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    Got me a Good Deal.

    I'm fairly happy today. I got a good deal. At least I think so. I went to the Performance shop to get some of those Ascent Alloy water bottles they have on sale for $7, because my wife and I are tired of our water tasting like plastic.

    So, we bought 4 of them for $7/ea.

    I then noticed they had a nice helmet on sale for $29. They had the Giro Indicator for $27, but hey didn't have my size, and I didn't want to wait by ordering one. So, I grabbed the Tirreno Tora.

    Anyway, the total was like $62 or so, and I noticed I had about $42 in points I haven't used. So, I got the four water bottles and a new helmet for $20.

    I have been bumming around for a helmet light, but I don't ride as much as alot of you gents on here, so I wanted to find something on the cheap. I just happened to be wandering through Target tonight, and they had this 3 Watt LED headlamp for $29. I figured I can just jury rig it to fit my helmet. The teller rang it up for $9. I don't know why, but that's the price it kept coming to, even when I asked if it was the same one they had listed. I thought maybe it was a cheaper light they hung in the wrong spot. But, it's the right one. So, I got it for $9. I'm not complaining.

    I just double wrapped the strap around the helmet to make it tight enough, and it works great. I think I'll also get a small LED light for the handlebars as well, so the two can supplement each other.

    So, my total invetment for the water bottles, the helmet, and a new helmet light, was only $29.

    Ok, so it's just a new helmet, but still.....

    Not a bad weekend.





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    I am an incurable. delay's Avatar
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    After you use them, could you post about how you like the alloy bottles. I have always hesitated thinking that not being able to squeeze the bottle would be infuriating when riding.

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    let us know how the light works out for you.

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    Took it for a short test ride last night. The illumination is less than my 6W Halogen. About half, I would say. Thus, I assume that's why they call it a 3W LED headlamp.

    I will probably find a cheap LED handlebar light to supplement. Again, even with this addition, it will be much less expensive than getting a rechargable setup with Halogen or HID bulbs.

    Overall, considering the fact I only ride once or twice a week on moderately technical trails, I'm pretty happy with it. For general trail riding, I would say it is adequate. However, severally technical trails and much faster riding, like racing speeds, would require a much brighter light. I would say 10W-15W mimimum for that level of riding.

    As for the alloy bottles. I'll pick them up next weekend.
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    If you discount the "points" which I assume are some frequent-purchaser rebate, then you got an average deal at best.
    Not to sound too harsh, but I have high bargain standards.

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