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Old 11-02-09, 08:07 PM
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weatherproof battery powered front light?

Who's got recommendations for a good front safety light? I ride in all weather, and I've found that after an awful, driving rainstorm that my front light stops working soon after due to water in the battery compartment.

This is for city riding on well-lit streets, so all I need it for is a very visible flashing mode.

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Old 11-02-09, 08:36 PM
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I have a NiteRider UltraFazer Max. It's quite water proof. Very bright for a 2AA light.
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Old 11-02-09, 09:15 PM
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I have a Cat Eye EL120 Sport OptiCube LED that I've used in pouring rain. Bright and inexpensive. Great for being seen.
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Old 11-02-09, 09:25 PM
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I like my PB Superflash...though 'technically not waterproof, I've not had any problems with it in the rain. In fact, last time I got rained on, my other front flashy quit, but the Superflash kept on going...
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None of my lights has ever stopped working due to rain, or snow, or freezing rain (ice) for that matter. I have lights by Light & Motion, Cateye, and Planet Bike.
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I have two Niteriders (Classic and Trail Rat) and a Dinotte. All work fine in pouring rain. Wish I could say the same about my Planet Bike Superflash'es in the rear
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I have two Niteriders (Classic and Trail Rat) and a Dinotte. All work fine in pouring rain. Wish I could say the same about my Planet Bike Superflash'es in the rear
put some fenders on that thing and they'll do better.
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put some fenders on that thing and they'll do better.
But they would add ounces to my bike... I would lose my weight weenie creds!
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Those titanium rods and screws that orthopedic surgeons use to knit shattered bones back together ARE lighter than most 2*AAA blinkie-lights...
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But they would add ounces to my bike... I would lose my weight weenie creds!
Do what I did...use a vacuum cleaner to suck your brains out through your nose...I lost a good 8 pounds of needless weight that way.
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Do what I did...use a vacuum cleaner to suck your brains out through your nose...I lost a good 8 pounds of needless weight that way.
But Chipcom, you assume there's something there to remove! Silly Rabbit
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But Chipcom, you assume there's something there to remove! Silly Rabbit
I had that problem at first too...till I moved the hose from my nose to my butt.
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Definietely cateye opticube, good down to 30m or so under water.
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