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  1. I'm baffled by the number of battery-operated (internal rechargeable via USB or conventionally insertable AA or AAA) lights for bikes that are being sold. There is a thing called dynamo. No hassle recharging, always attached at the bike, reliable. There are hub dynamos that have almost no resistance (only the induced electrical field has some resistance) and are silent. It makes me somewhat annoyed and mad that people buy this crap. Additional lights... fine. But they are mostly advertised as main front and rear lights.

    about a month ago from web
    1. @adiwan I always kind of wanted one on my bike, but I also get ripped off so damn often that I can't bring myself to make a serious investment in it. They stole my seat!! I've had people steal my little speedometer, but not the tire attachment that actually makes it work! I watched a jerk ride off on my bike itself, and was a half-swcond too late in being certain to clothesline them... and my present borderline-cheapo bike is all rusted and sun-damaged.

      about a month ago from web
      1. @scribus Woah. That's heavy.

        about a month ago from web