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03-06-15, 07:27 PM
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Posted By colleen c

Most likely the 7 led are in series. I have seen...

Most likely the 7 led are in series. I have seen advertised drivers that can power 7 led in series by using a booster circuit. They claim a 23 volt output and with 7 led in series, that will put...
03-05-15, 08:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,056
Posted By colleen c

I think DX is quoting the 1 amp spec as the...

I think DX is quoting the 1 amp spec as the driver current for each LED. If that is the case then each Led is drawing 1amp at the emitter. The Cree spec for 1 amp at the LED will yield 388 lumens. ...
01-19-15, 09:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,268
Posted By colleen c

If my memory is correct, I read from somewhere...

If my memory is correct, I read from somewhere that the button top are an add on from the manufactory. Flat top were made for battery pack where they can spot weld connecting tab on the battery for...
01-19-15, 07:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,268
Posted By colleen c

I don't really know exactly the difference...

I don't really know exactly the difference between the cells beside that some have higher capacity rating based on this chart from Panasonic.

Cylindrical type | Lithium Ion Batteries | Batteries &...
01-17-15, 07:18 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 17,538
Posted By colleen c

Since you ordered a DS500 light, then you can try...

Since you ordered a DS500 light, then you can try this for ridiculous taillight setup.

If I am not mistaken, the DS500 is capable of 11.1v battery pack. Now that being said, you can also mount a...
01-07-15, 08:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 33,756
Posted By colleen c

Thanks noglider. Work has taken it's share of my...

Thanks noglider. Work has taken it's share of my time and I took a little time off. However I still come and visit to see what is new around here :)



That's pretty much how I felt at times. ...
01-06-15, 10:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 33,756
Posted By colleen c

The lower amp draw will definitely help out the...

The lower amp draw will definitely help out the overall run time you will get from the battery. You should be able to get close to what the battery capacity is rated (not what the label state). The...
01-03-15, 12:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 33,756
Posted By colleen c

It's been a while since I posted here but I have...

It's been a while since I posted here but I have some info that may help or confuses you more. There is a lot of factors here that will affect what you have read. A light can drop lumens when the...
10-27-14, 07:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,150
Posted By colleen c

It really depends on what the purpose of the ...

It really depends on what the purpose of the 3200 lumens is to be used. 3200 lumens from that Six Pack will be fine out for the MTB but 3200 from the six pack will be a little much out on the road....
10-27-14, 06:02 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,341
Posted By colleen c

The top of my rack has a Ulock and the battery...

The top of my rack has a Ulock and the battery pack for the lights laying on top of the rack. I saw some of those backpack which has the solar panel on them. I was so much tempted to buy one and...
10-03-14, 07:22 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,341
Posted By colleen c

I walked into a LBS and the hub on a Surely bike...

I walked into a LBS and the hub on a Surely bike caught my attention. The hub had a built in integrated pump that works while the tire was spinning. Great for not having to top off the air on the...
10-02-14, 07:06 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,341
Posted By colleen c

How about an automatic proximity detecting...

How about an automatic proximity detecting punching glove that eject out from the end of a MTB handle bar whenever a car pass too closely. :fight:
09-19-14, 05:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,521
Posted By colleen c

I have couple of the Anker USB battery. They are...

I have couple of the Anker USB battery. They are great external pack. I do not believe they will be very water resistant and the plastic look like they will break if drop on a hard surface such as...
11-22-13, 08:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,217
Posted By colleen c

I share your pain. I have inline brake lever on...

I share your pain. I have inline brake lever on the bar in addition to the regular brake lever on the drop. Space is very limited to mounting anything on top.

The Topeak extender mentioned...
Forum: Commuting
11-19-13, 11:40 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 6,668
Posted By colleen c

I did not read this whole thread so I'm not sure...

I did not read this whole thread so I'm not sure if it has been mentioned. They do have the Ansi F1 standard for flashlight.

http://flashlightwiki.com/ANSI-NEMA_FL-1

Many of the top name...
07-14-13, 09:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 737
Posted By colleen c

Getting tilted video from a helmet mount POV cam...

Getting tilted video from a helmet mount POV cam seem to be a common thing. I get the same same thing even after correcting the angle of the mount. I am guessing the weight of the camera and the...
06-29-13, 10:48 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,710
Posted By colleen c

I"m glad you came out of this situation escaping...

I"m glad you came out of this situation escaping injuries. I recall an article elsewhere stating that video camera is the cyclist "Black Box" and it seem so true in this case where the drivers words...
Forum: Commuting
06-21-13, 11:07 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,376
Posted By colleen c

At what speed is best to avoid an ambush? Try 0...

At what speed is best to avoid an ambush? Try 0 mph when leaving the house. This way you can stay home and avoid any ambush out there.

So much for the Zombie humor. Seriously, just ride your...
06-21-13, 02:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,825
Posted By colleen c

5ft 8 1/2. Haven't look at the weight scale for...

5ft 8 1/2. Haven't look at the weight scale for a while nor am I planning to do so anytime soon. Bike is a 2012 stunpjumper comp FS with 2.1 ground control rear and 2.2 pergatory front. I run...
06-13-13, 12:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,234
Posted By colleen c

Warning this may work against ya if your wife is...

Warning this may work against ya if your wife is also a hardcore cyclist. She may want some of that space for that shiny spanking new bike she's been secretly holding out. :)

If it was up to me,...
06-10-13, 11:00 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,811
Posted By colleen c

The MTB is very doable for what you are after,...

The MTB is very doable for what you are after, although I do notice a difference if I swap from a mtb to my roadie bike for commute. The biggest noticeable difference will be the tire rotation mass....
05-28-13, 12:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,013
Posted By colleen c

Now here is an interesting thought for this...

Now here is an interesting thought for this product. What if it is mounted on a rack pointing at the back of the rider? I wonder would that make the rider look like something from Tron. That may...
Forum: Commuting
05-18-13, 08:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 469
Posted By colleen c

I echo the above advice. You can get a saddle...

I echo the above advice. You can get a saddle bag and buy the essential tools for basic road repair or get one that had the tool in it like the Topeak bag kit...
Forum: Commuting
05-17-13, 01:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 458
Posted By colleen c

Works really well whenever I have to tether my...

Works really well whenever I have to tether my battery pack to my light that is helmet mounted.

I see several possible solutions for the OP. You can try just using zip ties around the battery...
Forum: Commuting
05-09-13, 06:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 400
Posted By colleen c

Did something similar two days ago. I was...

Did something similar two days ago. I was anxious to try out some new tires. In the middle of installing I was interrupted by a telephone call. Woke up in the middle of the night feeling something...
05-06-13, 05:49 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,206
Posted By colleen c

That was said on the assumption that the user of...

That was said on the assumption that the user of the phone had intention of leaving on the display, cycle apps and gps on even after the internal battery was fully charged from the external source....
Forum: Commuting
05-05-13, 04:27 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,291
Posted By colleen c

I favor rack over backpack. Backpack is nice...

I favor rack over backpack. Backpack is nice because it load and go after swinging it on your back, but I still like rack simply because there is much more option to choose. I can go from a topeak...
05-05-13, 04:05 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,206
Posted By colleen c

I suggest first taking a look at the internal...

I suggest first taking a look at the internal battery of your Android phone. See what the battery size of the OEM batteries than go from that. Also see if there is any rating listed on the OEM...
05-04-13, 06:42 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,206
Posted By colleen c

The 2amp port is ok to use with android device...

The 2amp port is ok to use with android device although I would start off trying the 1 amp port first.

Start with your phone internal battery is fully charge. Plug the charge cable into the 1amp...
04-26-13, 08:22 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,206
Posted By colleen c

I have all three of the Anker batteries, 5600mah,...

I have all three of the Anker batteries, 5600mah, 8400mah and their 10000mah. :p

Of all three of those, personally I like the 8400 the best. It is a compromise between the larger and heavier...
Forum: Commuting
04-18-13, 08:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,378
Posted By colleen c

It provide the police an excuse to ticket us for...

It provide the police an excuse to ticket us for riding outside the bike lane regardless of the 10 previous reasons.
Forum: Commuting
04-02-13, 08:59 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 7,182
Posted By colleen c

For self battery contain light, I prefer the...

For self battery contain light, I prefer the Cygolight Hotshot. However I like the Planetbike Superflash (PBSF) blink pattern and the larger angle of spread it covers. The best is having both the...
04-01-13, 10:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 681
Posted By colleen c

There is this site that had some pretty good...

There is this site that had some pretty good pictures of the 816 dissected:
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Forum: Commuting
03-12-13, 07:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,651
Posted By colleen c

Sometimes it's better if they don't reconize what...

Sometimes it's better if they don't reconize what we are so they won't be so willingly trying to run us over.



Driver thoughts:
"What the hell is that? I'm going to slowdown to get a better...
Forum: Commuting
03-06-13, 12:31 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,060
Posted By colleen c

Just the opposite here. I don't care much what...

Just the opposite here. I don't care much what the managment thinks about me riding my bike to work although there were time I did needed a car while at work. Instead of sometime driving to work to...
02-25-13, 08:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,106
Posted By colleen c

Here is a update of the Geinea. Xeccon send me...

Here is a update of the Geinea. Xeccon send me the new version Driver for the Geinea light. The mode for the front light remain the same. The major change was made to the rear light. It now has...
02-15-13, 07:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 630
Posted By colleen c

Get an External portable USB power pack so that...

Get an External portable USB power pack so that you can plug in your OEM cable into the battery. Just make sure the pack you get can handle the requirement for the charge current. Amazon has some...
01-25-13, 04:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 12,485
Posted By colleen c

I have never experimented using 3 x AAA NiMH...

I have never experimented using 3 x AAA NiMH battery substitute for 18650 battery, however my hunch is that the answer will be yes depending on various factor as described below.

The maxium...
01-24-13, 07:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,106
Posted By colleen c

You could get them from the PlanetBike...

You could get them from the PlanetBike replacement parts (http://ecom1.planetbike.com/3107.html). There might be other places on the web where a Google search may reveal more places.

I have been...
01-21-13, 01:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 19,878
Posted By colleen c

The U2 is more efficient than the T6. Most U2...

The U2 is more efficient than the T6. Most U2 light I have does have it's good or bad depending on how you look at it. It has to do with the tint. U2 light I used are usually white and sometime...
01-20-13, 06:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,106
Posted By colleen c

I have the helmet mount kit and the clip that...

I have the helmet mount kit and the clip that came with the helmet mount for the front light is compatable with the PBSF mount. It is simply as removing the velcro strap and unscrew the bracket. ...
01-18-13, 12:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,106
Posted By colleen c

The one that does stand out with this unit is the...

The one that does stand out with this unit is the remote switch being somewhat large. The four wires coming out of the hub does make it a little challenge as to where to route the wire. All that...
01-18-13, 12:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 873
Posted By colleen c

I would not worry too much about those Lithium...

I would not worry too much about those Lithium Ion multiple battery pack if it is just in storage mounted on the bike or while being use. They pretty much safe unless you drop, smash or something...
01-15-13, 07:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,106
Posted By colleen c

I was going to compare the Geinea with my MS808...

I was going to compare the Geinea with my MS808 T6 XML, however the beam is different being one is flood and the other is a tighter spot. My older MS 808 P7 hit around the 450 to 500 lumens marks...
01-14-13, 07:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,106
Posted By colleen c

Got some outdoor beamshot done for the front...

Got some outdoor beamshot done for the front light. The daytime scene shot picture has an arrow showing where I tried to aim the light. Those tree are over 100ft away. Still amazes me how much light...
01-14-13, 07:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,106
Posted By colleen c

Thanks for the complement Burton! I think...

Thanks for the complement Burton!

I think originally this was MTBR goal for total exposure time. If I am correct (big IF) and as I recall from one of their post, there was some limitation of what...
01-14-13, 06:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,106
Posted By colleen c

Thank you Leonard for the help with the correct...

Thank you Leonard for the help with the correct pronounciation of the word "Geinea". Now I can tell my friends what my front and rear lights are with having to twist my tonunge :)

Thank you...
Forum: Commuting
01-13-13, 12:47 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,312
Posted By colleen c

Option one is simple. I wear either a O2 rain...

Option one is simple. I wear either a O2 rain jacket or shower pass for the top. A skull cap and a bacalava on colder days. The bottom is a little bit different. I use a Rain Leg for the upper...
01-13-13, 12:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,106
Posted By colleen c

I have absolutely no idea where that name...

I have absolutely no idea where that name derrived from nor do I know how to pronounce it. I do know it took me a while to get used to typing the name right into my post. However after a while it...
01-13-13, 12:27 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,352
Posted By colleen c

I have seen this effect before. It usually...

I have seen this effect before. It usually happens with lower intensity light on the helmet with the rider using that as his/her only light. I came across several riders who have low power helmet...
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