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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 4:46 pm 
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Location: Sol Kitts
Where: Glentress

When: Friday 21st October,6:30 at the Squirrel carpark, then 7:30 at the Buzzard carpark.

What: A mix of the red and blue

Attendees:

Kaiser +1
TK
Velo
gmac123
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keithyr +2
mikee
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Rumble
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gmac123
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So who is up for it? Anything you want to discuss bring it up :D


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 5:17 pm 
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GT has a good rep for night riding plus most folk have been there enough not to get lost as there will be an absence of illumination :wink:

Pie run in the dark :shock: :shock: :shock:

I'm coming around to giving it a go but seriously need to think lights. Got to do something to comemorate 35 years :roll:


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 5:31 pm 
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If its GT I'll be up for that. 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 5:47 pm 
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Semi decent but cheap lights recommendations please to help me avoid hitting a tree. Also explain lumens/watts etc as no two manufacturers seem to use the same grading :?

I will, if I go rim brake rear, fit my Panasonic retrofit hub dynamo. It fits to a standard small flange shimano rear hub and is by dynamo standards, powerful and efficient with minimal drag :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 5:58 pm 
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Location: Falkirk! But I am a Fifer so that's OK...
http://www.dealextreme.com/p/ha-iii-cre ... -900130864

It's like riding with a searchlight strapped to your head.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 6:06 pm 
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should be done with those old duracell lights ,not this new stuff

whats the dress code /bike requirements ?[/i]


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 6:29 pm 
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mikee wrote:
should be done with those old duracell lights ,not this new stuff

whats the dress code /bike requirements ?[/i]


Were Pifco in my day...


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velomaniac wrote:
Semi decent but cheap lights recommendations please to help me avoid hitting a tree. Also explain lumens/watts etc as no two manufacturers seem to use the same grading :?

I will, if I go rim brake rear, fit my Panasonic retrofit hub dynamo. It fits to a standard small flange shimano rear hub and is by dynamo standards, powerful and efficient with minimal drag :lol:


I have some Night Rider MiNewt Duos that you can have Velo. There is a loose connection somewhere in one of the wires but if you give it a waggle and then tape it to the side of the battery under tension they work fine. I used them for a year like that so no reliability issues once working. They are 800 lumen and the battery is good for 3 hours. I will dig out the charger tonight and check that they still work. Send me a PM with your address and I will fire them up to you later this week.

Si


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 7:15 pm 
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Nice one folks :D


mikee wrote:
whats the dress code /bike requirements ?[/i]



mikee I reckon err on the side of safety! bring what you feel comfortable with. Let this one be about the ride not the bike! :D


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velomaniac wrote:
GT has a good rep for night riding plus most folk have been there enough not to get lost as there will be an absence of illumination :wink:

Pie run in the dark :shock: :shock: :shock:

I'm coming around to giving it a go but seriously need to think lights. Got to do something to comemorate 35 years :roll:


GT is favourite for me. V, Si has offered lights and I can provide some kinda helmet torch too.


EDIT: berm baby berm in the dark :D


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