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Gerald_G
11-23-2009, 01:40 AM
My sister wants a beach cruiser, so when I found this one in the thrift shop, I picked it up. I'm going to polish it up, and give it to her. The rear fender had one of those bolt on reflectors, but I wondered how I could mount a light there.

So I took a bit of a bent mtn bike handle bar, and did this with it.

1. Cut a wedge.

http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb60/gerald_g/spin/rear_light_01.jpg

2. Weld and clean.

http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb60/gerald_g/spin/rear_light_02.jpg

3. Bolt to rear fender where reflector used to be.

http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb60/gerald_g/spin/rear_light_03.jpg

4. Use as seat post mount for whatever rear light you wish to mount.

http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb60/gerald_g/spin/rear_light_04.jpg

Inspired with the results I made a similar item for the front. No need for the angle this time.

1. Stubby bit of same handle bar.

http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb60/gerald_g/spin/front_light_01.jpg

2. Mount light of choice.

http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb60/gerald_g/spin/front_light_02.jpg

TheKid
11-23-2009, 04:33 AM
Great ideas. Thanks for sharing. Check your state and local laws. Reflectors as well as lights may be required. No problem, just mount the original reflector under the seat. For the front, a lot of donors have reflectors that mount on the steerer tube, and act as a headset washer. I got to the point that I have so many of them, I throw them away. I only keep enough for the projects I plan to build. Same with wheel reflectors.

TheKid
11-23-2009, 04:45 AM
Here's some interesting info on CCM bikes:

http://www.bikeforums.net/archive/index.php/t-128773.html

http://oldroads.com/arch/pic1_1174.html

http://vancruisers.ca/contact-info

Gerald_G
11-23-2009, 01:09 PM
...Check your state and local laws. Reflectors as well as lights may be required.....

Yup - I'll make sure it's legal, thanks.
...and a bell.

Gerald_G
11-23-2009, 01:56 PM
hmm - too late to edit.

I went ahead and looked it up... Alberta, Canada

99(1) A person shall not ride a bicycle at night time unless the bicycle has the following:

(a) at least one headlamp but not more than 2 headlamps;
(b) at least one red tail lamp;
(c) at least one red reflector mounted on the rear.

(2) A person shall not ride a bicycle unless the bicycle has a brake.

60 A motor vehicle, power bicycle and bicycle must have a horn or bell.

So... Front reflector, and side reflectors not required... but I'll put em on anyways, since I believe it is legal and safer to have them on.

TheKid
11-23-2009, 05:45 PM
It never hurts to have reflectors on the wheels and the front.