Join Date: Sep 2005
Bikes: Windsor Fens, Giant Seek 0 (2014, Alfine 8 + discs)
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I don't always unplug. The little LED on the back draws 20ma, and sucks about 6 minutes of runtime from your battery per 24 hours.
I unplug on the weekends, and of course I unplug a day a week for recharging. And if I feel like it, or have a ton of stuff in the pannier and want to just take the whole bag in instead of taking stuff out (the battery just lives in the bottom of the bag.
If you don't have the O ring with a tab on it, those are nice and make removal/installation super fast. I dunno what GeoMan has, but DX has the O rings with pull tabs on them. I can't imagine any mount being faster. A slide mount might be AS fast.
Work: the 8 hours that separates bike rides.