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- Dec 5, 2006
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Lulz. I've got so much free rental space inside your head it's pathetic.
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1. I thought you put me on your "Ignore" list? I was so blissful there.It wasn't the bike paths I was denigrating. Nice reading comp, Champ. Also, I wasn't really denigrating the Boomers on E-bikes, just wish they'd not come to a stop across the whole path to chat.
A friend purchased a used Specialized Como step-through on Craigslist, and she's been quite happy with it. Perhaps that venue will offer the cost/benefit ratio you seek?Was literally just looking at lights on EV and came here to get recs. The discounts on bikes isn't huge, usually 20% or less, and inventory is super tight. She's particular about getting a step-through model, which are less common to begin with. . iZip has a couple of good options that aren't available. So, no luck there so far.
Back to lights: what headlights do folks suggest for road cycling, no Garmin compatibility required? I get a decent discount on Light and Motion but am open to suggestions. @sugarbutch ?
Thanks, that’s what I was looking for; we seem to have similar riding habits and I wasn’t sure if I would need 1,000+ lumens or not. In the past I’ve always just gone with whatever is the brightest light the shop sells.What kind of riding do you anticipate doing at night? If you're not doing any big descents, you don't need much power from the light to get around the city. My Bontrager Ion 200 RT's full bright mode throws enough light that I'm comfortable getting home from the GGB through the Presidio and GGP.
If there's any chance at all that you'll want the brighter light at some point, I would suggest getting it. I've done a lot of night riding, mostly because of the distances involved in the cycling events I've done in the past.Do you not have street lights there? I have been getting away with nothing more than little "be seen" blinkies for a decade and almost never find myself in a scenario where I wish I could see the ground lit up. Even through the parks, the bike path is lit.
Well, there is one spot, but I can ride an extra 250 feet and avoid it.
I would be interested in a powerful set for the mtb, but the best nearby trail system technically closes at dusk (and they enforce it) so I guess weekday rides after work are off the table.
Oh of course, if you can get multiple lights, do that.Even with the streetlights here, a bit of light to pick out the glass, holes, and other SF street excitement is quite useful. I had to make my way home without it recently, and while it was possible, it was less than pleasant.
I would not argue with the suggestions to get a brighter light and run it at a lower setting, but the compact form factor of my light is quite nice and it has enough light for my needs.
I am planning to get a bright AF light for the gravel bike so I don’t get stuck out on the trails in the dark if I misjudge my timing.