Re: [rootsradicals] South America Tour
- On 2011-05-05, at 6:12 PM, Vik Banerjee wrote:
>Beats me. Did you ever want a standlight, that was powered by a battery pack, so it can stay on for as long as you like? It's easy to do, I designed and built one myself. Therefore, it must also be for sale, right? But where?
> You have to ask yourself if it's so easy to do why is there no such dynohub or IGH available?
The other reason is that perhaps all that can be attained is "sorta waterproof", and that is not a good story to advertise, so therefore they don't. My Dad related a similar story to me when he had a business designing and building a medical-device-cleaner; we went back and forth on whether he should try for something that could tolerate a "sterilizing" wash (i.e., bleach), and what he said was that they could not use the S-word unless they met very specific FDA guidelines, and that was hard, so they weren't going to do it, and since the devices would get tossed in an autoclave afterwards anyway, there was no point.
- Yep, that's been my latest and hopefully last solution: a 'mag'
flashlight with the new LED 'bulb' and a rechargable battery. It has
all metal housing, rubber gaskets, and three light settings: BRIGHT!!,
not so bright, and blink. It's supposed to last about 4 hours. The
problem is the housing that attaches it to the bike is still on the
privative side--needs a quick release. This thing really turns night
into day! It has to be as annoying for oncoming traffic as those
stinking halogen car headlights.
> While it has the same problem as some headlights with beams hitting other in the eyes, normal flashlights are cost effective waterproof (and often crashproof too) solutions. I use the twofish block to attach mine to the handlebar.
> Also very handy to have a proper flashlight at home or when travelling. Bike lights are usually not very handy due to their shape.