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    first report of the Cateye's new rear LED TL-LD1000

    http://www.primera-bournemouth.co.uk...sories&ID=1443

    I just got it today. It is about the size of a d battery. Bigger then I expected. Man is it bright. I bet it rivals my xenon flasher. Even with the lights on looking at it is hard on the eyes from arms length. Really easy to change the batteries just twist one end and there you go. You have two rows of lights and one button for each. You get blinking steady and running two speeds on each one. So you can get away with just one set running at a time.
    I think this is a better choice overall then the xenon. Far longer run times and cheaper in the long run.


    I bought mine off of eBay as it is not available yet for the most part in the us. Here si the fellow http://search.ebay.com/TL-LD1000_Lig...ertyZ1QQsotrZ2
    Or just do a search for TL-LD1000
    The box claims 100 hours. I think that would be with one set of lights running. But it is so bright one is about all you need.

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    This looks like something I may need to get.

    However does it offer (non user hacked together) mounting options beyond seatpost? My under saddle bag hangs too low and blocks seatpost mounted lights.

    Al

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    it just has the typical loop. zip ties to the rescue (G)

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    Does it quick release from the mount? I haven't been able to zip tie my other light to the light strap on teh back of my saddle bag without it sagging badly or else requiring a total hack looking job.

    It would be great if there was a second mount with a clip that these quick release lights could use intead of the post clamp. Especially when paying so much.

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    yes it is quick release. but since you don't have to remove it to change the battery you can have more options. myself I would use the quick clamp put a couple holes in it and use a zip tie to go around the triangle right below the seat.

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    Looks good. Too bad I just ordered an amber xenon flasher yesterday. Oh well, I might wind up with both.

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    (G) the xenon flasher is nice but it sure sucks up the juice. I had mine wired to some 4/3 4800mah cells. thsi is far less juice hungry

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    I would love to get my hands on that. Thanks for the heads up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steveknight
    yes it is quick release. but since you don't have to remove it to change the battery you can have more options. myself I would use the quick clamp put a couple holes in it and use a zip tie to go around the triangle right below the seat.
    If it's the square style of quick release (as found on other cateye lights) you can contact Cateye and they'll send you a "belt clip" so you can hang it off a seat pack.

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    nice, but that's an expensive tail light

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    Quote Originally Posted by koffee brown
    I would love to get my hands on that. Thanks for the heads up.

    Koffee
    I was suprised I could get it yet. I thought I would be waiting months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlin453
    nice, but that's an expensive tail light
    cheaper then gettign run over (G) but the side lights are what I was after. no needing extra blinkies all over now.

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    I want one of these!
    "Methinks my own soul is a bright invisible green" H. Thoreau

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    http://www.sheldonbrown.com/harris/lighting/index.html
    Sheldon brown's got them in stock.

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