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Nite Rider Users(9 posts)

Nite Rider Usersshamelessgearwhore
Sep 11, 2003 7:42 AM
I have the Nite Rider system already. It is the one with only one light, not two. Both mounts I have used in the past were for normal, uniformly narrow handlebars. I now have the 3T Wide in the middle handlebars. The mount that I have will not wrap around this. I didn't see that NiteRider has a product designed for this, but even if they did it would cost something obscene like $20 or something just for a clamp. There must be others of you out there who have found a solution for this.
re: Nite Rider Usersshamelessgearwhore
Sep 11, 2003 7:53 AM
I just stumbled on NiteRider's answer to my question.

http://www.niterider.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=NR&Product_Code=1050&Category_Code=Mounts

a $30 plastic clamp!

I hate this company and my experience with them in the past and would not buy another system from them ever again. This kind of thing just further shows how Un-cool these guys really are. I mean, it's not like you didn't already shell out enough for their lighting system in the first place!
You have to consider these things before you.....MR_GRUMPY
Sep 11, 2003 8:21 AM
buy an oversize bar stem combo. What if you wanted to put your old aerobar on your new bar? It wouldn't fit. You'd have to go out and buy an new aerobar and drop another $100. What's another $30, when you've already spent $200 or more on your system.
Ya, I'd agree with that....bigdeal
Sep 11, 2003 8:30 AM
I too shelled out $$$$$$ for one of their single beam lights, and when I had to send it in for repair their rates were through the roof b/c it "wasn't under events they covered"....riding at night and eating it caused their $hitty connector to break. Rather than pay for repair I was stupid enough to shell out MORE money for an "upgrade" which I had to send back as soon as I received because it was faulty. When I sent it back they LOST it, then it took them 3 weeks of me calling back twice a week to get their a$$ and heads wired together. Finally I got it back but then I had to send back my tail-light becuase the connector was different than the one on my new light. Needless to say, getting a new tail-light was a whole other fiasco which took several weeks to sort out. As much as I love San Diego and supporting local Cali business, I have to say STAY AWAY.
Ya, I'd agree with that....MShaw
Sep 11, 2003 9:12 AM
I haven't had to deal with NR on a warranty issue in a while, but the last time I did they were great. I know one of my friends here in town has had problems with his light, and they've been good to him too.

Guess it depends on if you get someone good or bad...

I'd say if you called and talked to the mgt. (calmly) and explained the problem, they'd appreciate the feedback.

Mike
Any McGiver Solutions?shamelessgearwhore
Sep 11, 2003 9:24 AM
$30 for a plastic clamp worth $5 is robbery.

I didn't want to start a bashing thread, just to troll for alternate ideas / solutions.

Is there a trick anyone has used to work around this problem?
Any McGyver Solutions?Giant_Tom
Sep 11, 2003 9:44 AM
My brother fixed this problem on his Specialized which comes with the fat bar. He took the front reflector which has the wide clamp for the bars, removed the reflector part, then put a piece of flat aluminum between the screw holes and clamped it on the bars. Then he removed/unscrewed the actual part that the light slides into from the NR clamp and drilled and screwed that onto the flat alum piece. It works great and NR can shove that $30 clamp up their cake hole!

Tom
Cake hole?MrCelloBoy
Sep 11, 2003 9:55 AM
I believe they'd have to be standing on their heads to shove anything "up" their cake hole.
follow up (actual suggestion this time)bigdeal
Sep 11, 2003 10:05 AM
What I did to address my oversize bar problem was to unwind my bar tape a little and used the smallest rubber-eraser thing provided. Other than that you can open up your current clamp as far as it goes and use pliers to get it closed.