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View Poll Results: how many batteries are in your most-ridden bike?
NONE. electrons are for losers.
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25.83%
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14
11.67%
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14
11.67%
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11
9.17%
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12
10.00%
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22
18.33%
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13.33%
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how many batteries are in your bike?

Old 05-29-22, 12:26 AM
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Originally Posted by wolfchild View Post
The less batteries on the bike the better.
biking to work in northern upper 45th paralell near Canadian border, Its only just summer months that there is enough natural light when riding to work in early mornings. In fall and winters you need lights and batteries both in the morning and in the afternoon rides when it gets dark early, 4:30 PM somedays.

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Old 05-29-22, 12:32 AM
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Originally Posted by PaulH View Post
Dynamo. Batteries are so 1800.
Yep, if you ride only one bike, I can't afford Dynamo on all my regular rides,
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Old 05-29-22, 12:44 AM
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3 on the bike: Garmin 520, cadence sensor and wheel sensor.
1 in the seat bag: iPhone
1 on me: Apple Watch
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Old 05-29-22, 02:03 AM
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None of course, but I did live with a guy a few months ago who had a $10k mountain bike hanging in the garage for as long as he lived there because the electronic shifting had a dead battery
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Old 05-29-22, 02:15 AM
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Eight; three AAAs in each of the two headlights and two more in the taillight. This is the same for all four bikes that I ride regularly (each with its own set of lights.)
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IN the bike, none.
ON the bike, 3: front light, rear light, computer. During the dark months of the year, I may add another front light.
Another one on me - phone.
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Old 05-30-22, 10:10 AM
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I have two, they're button batteries, one for the computer and one for the sending unit.

I didn't include the rechargeable batteries in my headlight and tail lights.
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Old 06-02-22, 06:48 AM
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Originally Posted by wolfchild View Post
I've done many rides in the dark without lights, not a big deal if you have awareness, are familiar with your area and know what you're doing.
You say you have awareness, but other riders or cars won't see you riding in the dark with no lights, You are a danger to yourself.

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Old 06-03-22, 03:16 AM
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None - ‘in the bike’. Do we count the battery in the ‘phone to call for the ‘taxi ride of shame’?
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Old 06-03-22, 06:16 AM
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should have read that more carefully!

I should have read the post first.
I currently have no batteries in my bike.... but on it I usually have 5 (Garmin, headlight and tailight, batteries for extra front and rear lights.) Road bike and commuting bike run the same number of lights set up.
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Old 06-04-22, 05:45 AM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
So ~23% of the respondents don't ride pre-dawn or post-dusk?

Must not be serious cyclists.
That's right - we're serious sissies :-)
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  1. Computer
  2. DI2
  3. powermeter
  4. wheel sensor
  5. front light
  6. rear light/radar
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Old 06-09-22, 06:24 PM
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1 always for a rear light (one with a small LED for battery status helps!)

1 more for a headlight if it's winter or late night mountain biking

And I always have my cellphone on me or on a clunky phone bar mount.

I never liked the idea of needing to charge my shifters or other. Even if it is only once every few months
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Originally Posted by JohnMorgan View Post
That's right - we're serious sissies :-)
I never ride in the rain. Which makes me a total sissy.
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In the 80s and 90s it was zero - but disagree with the statement by the OP, even if it is in jest, that electrons are for losers. One can be an old fashioned purist or a modern battery powered type and neither are losers - just different strokes.
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Old 06-12-22, 07:29 PM
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Six
One battery I phone
One battery backup in display
Four drive batteries in parallel total of 2,540 Watt hours.
Everything else is driven from the bike batteries.
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Sorry, I misread the question. I have zero batteries “in” my bike. On my bike is another thing.
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Old 06-13-22, 06:52 PM
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Originally Posted by KPREN View Post
Six
One battery I phone
One battery backup in display
Four drive batteries in parallel total of 2,540 Watt hours.
Everything else is driven from the bike batteries.
you definitely win the “most power of batteries” contest! is that a bike or an electric motorcycle? 😳
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Old 06-13-22, 08:15 PM
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I usually have my iPhone 7 running Strava in a saddle bag and use my Apple watch, so two.
If I ride in low-light, not often, I'll mount front and rear lights, so four.
I'm contemplating getting an AirTag to stick on it somewhere, though.
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Originally Posted by mschwett View Post
you definitely win the “most power of batteries” contest! is that a bike or an electric motorcycle? 😳
No motorcycle. Just a big ass bicycle with a big gas tank for remote off road touring. I need a bigger bicycle.
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