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Old 07-09-12, 04:52 PM   #1
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Poor Neighbors

I've got a NiteRider 1500 Race shipping from Nashbar. Gonna blind my poor ol' neighbors on the early morning commute!
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Old 07-09-12, 08:21 PM   #2
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The drivers still won't see you, even if you're setting shrubberies on fire as you pass.
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Old 07-09-12, 09:01 PM   #3
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The drivers still won't see you, even if you're setting shrubberies on fire as you pass.
Of course they'll see him! It'll make it easier to know where they'll soon narrowly miss him!
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Old 07-10-12, 08:35 AM   #4
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Of course they'll see him! It'll make it easier to know where they'll soon narrowly miss him!
Gives the drunks a target to aim at.
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Old 07-18-12, 02:00 PM   #5
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I looked on Nashbar and don't see a NiteRider 1500 anywhere.
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I looked on Nashbar and don't see a NiteRider 1500 anywhere.
http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product...=&top_category

They're out of stock.
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Old 07-18-12, 05:02 PM   #7
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They went out of stock right after I ordered mine. When I went on line to check if it shipped or not, it said "Currently out of stock". So I called the eight-hundred number and she told me I got one of the last ones! It arrived and I've been using it on The Black Knight. If you visit NiteRider Dot Com you'll discover that the 1500 Pro Race is being discontinued and is being replaced with the 1800.

Edit - and lemme tell ya, this light is a monster. I'm self-conscious using it on the streets because it was clearly intended for trail/mountain bike use and is extremely bright for oncoming traffic, so I've been using it on low. It lights up the whole street

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Old 07-18-12, 05:46 PM   #8
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They went out of stock right after I ordered mine. When I went on line to check if it shipped or not, it said "Currently out of stock". So I called the eight-hundred number and she told me I got one of the last ones! It arrived and I've been using it on The Black Knight. If you visit NiteRider Dot Com you'll discover that the 1500 Pro Race is being discontinued and is being replaced with the 1800.

Edit - and lemme tell ya, this light is a monster. I'm self-conscious using it on the streets because it was clearly intended for trail/mountain bike use and is extremely bright for oncoming traffic, so I've been using it on low. It lights up the whole street
It's you. No one else cares. A standard car headlight is 1300 lumens so two of them are 2600 lumens. Go full bright. Also get a taillight from Dinotte (300R). That will do more for safety than anything.

I ride with a Wilma on the bars @ 1500 lumens and a Piko on the helmet for 750 more and I put them on high all the time.

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Old 07-18-12, 07:14 PM   #9
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A standard car headlight is 1300 lumens so two of them are 2600 lumens.
But a car has a shaped beam, and has it for a reason. The reasons to run a round beam light aren't entirely without merit, though I think a proper shaped beam is in general far better for traffic use. It also has the advantage of putting the most light where it is the most useful, allowing use of a smaller light source and therefore smaller battery or longer runtime (might save at least a few ounces, if you care).

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It's you. No one else cares. A standard car headlight is 1300 lumens so two of them are 2600 lumens. Go full bright. Also get a taillight from Dinotte (300R). That will do more for safety than anything.

I ride with a Wilma on the bars @ 1500 lumens and a Piko on the helmet for 750 more and I put them on high all the time.

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You're right, I'll go with dual flamethrowers on high (I'll also use my 600 Cordless in addition to the 1500). What was I thinking??!? However I think I'll pass on the Dinotte, I've purchased from them a couple of times and their quality was pretty low. I understand that other people use Dinotte and love them, but they scared me away with poor quality on a couple of items so I leave them alone.
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