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    i just learned the hard way...

    ...not to leave my light/batteries outside (with the bike) on a cold day

    bring them inside!
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    bring your bike inside too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by chefisaac View Post
    bring your bike inside too!
    +1

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    no can do, as there are literally 100s of new parking spots. gotta use them or else they'll stop building them
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    Quote Originally Posted by chefisaac View Post
    bring your bike inside too!
    Never had a problem starting a cold bicycle.

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    Thats why i like lithium batterys

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    yeah, i've got some cheap-eee-s in there
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    I just ordered 2 litium rechargeable batts and the charger for like 10 bucks a course they wont work in all lights since there like 4 volts.But they work on my led flashlight.there the same exact size of a aa battery

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    Never had a problem starting a cold bicycle.
    And neither do the bike thieves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spare_wheel View Post
    And neither do the bike thieves.
    Too cold for them. Besides my lock works well in cold weather too.

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    1 season of year-round commuting does a lot
    cycling is like baseball ~ it doesn't take much to make it interesting

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    I re-learned this lesson last night when my helmet light quit because I left it on the bike in the cold while I was at the polls voting.

    Quote Originally Posted by windhchaser View Post
    I just ordered 2 litium rechargeable batts and the charger for like 10 bucks a course they wont work in all lights since there like 4 volts.But they work on my led flashlight.there the same exact size of a aa battery
    Where did you find Lithium rechargeables that are the size of AA? my lithium rechargeable are like... single A? B? if there were such a size... definitely bigger than AA. and yes, there's also the 3.7 volt problem.
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    I ask, what's the true cost of NOT commuting? Higher blood pressure, increase weight, pot belly, reduced energy, less happy, ect. The list goes on. My reasons for commuting by bike, and the benefits I receive, go far beyond a cost benefit analysis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike View Post
    Never had a problem starting a cold bicycle.
    I laughed so hard someone in the hall way was wondering that the heck was going on. lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by CptjohnC View Post
    I re-learned this lesson last night when my helmet light quit because I left it on the bike in the cold while I was at the polls voting.



    Where did you find Lithium rechargeables that are the size of AA? my lithium rechargeable are like... single A? B? if there were such a size... definitely bigger than AA. and yes, there's also the 3.7 volt problem.
    What kind of helmet light do you have?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CptjohnC View Post
    I re-learned this lesson last night when my helmet light quit because I left it on the bike in the cold while I was at the polls voting.



    Where did you find Lithium rechargeables that are the size of AA? my lithium rechargeable are like... single A? B? if there were such a size... definitely bigger than AA. and yes, there's also the 3.7 volt problem.
    http://www.tmart.com/42V-600mAh-Char...y_p151662.html my light can handle like 1 volts to 5 volts if i recall on these 14500 its scary bright. make sure ya light can handle them before you buy them most lights wont id guess

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    Quote Originally Posted by windhchaser View Post
    http://www.tmart.com/42V-600mAh-Char...y_p151662.html my light can handle like 1 volts to 5 volts if i recall on these 14500 its scary bright. make sure ya light can handle them before you buy them most lights wont id guess
    i have a 4x1.5V (AA size). Can you recommend the best charger and battery package from that web page. The ship world-wide for free, which is really nice for me.

    how would you know whether your light take 1-5V?

    I have this light set ...

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Lunartec-PE-.../dp/B000KPYYXO

    Thanks in advance!
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    Quote Originally Posted by windhchaser View Post
    Thats why i like lithium batterys
    I put a pair of lithium AAAs in my rear light last year and they were dead in a month. The lithium pack for my headlight has a fraction of the runtime in the cold than it does in warmer temps. So its alkalines for my flasher and battery pack cozy for my headlight battery.

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    i bought a cheap headlamp from walmart i threw away the light all i wanted was the holder.so i can use this light http://www.tmart.com/UltraFire-WF502...k_p134043.html it uses a battery called a 18650 i got mine out of a old laptop computer but you can buy them cheap nut be warned lithium can be unsafe ive heard.but i never had one issue my self

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