I got my son a bike light and it doesnt fit?

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I got my son a bike light and it doesnt fit?

Postby adrienne224 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:37 pm

My son has a schwinn ranger 21 speed with Visto bike light and it doesnt fit will I have to get him a new one or is there a way to get it to fit

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Tim
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Re: I got my son a bike light and it doesnt fit?

Postby Tim » Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:23 pm

We'll need a few more details, preferably a photo.
Front or rear light?
Attach to handlebars or seatpost or elsewhere?
Type or design of attachment fitting?

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Re: I got my son a bike light and it doesnt fit?

Postby Bunged Knee » Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:18 pm

As Tim says, more details needed.
Is it too big for handlebar due to small diameter circumference?
Is this the light,
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or this light?
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See the handlebar on Schwinn Ranger is small and it won`t fit but need something to put it in as cut up old tube or make a thick rubber strip to wrap around it to fit.
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ID please? What ID? My seat tube ID is 27.2mm or 31.6mm depending on what bikes I ride today.thanks...

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Re: I got my son a bike light and it doesnt fit?

Postby Duck! » Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:14 pm

Some half-decent sentence structure wouldn't go astray either.
I had a thought, but it got run over as it crossed my mind.

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Re: I got my son a bike light and it doesnt fit?

Postby madmacca » Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:24 pm

Depending on the diameter of the handlebars, it is common to fit a rubber shim or two inside the mount to make a light fit. Sometimes shims are included with the light, but as mentioned above, cutting up an old inner tube will do the trick too. You want to cut it into a strip just slight wider than the mount, and about the diameter of the handlebars.

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Re: I got my son a bike light and it doesnt fit?

Postby bianchi928 » Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:14 pm

Duck! wrote:Some half-decent sentence structure wouldn't go astray either.


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