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Old October 4th 08, 06:55 PM posted to rec.bicycles.rides
Thomas, Spring Point Light
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Default Best headlights ,, question .. not the expensive ones though

I was just looking at the Permormance Bike web page,, looking at
headlights.. they have a few on sale.

I got to thinking .. some of you must have a headlight ,, something in the
$20-$50 range.. what brand, model, type,, etc do ya like the best.


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Old October 4th 08, 11:30 PM posted to rec.bicycles.rides
Tom Sherman[_2_]
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Default Best headlights ,, question .. not the expensive ones though

Thomas, Spring Point Light wrote:
I was just looking at the Permormance Bike web page,, looking at
headlights.. they have a few on sale.

I got to thinking .. some of you must have a headlight ,, something in the
$20-$50 range.. what brand, model, type,, etc do ya like the best.

See http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/bigbang.asp.

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Old October 5th 08, 12:51 AM posted to rec.bicycles.rides
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"Tom Sherman" wrote in message
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Thomas, Spring Point Light wrote:
I was just looking at the Permormance Bike web page,, looking at
headlights.. they have a few on sale.

I got to thinking .. some of you must have a headlight ,, something in
the
$20-$50 range.. what brand, model, type,, etc do ya like the best.

See http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/bigbang.asp.

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===

That was really funny .. the light cost more than the bicycle.
I'm thinking more like a $15.00 AA battery light?



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Old October 5th 08, 02:09 AM posted to rec.bicycles.rides
Papa Tom
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Default Best headlights ,, question .. not the expensive ones though

My headlight is a circa 1998 Nite Rider that puts out a blinding 10 or 12
watts. It cost me $120 back then. I've tried many of the $20-50 lights and
they've really amounted to no more than fancy reflectors. Perhaps others
have had more positive experiences -- or perhaps the lower- priced lights
have gotten better in ten years....


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Old October 5th 08, 02:22 AM posted to rec.bicycles.rides
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Thomas, Spring Point Light wrote:

I was just looking at the Permormance Bike web page,, looking at
headlights.. they have a few on sale.

I got to thinking .. some of you must have a headlight ,, something in the
$20-$50 range.. what brand, model, type,, etc do ya like the best.



I settled on the Cygo-Lite Night Rover with Water Bottle SLA battery
several years ago and have been very happy with it. (After crashing
while using a simple Cateye light because it did not help me see the
road, I bought this one.) My battery has just now worn out after five
years of use, but I have found a replacement online (searching SLA
6V3.2Ah batteries) for $18 (shipping included).

It cost more than you'd like ($75 - $80 - so not much more), but it is
well worth having the extra amount of light.

Why SLA battery? Because it can hold a charge for 3 months. If you don't
use it for a long while, then need it one night, the battery (unlike
NiMH's which trickle down in a week or two) will still have a charge.

Search Amazon - Cygo-Lite Night Rover Halogen Light NTRVR-WB Halogen Gel
Cel. There is a water bottle (WB) battery model and a frame mount
battery model.

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Old October 5th 08, 11:16 PM posted to rec.bicycles.rides
Bill
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On Sat, 04 Oct 2008 17:55:56 +0000, Thomas, Spring Point Light wrote:

I was just looking at the Permormance Bike web page,, looking at
headlights.. they have a few on sale.

I got to thinking .. some of you must have a headlight ,, something in
the $20-$50 range.. what brand, model, type,, etc do ya like the best.


You get what you pay for. I have used the $20 - $50 range lights and
have moved to more expensive lights because they are much more reliable
and definitely brighter. Check DiNotte Lighting. Brightest tail light
ever....will blind anyone riding behind you!
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Old October 6th 08, 12:58 AM posted to rec.bicycles.rides
Ron Wallenfang
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Default Best headlights ,, question .. not the expensive ones though

On Oct 4, 12:55*pm, "Thomas, Spring Point Light"
wrote:
I was just looking at the Permormance Bike web page,, looking at
headlights.. *they have a few on sale.

I got to thinking .. some of you must have a headlight ,, something in the
$20-$50 range.. what brand, model, type,, etc do ya like the best.


I use the Cat-eye Octicube, with 4 AA batteries. I've had no luck
with a variety of rechargeables over the years in a Wisconsin winter,
which is when I mostly need a light. A set of batteries in the
Octicube is long lasting (100 hours or so) and casts a blueish light
that is easy to see,

It's not good to see by. That's no problem for me around Milwaukee,
because I know the roads.

It was a considerable problem on my recent trip to Newfoundland. The
ferry got into Argentia at 9:30 p.m. on a Saturday night and I had to
bike 5 miles to Placentia, where I had a motel reservation - no street
lights most of the way, hilly, curvy and not a real smooth road. I
crawled along, twice asking if I was "on-route", but did eventually
get there.
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Old October 6th 08, 06:33 PM posted to rec.bicycles.rides
Clyde Henpecker
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"Ron Wallenfang" wrote in message
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On Oct 4, 12:55 pm, "Thomas, Spring Point Light"
wrote:
I was just looking at the Permormance Bike web page,, looking at
headlights.. they have a few on sale.

I got to thinking .. some of you must have a headlight ,, something in the
$20-$50 range.. what brand, model, type,, etc do ya like the best.


I use the Cat-eye Octicube, with 4 AA batteries. I've had no luck
with a variety of rechargeables over the years in a Wisconsin winter,
which is when I mostly need a light. A set of batteries in the
Octicube is long lasting (100 hours or so) and casts a blueish light
that is easy to see,

It's not good to see by. That's no problem for me around Milwaukee,
because I know the roads.

It was a considerable problem on my recent trip to Newfoundland. The
ferry got into Argentia at 9:30 p.m. on a Saturday night and I had to
bike 5 miles to Placentia, where I had a motel reservation - no street
lights most of the way, hilly, curvy and not a real smooth road. I
crawled along, twice asking if I was "on-route", but did eventually
get there.
==

Thanks,, Ron,, I will look that light up..
Permormance has some good prices.

I am not really that interested in rechargeale lights. I just want to stick
to the
basic .. I am thinking,, maybe take two lights such as the Opticube and tie
together. Little velcro?

I hear ya on the NewFoundland ride. I once got off a ferry and when I went
about 200 feet it was so dark I could not see my handlebars.

I ended up stopping, going into the woods to my right, kinda putting my tent
together,, and sleeping on the ground for the night. Better than getting
run
down. When I awoke in the am,,, it was quite a site..



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Old October 7th 08, 05:04 PM posted to rec.bicycles.rides
Jym Dyer
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Default Best headlights ,, question .. not the expensive ones though

I use the Cat-eye Octicube, with 4 AA batteries. I've had
no luck with a variety of rechargeables over the years in a
Wisconsin winter, which is when I mostly need a light. A set
of batteries in the Octicube is long lasting (100 hours or so)
and casts a blueish light that is easy to see


=v= I have this, but the AA batteries I use are rechargeable.
I find it frustrating that after all these years nobody has
worked out a bike light with off-the-shelf rechargeables
(AA or C batteries) that you could just plug in. They either
have some proprietary battery or a bizarre proporietary plug
to thwart this.

=v= For seriously dark rides, Light & Motion makes a very
bright light with a large rechargeable batter that fits in
the bike's water bottle cage. Very durable and waterproof --
Light & Motion makes lights for underwater use, too.
_Jym_

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Old October 21st 08, 06:00 PM posted to rec.bicycles.rides
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Default Best headlights ,, question .. not the expensive ones though

Tom Sherman wrote:
Thomas, Spring Point Light wrote:
I was just looking at the Permormance Bike web page,, looking at
headlights.. they have a few on sale.

I got to thinking .. some of you must have a headlight ,,
something
in the $20-$50 range.. what brand, model, type,, etc do ya like
the
best.

See http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/bigbang.asp.


Dangit, Sherman. You had me thinking that such a wonderful light
could be had for $50 or so. I was planning Christmas gifts. Then at
the bottom of the page I see that this light is almost $1000.


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