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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:41 pm 
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ok, thanks all! and thanks THM for taking the time to look, not worth it to here though


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:13 pm 
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@ Aldi just buy these https://www.aldi.co.uk/bikemate-red-rea ... 7226435900 there is also a matching front light in the same style
or a better light set https://www.aldi.co.uk/bikemate-recharg ... 7232202700

Best bit is you can try them and take them back if not what you want. That and three years warranty

these wouldn't be bad for clipping to rucksack etc if not for the annoying CR2032 cell size you'll have to keep buying
https://www.aldi.co.uk/bikemate-bike-sa ... 5226436100
this just isn't worth it, again a stupid cell size https://www.aldi.co.uk/bikemate-tails-b ... 5242288701


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:33 pm 
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Location: In the Woods. . .
https://exposurelights.com/products/bike/rear-lights

Reakt system detects the deceleration G force as you slow down and flares it into a brake light.
Brilliant.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:36 pm 
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FluffyChicken wrote:
@ Aldi just buy these https://www.aldi.co.uk/bikemate-red-rea ... 7226435900 there is also a matching front light in the same style
or a better light set https://www.aldi.co.uk/bikemate-recharg ... 7232202700

Best bit is you can try them and take them back if not what you want. That and three years warranty

these wouldn't be bad for clipping to rucksack etc if not for the annoying CR2032 cell size you'll have to keep buying
https://www.aldi.co.uk/bikemate-bike-sa ... 5226436100
this just isn't worth it, again a stupid cell size https://www.aldi.co.uk/bikemate-tails-b ... 5242288701


The 2032 Cells last ages and they are cheap as chips: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/20-X-CR2032- ... SwGNtZ08E~
I have several of these lights, the brand-X one had it cells replaced last winter and they are still going after about 10 2 hour night rides this year. Always used in flash mode so it's more economical on the cells though.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:45 pm 
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I'm not a flash mode person, they irritate me.

It's a common size but like LR44 I've never had many last too long.
But if they do then that's good.
(I already have boxes of CR2032).

The rechargeable one from Aldi I've just got is bright and rechargeable.
The front light is tiny but bright, maybe too bright in full beam, it has four dimmer modes (or flashing modes too on a separate loop).
(The £15 set I linked to).

I'm going to look on AliExpress for the same and see how much cheaper they can be (without the 3yr warranty though)


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:15 pm 
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Probably a bit thick here but why do you need lights in the daylight ?
Surely some nice retro dayglow cycle apparel and neon paintjob on your bike are enough.
People who run down cyclists because they didn't see them will still run down cyclists with lights in broad daylight !


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:21 pm 
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velomaniac wrote:
Probably a bit thick here but why do you need lights in the daylight ?
Surely some nice retro dayglow cycle apparel and neon paintjob on your bike are enough.
People who run down cyclists because they didn't see them will still run down cyclists with lights in broad daylight !


I'm inclined to agree!


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:07 pm 
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Indeed. People squash cyclists because they're not paying attention/they're driving like Roger Ramjet with piles, not because they can't see another moving vehicle. Don't do something in the name of safety unless it's proven to have a safety benefit - the law of unintended consequences is always on the prowl.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:07 pm 
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Down here in Spain where we have very bright sunlight almost everyday, it is definitely a lot easier to see cyclists with decent rear lights on even at midday, and they can be seen from much further away than those that don't have lights. In the winter the air is generally clearer, while in summer most days have a heat haze that reduces visibility quite a lot and good rear lights definitely stand out. Bright clothing can be made almost invisible by the haze in summer, and even when it is visible, a good light is even more visible.
While I agree that people generally squash cyclists because they're driving like f*uckwits, I also think that if there's a way to make yourself more visible to said f*ckwits, then maybe they'll manage to avoid squashing you... those lights that have a random flash pattern really do grab the attention from a long way away.

My LBS has these for about 30 quid - 70 lumens and various flash modes, will get one next time I'm in: http://www.mscbikes.com/componentes&s=a ... t=LIGHT70R


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:48 pm 
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I always work on the, if they cannot see you, they cannot aim to hit you.
Worked when I was younger, so should be fine now right.


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