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    I've been doing a lot of night riding with girlfriends lately but I have a low end cateye light I got years ago and it's not making things very bright and I still can't see the road so I'm gonna go get a cygolit 400 tomorrow, I can't wait, I hope it works good.

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    Yes you can never have to much light but my cateye opticube serves me well as long as the batterys are charged. I use rechargables as it saves a lot of money in the long run and get a couple of week out of them between charges.
    Ive seen some that almost turn night into day but they cost a fortune.
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    I like to have 3 lights in the front: one typical blinky light with wide dispersion pattern to be seen and two easily accesible "headlights" for lighting the path when necessary.
    The two lights consume a lot of power and so they are switched off when not needed and can be switched on without releasing my grips.
    Two lights give a wider beam and there is another benefit: whenever the batteries on one of them run out I still have the other one to get home.

    I'm also a symmetry-freak and this is the only symmetrical solution

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    Senior Member chibibike's Avatar
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    I currently have the cateye HL-EL300 which is prolly suppose to be more powerful but it just makes a white spot on the road the size of a basketball and it's not near enough to see anything. I go out in total darkness sometimes so I need a good light.

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    That "cygolite 400" sure seems like a great light ... although quite expensive.

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    that's the one i'm gonna get! tomorrow

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    I have a 10 watt Nighthawk and have been mistaken for being a motorcycle... I use it for riding on the trails at night and for touring down the open road but it is too much for urban commuting in a well, and often over lit city. I have a 2 watt PB headlight which works well for night riding and it's output is great... it cost $32.00 while the Nighthawk was $100.00 some years ago.

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    i think i heard the one i wanna get is like 30 watt
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    When speaking about lights and their illuminating power we should speak in "lumen" not "watt".
    A 10 watt led can produce more light than a 50 watt lamp.
    The cygolite 400 is named after it's output of 400 lumen ... which is quite impressive for such a tiny thing

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    My Trek 7100 the day I bought her from the shop. Named her Trish lol

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    [QUOTE=RavenBlade84;12636670...My Trek 7100 the day I bought her from the shop. Named her Trish lol[/QUOTE]

    Good one...Trish is looking great. I like the crimson colour.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AdelaaR View Post
    When speaking about lights and their illuminating power we should speak in "lumen" not "watt".
    A 10 watt led can produce more light than a 50 watt lamp.
    The cygolite 400 is named after it's output of 400 lumen ... which is quite impressive for such a tiny thing
    The 2 watt PB light tosses out about 200 lumens and is sufficient for night riding although people all have different levels of night vision so ymmv... it throws nearly the same light as the 3 watt BM LED on the fiancee's bike but her advantage is that she has a generator hub so there is no worry about batteries.

    Don't know what the equivalent is on the Nighthawk but it turns night into day... runs on 4AA batteries and has a decent run time as well... figure it is good for something in the 500 - 600 lumen range.

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    Made some changes to my bike...

    New saddle and back light:


    Cyclocomputer and flipped the stem too:


    The whole package:

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    Thats looking good there I,ve got the same lights and computer but I cant mount the tail light vertical like you have mine touches the inside of my legs.
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    Very nice one, Fiery!
    What's that crank? Road triple?
    I got that computer too and I just ordered a second one for my new superbike

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    Thanks both

    What I especially like about the computer (beside the fact that it looks great and that it can be stem-mounted) is that it and the bike itself have the same model name - Strada.

    jbchybridrider, wouldn't it be even worse with the light mounted horizontally?

    AdelaaR, it is indeed, it's a Tiagra triple (30-39-50).

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    here's my new cygolite!



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    I has a look at the Cygolite video on there web site, thats a seriously good light and just whats needed where there's no street lights. "mega powerfull"
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    Don't let that other bike get so close to your bike! It might scratch it out of envy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiery View Post
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    Great looking bike. Everything goes well together. d(^.^)
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    Trekking Bar on Trek 7200

    Some time ago I was pondering if a trekking, or "butterfly", bar would go onto a hybrid using existing grip-shifters and brakes. Irclean posted his set up. After some conferring with my LBS who had never handled a trekking bar I ordered one through Amazon and this past week took Trigger in for surgery.

    My setup is now very similar to Ircelean's, at least for the basic arrangement of tape, shifters and brakes. It works very well for me. I rode 18.4 miles yesterday without one second of feeling that numbness/tingling I was used to getting during longer rides with the stock handlebar.

    I've had to admit that for my numbness and tingling the more varied hand positions available with a trekking bar really is the critical solution. Same seat height, same handlebar height. Just more variety in the hand positions. The trekking bar I got is not even as wide as my stock handlebar.

    This one is by XLC and came with the black coating. I had ordered through Amazon and at the time only the black XLC was available.Trekking Bar 1a.jpg
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    Nice setup, Kerrvillian! I wanted the black ones, but the only ones I'm able to source locally are chrome-plated.
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    I had no local source. My LBS opened up their order book for their supplier and there were no trekking bars at all. Since the two nearest shops are actually the same shop that was pretty much it. The next bike shops are over half an hour down the Interstate by automobile. I had the lBS's blessing to obtain it by whatever means I had since their suppliers couldn't do it.

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    My Trek FX 7.3 by battery park/south manhattan. That's the Statue of Liberty in the background

    I've added toe clips to the bike after this shot was taken. aside from that, it's stock.
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    my girlfriend just bought a trek 7.3fx they are pretty light for a hybrid type bike, they are almost like a road bike.
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