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Old 11-08-2012, 02:58 PM   #25861
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Old 11-08-2012, 03:30 PM   #25862
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I ordered from Action LED yesterday and FedEx says it should be here tomorrow.
Spent a little more but I'm OK with that.
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Old 11-08-2012, 03:56 PM   #25863
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so, if you have the cheap ebay magicshine /clone/ lamp (NOT the 'real' magicshine), and you get the actionLED spreader lens, as action tells you, the lens on the clone lamp is thicker than the spreader lens. I hit up the hardware store and poked around at o-rings. I found a 1-9/16ths" OD 3/32" thick O-ring is the right outside diameter exactly, but its about 1/32nd too thick. I think the perfect o-ring to replace the one on the clone lamp would be 1-9/16ths OD and 1/16th thick, or 39mm OD and 1.5mm thick. o-rings are often sold by their ID, so that would be 1-7/16" or 36mm.

your mileage may vary. the spreader lens looks awesome in my livingroom, the beam is nice and wide now.
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Old 11-08-2012, 04:30 PM   #25864
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so, if you have the cheap ebay magicshine /clone/ lamp (NOT the 'real' magicshine), and you get the actionLED spreader lens, as action tells you, the lens on the clone lamp is thicker than the spreader lens. I hit up the hardware store and poked around at o-rings. I found a 1-9/16ths" OD 3/32" thick O-ring is the right outside diameter exactly, but its about 1/32nd too thick. I think the perfect o-ring to replace the one on the clone lamp would be 1-9/16ths OD and 1/16th thick, or 39mm OD and 1.5mm thick. o-rings are often sold by their ID, so that would be 1-7/16" or 36mm.

your mileage may vary. the spreader lens looks awesome in my livingroom, the beam is nice and wide now.
I picked up that spreader, so I'll keep an eye out for the right o-ring. My light is still somewhere in China.

Thanks for doing the legwork.
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Old 11-08-2012, 06:52 PM   #25865
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I got a fat bike!
I got a fat bike!
My wife rocks!!!!!
My wife picked up a 12' (last years) mukluk for me for my 40th.... WOOHOO!

Picks to follow after I pick it up tomorrow.
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Old 11-08-2012, 07:07 PM   #25866
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You suck.

My wife bought me a GPS and a nice bottle of Scotch for my 40th
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Old 11-08-2012, 07:28 PM   #25867
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the spreader lens looks awesome in my livingroom, the beam is nice and wide now.
so I took it outside on the low setting instead of high. it just rained, and its nice and dark in my back yard, stars were coming out behind the storm clouds.

on low with the spreader lens, this thing is awesome. it lit the whole couple acre field standing in a corner of it, and the trees beyond. the spread beam is at least 30 degrees wide, maybe more like 45, and the bright area is quite narrow top to bottom. the spill circle around the bright area is actually as bright as most of my other lights spots. I think even on low, you would either want to aim this thing way down, or have a not-so-bright 2nd lamp or blinkies for riding in urban traffic. but, out on a dark road or trail, its freekin awesome.

frankly, I wish it had an even dimmer mode, and maybe a fast strobe, the blink mode it has is full brightness ON OFF ON OFF about twice/second.

its been on low for 1/2 hour now and its just warm. on high, it was almost too hot to touch. I bet I get 5-6 hours at least on low. serious commuters, travelers light.

2:15 on low and its still green. and still just warm, not hot.

ah, at 2:39, its finally turned blue some time in the last few minutes (it was still green 5 minutes ago)
and coming up on 4 hours, its STILL blue.

at 4:48 it blinked and went red. its midnigth (I started this at 7pm), not sure I wanna wait around fo rhte 2nd round of blink when the red starts to blink, thats probably ANOTHER 4 hours. hahahahahahaha.
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Old 11-09-2012, 12:54 AM   #25868
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Getting better at spinning and figuring out what gears to change up/ down to to maintain my cadence. Did my 30 mile ride in 2:09 yesterday for a 2nd best ever time and average speed. Took 2:34 the last time I rode when I just didn't have the legs, lungs or willpower.

Starting to suck at mashing though.....
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Old 11-09-2012, 01:03 AM   #25869
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Getting better at spinning and figuring out what gears to change up/ down to to maintain my cadence. Did my 30 mile ride in 2:09 yesterday for a 2nd best ever time and average speed. Took 2:34 the last time I rode when I just didn't have the legs, lungs or willpower.

Starting to suck at mashing though.....
your bicycle will appreciate that. mashing is not only hell on your knees, its murder on the chain, sprockets, and the whole bike.
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Old 11-09-2012, 01:28 AM   #25870
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And I love torque riding. Slow speed heavy pedaling. What I assume you call mashing.

Maybe that is why my knee hurts on occasion.
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Old 11-09-2012, 04:56 AM   #25871
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You suck.

My wife bought me a GPS and a nice bottle of Scotch for my 40th
Waah! Cry me a river!

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who doesn't have either a loving wife OR a fatbike
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Old 11-09-2012, 04:58 AM   #25872
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Starting to suck at mashing though.....
Good. Mashing sucks.

Spin to win bay-bee!

I'm fixin to head over to a buddy's here in a bit to do a cross workout. 2 x 3-lap 'races.' Its his 3rd day in a row going hard and my 2nd. We'll see who 'wins the workout.'

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Old 11-09-2012, 07:39 AM   #25873
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who doesn't have either a loving wife OR a fatbike
No fatbike. Live with a GF, but, not sure if I'd classify her as loving.
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Old 11-09-2012, 08:32 AM   #25874
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No fatbike. Live with a GF, but, not sure if I'd classify her as loving.
Dude - send us her email - we'll ask her opinion on your behalf.
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Old 11-09-2012, 08:42 AM   #25875
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Dude - send us her email - we'll ask her opinion on your behalf.
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..........
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