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Old 09-11-07, 11:02 AM
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My rods and cones are all messed up now ...

Thanks Planet Bike Superflash!

Man, that thing is bright. I can't wait to try it out.
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Old 09-11-07, 11:08 AM
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Haha!!!

You will get a kick out of this, then...

I have the Planet Bike SuperFlash on the rear of my bike and a CatEye headlight on the front. Riding with my wife recently, we got caught in the dark (bad planning---I forgot my wife doesn't ride as fast as I do), so I told my wife to stay close so that my headlight would work for both of us at a slow speed.

I looked back and she was gone!!! I waited for her; she was creeping along a dark trail slowly. She said, "Your back light blinded me and I couldn't see anything, so I had to stop!"

I didn't even think of that happening. So, she rode in front of me and I raised my headlight to shine just past her so she could see without being blinded by being behind me.
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So, worth the $35.
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So, worth the $15.
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Where can you get them for $15. That would be something good to add to my comuter.
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Where can you get them for $15. That would be something good to add to my comuter.
It's not $15 but close.

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Another Super Freak flashe...I mean Super Flash freak here! I have 3 of them. I permanently mount them on the bikes I am most likely to ride after dark. FWIW I have been paying around $25 at my LBS for them.

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Haha!!!
I looked back and she was gone!!! I waited for her; she was creeping along a dark trail slowly. She said, "Your back light blinded me and I couldn't see anything, so I had to stop!"
Have you tried mounting it on the front? I bet it would be bright enough to ride by in a pinch.
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Have you tried mounting it on the front? I bet it would be bright enough to ride by in a pinch.
Red lights on the front?! Say it ain't so! That's the worst place for a red light!

+1 to MEC on PB stuff, if you can get it cheapish where you are... I'm lucky I live in a city that has one. I have two superflashes, I'd not hesitate getting another if needed.
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+1 to MEC on PB stuff, if you can get it cheapish where you are... I'm lucky I live in a city that has one. I have two superflashes, I'd not hesitate getting another if needed.
I have two as well. Currently working on getting a bracket (custom) to hold them up on my rack shining directly at the fine drivers behind me.

I use them both at the same time, they seem to alternate flashes every time I check behind me and I've even had someone yell out their window once "good lights!"

Put a smile on my face and now I know that $15x2 is not in vain. I wouldn't ride without them - especially now when it's dark on my way in, and dark when I'm riding back. Add some rain and you better have a good light on the back.
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Can you not put these on your chain stay? I was thinking of buying another and having one on each side.

This way, not only will it protect me from the drivers but it should also deter any bigfoots that may be lurking in the woods on my dark, scary, lonely, eerily quiet ride through Croweders Mountain in the wee hours of the morning.
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I looked back and she was gone!!! I waited for her; she was creeping along a dark trail slowly. She said, "Your back light blinded me and I couldn't see anything, so I had to stop!"
I'll ride behind my wife and a little to the side at night. Me and my bike are much more visible then her. Of course I have to give her a little room since she has a superflash on her camelback, one on her trunk bag and a dinotte in uzi mode under her rack. So there is the sweet spot a few feet back and to the left where I don't become blinded and lose my vision that is between the wrath of the blinkies.

Cars don't get the brunt of it since they pass pretty quickly but I gotta follow her for 10-20 minutes sometimes. Another reason to get a tandem

Edit: Oh yeah she does have one on EACH seatstay to stay even but leaves those off to save my vision. You could probably put em on the chainstay too.
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I mounted mine on the chainstay. The mount swivels up and down so you can position it to point straight back. Mine actually points slightly upwards.
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Where can you get them for $15. That would be something good to add to my comuter.
They're only $18 at my LBS.
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