reccomend an inexpensive but dependable headlight I could purchase for use in the interinm...
  5. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    hammerforge -- sorry bout that -- missed your question

    I am just using a cheap Cat Eye headlight from WalMart

    for what it is -- it's a fair (little) light

    is it safe ?? at low speed -- maybe..

    if you do some research on this site -- should find what you are looking for...

    Happy Safe Riding from - Mountainman
  6. beach cruzin

    beach cruzin Guest

  7. bluegoatwoods

    bluegoatwoods Well-Known Member

    I've used cheap ($1.50) flashlights. 2 intertwined hose clamps and strips of old inner tube as bushings will get them mounted on your handlebars. They don't last long, but they are easily replaced. 2 of them mounted on the handlebars is more than enough for a pedal bike. For a motored bike, 4 is pretty much mandatory.

    This will get you by while you decide on (and save up for) a good light system.
    but you should hurry. If you are motorized, you really should have SERIOUS lights.
  8. hammerforge

    hammerforge New Member

    belated thanks to all.