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Old 11-09-2012, 09:34 AM   #25876
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She's, self-admittedly, less than stellar at emotions. Those who know her say the same.

And, they say I'm a bit , for sticking around. But, this isn't a relationship thread, so..........
Well, I wish you the best. I was married for 13 years and spent 12 of them asking myself the same damn question. My second wife, a hot Brazilian, is the best thing that ever happened to me. She's a rare find of sexuality, brains, single-minded determination to improve herself professionally, volunteers a ton of hours at CASA to advocate for three kids in foster care and possesses a type-A personality with an iron hand wrapped in a velvet glove.

The next 3 days are some of the most important days over the last year and where were her thoughts this morning? She called me at work just before she left home to tell me that she missed me. I'm a lucky man.

To get this back on track - she also supports my hobbies and has never once, complained about cycling and the costs of my brevets.
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Old 11-09-2012, 10:21 AM   #25877
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Okay, the big reveal. Here is my brand-spankin-new NUE series weapon of choice!



This is one of the primary reasons I opted for the Lefty PBR. Pop that blue button and the fork goes rigid for climbing; slam the red crown and she's right back in the mix of soaking up 90mm of rough stuff.

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Old 11-09-2012, 11:13 AM   #25878
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yer fooked. Shoulda gotten the Scalpel. Send me that hoopty and I'll put you out of your misery. (just kidding. Nice bike!)

My light just came in.

Box:


Pretty durn small.


Battery: new vs old






Man has battery technology come a long freaking way! (course that lead acid was a replacement for some C/D cell NiCads for longer run times. Its a 4ah battery)

Light + battery


Orange Peel on the reflector




Finned for cooling. Seems solid enough. We'll see. For $40 shipped from China, I'll take a chance.

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Old 11-09-2012, 12:34 PM   #25879
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yer fooked. Shoulda gotten the Scalpel. Send me that hoopty and I'll put you out of your misery. (just kidding. Nice bike!)

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Damn... knew I should have struck that deal with old scratch while I was in the store.
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Old 11-09-2012, 12:40 PM   #25880
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Okay, the big reveal. Here is my brand-spankin-new NUE series weapon of choice!



This is one of the primary reasons I opted for the Lefty PBR. Pop that blue button and the fork goes rigid for climbing; slam the red crown and she's right back in the mix of soaking up 90mm of rough stuff.
A friend of mine got a lefty about a month ago, and he loves his! He used to do some semi-pro MTB races, but switched to street riding about 2 years ago. He got to the point were he really missed the trails, so bought a new bike and signed up for a couple of local races later this winter. To me, they look to be the same bike, except his is a dark gray color instead of mostly white.
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Old 11-09-2012, 12:43 PM   #25881
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Finned for cooling. Seems solid enough. We'll see. For $40 shipped from China, I'll take a chance.

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I'd plan on using it on low 99% of the time, it doesn't get nearly as hot, and its plenty, WAY plenty, bright enough to piss off anyone you accidentally get in the spot. as I said, on low, with the Action spreader lens, it lights up my couple acre field and all the trees beyond it :)
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Old 11-09-2012, 02:20 PM   #25882
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I'd plan on using it on low 99% of the time, it doesn't get nearly as hot, and its plenty, WAY plenty, bright enough to piss off anyone you accidentally get in the spot. as I said, on low, with the Action spreader lens, it lights up my couple acre field and all the trees beyond it :)
I don't do a lot of off-road nite riding, but I've been told the guys from the shop are gonna go do gravel road rides all winter. Wed nite at 1800. Awful dark at 1830 these days... They bailed on the first one. Let's see what happens.

Plugged in the light and the led on the back was red so I'm charging the battery as we speak. How long ya think I should charge the thing? No destructions at all with mine.

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Old 11-09-2012, 02:31 PM   #25883
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Is that your endurance MTB?
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Old 11-09-2012, 02:35 PM   #25884
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Is that your endurance MTB?
It is.
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Old 11-09-2012, 03:04 PM   #25885
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It is.
I'm a little surprised you didn't go with a Scalpel. Maybe, I'm getting old.
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Old 11-09-2012, 03:10 PM   #25886
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The Flash really was a deal I could not pass up. Walked into a shop that one of my friends/old teammates is now sponsored by to see them up close and personal. The shop owner had the Cannondale tour truck stopping there the next weekend with 2013 models and wanted to clean out the shop of as many '12s as he could. This Flash was already marked down to $1800 and he gave me another 20% off that price with 6 months same as cash financing. I had already been pricing a build of my own and, no way could I have hoped to come under $1500 with brand new parts. The only thing I've changed on this bike from stock is converting it to 2x10 vs. 3x10.
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Old 11-09-2012, 04:21 PM   #25887
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I don't do a lot of off-road nite riding, but I've been told the guys from the shop are gonna go do gravel road rides all winter. Wed nite at 1800. Awful dark at 1830 these days... They bailed on the first one. Let's see what happens.

Plugged in the light and the led on the back was red so I'm charging the battery as we speak. How long ya think I should charge the thing? No destructions at all with mine.

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the LED on the wallwart charger will go from red to green when its fully charged.

my experience is, 3-4 hours of charge when it was fully run down such that the tailcap was blinking red, which was at 3 hours on high, and my low test, I gave up after the cap came on solid red at 5+ hours (which was about 50% on the high test)

p.s. no instructions with mine either. tsok, they probably would have been in chinee
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Old 11-09-2012, 06:31 PM   #25888
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I just installed some Blackburn 'Cloudburst' 700x45 fenders on my city-bike with its 700x35 tires. as it currently sits, I can see light between the tire and the fender all the way around from the sides, eg the edges of the fender are at a bigger radius than the outside of the tire tread. I'm thinking I should get them a little closer so there's just a hair of overlap... what thunks you?
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:08 PM   #25889
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If you're using the light plastic SKS sort of fenders, a little too far from the tire is probably better than too close. I find they move around a little, plus gravel, snow (where I ride) and other crud will get trapped between the fender and the tire if things are too close. My foul weather bike is my old PX-10 which doesn't have much room anyway, so I'm often doing a lot of fiddling with the fit to keep them clear of the tires, the exercise is a PITA sometimes, I'd rather be riding than stopping every 1/2 mile to clear the fenders, or putting up with the scrape-scrape-scrap sound of gravel grinding against them. Since fenders are uncool anyway, some extra clearance that improves function is an easy tradeoff. IMHO, YMMV.
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:18 PM   #25890
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these blackburn fenders are plastic on the outside and aluminum on the inside (laminated or something).

yeah, I don't want them TOO close, just closer than they are.
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