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Knog Frog knockoffs 2pack=4.99 usd

Old 10-09-09, 03:38 PM
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Originally Posted by timothyday View Post
IMO buying knockoffs of anything is poor form. Just sayin'.
Do you only buy name-brand OTC and prescription meds?
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Old 10-09-09, 03:55 PM
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Originally Posted by 3 Speed Ape View Post
so, slow shipping aside, this site is legit?
yes, deal extreme has a cult following and is very trust worthy. I have ordered from them many times without issue, and even if you do have an issue their customer service is very good. They are legit.
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Old 10-09-09, 04:53 PM
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Completely legit

also completely random. Some items are complete junk and some appear to be "after hours runs" of name brand products.

There are a lot of other lights and bike parts on there for really cheap. They are also the place to go for odd little cables and converters (monoprice is good for cables too) since they have free shipping and you can buy things like "worlds smallest usb microSD reader" for a dollar and have it show up...someday
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Old 10-09-09, 05:03 PM
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Originally Posted by p120ud213azn View Post
omfg ive been looking for knog frog knockoffs for almost an year!!

i just didnt think paying $20 for silicon and led was reasonable...
How much was your time worth for a year's worth of looking for lights? $17?
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Old 10-09-09, 11:28 PM
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Ordered a set...lets see what happens first

Deal Extreme delivers
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I finish the build they are destined for
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Old 10-10-09, 07:03 AM
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Originally Posted by ottothecow View Post
Ordered a set...lets see what happens first

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I finish the build they are destined for
Personally I like them better than the Knogs. They are brighter and have more flash settings. Build quality is about the same.
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Old 10-12-09, 02:12 PM
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Originally Posted by schnee View Post
How much was your time worth for a year's worth of looking for lights? $17?
17 dollars not spent is 17 dollars well saved.

my time was put into more productive things, fyi, not trolling online.
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Old 10-12-09, 11:15 PM
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4.73, I'm down for these. I have main lights but always wanted a cheapo knog I could stick/leave on my fork for flash mode since I use my front light to actually see the road. The red could do the same from a side view.
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Old 10-12-09, 11:35 PM
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here's my deal extremely well lit bike:


knogs and knockoffs are nothing. i BLIND people.
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Old 10-12-09, 11:49 PM
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Damn!!! That's bright! What setup do you have?
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Old 10-13-09, 12:04 AM
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they're dx tactical flashlights.

the front is a "mte sf-15" which is a P7 D-bin emitter. this LED can put out 900 lumens if driven properly, but with all the real-world limitations it puts out more like 600. it's basically a car highbeam. it flashes, and it has three brightness settings.

the rear is a "ultrafire wl501b" which is a K2 Luxeon emitter... it's a red emitter and is just on or off... it's probably between 120 and 200 lumens.

i'm really debating aiming these at the ground, because if you're in the flood beam at all it's painful to look at.

oh, and there were no lights on in the room at all... all the light you see is reflected off the walls from those two lights.
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Old 10-13-09, 12:09 AM
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I say you aim at eye level.
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Old 10-13-09, 12:19 AM
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come on a night ride with me then say that
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Old 10-13-09, 12:20 AM
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Don't worry, I'll make sure to position myself in front of you.
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Old 10-13-09, 03:40 PM
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Originally Posted by cc700 View Post
they're dx tactical flashlights.

the front is a "mte sf-15" which is a P7 D-bin emitter. this LED can put out 900 lumens if driven properly, those two lights.
how did you attach it to the handlebar? isnt the mte just a regular flashlight?
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Old 10-13-09, 10:59 PM
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Deal Extreme also sells a lot of mounting options for their lights
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Old 10-14-09, 12:39 AM
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yeah, the best that i've used is this one:
http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.21314

i have a crappy screw on one on the kilo.

the advantage of a flashlight is that you can take it off and beat people/scratch cars with it. that, and you don't have a big bulky external battery to mount. the disadvantages of course are weight, battery life, and size/shape.
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Old 10-17-09, 04:05 PM
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So what type of batteries do those flashlights take, I'm thinking about doing something similar but I'm hesitant because I don't want to special order a bunch of weird size batteries.
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Old 11-02-09, 12:20 PM
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Mine showed up the other day. I have not handled the real thing so I can't compare but these cost less than the batteries in them go for at the drug store.

quality is ok...they are cheap but they both worked. The light unit can pop out of the silicone housing so that you can replace the battery but this also means it is not waterproof. I might try to fill the LED hole and the seams on the back with silicone caulk to make it waterproof...the LEDs should go for a long time without draining the battery and I might still be able to cut the caulk open to change batteries later.



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I ordered a few sets of these. In general use / kicking around my messenger bag, they've failed in three ways so far:

1. the aforementioned problem of the innards popping out of the rubber housing. the rubber is a bit less "gummy" on the Knogs.

2. the little plastic hook isn't secured well and tends to pop off when you're installing / removing them. this is really annoying when you've gotta fish it out of your dark bag, find it on the sidewalk, etc.

3. the LED itself broke off the board on one of my lights. I'm sure I could fix it with a soldering iron, but I haven't gotten around to it.


I haven't experienced any of these problems with real Knogs. I've relegated the fake ones to loaner / backup duty. ymmv.

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Old 11-02-09, 10:04 PM
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i just got some as well. definitely seem fragile, but for 2.50 apiece, i think they're more than adequate. quite bright—not illuminate the street bright, but stay safe on downtown bar runs bright.
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Old 11-02-09, 10:20 PM
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They look good; ordered some.
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Originally Posted by ottothecow View Post
Mine showed up the other day. I have not handled the real thing so I can't compare but these cost less than the batteries in them go for at the drug store.

quality is ok...they are cheap but they both worked. The light unit can pop out of the silicone housing so that you can replace the battery but this also means it is not waterproof. I might try to fill the LED hole and the seams on the back with silicone caulk to make it waterproof...the LEDs should go for a long time without draining the battery and I might still be able to cut the caulk open to change batteries later.



No it is water proof, I've had them for over a year and take the bike to class year round here in Corvallis, and it rains plenty.
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Old 11-02-09, 11:31 PM
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I got mine the other day. They work great. Hooray for not paying $15+ for knogs.
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Old 11-03-09, 03:05 AM
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great, there is something more useless than a knog
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