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Old 11-16-22, 03:05 PM
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Originally Posted by urbanknight View Post
Exactly how far does your head stray from your bike while riding?
Not stray but you look around at things and you are moving your head with some regularity maybe not huge movements all the time but I would rather have the light on the vehicle because they need to know where the vehicle is going. Having both is fine but if I had priorities it would always be on the vehicle first.
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Old 11-16-22, 05:07 PM
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Originally Posted by veganbikes View Post
Not stray but you look around at things and you are moving your head with some regularity maybe not huge movements all the time but I would rather have the light on the vehicle because they need to know where the vehicle is going. Having both is fine but if I had priorities it would always be on the vehicle first.
Got it. I wouldn't be worried so much about the direction the light seems to be headed as I would that the light may not be visible depending on how my head is positioned, but agree that the bike is primary and the helmet is secondary.
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Old 11-16-22, 07:42 PM
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Another cygolite 350 fan. I had a guy pull along side of me in the middle of a summer afternoon to tell me my light was “freaking bright”.
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Old 11-17-22, 01:17 AM
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Garmin makes a really bright always on light.

Everything is plenty bright these days.

Especially since the days of the belt beacon or the light you use to strap to your leg.

If you want a ridiculously bright light, get yourself a marine emergency strobe light. The are highly waterproof and looking at it makes you feel like somebody kicked you in the retinas.
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Old 11-17-22, 04:31 AM
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The Cygolite HS 350 is the brightest I've found that doesn't have a tethering battery; which is something that hinders one of its longevity.
From my experience using the C HS 350;
The battery life isn't long enough for an extended days use. Idk if it can be used while being fed juice from an external bank... been meaning to try that, just isn't priority ATM. Like most bicycle accessories, if the usb cover is open, it renders the unit vulnerable to moisture damaging it.
The plastic clip isn't as durable as I'd expected it to be & if it snaps, I am unaware if that part is able to be sourced at a reasonable price in the States.
Out of the packaging, I've noticed the tolerance for the clip mount has a bit of wiggle when affixed. I've tried three new units since the wiggle presented road chatter. Putting a piece of double sided foam tape eliminated the chatter, but the foam degradation happens after a few dismount [to charge]. You could leave it mounted, & plug it in, but you risk the clip breaking if not careful.
I've found that the various settings are a bit much & really only use three of the settings & always have it on 100% brightness.
If the C HS 350 was ANT+ & could connect with the bicycle computer, that would be a great revision... & i might be more inclined to use the other settings & adjust the brightness if that was adjustable via computer.
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Old 11-17-22, 04:33 AM
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Originally Posted by cjenrick View Post
If you want a ridiculously bright light, get yourself a marine emergency strobe light. The are highly waterproof and looking at it makes you feel like somebody kicked you in the retinas.
Any links to your suggestion?
I could not find a anything compact enough that would easily mount to the bicycle.
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Old 11-17-22, 04:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Troul View Post
Any links to your suggestion?
I could not find a anything compact enough that would easily mount to the bicycle.
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Old 11-17-22, 04:57 AM
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curious of how to mount it..
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Old 11-17-22, 05:11 AM
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Old 11-17-22, 08:43 AM
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A lot going on here. What is zip tied to the front end of your main triangle?
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Old 11-17-22, 09:46 AM
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Spare Folding tire. Going on a 600 mile tour.
Other bike w spare tire. My Indy Track 100 mile bike.
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Old 11-17-22, 11:22 AM
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I love Planet Bike Superflash V. I was dismayed that they stopped making it. Bought a couple more as backups.
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Old 11-17-22, 12:02 PM
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Originally Posted by kengrubb View Post
I love Planet Bike Superflash V. I was dismayed that they stopped making it. Bought a couple more as backups.
I use their Grateful Red on my touring/commuting bike. Really like it. It comes wth a mounting bracket that works perfectly with the mounting plate of my rear rack. it comes in a USB rechargeable version. I went with the battery version in case I leave the light on by accident while touring. Don't always have regular access to power.
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Old 11-17-22, 12:48 PM
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Originally Posted by 10 Wheels View Post
Spare Folding tire. Going on a 600 mile tour.
Other bike w spare tire. My Indy Track 100 mile bike.
who is the model? don't really need to know, just acknowledging her, because she's so pretty & now I don't care about the tubes zip tied to the bike ;-)

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Old 11-17-22, 03:39 PM
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who is the model? don't really need to know, just acknowledging her, because she's so pretty & now I don't care about the tubes zip tied to the bike ;-)
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Old 11-18-22, 09:11 AM
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Please refrain from using the brightest tail lights, they are way too bright now adays. If anything they are hazards (too freaking bright)
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Old 11-19-22, 10:47 AM
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Cygolite Hypershot 350 is mfr rated @ 350 lumen flashing.
CatEye ViZ 450 is mfr rated @ 450 lumen flashing.

These bright flashes daytime only.

Steady burn lumen much lower.
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Old 11-19-22, 12:52 PM
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It's a white light. You want red for tail lights (and sometimes the cops will too).
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I have a couple of these. One of the LEDs has a tight-beam focused lens that is very intense and has a very long reach; the other lens disperses the light in a broad horizontal pattern. The clip works on clothing as well as on the supplied hardware frame clip. Very bright; only three modes: both on steady, flash in synch, and flash in alternation. One of my favorites.

https://www.modernbike.com/sunlite-t...-.5w-taillight
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