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Forum: Commuting
11-18-15, 09:49 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 8,775
Posted By mrbubbles

Charge your lights after every ride and you won't...

Charge your lights after every ride and you won't have this issue (and you won't even have to spend any money on new lights).

LI ION batteries are very low maintenance, you DO NOT have to...
10-28-15, 10:17 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 55,911
Posted By mrbubbles

800+ lumen dynamo lights have been around for a...

800+ lumen dynamo lights have been around for a while, Exposure Revo is an off-road light with a symmetrical beam.

Before commercial light makers got into this game, DIY was the way to go....
10-28-15, 06:16 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 55,911
Posted By mrbubbles

Very bright dynamo lights are already here,...

Very bright dynamo lights are already here, Supernova triple and Exposure Revo.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-15, 08:35 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 9,839
Posted By mrbubbles

I've been on road disc since 2008, it should've...

I've been on road disc since 2008, it should've been here long ago. I'll bet the OP has 11 gears with a double crank even though he lives in pancake flat Floriduh.
Forum: Commuting
08-07-15, 05:43 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,825
Posted By mrbubbles

Being able to light up road signs 20 feet high on...

Being able to light up road signs 20 feet high on highways is nice.



I found what I liked through DIY with 6 LEDs, it is a lot brighter than the newest Cyo Premium I've received a week ago. ...
Forum: Commuting
08-06-15, 06:17 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,825
Posted By mrbubbles

You're going to be disappointed with the...

You're going to be disappointed with the brightness of the Luxos versus your battery lights, but the convenience of dynamo lighting cannot be matched.

Here's my dynamo wheel collection.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-15, 02:30 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,461
Posted By mrbubbles

For the Road Drive hose, it's presta only. ...

For the Road Drive hose, it's presta only.





That's because most mini pumps cannot go anywhere near 90 psi.

Topeak RaceRocket HP and the Lezyne Road Drive can hit 110psi without too...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-15, 01:35 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,461
Posted By mrbubbles

Topeak Road Morph if you want a do-it-all pump...

Topeak Road Morph if you want a do-it-all pump (pretty much can be a replacement for a floor pump if needed).

For a mini pump, look at Topeak Race Rocket HP/HPX, much better design than Lezyne...
07-15-15, 04:51 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 10,162
Posted By mrbubbles

If you're comparing brightness of 500 lumen+...

If you're comparing brightness of 500 lumen+ battery light to dynamo lights, you will be disappointed. I have the Eyc, it's not very bright, not if you want to ride more than 30km/h. The real life...
04-13-15, 09:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,404
Posted By mrbubbles

I have Shimano XT T785, LX T670, and SP PD-8. ...

I have Shimano XT T785, LX T670, and SP PD-8. Shimano is heavier, and draws more power with fewer rotation (light starts up faster). SP PD-8 is a sexier hub, as far as user serviceability goes, if...
Forum: Commuting
04-11-15, 09:59 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,400
Posted By mrbubbles

Since you like to use peterwhitecycle's...

Since you like to use peterwhitecycle's exaggerated marketing speak and overexposed photos (one of your photo came from peterwhite): headlight beams from Peter White Cycles...
Forum: Commuting
04-10-15, 09:24 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,400
Posted By mrbubbles

You don't know what dynamo lights I have. The...

You don't know what dynamo lights I have. The dynamo lights I use regularly are DIYs with conical non-shaped beams, with 4 to 6 high powered leds. The shaped beam light I have, the B&M Eyc, is on...
Forum: Commuting
04-10-15, 02:31 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,400
Posted By mrbubbles

^^ Those photos are extremely misleading. ...

^^

Those photos are extremely misleading. The Luxos U does not look that bright at night. (Before you label me a battery light proponent, I have 3 bikes with dynamo lighting, front and back, and...
03-25-15, 04:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,190
Posted By mrbubbles

Crap mounting system and mini-USB port makes this...

Crap mounting system and mini-USB port makes this a no-go (the price is a no-go too but not high on my list compared to the crap mounting system and mini-USB).
03-25-15, 04:44 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,391
Posted By mrbubbles

With 1000+ lumens or even 2000 lumens, 40kph at...

With 1000+ lumens or even 2000 lumens, 40kph at night is fine. I've done 60+ kph downhill runs on my road bike with a dynamo system, 1000+ lumen is just barely enough if the road is wet, dry...
03-16-15, 03:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,140
Posted By mrbubbles

Function over form, and I don't have access to...

Function over form, and I don't have access to machines to build me a housing.



Having more light is much nicer than my B&M.
03-13-15, 08:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,140
Posted By mrbubbles

438951 Circuitry is ziptied to the brake...

438951

Circuitry is ziptied to the brake cable housing. No supercaps for standlights. Big thick cable for low-off-high.

438950

Trekking bike. Circuitry and supercap is inside the steerer...
03-12-15, 06:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,140
Posted By mrbubbles

The maker of that light is just commercializing a...

The maker of that light is just commercializing a commonly used circuitry Dynamo LED Light Systems for Bicycles (electronic circuits) (http://pilom.com/BicycleElectronics/DynamoCircuits.htm) with a...
03-11-15, 10:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,386
Posted By mrbubbles

He/she didn't pay anything for your advice and...

He/she didn't pay anything for your advice and for the price he/she paid for the light (and the battery), he/she's got a very bright light (bike light or not). All that was missing was instructions....
03-11-15, 07:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,386
Posted By mrbubbles

Very bad advice due to your personal prejudice. ...

Very bad advice due to your personal prejudice. Battery lights work fine for A LOT OF PEOPLE.
02-23-15, 09:23 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 20,065
Posted By mrbubbles

I have the Toplight line Plus and the Line Plus...

I have the Toplight line Plus and the Line Plus brake. Piss ass weak **** light that's relegated to bikes that don't get ridden often. Great for Western Yur-rup, but really crappy for North America.
02-13-15, 11:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,768
Posted By mrbubbles

A crappy ****ty light. That's the battery...

A crappy ****ty light. That's the battery version. Do not buy.
12-26-14, 12:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,435
Posted By mrbubbles

Brand SingFire Model SF-R2R ...

Brand
SingFire


Model
SF-R2R


Color
White
11-27-14, 06:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,433
Posted By mrbubbles

fietsbob usually recommend products with piss...

fietsbob usually recommend products with piss poor value or utility. Take that lightskin seatpost tailight, you have to take the seat post out to replace the battery, and what if you have different...
11-05-14, 12:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,603
Posted By mrbubbles

So true. My dual cree xml light is $50,...

So true. My dual cree xml light is $50, outshines my DIY dynamo lights by far (and my DIY dynamo lights are already brighter and floodier than the best commercial dynamo lights available). Plus the...
10-28-14, 04:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,480
Posted By mrbubbles

My preference is dynamo lighting, but dynamo...

My preference is dynamo lighting, but dynamo lighting isn't for everybody, most people should start out by spending $30 on a magicshine clone first.
10-05-14, 11:21 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,111
Posted By mrbubbles

Heh. I went the dynamo route on my carbon winter...

Heh. I went the dynamo route on my carbon winter road bike. Wired up front and rear. But I do agree wholeheartly with your point about flashlights as bike lights. They're dirt cheap from online...
10-05-14, 12:05 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,111
Posted By mrbubbles

I've used flashlights for years before going all...

I've used flashlights for years before going all out on dynamos on every bike that I own that I would ride at night. Still a superb cost effective solution. Plus once you retire them as bike...
10-05-14, 12:02 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,798
Posted By mrbubbles

A triple or quad xml2 flashlight running on 2x...

A triple or quad xml2 flashlight running on 2x 26650 along with batteries and charger can be bought for $100 or less, plus it's brighter on high and more efficient on medium (longer runtime),...
09-30-14, 12:21 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,111
Posted By mrbubbles

Do dynamo light proponents have to repeat their...

Do dynamo light proponents have to repeat their advantages every time?! As per cyclocommute, a yinding set with 2 xml is $50. 4 to 10 times cheaper than dynamo setup, and 3 times brighter, with 5...
09-29-14, 03:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,762
Posted By mrbubbles

I tried 4 or 6 cree 3w xml/xp-g/e leds in series...

I tried 4 or 6 cree 3w xml/xp-g/e leds in series with a 2w cree xr-e taillight in parallel on one of the led in front. Wasn't bright enough to my liking, so I wired everything (including the red led)...
09-25-14, 07:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,798
Posted By mrbubbles

Some people don't mind. Very useful for riding...

Some people don't mind. Very useful for riding in wooded area with low branches. You should talk about your dynamo lights more.



That's because the most frequented posters hanging out in this...
09-25-14, 03:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,798
Posted By mrbubbles

The suggestion was $200 range, not $500. dual...

The suggestion was $200 range, not $500. dual cree xml china specials is still brighter.
09-24-14, 04:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,798
Posted By mrbubbles

When you're an old guy piddling along on a folder...

When you're an old guy piddling along on a folder @ 9 mph, you probably don't need a very bright light.
09-22-14, 09:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,113
Posted By mrbubbles

Charging 4 AA batteries is a PITA (and that guy...

Charging 4 AA batteries is a PITA (and that guy has two sets of 4 AAs to charge). China 2 XML specials are easier to charge, brighter, and cheaper.
09-22-14, 09:24 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 26,335
Posted By mrbubbles

I have little faith in plastic clip removable...

I have little faith in plastic clip removable mounts after I lost a few that were based on the planet bike mounts (and some lights like PDW are still using that mount). My solution is allen bolt...
09-22-14, 09:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,813
Posted By mrbubbles

My dyno lights have remote switches near my...

My dyno lights have remote switches near my shifter for low, off, high. I can definitely tell there's vibration with steel fork, but with carbon or aluminum fork, I can't tell.
09-20-14, 10:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,813
Posted By mrbubbles

Novatec dynamo does not start with "S".

Novatec dynamo does not start with "S".
09-08-14, 11:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,641
Posted By mrbubbles

Why would you feel guilty about not buying from...

Why would you feel guilty about not buying from Peter white? It's not your job to support him.

I purchased 4 shimano dynamos from German vendors. And I'd buy another one from those vendors if I...
09-05-14, 03:53 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 26,335
Posted By mrbubbles

For dynamo taillights, bare minimum would be the...

For dynamo taillights, bare minimum would be the b&m toplight line plus (and that's the best the market has to offer). The elliptical lens I posted is at least 10 times brighter, and it has a wider...
09-04-14, 09:29 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 26,335
Posted By mrbubbles

That beam shot is less than 10 feet away from the...

That beam shot is less than 10 feet away from the wall. The truck can see it fine (unless it's a tractor trailer, then hopefully the driver will have seen you before stopping right behind you).
...
09-04-14, 04:35 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 26,335
Posted By mrbubbles

The optics for dinotte lights aren't efficient,...

The optics for dinotte lights aren't efficient, they're just standard round diffused beams that waste a lot of light into the sky.

I've been trying out these elliptical lens on my red led. Much...
09-04-14, 12:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,813
Posted By mrbubbles

I have the following: Shimano LX, Shimano XT, and...

I have the following: Shimano LX, Shimano XT, and the SP PD-8. SP PD-8 has the least resistance, lightest, and least chunky looking. Durability wise (such as extended backcountry touring) I would...
08-29-14, 07:57 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 26,335
Posted By mrbubbles

The brightness of these lights is not an issue. ...

The brightness of these lights is not an issue. I ran 100 lumen taillights for years and never had a problem. My dynamo lights are almost as bright on steady.

The only two posters on this...
08-28-14, 12:11 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 26,335
Posted By mrbubbles

North American drivers are crazy, more is better....

North American drivers are crazy, more is better. With the dinotte level brightness, I had cops driving up to me to find out what I was (because it looked like emergency vehicles from afar), that...
08-17-14, 05:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,913
Posted By mrbubbles

Spoecialized Flux

Specialized Bicycle Components (http://www.specialized.com/us/en/ftb/lights/lights/flux-expert-headlight)

Specialized Flux - neue Bikebeleuchtung aus Kalifornien - Mountainbike News...
06-10-14, 07:34 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 14,973
Posted By mrbubbles

Dynamo lights are great but Copenhagen is a piss...

Dynamo lights are great but Copenhagen is a piss poor representation of general bike users in the world. Large part of bike users in China, India, and Africa relies on reflectors only, they don't...
06-10-14, 07:20 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 14,973
Posted By mrbubbles

Cree Component XLamp XM-L LEDs...

Cree Component XLamp XM-L LEDs (http://www.cree.com/LED-Components-and-Modules/Products/XLamp/Discrete-Directional/XLamp-XML)

Typical forward voltage of Cree XM-L is 3.1V. Much more ideal for...
05-22-14, 08:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,617
Posted By mrbubbles

No they are not. Highly incorrect on both counts....

No they are not. Highly incorrect on both counts. If people buy dynamo lights on the basis of the beamshots posted by peterwhite, they are going to be awfully disappointed, especially if they're...
05-22-14, 07:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,617
Posted By mrbubbles

Correction. Some people are able to capture a...

Correction. Some people are able to capture a beamshot that's more accurate.

For example, I have a B&M Eyc.

This is peterawfulwhitecycle's overexposed beamshot.
...
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