Retro Bike Gets Retro Light

In case you haven’t heard, I picked up one of these. A bike with a strong old world style like this obviously can’t be covered with new fangled plastic lights. Thus began the long process of creating an acceptable headlight. First, I started with a Big Beam flashlight that I found at the Pacific Galleries outdoor flea market. I removed the chromed bubble and lens from the rest of the light. I replaced the toggle switch and wired it to a gutted LED flashlight that was a mere $6 at the hardware store. I’m still tweaking the mounting bracket, but this will work for now. The end result:

Next project; tail light.

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