"Hildy", a Novara Randonee touring bike; a 16-speed Bike Friday Tikit; Dahon Curve D3 folding bike; a green around-town cruiser; and a Specialized Stumpjumper frame-based built-up MTB.
Bright sturdy headlight light
Can anyone recommend a decent headlight that won't fall apart at the first pothole or gravel path? I'm looking to spend no more than ~$50 or so, so recgargables are out. This would be mostly for local street riding.
I'm using an LED now, one of these:
It's better than nothing, but... well. It'd be nice to head closer to the "to see" rather than "to be seen." Thanks!
Cateye el530 is probably your best bet. Its significantly brighter than the 510 and a huge step up from your current light. Light lasts around 9hrs on 4xrechargeable AA batteries. Very bright but smallish spot and good light spill.
One of mine survived a 30kph bounce down the road with just a few scratches.