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    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. ) 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. )

    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.

    No worries

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    Quote Originally Posted by LittleBigMan View Post
    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. ) 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. )

    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.


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    (I'm thinkin', "hype.")
    No worries

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    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.




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    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.

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    Did they restock that light?

    dirty LBS...

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    You guys are totally oversexed...

    Not that that's a bad thing
    No worries

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    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.

    (Horse)power tends to corrupt. Absolute (horse)power corrupts absolutely... and... On the Death Bike, I'm alive !

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