Having multiple bikes for multiple purposes is fun and all, but if you use them at night, it is imperative that they be equipped with proper lighting. Almost all my bikes have dynamo-powered lighting, but as I mentioned in an earlier post, I like to have a back-up battery-powered taillight as well. I used to move the taillight to the bike I ride in the past and it worked quite well, but it was not flawless:
- I have been known to be forgetful and not move the light to the bike I rode on a given day
- Quickly-detachable lights are also an invitation to misfits
- I had to replicate the mounting brackets on multiple bikes, so I can swap them. Although, in the case of the Dinotte 140R-AA, there wasn't a need for mounting brackets as the system mounted to the seat-post using an elastic band. But then, I have bikes with differing seat post diameters...well, you get the idea :)
The two black pouches that you see on either side of the helmet hold the battery packs. Each one contains 4 AA batteries.
Dinotte 140R-AA and the Planet Bike Superflash Turbo.
Dinotte 200L-AA-S , just below the battery pack on the right side of the helmet? I use this light to try to notify traffic (merging onto the road that I am on) of my presence. Phew, that was a painful-to-coin sentence :)
Michael's idea! Thanks, Michael :)
I am yet to test the new helmet setup in traffic. I will let you know if there any surprises.