I’d been meaning to do this project forever and finally got around to it this morning: installing a Busch & Müller Toplight XS onto my Xtracycle’s Snapdeck so that I’d have a dynamo-powered taillight to pair with my B&M IQ Cyo headlight.
I used an inexpensive T-Bracket from Peter White Cycles to mount the Toplight XS. Since my Snapdeck has a Magic Carpet pad on top, I fabricated a small wooden shim out of thin plywood to clear the fabric while still allowing a secure mounting point. I glued the shim to the Snapdeck and then bolted the t-bracket to the Snapdeck/shim assembly using 1″ skateboard truck mounting bolts with nylon nuts that are countersunk flush with the top of the Snapdeck.
Lastly I had to run the wiring. You’ll need more than comes with the B&M headlight alone, but the B&M taillights also include wire, so you should be OK. I went ahead and added a Dean’s Micro Plug in between, so I can easily remove the Snapdeck as needed.
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