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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 12:16 pm 
Old School Grand Master
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Got my fronts bought for the winter...just need a good recomended rear now...


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 12:26 pm 
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The ones available now all seem to attach to the seatpost. I'm not nabbing the link Jez, but if anyone knows where I can get one of the ones with a single bolt sticking out the back so I can attach to a pannier rack I would be grateful.
They must have changed the law by now. I seem to remember that they couldn't be given a BS mark because they didn't contain a bulb. I saw a copper with one on her bike the other night so at last the law has caught up.
The Cateye brand always seem to do good lights. Try the TL-LDII00, or the TL-LD600.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 12:55 pm 
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i used to have this one back in the days,looks like they still make it :) very bright light with 7 leds.


http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/11536- ... -Light.htm


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 3:14 pm 
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Dont get the Mars one.
I have actually had two drivers tell me from their car windows that my light
is/was crap.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2007 6:56 pm 
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I had a Blackburn Mars and it was pretty good, until it fell off one morning because the temperature got to about minus five and plastic got brittle and couldn't withstand the vibration from the cobblestones. Evans wouldn't replace it without a receipt, and I never bothered sending it to Blackburn.

I've now ordered an S-Sun unit from CRC because they were selling them for about £4. If I were looking to spend a bit more I'd get a Smart 1/2 watt one, because at my most recent audax event loads of people had them.

I'm going to end up with a dynamo-powered SuperNova one in a couple of weeks, which is supposedly so bright it's illegal in Germany!


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2007 7:08 pm 
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Location: No brakes? Way to commit soldier.
I use these...

http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/sessionID/QB ... -14799.htm

Small, light, bright, good visibility to other road users and cheap.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2007 12:13 am 
Anglian AEC / Prison Ship Captain
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just get the smart light 1watt rear bright as f**k that one is thats a lot of light at 1 watt cost abou £9.99 each thow buddy 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2007 1:18 am 
B.o.T.M. Winner / Feature Bike
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Location: Tilting at windmills and shouting at the rain.
This is fantastic.


http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/sessionID/QBN/product-Cateye-Cateye-TL-LD600-Super-Bright-5-LED-rear-Light-NOT-BS-Approved-25000mcd-1956.htm

even has a 'knight rider' setting!

LED lights are now legal and can have a BS standard but only if they also have a built in reflector, so this one above isn't legal but is so bright you'll never have to worry.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2007 9:04 am 
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I've got these on both bikes... http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/sessionID/QB ... ed-561.htm


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2007 10:42 am 
South West Deputy AEC
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http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=22877

Well you did say "whats the best available" probably ideal if you want to be seen from outer space :shock:


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