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Old 04-18-08, 12:20 PM   #1
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whats the brand/name of these bike lights...and where can i find them?

im assuming these are LED lights. i always see em on clean fixies...




^ the clear, gel looking things

i need a set for the summer when im out and about after dark...
anyone know what they are called and who makes em? link maybe?
...do they come in black?
im looking for something small and mellow...with a bright LED light

thanks for the help...
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Old 04-18-08, 12:22 PM   #2
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Old 04-18-08, 12:26 PM   #3
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im looking for something small and mellow...with a bright LED light
keep looking. these arent bright.
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Old 04-18-08, 12:32 PM   #5
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keep looking. these arent bright.
I'm kind of fond of my Topeak Whitelight

They make a red one too, but I just use a regular clip on blinkie in back.
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Old 04-18-08, 12:35 PM   #6
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how did i know exactly which light this person was talking about before i even opend this thread?

and that bike is hideous.
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Old 04-18-08, 12:36 PM   #7
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keep looking. these arent bright.
Definitely not bright, but I love mine. I kept breaking headlights, then spent 10 dollars (considerably less than in the past) and havent had a problem since. I usually only need them to be legal at nights, but they definitely dont do much on the occasion when you need to see the road
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Old 04-18-08, 01:28 PM   #8
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how did i know exactly which light this person was talking about before i even opend this thread?
Because it is posted at least once a week and Knogs are more hip than aerospokes and TT pads. Plus it's cool the be unsafe but fashionable
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Old 04-18-08, 01:33 PM   #9
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Bright led?
http://www.dinottelighting.com/
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Old 04-18-08, 02:57 PM   #10
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Those things are seriously pointless. You can't even see them a block away.
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Yeah they're really not that good..i don't like mine
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Old 04-18-08, 11:41 PM   #12
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It's kinda hard to ride one handed sometimes, but you'll see anything you point at
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Old 04-18-08, 11:45 PM   #13
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My whitelite just died. I coughed up the dough and bought the bullfrog and toad combo from knog. Very bright and weird looking. I put my black frog on my rear hub and so I have a disco ball effect.
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Old 04-19-08, 05:06 AM   #15
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Since there's not really anything else to contribute, I think I'll say that I can't wait to see what happens when the rider of that bike gets hit with a 20 mph crosswind.
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I have two frogs on the front bars and run them in blinky mode. Just so cars have something to see, they definitely aren't going to help me navigate the dark alleys that I've read about but never ventured into.

On the back, it's the Planet Bike red blinky. What else is there?
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Old 04-19-08, 06:04 AM   #17
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keep looking. these arent bright.
In terms of brightness. They suck. There's no way you can recommend these as a primary light. They have zero reflector or lens elements. Basically one underpowerd LED only vaguely suitable as a running light.

Yeah they look cool and all but get the turtles instead: they are what the knogs should be for a low powered light:



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I have two frogs on the front bars and run them in blinky mode. Just so cars have something to see, they definitely aren't going to help me navigate the dark alleys that I've read about but never ventured into.

On the back, it's the Planet Bike red blinky. What else is there?
Nearly worthless, in blinking mode as well. If you want something brighter than a superflash for the rear go pickup a dinotte tailight. Please do yourself a safety favour and get a real front light before you get hit by a car.
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Practical can be fashionable too....ignore the minimalist dogma.
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just wear a mining helmet
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im assuming these are LED lights. i always see em on clean fixies...



^ the clear, gel looking things

i need a set for the summer when im out and about after dark...
anyone know what they are called and who makes em? link maybe?
...do they come in black?
im looking for something small and mellow...with a bright LED light

thanks for the help...
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anyone else notice that he's using what appears to be a rear HED3 in the front? is that a cog i see?
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Old 04-19-08, 06:56 AM   #21
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Just saw that, hows the spacing work?
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Old 04-19-08, 07:04 AM   #22
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it doesn't. look at how far the fork blades are spread...

that bike has jackass written ALL OVER IT.
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Old 04-19-08, 07:51 AM   #23
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Those little Nashbar turtle things may not be bright, but they're better than nothing. I also have a full-size Cateye light, but it has a tendency to slip on the bars and point straight down at the street.
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it doesn't. look at how far the fork blades are spread...

that bike has jackass written ALL OVER IT.
yea even if it was a track rear...i think that's 20mm wider than the front...
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Old 04-19-08, 08:47 AM   #25
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Knog Frogs are not to be used as your only source of light, they are a good supplement to a real light.

I'm not even talking about if you are trying to use the light to see, even if you are just trying to be seen by other road users the Frogs are NOT enough. Unless you put like 10 of them front and rear, but if you do that I get to call you a ******...

Whoever built that bike is certainly a ******... Sorry, just wanted to call someone that today, and my mission is already accomplished at 7:46am, sweet.
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