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Old 05-14-08, 09:13 AM   #51
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One thing I am concerned with is that the Dinotte 140L that I plan on investing on--for my safety's sake--will get stolen in the urban area I live in. I usually ride from spot to spot in the downtown area of my small city and want to carry nothing inside with me, I would like to just lock-up and go without having to remove a single item from the bike. My ideal situation is carrying my lock key inside, and not a thing more!

Is there a solution that allows me to leave the Dinotte on the bike, which of course will be locked-up, for extended periods--even perhaps overnight? The fact of a battery pack makes it impossible no? Though they are not in the same category as far as brightness--I like the portability of the PB Superflash, it's small enough that carrying it on your person is not a hindrance (sometimes I don't even use a bag, just me and the bike).

Thanks, for all comments. New rider here, still learning, though slowly but surely becoming a "cyclist."

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Old 05-14-08, 06:37 PM   #52
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One thing I am concerned with is that the Dinotte 140L that I plan on investing on--for my safety's sake--will get stolen in the urban area I live in. I usually ride from spot to spot in the downtown area of my small city and want to carry nothing inside with me, I would like to just lock-up and go without having to remove a single item from the bike. My ideal situation is carrying my lock key inside, and not a thing more!
It really depends on the neighborhood how much you can leave on a bike for any length of time. Sometimes I take the saddle bag, light(s), and computer with me; sometimes I leave everything.

The Dinotte doesn't take that long to remove completely, even taking the battery pack -- but leaving the battery bag, in the AA models. Stick a finger under the O-ring, and it comes off. It's almost as quick as unclipping a regular bike light.
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Old 05-15-08, 03:37 PM   #53
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Flashing would be a daytime only thing. At night, flashing is just way too much. It is far easier to judge distance for a cager when the light is steady. I tested this myself by setting the light on a railing and
driving back and forth and checking out all the modes.
Yep. A smaller flashing wide-angle companion taillight would be ideal.
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