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    Vol, You're welcome. Sorry the meter didn't...

    Vol,

    You're welcome. Sorry the meter didn't work out.
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    Vol, Did you check to see if you need to set the...

    Vol, Did you check to see if you need to set the range on your meter? Make sure it's set so single digit voltages show up, and also make sure it's set to voltage DC for batteries. You could try...
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    Vol, Measure the voltage at the connector,...

    Vol,

    Measure the voltage at the connector, which will account for all four cells at once. The outer ring of the connector is usually negative and the center pin is positive. Assuming your meter...
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    With my lithium ion lights, I've seen about a 15...

    With my lithium ion lights, I've seen about a 15 - 20% reduction in runtime between summertime temperatures and below freezing temperatures. These are on-bike times. I haven't really tried running...
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    Will your lights run for 2 hours on the 356 lumen...

    Will your lights run for 2 hours on the 356 lumen setting? One solution might be to mount one of the lights on your helmet. A somewhat less-powerful light can be effective if you can point it...
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    It's a useful thing to have around. When you...

    It's a useful thing to have around. When you need it, you really need it.
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    The smoke means something overheated. Did it...

    The smoke means something overheated. Did it actually fry something critical, or did a component (e.g. the emitter) get hot enough to melt a little adjacent plastic?

    I don't have high hopes for...
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    If the battery is significantly overcharged now...

    If the battery is significantly overcharged now (assuming that's what happened), it will need to discharge through some kind of load to get back down to 8.4 volts or lower. Smoke coming out of the...
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    Do you have a multimeter you can use to measure...

    Do you have a multimeter you can use to measure the voltage of the battery pack? Hopefully, it didn't charge to more than 8.4 volts.

    If you try this, it takes a steady hand to hold one probe on...
  10. I think they were $2 or 3 more each a year or so...

    I think they were $2 or 3 more each a year or so ago when I bought them. They also sell higher-capacity cells, but I own these so that's what I linked.
  11. Protected cells are slightly longer than...

    Protected cells are slightly longer than unprotected cells, and may not fit in every device.

    In theory, you don't need protected cells if the devices and chargers you use them with have...
  12. Interesting idea, but I'm thinking I would prefer...

    Interesting idea, but I'm thinking I would prefer to buy another reflector in case I decide I don't like the orange peel effect on this light.
  13. With my light, there is quite a bit of contrast...

    With my light, there is quite a bit of contrast between the light and dark areas. But I don't find the hotspot hurts my eyes and I can see a decent amount of road detail in the dark areas. So it...
  14. It's not awful. It's just that the beam quality...

    It's not awful. It's just that the beam quality isn't as good as it could be.

    In the super-budget headlight category (I'll arbitrarily set a limit of $20), it's essentially a choice between...
  15. Anyone tried orange peel reflector for Magicshine clone?

    I have a Magicshine clone headlight with a Cree XML emitter: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008KUXRAW/ref=rr_xsim_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1447029335&sr=0

    It's a pretty useful light, and a great value, but I'm...
  16. I'm not a real expert on these lights and...

    I'm not a real expert on these lights and batteries, but I've picked up some knowledge. I've been testing voltages on a weak 4-cell 18650 pack lately, as I try to decide whether I need to replace...
  17. Are you kidding? It sounds like the driver made...

    Are you kidding? It sounds like the driver made an illegal pass and slammed on her brakes. If you cut in front of somebody in that manner, the collision is your fault. No need for the OP to...
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    +1. I also have 3 bikes with these fenders and...

    +1. I also have 3 bikes with these fenders and had no trouble installing them. These are the P__ models. They have been very durable as well. Once I had a Planet Bike fender (Freddy Fenders) get...
  19. I agree. Despite the difference in pad...

    I agree. Despite the difference in pad composition, I find that the pads last thousands of miles anyway - even on my commuter bike that gets ridden in the rain regularly. I rarely ride off-road, so...
  20. I've had this issue with Shimano pads on at least...

    I've had this issue with Shimano pads on at least three bikes over the years. No issues after switching to Kool Stop Salmon pads.
  21. I'm not the OP, but I had a Tektro Oryx brake on...

    I'm not the OP, but I had a Tektro Oryx brake on the front of a CX bike and never was able to prevent it from squealing for long. I replaced it with a CR720 and the problem was instantly solved. I...
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    That's an idea. It seems like it would be a...

    That's an idea. It seems like it would be a little difficult to clamp securely (without popping off at the wrong time), but I can think about it. Maybe I'll make a wooden accessory so there will be...
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    SRAM GXP BB tool?

    I want to pick up a tool for installing GXP bottom brackets, which have external bearings and require a tool with 44 mm od and 16 splines. The same tools reportedly work for many Shimano external...
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    I've never heard that. However, I don't believe...

    I've never heard that. However, I don't believe 5 - 10 second stretches are effective for me at all.
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    But it's not like you get good light out to 75...

    But it's not like you get good light out to 75 feet and then nothing beyond that. My experience has been that when the road is lit up nice and uniformly in front of me, there is still enough light...
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