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  1. #1
    Sneaky Fast....
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    Sep 2006
    Swartz Creek, Mi
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    2007 Specialized Epic Expert, 2005 Giant TCR C3, 1996 Specialized Stumpjumper M2Comp, 1986 Raleigh Capri 10spd, 1982 KHS Turbo 12spd, Wife's: 2010 Specialized Safire Comp Komen, 2007 Specialized Dolce Elite, 2005 Giant OCR3, 2000 Trek 6000 WSD
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    DIY Light-Have a Battery ?

    I found this battery at Lowe's, , marked down to $7.00.

    The ? is, is it worth it to build a light around? I am sure it is only Ni-Cad, but can't find ANY info beyond what the Loe's page has, like Ah, or anything. I thought for a charger I would get a car battery charger that has a 2amp output. Or I have a powerrwheels charger I could wire a plug onto.

    Any thoughts, suggestions, please let me know if you think it is worth it or not.

    I mtb when time allows, & the days are getting shorter here in Michigan. I also just got a road bike. Hard to say how much I will ride that at night.

    I do have an OLD Vistalite setup from '96. Chargers are 7.5v out, halogen lights. But I know the new lights are far better than that set up.


  2. #2
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    Mar 2002
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    I have been using a 18 Volt DeWalt battery like this for two years. Converted a Maglight to 18V using DeWalt bulb, mounted it to the front of the bike and away I went. I generally recharge the battery every four hrs of use or so.

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