Cries on hills
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Central NH
Bikes: 2007 Trek Pilot 1.2, 1995 Gary Fisher Avantage, 1985 Panasonic Sport 1000, 1969 Raleigh Sprite 5
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I'm not worried about it being stolen, as much as I'd like to just be able to remove it w/o pulling out a toolbox. I could ride a different bike at night, but I'd like to ride my one good bike regardless of ambient light. Basically, I'm looking to ride my bike for an hour at night, and then on the weekends do 3-4 hour rides during the day. I figure, strip off any extra weight that I don't want to deal with on long rides.
On my last bike, I had one of these:
I trimmed the spike off, but kept the swivel, and mounted it to an old reflector bracket. I'm tempted to do the same, but it's a different bike and the same bracket won't work (old bike: one piece stem, bracket behind handlebar clamp bolt; new bike: pop-top stem).
Edit: Found some pics of my old setup. Total Geekiness
I've thought about going the Fennix route (or some other LED light); but on the flats I cruise at 18mph, and have hit upwards of 30 going down hills. My night time rides will be sorta training rides--go out, blow off some stress, ride at 90%, that sort of thing--so dim lights are not an option. I want lots of light, but I don't want to spend $400 to get there. I figure, an extra pound or two (or 7, in the case of my SLA battery) won't hurt for training rides, if anything that'll help me not outrun my lights.