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Old 04-01-06, 11:11 PM   #1
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I'm looking for a front light that...

clips on with out having to have something always attatched to the handle bars. For two reasons, so i can just pull it out of my bag and clip it onto the handle bars of which ever bike i happen to be ridding at the moment and not have to worry having the right thing to attatch it to. And, most importantly, so that my bikes can remain clean and minimalist looking when i'm not using the light.

Also, the main purpose of it will be to BE seen, not to see, but it would be nice if it lit up the road a litte bit.

I know there been about a million threads on lights so sorry if this a repeat, i searched but didn't have any luck.
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Old 04-02-06, 12:55 AM   #2
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clips on with out having to have something always attatched to the handle bars. For two reasons, so i can just pull it out of my bag and clip it onto the handle bars of which ever bike i happen to be ridding at the moment and not have to worry having the right thing to attatch it to. And, most importantly, so that my bikes can remain clean and minimalist looking when i'm not using the light.

Also, the main purpose of it will be to BE seen, not to see, but it would be nice if it lit up the road a litte bit.

I know there been about a million threads on lights so sorry if this a repeat, i searched but didn't have any luck.
The Cateye El-400 Is a small lightweight light. Very unobstrusive & swivels. Pretty bright for what it is.
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Old 04-02-06, 02:13 AM   #3
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I submit that same vote too.
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Old 04-02-06, 03:26 AM   #4
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clips on with out having to have something always attatched to the handle bars. For two reasons, so i can just pull it out of my bag and clip it onto the handle bars of which ever bike i happen to be ridding at the moment and not have to worry having the right thing to attatch it to. And, most importantly, so that my bikes can remain clean and minimalist looking when i'm not using the light.

Also, the main purpose of it will be to BE seen, not to see, but it would be nice if it lit up the road a litte bit.

I know there been about a million threads on lights so sorry if this a repeat, i searched but didn't have any luck.
The Sigma MIRAGE EVO + EVO X is a halogen light (10w & 5w) that has a self contained clips on the lamp heads. The light output is good, but the wiring on the NiMh battery pack is low quality and prone to cracking. It's a cheap light, priced under $100 for two lights, (10w and 5w), a NiMH 6 V 4AH battery pack, smart charger, helmet mount, and a few other goodies.

I've used this light for six months and managed to crack the wiring on two battery packs. Sigma has great customer service, but really needs to redesign/upgrade the cheap, thin wiring on the battery pack.
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The Sefaras 5 led is so tiny that it fits into your pocket, performs as well as the common Cateye, weighs half as much. . .

and the instant clip stays on the light.

This is greatly convenient in that you don't have to buy a bike light for every bike.


I like mine. It lasts a very long time on 3 aaa batteries.

Along with streetlights, it is enough light; however, a dark forrest trail would be a challenge.

Blinking or stead options provide extra setting when it is needed to give car drivers a clue.
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Old 04-09-06, 12:37 AM   #6
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UPDATE ON THE SIGMA

I just spoke with Brigitte at Sigma in Germany and she told me that they have redesigned the battery pack to address the problem of breaking cables. The new batteries should be out in a month or two. If the battery is good, then I would highly recomend the Sigma. It's a lot of light (and you'll have the clean look that you want) for under $100.
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The Cateye HL-500II is a micro halgen, self contained 4 AA battery pack, that clips on and off the bike.

I took the nuts and bolts off the mounting backets for mine, cut a groove in the side-to-side adjustment part and mount the brackets with suitably sized Zip-Ties. I have found this system easier to swap between bikes.

The only problem I have with these lights is they're not rain proof.

I think the best, most trim, waterproof light I ever had was a flat bodied, 4 AA dive light, attached to the bars with a single Zip-Tie.
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UPDATE ON THE SIGMA
I have come to realize that it is junk
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