Most front bike lights I have owned would not be that great outside of a well lit urban setting. The lights have made people aware of me, but would likely not be great on a super dark road with no other light around.
Reader Chris wanted to get the attention of cars and see where he is going, and he came up with an awesome hack incorporating a spot light. One thing is for sure, there will be no missing Chris if he is anywhere within a mile of you! Around the 8:20 and 9:30 marks is where you really get a feel for the effectiveness of this hack. Of course I would not want this hack wrongly positioned with Chris coming at me or he might be able to see the inside of my skull =)
Take it away Chris!
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I used the metal bracket from a lattern tree hanger to mount a
rechargeable Stanely spot light on my handlebars. I took everything off
one side of my handle bars, bent the bracket a little to make the
"holes" on the bracket slide over the handle bars, then bent the bracket
around and underneath the stem.
It practically holds itself, but I added zip ties. With the way I mounted it, it could actually be inverted and used to hold another "accessories" bar out in front of your handle bars.