I didn't realize there were a trillion different types of lighting systems ranging from $10USD to $350USD. I tried searching these forums for lighting but I got 500 threads.
In any event, I just want a simple little light in the front and something so I can be seen in the rear. I wasn't really looking forward to dealing with a charger, but it appears most of these lights don't last very long at all.
I don't know how much night riding I'll really do. I just got my bike on Tuesday (04/03/07) so I've been like a kid with a new toy -I'd ride my bike to the bathroom if it weren't because the bike is further away. I've been riding at night, just for leisure. My actual commute would be between 7am and 5pm. So I guess I'd need a light for the occasional night ride and rainy weather. I really didn't want to be removing the light or making the light a central point of my riding experience. Just kind of wanted to set it, and forget it (w/o living of fear that it's going to be stolen). Maybe a rechargeable battery with a charger isn't so bad. And I don't want to pay more for it than I paid for the bike itself!
Thanks in advanced