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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 1:41 pm 
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Location: Highlands
Ha, I had one of these too, with the rechargeable NiCd battery pack - it was great being able to just plug the charger into the socket on the back as I recall...

Unfortunately it wasn't all that bright and the charge didn't last any time at all. Mine took a bit of a battering in a crash and had some araldite holding it together.

I'm pretty sure I still have it and fairly sure I still have the boxes for it too!

I upgraded to a CatEye halogen light with huge lead acid battery which was better for commuting, but incredibly heavy and rubbed large amounts of paint off the frame - still have that in its box too, as the modern cheap LEDs are so much better!


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 1:54 pm 
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Location: Wirral
Preview 5w iirc..


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 6:00 pm 
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Location: Scotland!!!!!! Yay, at last, only 4 years waiting!
They did actually do two rears at this time, one tiny one the Hot Dot, and the other better one I can't remember the name of. I had one of the 2.5 preview fronts and Hot Dot rears, both died but after a lot of use.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 10:26 pm 
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Location: Sunny Glasgow
I had one of those :D pretty goo i thought,liked the little side bits,was under the impression it made it safer.
How nieve :lol:
Mates little kid turned the switch too hard one day and broke it.Lasted about 3 months in total :(
25 quid were they :? and i seem to remember another model that the switch had a little bit you had to press in first before turning on,much like a safety feature.


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 Post subject: Re: lights
PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:30 pm 
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Location: Stockport, staring at the Peaks
theredchili wrote:
I dug it out as I want to go night riding, don't think it will be suitable for anymore then road riding !

will try it out tonight


Has anyone heard from Mr Chili since this...? :shock: :o


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 12:23 am 
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I've gotone of these preview lights, and the original box too 8) batteries never seemed to last long though.......?


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