This has been such a fun bike to tinker with from time to time and has really turned out to be such a comfortable, versatile bike for touring and commuting built from scratch and pretty much building it on the cheap investing in new parts as appropriate, particularly with the Avid BB7 disc brakes. Rather than chat up what a nice ride this bike is, particularly now with eight new gears I thought I would share some of the cool gear I received as gifts this year. Only after sharing a tid bit of helpful information of course, irregardless of how obscure that may seem to some.
It has a waterproof design, versatile mounting bracket with rubber strap that can be use on handlebars or remove the sliding clip from the rubber strap and clip it onto a backpack or seat bag. As a front light the Blackburn 2 fer provides sixty lumens of white light or twenty lumens of red light as a rear light.
What I don't like is the run time of the lithium polymer battery. Ninety minutes while running continuous light or five hours in flashing mode. Fortunately the light has a fuel gauge and charge indicator. No, the sixty lumens in front on while light mode is not enough to light up the road in front of you at night but that's not what this light is designed for. For that I continue to use the tried and true Cygolite 360 which provides many front light options including a couple of strobing or flashing modes. However as a rear light or as a small light to have around the campsite, the little Blackburn 2 fer is a very small, packable lightweight option. Just make sure you keep the batteries charged as the charging time is approximately three hours when battery has been completely run down. For this reason, if my loved ones would have asked me rather than purchasing me a new light I would have suggested the USB rechargeable Cygolite Hotshot which has a two hundred hour run time! Yep, you read that right, but I am still very appreciative of this gift and will find a way to make use of it as it is quite a versatile little light.
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Four Lights for Around Forty Bucks
So, wanted to give a shout to our readers and fellow bike folks, Happy New Year, looking forward to sharing more information regarding new gear and bike touring fun via this blog. As we go into our third year of sharing bike enthusiasm, knowledge and experience we are looking forward to 2016 being our best year thus far. Third year's the charm : ) Happy Bike Touring to you and your loved ones with warm regards and gratitude for all the support of our small business efforts, generosity and readership over the past couple years it is very much appreciated. Thank You!
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