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Old 08-29-06, 06:11 AM   #11901
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Rob, you've gone lights-insane!
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Old 08-29-06, 07:08 AM   #11902
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where's steeker? i'm starting to think we should send out a search party...
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Old 08-29-06, 07:30 AM   #11903
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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
Admittedly, much of this flew over my head like a London bound 747, but I would like to learn more of this DIY light construction. I'd LOVE to have a motorcycle pingpong ball headlight setup, with high beam!!!! I wouldn't mind baggin a recharagable 12v battery, what a couple/few extra pounds in the bag....no biggie. mmmmm surprisingly bright lights to one's way with. There are a couple sections of bike path at night that are terrifyingly black, in places you don't want it to be black.

Steeeeeeeker, time to come iiiiiiinnnn!! Little House on the Prarie is on soon!!!!

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Old 08-29-06, 07:46 AM   #11904
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where's steeker? i'm starting to think we should send out a search party...
he's alive.. I've seen him post on Martino's blog. Unless we have a steeker-stalker on our hands.
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Old 08-29-06, 07:52 AM   #11905
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Steeker stalker? He'd LOVE that, catching his own stalker. I ALMOST feel badly for the stalker.
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Old 08-29-06, 07:55 AM   #11906
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Steeker stalker? He'd LOVE that, catching his own stalker. I ALMOST feel badly for the stalker.
hahahaha nice sig trafficjammer

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Old 08-29-06, 07:57 AM   #11907
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I giggled when I read your yellin of Meat Pylon!, and was all "damn I like that". Least I think it was you.
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Old 08-29-06, 08:05 AM   #11908
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I giggled when I read your yellin of Meat Pylon!, and was all "damn I like that". Least I think it was you.
ya that was me...that guy really pissed me off that day...he still doesnt talk to me...I think he thinks I might throw down on him...
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Old 08-29-06, 08:31 AM   #11909
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Does that make you a terrorist then, seeing this poor poor fella lives in fear now? heehee
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Old 08-29-06, 08:38 AM   #11910
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Does that make you a terrorist then, seeing this poor poor fella lives in fear now? heehee
hahhaha ya I guess so, I feel bad but I hate that ignorant attitude 'thanx for saving my environment while I go invest in PetroCanada and Haliburton...'
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Old 08-29-06, 08:39 AM   #11911
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Batteries: Check out these places.

http://www.nicdlady.com/

http://www.batteryspace.com/index.asp

As for chargers, I'm not up on the technology enough to comment. I would think at the very least you want something voltage regulating that goes into a trickle mode automatically. Many bike lights don't have proper chargers...mine has a cheap DC transformer and a timer.
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Old 08-29-06, 08:41 AM   #11912
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anyone else not working or have some free time in the middle of the day and want to grab some lunch? i'm getting bored here. need to find a job...
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Old 08-29-06, 08:42 AM   #11913
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i knew i had seen an article dealing with operator's battery conundrum somewhere. i present for your reading pleasure:

http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/articles/ruane/
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Old 08-29-06, 09:18 AM   #11914
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anyone else not working or have some free time in the middle of the day and want to grab some lunch? i'm getting bored here. need to find a job...
depends on where you're going. I brought lunch with me, but I could be convinced to spend money instead.
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Old 08-29-06, 09:24 AM   #11915
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Operator, the best deal going is $5.99 + $2.99 (shipping and handling) for night vision glasses. You need 3 popsicle wrappers circa 1980 though.
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Old 08-29-06, 09:48 AM   #11916
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Operator, the best deal going is $5.99 + $2.99 (shipping and handling) for night vision glasses. You need 3 popsicle wrappers circa 1980 though.

do they take these wrappers as well?



i thought the prices were more like 100,000 wrappers plus $1 shipping for a plastic toy i could get for $2.


edit: damn link didn't work.. ok fixed.
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Old 08-29-06, 10:26 AM   #11917
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A worm with a sweater on! hahahhahahahahahaHAHaHaHAHhaHFhHaEAJKfJKaejksdjkfkjasdjfkasdjfajksdFAWUIECj
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Old 08-29-06, 10:41 AM   #11918
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2002 Dancehall Queen Junko Kudo -- a very sweet fixed gear bike

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryW6ntBR4jA
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Old 08-29-06, 10:54 AM   #11919
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2002 Dancehall Queen Junko Kudo -- a very sweet fixed gear bike

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryW6ntBR4jA
I don't know if this is work safe. It is kind of scary tho.
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Old 08-29-06, 10:55 AM   #11920
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Gyal dem flex!

I haven't seen or heard of Junko since that time, what is she up to lately?
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Old 08-29-06, 10:58 AM   #11921
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depends on where you're going. I brought lunch with me, but I could be convinced to spend money instead.
too late.. leftover lasagna has been reheated.
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Old 08-29-06, 11:04 AM   #11922
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Gyal dem flex!

I haven't seen or heard of Junko since that time, what is she up to lately?
not sure what shes doin now...just vanished after that...Im sure she tries for another title every year...and makes the odd appearance in videos etc...but have you seen the newer bashment queens? I think they got Junko beat...she made them look rell bad that year tho!
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I don't know if this is work safe. It is kind of scary tho.
hahahahahaha dont be afraid man...the possibilities with a woman who moves like that are endless...
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Old 08-29-06, 11:22 AM   #11924
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Can you even imagine having sex with that?

"Just ... wait a ... what the ... no, just hold still for a ... damnit, where the hell did ... what?!"
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Can you even imagine having sex with that?

"Just ... wait a ... what the ... no, just hold still for a ... damnit, where the hell did ... what?!"
ahhhhhhhahahahaha

/me thinks he could figure outta way...[hint]have to slow the music down [/hint]
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