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    So my first flashlight came in from dealextreme tonight....

    and all i can say is WOW that thing is bright!

    opening the tiny package i was pretty disappointed that i spent 40 bucks on a flashlight this size. I bought the ultrafire batteries and charger as recommended by UnknownCyclist and i gotta say for what you spend you get wayyyy more in value. this thing is seriously brighter than the headlights on my Infiniti G35 xenon lights!

    my only problem now is i didnt buy a bike mount, any suggestions on how to mount this baby?

    I'm thinking that the light, while super bright, may be a little too focused...

    I also think that if i don't set it in the correct position it will be blinding to oncoming drivers. I stood 100 yards away and placed the light on a wall and was still aggravated by it's brightness.

    I'd type more but i just looked into the light and I'm temporarily blinded

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    oh yea my light came over in about a week!

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    Can't wait till I get mine.....
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    I like the conduit hanger type of mount for my flashlight. Got the plans from this site.
    http://www.nordicgroup.us/s78/flashlights.html
    I like the mounting below the bar and the varying aiming options so you could avoid or at least minimize the impact to oncoming drivers.
    Warning though, the prices at my local Lowes were not as cheap and I used more expensive pieces to insure everything would stay together like locking nuts for all nuts and a locking washer with the wingnut. Total cost was under $15 for everything (I had to buy things in packs of 5-10) and I made 2 mounts with enough leftover to make 2 or 3 more. You might have better luck at a Home Depot or somewhere that cells bits individually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickthaquick1 View Post
    my only problem now is i didnt buy a bike mount, any suggestions on how to mount this baby?
    LOL at the title. I'm waiting for my fourth to arrive now.

    My professional mounting installation:


    It's just a pair of #10 hose clamps for each flashlight. One around the handlebar and one around the flashlight. Never mind the fenix L2d in the photo, it's been retired to daylight blinky duty only. As great of a flashlight as it was in its time, the Fenix has become the Milton Waddles of my flashlight collection when compared to the P7s.

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    haha ^^ thats a sick setup, i was looking for something just light that. do they come on and off quickly? im throwing it on my roadie, but i dont think i need them strapped on during afternoon rides

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    30 seconds with a flathead screwdriver. I am lazy and don't bother taking them off anymore in daylight.

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    Turn em on and run em in daylight. Just like modern autos turn their lights on when the key is turned.

    That is so others see the car. Why would we not do so as well?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RepWI View Post
    Turn em on and run em in daylight. Just like modern autos turn their lights on when the key is turned.

    That is so others see the car. Why would we not do so as well?
    Because the battery, lights and charging are all integrated in a car, while this type of cycle lighting is total loss, you have to recharge the batteries.

    Let's all try to contribute as much as we can to global warming, shall we ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RepWI View Post
    Turn em on and run em in daylight. Just like modern autos turn their lights on when the key is turned.

    That is so others see the car. Why would we not do so as well?
    That's a good point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unknown Cyclist View Post
    Because the battery, lights and charging are all integrated in a car, while this type of cycle lighting is total loss, you have to recharge the batteries.

    Let's all try to contribute as much as we can to global warming, shall we ?
    That's not a very good point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JinbaIttai View Post
    That's not a very good point.
    Ok, how about liability ?

    If a precedent is set whereby cyclists use daytime running lights, the responsibility for the motorist to look where they are going and not run over cyclists becomes the cyclists' responsibility and no longer the motorists.

    Great idea.
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    Here is the bracket I use . It has quick release for the Bars and light and it fits my 32.8 bars.It works well.

    http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.15342

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unknown Cyclist View Post
    Because the battery, lights and charging are all integrated in a car, while this type of cycle lighting is total loss, you have to recharge the batteries.

    Let's all try to contribute as much as we can to global warming, shall we ?
    Actually the car generator puts additional load on the car engine to charge these "integrated" lights as well. There is no free lunch!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Unknown Cyclist View Post
    Because the battery, lights and charging are all integrated in a car, while this type of cycle lighting is total loss, you have to recharge the batteries.
    This is a reasonable point. Maybe because it means you'd be less likely to have the lights when you really need them.

    Quote Originally Posted by Unknown Cyclist View Post
    Let's all try to contribute as much as we can to global warming, shall we ?
    Silly.

    Quote Originally Posted by Unknown Cyclist View Post
    If a precedent is set whereby cyclists use daytime running lights, the responsibility for the motorist to look where they are going and not run over cyclists becomes the cyclists' responsibility and no longer the motorists.
    Many bicyclists already use front flashers in the front in day light, many more use rear flashers, many, many more wear bright clothing.

    By your "logic", bicyclists should be doing none of these!

    (Note that most, if not all, motocycles run lights in the day time).

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    Quote Originally Posted by bent-not-broken View Post
    Actually the car generator puts additional load on the car engine to charge these "integrated" lights as well. There is no free lunch!
    There is a cost to running lights in daylight. There is often some sort of cost for extra safety. Anyway, if the lights keep an accident from happening, they would save much more energy/cost than the accident would have entailed (think of the energy use and cost and waste produced by a hospital stay).
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    Quote Originally Posted by RepWI View Post
    Turn em on and run em in daylight. Just like modern autos turn their lights on when the key is turned.

    That is so others see the car. Why would we not do so as well?
    Because the drivers are always telling me that I'm not a car?

    If your light has it, the flashing mode is great for daylight or well-lit urban/suburban areas where you don't need the light to see, but it sure helps to be seen in the sea of other lights.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chipcom View Post
    Because the drivers are always telling me that I'm not a car?

    If your light has it, the flashing mode is great for daylight or well-lit urban/suburban areas where you don't need the light to see, but it sure helps to be seen in the sea of other lights.
    my light only has one mode..so that puts all the other arguements to rest. Ill check those hose clamps..they look like a good idea. Hoping to get out on my first night ride soon. As soon as my leave of absence from work starts up i'll be out there every night

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unknown Cyclist View Post
    If a precedent is set whereby cyclists use daytime running lights, the responsibility for the motorist to look where they are going and not run over cyclists becomes the cyclists' responsibility and no longer the motorists.

    Great idea.
    Name a single piece of optional safety equipment this inane argument cannot be applied to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unknown Cyclist View Post
    Ok, how about liability ?

    If a precedent is set whereby cyclists use daytime running lights, the responsibility for the motorist to look where they are going and not run over cyclists becomes the cyclists' responsibility and no longer the motorists.

    Great idea.
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    If it is a single cell 18650 light then the lockblocks are the easiest mount to get..

    here is a link to a us seller..

    https://www.4sevens.com/product_info...roducts_id=273

    https://www.4sevens.com/index.php?cP...bf945d279b5821

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