Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Poor Neighbors

  1. #1
    Captain Big Ring tractorlegs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Locked by the Door
    My Bikes
    The Black Knight
    Posts
    2,619
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Poor Neighbors

    I've got a NiteRider 1500 Race shipping from Nashbar. Gonna blind my poor ol' neighbors on the early morning commute!
    Forum Moderator
    Community Guidelines

    ****************************************

  2. #2
    Seņior Member ItsJustMe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Michigan
    My Bikes
    Windsor Fens, Giant Seek 0 (2014, Alfine 8 + discs)
    Posts
    11,774
    Mentioned
    6 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The drivers still won't see you, even if you're setting shrubberies on fire as you pass.
    Work: the 8 hours that separates bike rides.

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    191
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by ItsJustMe View Post
    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!

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    4,107
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Blinkie View Post
    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.

  5. #5
    Senior Member jack002's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Southwest MO
    My Bikes
    (1) 1993 Cannondale R900, red
    Posts
    594
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I looked on Nashbar and don't see a NiteRider 1500 anywhere.
    Biking isn't a sport because anybody can do it. I can bike, you can bike. For goodness sakes, my mother can bike! You don't see her on the cover of Sports Illustrated, do you?

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    North Attleboro, MA
    My Bikes
    2011 Steamroller; 1998 Cannondale F-400; 1981 Motobecane Jubilee Sport
    Posts
    231
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by jack002 View Post
    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.
    2011 Surly Steamroller; 1998 Cannondale F-400; 1981 Motobecane Jubilee Sport
    Car free since 1998. Big Oil hates me.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Nye, The Science Guy
    Bicycling is a big part of the future. It has to be. There's something wrong with a society that drives a car to workout in a gym.

  7. #7
    Captain Big Ring tractorlegs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Locked by the Door
    My Bikes
    The Black Knight
    Posts
    2,619
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by SteamingAlong View Post
    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
    Last edited by tractorlegs; 07-18-12 at 06:05 PM.
    Forum Moderator
    Community Guidelines

    ****************************************

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Minnesota
    My Bikes
    N+1=4
    Posts
    1,491
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by tractorlegs View Post
    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.

    J.

  9. #9
    Tor
    Tor is offline
    Marqueteur
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    My Bikes
    Primary: Specialized crossroads; Secondary: seldom used specialized MTB
    Posts
    81
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by JohnJ90
    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).

    Tor

  10. #10
    Captain Big Ring tractorlegs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Locked by the Door
    My Bikes
    The Black Knight
    Posts
    2,619
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by JohnJ80 View Post
    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.

    J.
    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.
    Forum Moderator
    Community Guidelines

    ****************************************

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •