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 Post subject: home built lights
PostPosted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 11:02 am 
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its heading for that time of year again
lights i mean

so anyone up for a home built bike light build competition ?

then a sharing of knowledge to the macretro masses ?


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 11:17 am 
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Top idea :D I've never got past the torch on the bars level but have always wanted to build a set. Just got a new torch as I needed a charger :roll: Currently have around 3400 lumens in 5 torches at the moment, ones getting helmet mounted. You any ideas? I'd love to see a mikee retro inspired housing. Have you looked at the singletrack guys lights? Or had a look round candlepower forums?


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 12:03 pm 
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yeah raked around those places in the past
it was kinda an something we did at work a few times
to be honest the whole luxeon /cutter stuff stopped the whole thing
however i'm getting the bug again so maybee retro fitting some
of these modern doohickies into the old casings is the way to go
i will dig out some of my old lights (self made) and post pics up

brings back memories of the smell of melting plastic on a hillside
in the dark ,in the rain
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 12:08 pm 
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Be good if an idiots guide to homebuilt lights was put up for us of limited technical skill so we could have a go too :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 12:43 pm 
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Something like this? not mine I hasten to add :)

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 1:50 pm 
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A shame its limited to the macretro masses. :cry:


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 2:00 pm 
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Who says, lets take this silly idea to the nation I say :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 2:42 pm 
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Any non MacRetro lights must have a Scottish theme! Eg. Irn-bru can light housing, Buckfast bottle glass lens, all wiring deep-fried in batter, etc.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 07, 2010 11:04 am 
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Location: In the foothills of the foothills of The Cairngorm Massif :D
I like this idea - just a suitable battery to locate now - 12volt :D

Oh and some clamps :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 07, 2010 3:17 pm 
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just finnished my new front light 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) just need to tape or tie wrap it to the bars........












































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1 silly wee light , 2 aaa battries and some tape later
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

i only done it for comedy value btw :wink:


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