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06-16-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,833
Posted By SafetyThird

I took just a little tension off it and now it...

I took just a little tension off it and now it does what they describe, there's a small amount of movement halfway through closing the skewer and none when it's closed. I'm leaving it at that for now...
03-22-20, 12:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 772
Posted By bpcyclist

3 Month F/U With The Outbound Road Edition

Just finished my third month with the Outbound Lighting Road Edition and thought I would just share a few thoughts. Please note that it is the middle of the three lights in these photos. The others...
02-25-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,833
Posted By Trevtassie

Sort of, it actually changes the characteristics...

Sort of, it actually changes the characteristics of the dynamo output,by varying things like the magnetic saturation of the core. So it's the output voltage of the dynamo that is being changed. Power...
02-19-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,901
Posted By bpcyclist

This is a factually incorrect statement. STVZO...

This is a factually incorrect statement. STVZO lights are much safer and more pleasant for others approaching the rider, who are, in the actual, real world, frequently blinded by the very bright...
02-18-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,833
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

They're both replaceable, and the left cone is...

They're both replaceable, and the left cone is the same as the right. You can also buy the rotor as an assembly including the left cone.

https://matt.signorini.id.au/?p=114
02-18-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,833
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

You want the 80 lux Cyo Premium which will run in...

You want the 80 lux Cyo Premium which will run in parallel with the USB Werk. I use a Schmidt Edelux II, although the Cyo Premium offers the same optics for much less money.

The IQX reportedly has...
02-18-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,901
Posted By bpcyclist

Look, the design of car headlights and the design...

Look, the design of car headlights and the design of virtually all bike headlights is just completely different. They are not remotely comparable, really in any way. The only bike headlights that do...
02-17-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,901
Posted By noglider

I don't think irritating people by shining bright...

I don't think irritating people by shining bright lights in their eyes is useful for anything, even though it does get their attention. That's different from irritating them by taking the lane,...
02-12-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,833
Posted By Trevtassie

None of the lights with Usb ports are useful for...

None of the lights with Usb ports are useful for anything other than providing an emergency charge for a phone or running a GPS unit at 5V 500mA = 2.5W. You can get a lot of power out of a dynohub,...
02-11-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 903
Posted By VegasTriker

Who will interpret what your light means?

This has been discussed here before and fairly recently. The problem as I see it is motorists are not going to interpret your dinky little stop light to mean anything. If you follow the progression...
02-11-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,833
Posted By Tourist in MSN

One more comment, if you get a dynohub wheel, if...

One more comment, if you get a dynohub wheel, if your front wheel rims have brake wear, it would be better to go with new rim, meaning a whole new wheel with dynohub. But if old wheel is a disc...
02-11-20, 05:38 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,901
Posted By tomtomtom123

Don't use super bright lights on your helmet on...

Don't use super bright lights on your helmet on urban roads because it will definitely blind oncoming traffic. Using a light with a cutoff beam like stvzo may be better but mounting it so far up will...
02-07-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,138
Posted By base2

Links are broken. Removing everything after the...

Links are broken. Removing everything after the .nl seems to work, but you may need an edit.

For the OP: I have an IQ-X & An IQ-2 as well as some Expelion 800's & 850's

Beam shape means a lot....
02-06-20, 10:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,138
Posted By bhdavis1978

Yeah the vertical cut off is key. The photo...

Yeah the vertical cut off is key. The photo doesnít do a great job or illustrating that, unfortunately. The light is pretty evenly distributed across the road as long as I donít have it pointed down...
02-06-20, 10:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,138
Posted By bhdavis1978

I am glad you found it useful. I recently say the...

I am glad you found it useful. I recently say the Sigma Aura 80 online and the photos and description made me wonder if itís actually got a better distribution of light.

I bought my light online...
02-06-20, 09:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,138
Posted By bpcyclist

I think the photos just show the importance of...

I think the photos just show the importance of bem pattern in choosing a light you will be happy with. I have a bunch of pretty bright lights, but the one I rely on most by far is the Outbound...
01-27-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,869
Posted By john m flores

It does not have a pronounced cutoff that meets...

It does not have a pronounced cutoff that meets lighting rules, but the beam is wide enough that if you aim it downward you can get a good view of the road 20-30 meters ahead without blinding others....
12-30-19, 03:06 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,245
Posted By bpcyclist

It doesn't matter how insanely bright your light...

It doesn't matter how insanely bright your light is, if you don't have the proper beam shape, you won't be able to use it, because some pedestrian or motorist will try to kill you after you blind...
12-17-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 893
Posted By noglider

We expect reports and beam shots!

We expect reports and beam shots!
11-05-19, 08:52 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,513
Posted By dwmckee

Ugh - Here goes the debate again. Maybe we need...

Ugh - Here goes the debate again. Maybe we need two separate threads so we can all get along! One for the StVZO fans and one for the non StVZO.

I personally am a fan of the glare-free StVZO which...
10-25-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,603
Posted By ThermionicScott

Pressing in the bearings was nerve-wracking, as...

Pressing in the bearings was nerve-wracking, as it's not something I have a lot of experience with. I used a board with a hole in it, a 10mm QR axle, some washers, and axle nuts to pull the bearings...
09-18-19, 04:48 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 11,266
Posted By Tourist in MSN

No. The older sealed beam headlights had a wide...

No. The older sealed beam headlights had a wide low flat beam on low beam. The lenses were not as precise as modern lenses but they still had a good low beam that was not like a flashlight beam. ...
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