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Old 12 December 2008, 07:07   #1
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Cycle Lights.

Trying to get fit for skiing, thought I'd get the bike out. The dynamo has packed-up on the Raleigh Sprite , so I need to invest in some lights.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...m=350117916223

I've been told that these are shite, but they're cheap. Has anyone had any experience of them?
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Don't know about those exact ones, but I've got some similar from Halfrauds (Photon model, halogen front, LED rear but don't seem to have them any more). Think they were about the same price. Used them daily and no-one's taken me out yet. OK to see where you're going as well.
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Mollers where are you cycling? If its off road, or on roads without street lights these aren't going to be much good. If it is on lit roads they will do the job ok.

If you are looking for a cheap solution - there are AA 3W Led torches in tesco (8) which are amazing. cable tie to helmet or bars. consider removing the colimator lens. Much talked about in the cycling community/forums at the moment I believe. I have 2 on the bars and one on my lid for proper in the dark mtb-ing. Beats my 15W lead acid halogen hands down.

If you want a proper bike light and aren't going off road - then Edi Bike Coop do their own brand (revolution) 1W LED which I have and use for commuting when its not so icy. (Mail order around 15 - i think they do a front and rear set fro 20).

EDIT - oh and be cautious of people telling you lights are shite - some people will spend > 500 on bike lights... ...obviously a 10 light can't compete.
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Mollers where are you cycling?
On road at night.
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On road at night.
If you would walk along that road without a torch you will be fine. If you would need a torch just to walk it - then you might strugle a bit cycling at any speed with this.

As well as seeing where you are going you need to be seen. There doesn't seem to be any sideways illumination with these - this is more of an issue in town than on country roads...
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they look the same as the ones I have , they are ok for the road , i stick my headtorch on aswell with another little red led on the back of the strap , it helps the cage drivers see your face as they try to kill you
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they look the same as the ones I have , they are ok for the road , i stick my headtorch on aswell with another little red led on the back of the strap , it helps the cage drivers see your face as they try to kill you
Was that on the Aprilia?
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You got it mate , them allright for goin up Camborne Hill but not comin down
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You got it mate , them allright for goin up Camborne Hill but not comin down
You'dve 'ad the whole lot nicked goin' up Camborne Hill.
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only if you stop wednesdays they do say .
Now get yourself down to trago an get some proper lights and a pai8r of imitation crocks to wear when you "off pist" in the evenings
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