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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 11:16 am 
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great link- cheers.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 11:46 am 
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I've got one of these:

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Led Lenser Bike Duplex

But, if I was in the market for another, I'd go to Tescos! (Still might).


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 2:13 pm 
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Ok, so i think i've decided on getting one of these £10 efforts from tesco and either making my own clamp or getting one from the link s_zigmond provided. i was thinking of buying the cateye set from the zyro catalogue (lbs' supplier) which costs £26.99 - but then remembered i've got an old cateye rear light knocking around somewhere in me dads garage. So this should cost me no more than £16-£17. Sweet!

Cheers for all your input fellas, i'm sure we'll all ride safer for less coin now!


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 2:29 pm 
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good call albash, if you are thinking of doing some offroad action I would recommend getting two of the tesco lights.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 2:44 pm 
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They are more expensive but there are some 900 Lumen torches on ebay.

Now 900 Lumen is blo*dy bright


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 2:48 pm 
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well i do ride some unlit paths through woods on my way home but the main danger is hitting a mr-whippy! I got a fairly powerful head-torch from cotswold for £12 a while back, so i could use that in conjunction should the going get a bit darker & wilder.... i'll see how it goes. thanks again!


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 3:03 pm 
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http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.13060

27 quid with free delivery. Should be bright enough for all types of riding and flashes. But i do apreciate the cost is starting to go up


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As I said got me one of them £10 led torches from tesco and it is amazing for the money- would even say that two would let you do offroad night riding albeit a bit slower than your £200 light set ups allow.

Here is a good idea of how it looks at night and the very technical mount I had to fashion given it is just a torch not a dedicated bike light. I'm sure you could also do something too :roll:


Just been rushing some lights onto mine for my weekly ride to footy. Thought my efforts were a bodge, but this makes me feel much better :wink: At least I only used cable ties :lol:
Had the 'get yourself seen' ad running through my head when I was doing it. Wasn't tempted to reach for the white gloss tho!


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What can I say, I'm a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to my bikes :roll:


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Wonder if using velcro straps instead of tape would work? Great idea using common or garden torches. Have to think up a holding device while decorating at the weekend (anything to take my mind off of painting doors!)


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