Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Tue Dec 06, 2016 3:19 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 92 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10  Next
Author Message
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 1:41 am 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider

Joined: Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:44 pm
Posts: 307
Location: Plymouth
Definately think they could do with diffusing a bit, as I think the beam is a bit too focused. Wonder what an orange peel reflector would do to help the situation? (I have no idea on he size I would need, as it looks pretty custom for the reflector!)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 9:37 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider

Joined: Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:44 pm
Posts: 307
Location: Plymouth
Just rode down from Dartmoor into Plympton in the freezing cold. In my opinion I think the magicshine's style are probably better than this 'assault' XML light due to there better spread of light. I'll have to borrow one to confirm that, but I think with it being lighter, and better spread overall it's a better light.

If you want it as a head torch then the XML is pretty good with a more focussed beam. Just my opinion, I don't do a lot of night riding!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 4:04 pm 
MacRetro rider
MacRetro rider

Joined: Thu Jul 30, 2009 4:56 pm
Posts: 2473
Location: A Fifer furth o' the Kingdom
Just received mine today, this one,
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/150626591516? ... 1423.l2649

Paid on Thurs 27th Oct, customs declaration dated Fri 28th, email Mon 31st to say it had been posted and got it today Tues 8th Nov. :D I've had items posted in UK by UK sellers take longer to arrive.

The pic in ad on eBay shows it has an OP reflector, which is what I wanted, and it has got one, was worried it would just be a generic photo they had used on eBay. It also has rear light like the ones you get with the original eBay LED lights.

So far impressed with how it looks, battery is on charge and as soon as it's dark I'll be running about like a loony in back garden to try it out.

It doesn't come in the fancy box as seen in some of ads, just the smallest box necessary.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 9:10 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider

Joined: Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:44 pm
Posts: 307
Location: Plymouth
Slightly confused.. is it not sealed on the sides?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:32 pm 
MacRetro rider
MacRetro rider

Joined: Thu Jul 30, 2009 4:56 pm
Posts: 2473
Location: A Fifer furth o' the Kingdom
Scougar wrote:
Slightly confused.. is it not sealed on the sides?


Are you asking about the light in my link?

If you are, no it isn't sealed at sides. The reflector has an O-ring around the outer circumference at each end that seals the front around the lens and at the back against the mount for the LED. I will be changing these O-rings as one of them is a bit iffy.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:17 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider

Joined: Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:44 pm
Posts: 307
Location: Plymouth
Yes, the one in the link. It looks like it has vents on the side that you can see the interior parts of the light! Is this the case?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 12:20 am 
MacRetro rider
MacRetro rider

Joined: Thu Jul 30, 2009 4:56 pm
Posts: 2473
Location: A Fifer furth o' the Kingdom
Scougar wrote:
Yes, the one in the link. It looks like it has vents on the side that you can see the interior parts of the light! Is this the case?


What you are seeing through the vents is the outside of the reflector.
As I said the reflector has O-rings that seal it against the inside of the body of the light. When the bezel that holds the lens in is removed the reflector is still held in by the O-rings.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 12:29 am 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider

Joined: Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:44 pm
Posts: 307
Location: Plymouth
:-) Cool.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 5:50 pm 
MacModerator
MacModerator
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jul 14, 2006 8:59 pm
Posts: 20771
Location: Sol Kitts
Numbskull alert :oops: mounted the light on the helmet and noticed that I hadn't been pushing the battery connector together properly, it does give a reassuring click. I only had it half in :oops: :oops:

Will report on helmet mounting trial, also got the battery on there.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 6:10 pm 
MacRetro rider
MacRetro rider

Joined: Thu Jul 30, 2009 4:56 pm
Posts: 2473
Location: A Fifer furth o' the Kingdom
Yup, did that the first time I connected battery, thought, this is crap, but then gave it another push and all OK.

You've got your battery on your helmet? Doesn't sound cumfy to me.
I was a miner for nearly 20 years and the less weight you carry on your head/helmet the better.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 92 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 13 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group