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Be Seen - Change the Batteries in Your Tail Light(7 posts)

Be Seen - Change the Batteries in Your Tail LightSearcher
Oct 24, 2001 2:29 PM
Did my laps in Central Park this morning and noticed that many riders had tail lights that did them little or no good because they were so dim. So, be safe and change your batteries.
I just did, but it turned out ...Humma Hah
Oct 24, 2001 5:25 PM
... the old batteries were fine. The light had gotten very wet (for some reason the o-ring failed to seal), which had caused the blink cycle to turn into a dim cycle.

I do definitely like a nice, bright, annoying, blinking LED taillight, at least as much or more as my new headlight.
Thanks. This must be Thioderek. Is it you?nigel
Oct 25, 2001 6:20 AM
I'm in the process of replacing my batts presently. They've been wearing out with my evening rides.

Nice wake-up call. Thanks. Good lookin' out!

No (nm)Searcher
Oct 25, 2001 6:39 AM
Did you miss the fun?mickey-mac
Oct 26, 2001 5:14 AM
Perhaps you were gone when Thiodorek went missing from the board. He inadvertently posted a "Trollman" message under the name Thiodorek and hasn't been heard from since.
Good on you for reminding people!Dutchy
Oct 25, 2001 10:52 PM
Many times I have driven home in winter and have seen cyclists riding with dim/flat blinkies.
I guess it's one of those things that people just forget about. I always have a bunch of spare batteries
at home and check the blinky every ride (for evening rides).

ok, but what do i do with this green LED blinkie??Js Haiku Shop
Oct 26, 2001 5:07 AM
I use two flashing red blinkies on the back when i'm solo night or early morning riding (steady red when i'm in a group at/near dusk) and a 2.4w headlight. couple years back i bought a nashbar red blinkie and a green blinkie. not sure what the heck to use that green one for these days...

any ideas? (be nice!)