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Old 12-10-08, 11:03 AM
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Planet Bike Super Flash Humorous review

From an anonymous purchaser on BikeWorld.com. Had to share this review:

This little light has flew off my bike twice due to hitting BIG pot holes(enough to give me a flat twice) both times I was going very fast. Needless to say the super flash hit the ground and broke into pieces. Both times I decided to try to retrieve the pieces and mange to find them all and put it back together. Both times and to this day the damn thing is still flashing as bright as ever.The greatest light EVER made.GOD BLESS PLANET BIKE.....AND AMERICA.....and beer.Thanks
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Old 12-10-08, 11:07 AM
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Whoa you are so proud of your light that you want God to bless Planet Bike? I would say a bit over the top, but whatever trips your trigger
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Old 12-10-08, 11:08 AM
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pssst
look at the first line. This is not from the op
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Old 12-10-08, 11:11 AM
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ah alright that might make better sense...anyway strange
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Old 12-10-08, 11:33 AM
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Impressive that it still works after hitting the pavement like that, but it should never have flown off the bike in in the first place.
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Old 12-10-08, 12:18 PM
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and the humor falls flat on the literalists...nothing dries the juice of living up like literalists...

I thought it was funny. Worth a smile at least.
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Old 12-10-08, 12:23 PM
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It keeps falling because he had to many Beers. Not only does he want God to bless Plant Bike But Beer as well. That tells me he was drunk when he posted it LOL
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Old 12-10-08, 02:28 PM
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Originally Posted by jefferee View Post
Impressive that it still works after hitting the pavement like that, but it should never have flown off the bike in in the first place.
Despite the reflector being demolished into more pieces than I could count, and the red reflector/diffuser piece not being functional, mine works to this day despite having been run over by a car. I had to replace the two little LEDs, but because the main one is a surface mount type LED, it survived unscathed.

It doesn't work as well as the original without the reflector and diffuser, but it still gets me noticed during low-light commuting conditions. I have another one now, but still keep that one as a backup just in case.
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Old 12-10-08, 02:32 PM
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Originally Posted by kegoguinness View Post
GOD BLESS PLANET BIKE.....AND AMERICA.....and beer.
Absolutely.
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Old 12-10-08, 02:45 PM
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i tend to avoid potholes when riding fast...not sure what this guy is on
 
Old 12-10-08, 03:42 PM
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Old 12-10-08, 03:57 PM
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I wonder if he/she also reviews inner tubes and wheels. "These tubes blew out twice due to me hitting BIG potholes (enough to send my blinkie flying both times)...."
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Old 12-10-08, 04:26 PM
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Hm potholes that reminds me of my sunday ride following my wife and her dual dinottes.

"The dinnote is so bright that when following another bicycle with two of them blinking you better say your prayers and have brought your tools because you are going to plow into any and all road debris"
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And the guy has not figured out that it is easier to properly secure the light, than it is to find all the pieces after the light falls off, not to mention being unable to avoid the potholes.
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Old 12-10-08, 08:31 PM
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Originally Posted by jpdesjar View Post
i tend to avoid potholes when riding fast...not sure what this guy is on
He is on Planet Bike! That's where all the cool commuter kids hang out!
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Old 12-10-08, 08:33 PM
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Originally Posted by DataJunkie View Post
pssst
look at the first line. This is not from the op
Huh? Don't get it...
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Old 12-11-08, 08:09 AM
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Lennysody seemed annoyed at the original poster (OP) who wrote on his\her first line:
"From an anonymous purchaser on BikeWorld.com. Had to share this review:"
Thus, the OP did not write the post that lennysody appeared to be annoyed with.
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Old 12-11-08, 09:01 AM
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Originally Posted by kegoguinness View Post
Needless to say the super flash hit the ground and broke into pieces. Both times I decided to try to retrieve the pieces and mange to find them all and put it back together.
After this happened to me for the second time, I started using a zip-tie to hold my superflashes into the mounts.

Then the supports on my rear rack (the ones that hold the bike to the frame under the saddle) gave way, and the entire rack assembly fell backwards, dragging behind me along with a full touring load. The superflash came out of that just fine. Awesome light.
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If he used a Mars 3.0 it wouldn't break into pieces when it hit the ground. Instead it would slide down the road still blinking.
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Old 12-11-08, 11:29 AM
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ok.. so he hit a BIG pothole and got a flat tire, and he is worried about his light flying off?

Atleast he is concerned about safety riding with the PB SF while hitting potholes and (probably) drinking beer.

It was funny though..
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By "hitting BIG pot holes" this dude is referring to jumping off highway overpasses with his downhill bike at 70kph, naturally! He just happened to hit a pothole on the landing, twice
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Originally Posted by Abneycat View Post
By "hitting BIG pot holes" this dude is referring to jumping off highway overpasses with his downhill bike at 70kph, naturally! He just happened to hit a pothole on the landing, twice
I hate it when that happens.

That's why I mounted lights on my bottom bracket pointing down, so I can avoid landing in potholes when I jump off highway overpasses and cliffs and such. Makes me spill my beer.
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