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Front lights...remove or leave on

Old 11-30-12, 07:50 AM
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Front lights...remove or leave on

After a night ride, I took the front light off the handlebar and sat down for a rest. Looking at the light, I suddenly had a brainwave. I'm going to do another night ride tomorrow; why not just leave the light on the handlebar?

What say you, leave on or take off?
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Old 11-30-12, 07:51 AM
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Oh boy...winter time I see.
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some might consider that to be a bit "funky".
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Old 11-30-12, 07:56 AM
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I use them in the day time....leave them on all the time.
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Old 11-30-12, 07:59 AM
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Originally Posted by 10 Wheels View Post
I use them in the day time....leave them on all the time.
You leave everything on your bike though. Do you have a sound system on it yet?
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You leave everything on your bike though. Do you have a sound system on it yet?
My sound system is The Wind.
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Old 11-30-12, 08:13 AM
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Really?
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lights are heavy
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This forum is going downhill.. honestly. I don't know if it's because winter is coming or what. I find myself visiting bikeforums less and less.
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I leave my lights on most of the time, full time. The only time that I take them off (generally) is for club nights where weight and speed are of the essence. Beyond that, looking funky, or other people's opinion of it being there really doesn't matter to me.
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I sometimes get a brainwave. I go lie on the couch until it goes away.
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Please leave it on. This is a family-friendly forum.
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Originally Posted by coasting View Post
Oh boy...winter time I see.
This.
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Sometimes I get a brainwave and open stupid posts like this one instead of just ignoring it like I should.
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I race with my lights, frame pump and saddlebag. So, yeah.
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I take my lights off for 2 reasons:

1. Prevent theft
2. Charge the batteries

I use them at night, during the day, in winter, in summer, on the road, and on the trail.
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This forum is going downhill.
That is not much of a travel.
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I take the light off and put it in my second water bottle holder.
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After a night ride, I took the front light off the handlebar and sat down for a rest. Looking at the light, I suddenly had a brainwave. I'm going to do another night ride tomorrow; why not just leave the light on the handlebar?

What say you, leave on or take off?
What's wrong with you ?
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Originally Posted by renton View Post
This forum is going downhill.. honestly. I don't know if it's because winter is coming or what. I find myself visiting bikeforums less and less.
Oh please. You've been here a few years, you should know this happens every year. Go hang out on snowboardforums.net until March if you're going to be all complainy.

Disclaimer: I have no idea if that site exists or what's on it. Visit at your own risk.
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Old 11-30-12, 11:36 AM
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I leave them on the bike here in Vancouver. If I'm gonna park it in Portland I take them off (before someone else does that for me.)
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I leave my hub-generator and light on the bikes full-time. It's handy not to have to worry about it getting dark before I'm done.

With the MagicShine, I normally took it off, but it just used a rubber O-ring to go on, too.
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Leave it on, let it get stolen when you ride it during the day.
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Old 12-01-12, 11:30 AM
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wait , let me think, leave it on.
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OK, you're worried about your light getting stolen during the day while you're off the bike sipping your latte. Do you take your saddle off, too? It's not all that much harder to lift, if the thief has a multi-tool.
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