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Old 10-20-17, 10:02 AM
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I have no problem amending my statement to say that ring locks IN USA are next to useless. I've only seen a few on bikes, although some new bikes come with the mounts to put them on (not welded).
Then we're OK.
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Two fish makes mounting blocks that use velcro straps to attach. They can be used for a cylindrical light, and the strap can probably be managed with gloves if you arrange it so the last inch or so doesn't secure.

Search Two fish enterprises for pics and decide if you think they have a possible solution for you.

BTW I use one of their blocks to mount a generic LED light, but I bring the bike in, so I never had to try removing it with gloves.
I have the Two fish and would not recommend using them with gloves.

I also have 2 Light & Motion lights. You can attach/remove them fine with gloves.
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Also, the CCTV is usually fully manned 24/7.


The biggest reason that I'm OK with is that the CCTV footage is legally required to be given anyone requesting it ... unless it's being used in a crime.

https://www.gov.uk/request-cctv-footage-of-yourself

Also, nearly all registers are CCTV camera controlled, and I was recently double charged for one item and I went back to the store the following week, they watched the footage and I received my money back immediately.
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I'm on a gradual plan to get away from detachable lights, myself.
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@SHBR, I have both of those, and they both rattle. They work fine, but the noise is annoying. How about yours? I don't use them any more, as I prefer real bike lights.
I put a small screw in mine to keep them from rotating.

I also had a rattle, however this was inside the light, (BC30) traced it down to the back side of the battery carrier, a loose c-clip, easily fixed with some contact cement.
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Also, the CCTV is usually fully manned 24/7.

Glasgow

The biggest reason that I'm OK with is that the CCTV footage is legally required to be given anyone requesting it ... unless it's being used in a crime.

https://www.gov.uk/request-cctv-footage-of-yourself

Also, nearly all registers are CCTV camera controlled, and I was recently double charged for one item and I went back to the store the following week, they watched the footage and I received my money back immediately.
I'm not so sure I would enjoy your CCTV utopia.

We have enough of it here, I can only join in, there is no hope of getting any privacy in public anymore.

Something that people fought for for hundreds of years was the right to privacy in their own homes.

Privacy might still exist in some places, but for how long, and what will be the consequence?

I also find it interesting that in the USA and perhaps most of Europe, and the UK, most information that the government records about it citizens, often is considered classified information for most of the public.

In China, the boilerplate excuse is, that the camera is broken, or we don't have that information, and that is the end of it.

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I also find it interesting that in the USA and perhaps most of Europe, and the UK, most information that the government records about it citizens, often is considered classified information for most of the public.
Most information in the EU is publicly available upon request.

The Social Credit System that China might/might not implement is perhaps the most worrying.
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I'm on a gradual plan to get away from detachable lights, myself.
I use my NiteRiders for regular flashlights all the time... walking the dog, searching through toolboxes, etc Very handy for them to slide off the bike.
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I use my NiteRiders for regular flashlights all the time... walking the dog, searching through toolboxes, etc Very handy for them to slide off the bike.
Same here. Replaced the car battery on Saturday night. Plenty of light with the Niterider on low. Also helped an e-bike tourer on the C&O Towpath on Sunday night with a flat tire. Then I used my helmet light to load my bike in the car. None of this would have been possible if the light had been fixed to the bike.
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Originally Posted by ptempel View Post
Maybe one of the Light and Motion Urban models?

Urban Bike Lights - Light & Motion

Though am not sure how the strap would fare in a thick glove. But the prices are definately more affordable.
You can also take the light off without removing the strap.
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Originally Posted by ptempel View Post
The DiNotte XML-3 has an interesting strap:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1...Bjw_cfUUk/edit

Scroll down to page 2. Only drawback is that its $240. Oh well...
I really like my XML-3, the strap connection is fast and easy, but doing it with winter gloves would be very difficult. And there's a separate battery pack with a strong velcro strap, hard to grab the stuck-down end with gloves -- but a pull tab could be hand sewed onto it. I have to fish the strap under my rear brake cable, too.
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For many years I was using a Lezyne Macro Drive that snapped in and out of a mounting bracket quickly and easily with no fuss.


My Macro Drive died and I ordered a Lezyne LiteDrive 700XL without looking too closely at what I was buying.

Turns out the LiteDrive is incredibly fussy and to remove or mount it you have to undo the strap. I can't do that when it's -10F and I need to keep my hands in gloves. So I'm returning the 700XL and looking for a replacement for my Macro Drive with a similar mounting system. Any suggestions? Lezyne doesn't really seem to make a light like this anymore.
A bit late to the party but it looks like Lezyne has solved your problem. They sell an adapter to get rid of the rubber strap and a clamp to replace it with. It's on their website. Should be easy to take the light off the bars and leave the clamp.
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I use my NiteRiders for regular flashlights all the time... walking the dog, searching through toolboxes, etc Very handy for them to slide off the bike.
I suppose, but my regular flashlights do that job pretty well, too.
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Same here. Replaced the car battery on Saturday night. Plenty of light with the Niterider on low. Also helped an e-bike tourer on the C&O Towpath on Sunday night with a flat tire. Then I used my helmet light to load my bike in the car. None of this would have been possible if the light had been fixed to the bike.
How often are helmet lights affixed to the bike, though?
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Have you considered moving to Phoenix for the coldest third of the year? Everyone else in MN does
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The Social Credit System that China might/might not implement is perhaps the most worrying.
The younger generation is all in. My wife has perfect credit, She can use the rental bikes for free, gets lots of freebies for being a well behaved citizen.

It is becoming the brave new world that Orwell warned us about.


Have you considered moving to Phoenix for the coldest third of the year? Everyone else in MN does
As a Minnesota refugee, the coldest winter I have ever experienced was my first winter in Shanghai.

Three words. No Central Heat.

Its often colder inside many buildings in winter than it is outside, I almost packed up and left after a few months, met my wife, and the rest is well, history.
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Originally Posted by DiabloScott View Post
I use my NiteRiders for regular flashlights all the time... walking the dog, searching through toolboxes, etc Very handy for them to slide off the bike.
Originally Posted by alan s View Post
Same here. Replaced the car battery on Saturday night. Plenty of light with the Niterider on low. Also helped an e-bike tourer on the C&O Towpath on Sunday night with a flat tire. Then I used my helmet light to load my bike in the car. None of this would have been possible if the light had been fixed to the bike.
Me too!
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How often are helmet lights affixed to the bike, though?
In my case, all the time. Each one of my lights is made so that I can swap between the bars and helmet.

I've even had cause to use one of the handlebar lights on my helmet when I crashed and broke all three of my light mounts...pretty much a "yard sale" crash. I was able to salvage enough pieces to cobble together my helmet light so that I could ride home. The helmet light mount was the only part that wasn't completely broken.
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It is being said that only the Sagliate Metro headlights are used, I have never had difficulty in carrying them or they were put back on mount, gloves or otherwise. I am currently running the Sigolite Metro 1100 and was previously running a Sigolite Metro 360. I think everything except output is very easy.
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As others have said, niterider https://www.amazon.com/NiteRider-Lum...niterider+1100 (just an example) I keep one on the bar and one on my helmet. But I've also got a light bar with a collection of cheap chinese lights. I leave those on the bike (but I have the luxury of parking indoors at work).
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Originally Posted by RubeRad View Post
Hey I also have an answer to not your question! Why do you want to take the lights off? Be like me, buy a cheap zoomable-head single-18630-battery cree LED flashlight (about $8-20 from amazon, depending on charger etc) and attach it to your handlebars with hose clamps.
I'm like you, and your recommended solution works just fine for me.
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Trucks (as in personal) don't really exist in Europe. Perhaps a few in a farm, but it's a rarity to see one in a city. In the last 10 years in Frankfurt, Copenhagen and Stockholm, I saw 2 personal trucks.
Ah yes, Europe, the spiritual home of the Ford Transit (which wasn't even available in the US for a while), has no trucks. Cool story, bro.

Unless, of course, you meant pickup trucks, in which case they are indeed rare, but not completely unheard of. Not that it matters, because utility vans are everywhere, and they are much better for stealing bikes than a pickup truck.

Also, I'm sure I would feel great if my vintage bike got stolen but they had the guys face on video! That would really help me just shrug it off and move on with my "replacement" bike.
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Mate - since the bike isn't locked to something permanent the thief just picks it up and carries it or tosses it in his truck. Then he cuts off the lock or strips the parts in his den of evil...
You must have really stupid thieves up there. Around here, if someone's willing to work that much, they just get a job.
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Originally Posted by alan s View Post
Niterider Lumina slides on and off easily. Has a helmet mount as well. I use two lights (helmet and bars) in all seasons without any issues. Batteries donít seem to last as long on a full charge as when new, but about 3 years and still working well enough for an hour+ on high.
I have a Lumina 550 which I wear on my helmet. It is easy to disconnect from its mount, however, and I think it could be removed with gloves on. It's very bright, and I charge it once a week.

I'm not sure what the necessity is for doing everything with gloves on, though. Here in Chicago it gets as cold as -20F, and while I like to keep my gloves on as much as possible I occasionally pull off one or both gloves for a moment (usually to fold or unfold my bike at the train station). The gloves *can* be put back on. Maybe my hands are more cold-tolerant.

In any case, I think this light would meet your needs without removing your gloves.
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Mate - since the bike isn't locked to something permanent the thief just picks it up and carries it or tosses it in his truck. Then he cuts off the lock or strips the parts in his den of evil...

You must have really good security over there... congrats.

A ring lock is exactly as useful as putting a U-lock through your wheel but not around a post. The thieves would laugh all the way to the bank.
I think the real attraction to the ring locks is that they are small, inconspicuous, and integrated into the bike, yet still offer some small though real impediment to theft. If anyone (acid...) is trying to make any argument that they are some sort of landmark invention in the thwarting of evil-doers...that of course would be ridiculous.
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