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Old 11-07-12, 01:12 PM   #1
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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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Old 11-07-12, 01:14 PM   #2
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bring your bike inside too!
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Old 11-07-12, 01:25 PM   #4
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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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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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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
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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.

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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
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 laughed so hard someone in the hall way was wondering that the heck was going on. lol
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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.



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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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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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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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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