Pedaled too far.
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: La Petite Roche
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Thanks for answering my question as well.
A few days I rode through a storm that was so fierce that I was in low gear going down-hill and for the first time in my life I had to stop and let a storm pass.
But tonight when returning from the fireworks show, I noticed that my light was out. By luck, I had brought along a fresh set of batteries. When I opened the Cateye Opticube up, I noticed that it was unusually easy to open and that there was a lot of alkaline residue in the battery compartment. So I guess that it got wet inside and shorted out.
I tried to clean it out in the dark with a key and put in the fresh batteries. The light was very weak, but a little stronger. I cancelled my plans to ride the very dark but beautiful bike path along the river and took a longer route through the better-lit city streets.
I will try to find some Corrosion X. That, or perhaps get some contact cleaner from an electronics store. I brought a dead TV back to life with that once.
Update, I just swabbed the contacts with vinegar, a mild acid, using a Q tip and that has helped a lot already.
"He who serves all, best serves himself" Jack London
Originally Posted by Bjforrestal
I don't care if you are on a unicycle, as long as you're not using a motor to get places you get props from me. We're here to support each other. Share ideas, and motivate one another to actually keep doing it.
Last edited by Artkansas; 07-05-09 at 12:05 AM.