Re: bowling for cars
- From: Jasper Janssen <jasper@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 11 Feb 2007 20:13:19 GMT
On 10 Feb 2007 23:49:50 GMT, Zebee Johnstone <zebeej@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
In alt.sysadmin.recovery on Sat, 10 Feb 2007 23:28:27 GMT
Jasper Janssen <jasper@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On 29 Jan 2007 20:26:49 GMT, Zebee Johnstone <zebeej@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Of course if you aren't using capacitor lights so your dynamo driven
lights stop when you do then you are exhibiting luser behaviour and he
was right to ping you.
Uh.. no. Capacitor driven lights are new-fangled innovations that have
onlyt been slowly dripping into the marketplace lately, and even now most
bikes have regular lights on their dynamos. Well, they used to, at least,
until vandalism happened.
Lately meaning what.. 3 years? 4? That's when I first knew about
Something like that, on high-end bikes only, usually paired with a hub
generator. Which is about a fifth of a bike's typical lifespan.
BUt if you don't have capacitor lights and you are on the road then
you have to either have an auxiliary light or else cop it sweet when
the cop sees no light and you are astride the bike.
Huh.. really? What about an extra-long traffic light period (often the
bikelights only come on every 2 or 3 full cycles of the regular lights
during rushhour, fr instance), where the capacitor runs down?
On my bike, the rear is batterypowered and the front has an halogen with a
LED backup for standing still, but the secondary beater bike just has
regular dynamo lights.