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    Quote Originally Posted by operator
    Yessah, I was planning to do some road rides on completely unlighted streets in the middle of the night. Something like 30kph-35kph must be able to see where i'm going. Maybe 10w/20w with a narrow beam instead? Hmm.

    I was hellbent on getting 2x 10w or 2x 15w ... something like that. Has to be dual. http://www.batteryspace.com/index.as...S&Category=499

    HID is teh $$.
    You don't need really high power to ride on pavement. I would think even 2 x 10W halegen would be lots. Beam pattern is important, plus you can get tons more light out of halegen bulbs if you overvolt them, but bulb life suffers. Make sure you get something with a true smart charger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by duppy.conqueror
    yo op

    I got the crankbros smarty pedals...they work nice...well... way better than 100 year old onza clipless pedals!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gokiburi
    i could never tell what that was.
    I still can't tell
    -Milpool

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    I thought it was like a Rorschach of some type.
    I have a burning building costume in the basement, complete with Superman flying to the rescue. I don't know how ridable it would be though, might need some renovation. It's foam though, could act as padding during alleycat vector crossing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by operator
    Yessah, I was planning to do some road rides on completely unlighted streets in the middle of the night. Something like 30kph-35kph must be able to see where i'm going. Maybe 10w/20w with a narrow beam instead? Hmm.

    I was hellbent on getting 2x 10w or 2x 15w ... something like that. Has to be dual. http://www.batteryspace.com/index.as...S&Category=499

    HID is teh $$.

    rob, strap 50 of these to each of your fork legs. it'd be a b!tch turning them all on though.
    Last edited by gokiburi; 08-28-06 at 01:12 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by operator
    Biting my style Jet.

    <- see avatar
    Heheh, I wondered what that is, now I can see it. This was the second year I went as a robot like this, the kids think it is pretty awesome.

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    There's the big version of my avatar. I used to have it linked to my personal webpage where the big version is but then I had arch enemies on bikeforums, so had to remove it.

    My nickname for online stuff is robo (creative huh) so ^

    rob, strap 50 of these to each of your fork legs. it'd be a b!tch turning them all on though.
    Lol. That might be better than a 10w halogen. All flashing...
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    Or try to create a portable 12v system with a baggable battery, then run motorcycle headlights....oh yes....i wish i knew enough about electrics.

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    Yeah I did some research into those lights and the biggest cost of the DIY system is the battery and charger. The bulbs w/housing themselves are real cheap, $3-$15. In comparison a NIMH battery with (non-smart) charger that lasts 3-4 hours for a 10w is $160+.
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    Quote Originally Posted by operator
    There's the big version of my avatar. I used to have it linked to my personal webpage where the big version is but then I had arch enemies on bikeforums, so had to remove it...
    hahahahaha funny it says all your base are belong to us...thats the cheat code for empire earth

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    AYBABTU is just a little bit more than that, and I have to say I'm ashamed to have been part of its popularization.

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    Op -

    you might try reading this article by the randonneurs. those guys know all about riding in the dark for nights on end. the consensus is to use a generator powered light. sometimes more expensive but worth it.

    http://www.randonneursontario.ca/tech/trlights.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremywhitehorn
    Op -

    you might try reading this article by the randonneurs. those guys know all about riding in the dark for nights on end. the consensus is to use a generator powered light. sometimes more expensive but worth it.

    http://www.randonneursontario.ca/tech/trlights.html
    But generators have drag. This guy wont put fenders on his bike cause of drag. The sweet hub generator's prolly add .001% drag...too much for our bud operator.
    I love those hub gennies..they rock.

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    This guy wont put fenders on his bike cause of drag.
    Lol, I kid. The hub generators only produce 3w? Is that enough to see where you're going? I'm looking to put a 10w/10w or a 10w/15w mr11's @ 12v. With a 13.2v 10Ah, Nimh pack I can get around 5 hours runtime with both on.

    Darkmother: when you said smart charger, did you mean the ones with battery sensing/complete shutoff, temperature based turn off or set charge time/trickle?

    Man where are the speciality battery stores when you need them.

    Edit: This is a halogen setup.
    Last edited by operator; 08-28-06 at 07:12 PM.
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    Just get some night vision goggles already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cavernmech
    But generators have drag. This guy wont put fenders on his bike cause of drag. The sweet hub generator's prolly add .001% drag...too much for our bud operator.
    I love those hub gennies..they rock.
    yes, i've heard about the drag issue. from what i understand the new shimano generator hub is supposed to be dura-ace quality and have much less resistance than it's predecessor. and the shmidt dyno hub has even less. probably more drag on a slightly malajusted hub.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiznaz
    Just get some night vision goggles already.
    i just googled a bunch and they aren't as expensive as you'd think. some were in the $300US+ range. i think the problem would be headlights from on-coming traffic and strapping the thing to your head tight enough so that it doesn't fall off and bounce across the road. besides, cops + asian guy in pseudo-terrorist-looking gear on a bike in richmond hill.. hmmmm... rob, aren't you on their computer already?

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    Splinter Cell in RH....woooooord!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gokiburi
    i just googled a bunch and they aren't as expensive as you'd think. some were in the $300US+ range. i think the problem would be headlights from on-coming traffic and strapping the thing to your head tight enough so that it doesn't fall off and bounce across the road. besides, cops + asian guy in pseudo-terrorist-looking gear on a bike in richmond hill.. hmmmm... rob, aren't you on their computer already?
    With all the **** he posts on these forums and irc, he's got to be on multiple lists.

    PS. Hey, CSIS. What's up?

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    I go to the hobby shop for any battery packs.

    So guess we got a glimpse of jet & ya thatís a great get-up.

    Took the day off went to the ex same old same old. Walked over to Ontario place listening to the sounds of the family values tour & my little guy is like dad whatís all the noise. Ha
    Cheers

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    Sweep, i saw a photo of a certain crank bros tattoo on martino's bike lane diary (images of critical mass). anyone you know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by operator
    Lol, I kid. The hub generators only produce 3w? Is that enough to see where you're going? I'm looking to put a 10w/10w or a 10w/15w mr11's @ 12v. With a 13.2v 10Ah, Nimh pack I can get around 5 hours runtime with both on.

    Darkmother: when you said smart charger, did you mean the ones with battery sensing/complete shutoff, temperature based turn off or set charge time/trickle?

    Man where are the speciality battery stores when you need them.
    you can get programable chargers with their own powersupply that can operate ac or dc for 80 bucks. u can seat peak mv, trickle and charging current for different battery types. check out the duratrax pirana...that thing is probably less than 80 these days and tops out at a 3amp charge rate.

    if you had your own powersupply that u can run, get a lipo charger...they are only like 50 bucks for a 2 cell charger...and batteries can be had for under 100 depending what capacity you were looking for.

    another route is going with one of those tactical lights that run off primary 123s...they have low voltage cut off to protect batteries as well as a regulated current draw so that you always get consistent brightness all the way till the end of the battery cycle. you can get luxeon bulbs that run off a single 123 that outputs 80 lumens...that's plenty bright for road riding.

    additionally, these mostly have tuned optics for a very clean beam battern...no hotspots and tons of residual side spill. i personally run a HSD EDC 60

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremywhitehorn
    Sweep, i saw a photo of a certain crank bros tattoo on martino's bike lane diary (images of critical mass). anyone you know?
    Ya i seen that, this is 2nd appearance of the back of my legs that has turned up on his blog guess i'm not handsome enough for a face shot. LOL

    I like looking in on his bolg always good stuff. Itís like heís the king of swing to Toronto cycling.
    Cheers

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    i hope everyone here took advantage of the lovely rain for some serious skids.

    i think bloor has more of my tire than i do.

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    Do any of you know a good place to get batteries? 10000mah nimh's (hmm).
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