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Old 03-30-2013, 11:26 AM   #1
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Bicycle lights

Need to get a rear flasher and a headlight. Don't need a shaft of sunlight but I am more worried about a red flasher in the rear. Thinking of a planet bike turboflash.

http://www.rei.com/product/823031/pl...ear-bike-light
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Old 03-30-2013, 11:28 AM   #2
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I have that.. it's ok... bright, but small.
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Old 03-30-2013, 11:39 AM   #3
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I have a bontrager flare on my bike, but need one for the wife's bike. It's okay, just wondering if there was a lot better value for a little more money.
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Old 03-30-2013, 11:43 AM   #4
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Where the hell you been, Senor Perterra? I've been worried about you.

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Old 03-30-2013, 12:02 PM   #5
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Sorry, I'll do a better job in the future.
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:50 AM   #6
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Just about any of the rear flashing lights are bright enough to show up in traffic. Some are bright enough to be irritating even in daylight. I use a pair of them, then I don't have to worry if one dies or the batteries run down.

I use a small flashing white light in front to be seen (something like this http://www.amazon.com/Cateye-Light-C...s=cateye+light ) and an LED headlamp to see the road or to get the attention of a car about to pull out of a driveway or left turn in front of me. http://www.amazon.com/Lumen-Bicycle-.../dp/B006QQX3C4
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Old 03-31-2013, 12:50 PM   #7
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I am seeeeeriously looking at these. http://revolights.com/

Saw them in action. Wicked cool.
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Old 04-01-2013, 05:09 PM   #8
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If you are riding on lighted city streets get the brightest you can, if you are riding on dark backroads then even a single led is bright enough. Regardless the reflective strips on your clothing are far more effective than a rear light for staying visible to motorists.
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Old 04-01-2013, 07:14 PM   #9
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I am seeeeeriously looking at these. [url]

Saw them in action. Wicked cool.
wow...i wonder if they can be dynamo driven. Sharp!
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:39 PM   #10
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This one is ridiculously, stupidly, bright. You will be visible from low Earth orbit and instantly hated by anyone following behind you who isn't already legally blind. https://www.serfas.com/products/view...%7Ctail-lights

This one won't result in permanent vision impairment, but is still damned bright. The lighting effect is pretty cool and the light will mount just about anywhere on the bike. It's also totally waterproof.
https://www.serfas.com/products/view...%7Ctail-lights
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:59 PM   #11
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I don't use a tail light 'cause I don't ride the road, but I've found a headlight I really dig - Cygolite Mitycross 400. I ride mountain with it at night then ride greenbelt at ~20mph back home. It's always enough light. And I'm usually riding pitch black stuff. It's got all the fancy flashing modes too and is programmable if you don't like the presets. I caught it on sale at Performance a while back for around a Benjamin. It's been a great piece so far.
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Old 04-01-2013, 09:26 PM   #12
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I like dyno hubs a lot. No fussing with batteries. A cheaper hub is $75, a decent one $150, the best are twice that. A light will run you $50-$300, a tail light $50-100 if you want one. I only use lights that have a capacitor and stand light so they don't go off for five minutes while stopped.

http://peterwhitecycles.com/

This guy carries just about anything worth using. It's a little long winded, but not nearly as bad as Snowbum's site.

Sure, it's a bit of an investment, but I've had thousands of worry free miles with this stuff. I think it's worth it. Check it out.
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Old 04-02-2013, 07:58 AM   #13
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I run this http://www.knog.com.au/gear-lights/frog-strobe.phps on the rear, an older version of this on the bars, and one on the helmet http://www.niterider.com/minewt-mini-350-usb-plus-2013/
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:23 AM   #14
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Seems like every tail light i've tried eventually ends up with battery contact issues from vibration. Like, they shut off after a jostle, which is inconvenient. I've tried the Blackburn one that uses a self-contained rechargeable, which was nice, until it quit charging. Anyone have one that seems to stand up to even mild abuse?
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Old 04-02-2013, 12:20 PM   #15
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You can get this on amazon for $26.00 shipped. 5 Star rating...I like mine. It's very bright.

http://www.ridepdw.com/goods/lights/...-zone%E2%84%A2
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