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LittleBigMan 10-31-07 08:37 PM

total fredness
 
for my $15 20-something-year-old Marin garage-sale mountain bike (orig. $600, he suggested $5, I offered $15 ;) ) I had to come up with a lighting system fast.

I looked over the bike lights, and they all cost more than my bike (duh.)

I caught a bug and decided to look at flashlights. Sheets, I wasn't going to invest $20, $30, $40 in bike lights for a $15 rust-bucket (nice ride tho it turned out to be. :beer: ) So I taped a $5 Ray-O-Vac LED flashlight (complete with 3 AAA's) to the handlebars with electrician's tape (when you get this crazy, the electrician's tape starts to look expensive. :D)

Fast-forward to my recent visit to a nice bike shop. Looking at lights for another, much much much greater, bike, I asked the cool dude to test the $40 LED headlight. He let me take it in the men's room.

OK, I'm wondering how a $40 LED headlight is in the same league with my $5 Ray-O-Vac.

;)

ViperZ 10-31-07 11:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LittleBigMan (Post 5555881)
for my $15 20-something-year-old Marin garage-sale mountain bike (orig. $600, he suggested $5, I offered $15 ;) ) I had to come up with a lighting system fast.

I looked over the bike lights, and they all cost more than my bike (duh.)

I caught a bug and decided to look at flashlights. Sheets, I wasn't going to invest $20, $30, $40 in bike lights for a $15 rust-bucket (nice ride tho it turned out to be. :beer: ) So I taped a $5 Ray-O-Vac LED flashlight (complete with 3 AAA's) to the handlebars with electrician's tape (when you get this crazy, the electrician's tape starts to look expensive. :D)

Fast-forward to my recent visit to a nice bike shop. Looking at lights for another, much much much greater, bike, I asked the cool dude to test the $40 LED headlight. He let me take it in the men's room.

OK, I'm wondering how a $40 LED headlight is in the same league with my $5 Ray-O-Vac.

;)


Nope, you have out classed it :)

LittleBigMan 11-01-07 06:32 PM

(I'm thinkin', "hype.")

Halloween 11-01-07 11:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LittleBigMan
I asked the cool dude to test the $40 LED headlight. He let me take it in the men's room.


Sorry, I just gotta say; reading that was a bit of a Larry Craig moment.




;)

ovrrdrive 11-02-07 03:20 AM

There are a few bikes that would turn me on enough to take them into the men's room but I'm afraid a headlight would do nothing for me. :p

ggg300 11-02-07 11:06 AM

Did they restock that light?

dirty LBS...

LittleBigMan 11-02-07 06:43 PM

You guys are totally oversexed...

Not that that's a bad thing

Halloween 11-03-07 08:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LittleBigMan
You guys are totally oversexed...

Says the guy who took an LED headlight into the men's room at a nice bike shop for a test.

:D


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