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Light Recommendations (formerly Front Light For Dark Country) Road Commute

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  • Registered Users Posts: 139 ✭✭shergar22


    Not true actually! Sorry...when I got this email and checked the tracking number it didn't work! I just checked it again there and:


    So it looks to me like it was more like Monday when it was posted but I don't really mind to be honest, I'm in no real rush for it! Order tracking is actually nice to have especially when you consider they don't charge anything for shipping! :)
    They're taking the p!ss with me. My order was being packaged and is now changed back to 'processing-contact us for updates'.

    Getting mightly p!ssed off now.


  • Registered Users Posts: 120 ✭✭theduke1


    quick question
    im aware u can get a light that works off a dynamo,but they have come on in the last 20 years i guess, can somebody explain to me how they work/fit now. sorry for the ignorance


  • Registered Users Posts: 31,025 ✭✭✭✭Lumen


    theduke1 wrote: »
    quick question
    im aware u can get a light that works off a dynamo,but they have come on in the last 20 years i guess, can somebody explain to me how they work/fit now. sorry for the ignorance

    Yes, they have come on. They're not cheap though, at least if you go down the dynamo hub route (which I probably would, if I was going to bother).

    Have a search for previous discussions of this, e.g. here.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 18,056 ✭✭✭✭BostonB


    Lumen wrote: »
    I've never needed full beams when driving through the park. The speed limit is very low, stopping isn't a problem.

    Usually no. But on a bad night or on Fuze road, when its unlit, its handy. Also some cars have better lights than other cars, so not all need full beams. One of our cars is fine, the other isn't great on low beam. Older car I guess. Another car we used to have, had small spotlights angled outwards and was fantastic for seeing the side of the road, and into the trees in the park without main beam.
    Lumen wrote: »
    Besides, I have a wheel wrench in the boot and venison is tasty (not sure about jogger roadkill though).

    I'll take your word for it...


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 18,056 ✭✭✭✭BostonB


    theduke1 wrote: »
    quick question
    im aware u can get a light that works off a dynamo,but they have come on in the last 20 years i guess, can somebody explain to me how they work/fit now. sorry for the ignorance

    Might be better starting a new thread on that. Some info here. I know nothing about them.
    http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/lightingsystems.htm


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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,504 ✭✭✭✭DirkVoodoo


    Well, my Fenix TK11 arrived today, very impressive and sturdy light.

    However, the adjustable mount is not as impressive. It won't fit on my 31.8mm bars, which are a pretty standard size on modern road bikes. From the website:
    The adjustable grips accomodate various torch and handlebar dimensions for maximum versatility

    I don't think so, I couldn't even get the screws close to the removable clamp.

    Does the lockblock mount fit 31.8mm bars? I'm pretty annoyed that they use such vague terms instead of "fits x and y diameter handlebars".


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,333 ✭✭✭72hundred


    DirkVoodoo wrote: »
    Well, my Fenix TK11 arrived today, very impressive and sturdy light.

    However, the adjustable mount is not as impressive. It won't fit on my 31.8mm bars, which are a pretty standard size on modern road bikes. From the website:



    I don't think so, I couldn't even get the screws close to the removable clamp.

    Does the lockblock mount fit 31.8mm bars? I'm pretty annoyed that they use such vague terms instead of "fits x and y diameter handlebars".


    Huh that's funny. Yea the lock block defo fits, works well too. Although I think Raam recently that was having some trouble with vibrations - I've never found this when its applied tightly enough

    EDIT: I'd email them looking for a reduction in the lock block price, as it'll cost you more to order it separately. Given that it was their fault that you can't use the current one.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,504 ✭✭✭✭DirkVoodoo


    72hundred wrote: »
    EDIT: I'd email them looking for a reduction in the lock block price, as it'll cost you more to order it separately. Given that it was their fault that you can't use the current one.

    Probably as much my fault, assumptions being the mother of all f**k ups and all that. Just a proper description would help.

    I should have gone with the lockblock to start with, I think that's the one Gavin recommended for the L2D.


  • Registered Users Posts: 139 ✭✭shergar22


    Bugger, Bugger and Double Bugger. DX finally got back to me today to inform me (two weeks later) that the 3 Mode Magicshine was out of stock, but that they hadn't managed to update the website to inform anybody of this. :mad:

    Screw that. Got in touch with Geomangear in the US and they told me that I'd have it in 10 days. Cancelled DX and ordered the 5-Mode from Geoman.

    Price is the same, but it's an extra 20 quid for postage. I'll bite it, because I just want the bloody thing now.

    BTW Ballyhoura, the Geomangear website shows the 5 Mode as having the 2,400 mA output, not 1,000. Spotted you asking the same question on the DX forums.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,333 ✭✭✭72hundred


    Just got the shipping email from DE. Yippee bright lights for the new year! Also great result as croker!

    EDIT: Although going by other experience it probably won't ship till Monday. Ah well no worries.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 14,321 ✭✭✭✭ednwireland


    magic shine arrived this morning :D

    very neat kit

    ordered 27/10

    shipped 13/11

    arrived 04/12

    i think it came on a camel via the silk route put on a container to australia air freighted back to america, pony express from LA to NY then put on a rowing boat across the atlantic, but at least i have it :D

    oh and it didnt get caught in customs


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,333 ✭✭✭72hundred


    magic shine arrived this morning :D

    very neat kit

    ordered 27/10

    shipped 13/11

    arrived 04/12

    i think it came on a camel via the silk route put on a container to australia air freighted back to america, pony express from LA to NY then put on a rowing boat across the atlantic, but at least i have it :D

    oh and it didnt get caught in customs

    Is that the 5-mode from DE?


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,321 ✭✭✭✭ednwireland


    72hundred wrote: »
    Is that the 5-mode from DE?

    nope its a 3 mode (the 5 mode wasnt available when i ordered)


  • Registered Users Posts: 139 ✭✭shergar22


    Don't be shy when you go out tonight. Dazzle someone! You might give us a report back on how you found it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 139 ✭✭shergar22


    Ballyhoura, Blorg: Any sign of your Magicshines yet?


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,989 ✭✭✭✭blorg


    shergar22 wrote: »
    Ballyhoura, Blorg: Any sign of your Magicshines yet?
    No sign yet.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,702 ✭✭✭Home:Ballyhoura


    shergar22 wrote: »
    Ballyhoura, Blorg: Any sign of your Magicshines yet?

    Nothing to report yet, I was hoping to get it sometime next week if I was lucky but judging from edwinirelands post on delivery times I would say it will be a bit after that!


  • Registered Users Posts: 139 ✭✭shergar22


    Nothing to report yet, I was hoping to get it sometime next week if I was lucky but judging from edwinirelands post on delivery times I would say it will be a bit after that!

    Wahey! Got my Magicshine from Geomangear today!! Ordered it on the 27th November and it arrived today. Arrived fully charged too, which was great as it came with an American two prong plug. Luckily I had a travel plug converter thingy.

    Just about burned the eyes off the missus when I plugged it in as it was already switched on. Will report after cycle tomorrow evening.:D


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,989 ✭✭✭✭blorg


    According to the HKPost tracking system although it was shipped over a week ago it is supposedly still in Hong Kong awaiting something or other.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,702 ✭✭✭Home:Ballyhoura


    blorg wrote: »
    According to the HKPost tracking system although it was shipped over a week ago it is supposedly still in Hong Kong awaiting something or other.

    Just checked mine there, it says it left Hong Kong for its destination on the 7th of December (Monday). Right on time to arrive during the period of Chrismas shopping and the increased customs activity, brilliant! :D