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  • gabriel959gabriel959 Posts: 4,227
    out of stock sadly :(
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  • sarajoysarajoy Posts: 1,675
    Stock: -19 !

    So 19 people will have ordered but won't get one. Hope the dispatch notice means I'm not one of them!
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  • fossyantfossyant Posts: 2,549
    Mine are on their way too... :D
  • :( out of stock when I looked this morning.

    What other lights would people recommend as i'll be needing some for my commutes to work in the dark soon.
    Bianchi. There are no alternatives only compromises!
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  • redveeredvee Posts: 11,922
    Added my name for email notification, will they be as cheap when the new stock arrives? Might nick Sarajoys when she ain't looking when her bike is outside the pub :lol:
    I've added a signature to prove it is still possible.
  • whyamiherewhyamihere Posts: 7,618
    The newer version for £8.95 - http://www.parker-international.co.uk/1 ... newsletter

    In constant mode, this one's actually a legal light, it conforms to the relevant British standards.
  • sarajoysarajoy Posts: 1,675
    The cheek, Redvee!

    Depends which bike I'll be on, and whether you can bring yourself to touch the green and pink abomination I shall be picking up this evening!
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  • davmaggsdavmaggs Posts: 1,008
    both lights arrived today. Unfortunately they included a catalogue of high-end gear that I have been forced to read cover to cover. No panniers though!
  • daniel_bdaniel_b Posts: 10,836
    Mine just arrived at work too!

    Nice glossy catalogue, will have a read of that later!

    Big savings apparently, I love a good bargain me!

    PBK have always given a good service, just their stock levels can sometimes be a bit strange.

    Dan
    Felt F70 05 (Turbo)
    Marin Palisades Trail 91 and 06
    Scott CR1 SL 12
    Cannondale Synapse Adventure 15 & 16 Di2
    Scott Foil 18
  • sarajoysarajoy Posts: 1,675
    Just got mine too, wow yeow that is bright! My eyes...!

    Was hoping I might have ended up with two full fastenings so I could attach to the seat stay on one bike, and the seat post on the other in order to switch between - but sadly that's not to be. Nevermind.
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  • richkrichk Posts: 564
    Now saying sold out. Hopefully mine (two) will arrive tomorrow :)
    There is no secret ingredient...
  • biondinobiondino Posts: 5,990
    fossyant wrote:
    Mmmm good spot but I cannot defile the new frame with mounting points for lights! :lol:

    Knog's for me thanks.

    Aren't decent lights more important. The knogs are OK, but ain't half as bright as a Smart or a Blackburn Mars 4.0............

    Do tell me you have something better than Knogs on the front of the commuter....... :shock:

    Of course - I have two Knogs on the front of the commuter!

    In seriousness, the Knog Gecko I have on the back is a fine light, very bright with 6 or 7 different effects. Shame it's the wrong pink.
  • I ordered some yesterday and they arrived today (standard delivery). Can't fault that. good spot, thanks.
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  • prawnyprawny Posts: 5,426
    Boo! I need rear lights, must be faster! :(
    Saracen Tenet 3 - 2015 - Dead - Replaced with a Hack Frame
    Voodoo Bizango - 2014 - Dead - Hit by a car
    Vitus Sentier VRS - 2017
  • biondinobiondino Posts: 5,990
    I just wasted half my lunch hour going through ALL of PBK's sale items. Nothing! (though the Descente jackets are tops if mine is anything to go by and if I needed one I'd def be considering them)
  • FeynmanCFeynmanC Posts: 649
    Based on your recommendations I ordered one that arrived today - bloody hell it's bright!

    I've just got to work out where to attach it to my bike as the Aldi undersaddle bag i'm currently using is much bigger than my old Specialised one that the zip broke on last week.

    Where do you guys have your rear lights mounted, if not the seat post?
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  • doog442doog442 Posts: 370
    im a tall git hence seat post..loads of spare due to saddle height

    you may consider rucksack?

    ive had one of these for 12 months and went through a whole winter of commuting on the original battery... at least i think its one battery as ive never opened it

    the '' spare' arrived today :wink:
  • FeynmanCFeynmanC Posts: 649
    I am a short git and don't wear a rucksack :?
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  • doog442doog442 Posts: 370
    whats more important.. an aldi saddlebag or a flippin great beacon that tells the world that you are on the road 8)
  • sarajoysarajoy Posts: 1,675
    FeynmanC wrote:
    Where do you guys have your rear lights mounted, if not the seat post?
    Did it come with the seat stay mount?
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  • FeynmanCFeynmanC Posts: 649
    Ahh, that's where the little bracket thingy goes! :oops:

    Yes I have one. I'd guess it should go on the road side to avoid obstruction by the wheel and frame?
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  • FeynmanCFeynmanC Posts: 649
    doog442 wrote:
    whats more important.. an aldi saddlebag or a flippin great beacon that tells the world that you are on the road 8)

    The 2 innertubes and tools that are in the saddlebag, after having to call a colleague to get me when I only took 1 tube on my first day commuting :wink:

    I do want to get a smaller bag again but i'll have to wait a few weeks as I've spent all my bike money for this paycheck :(
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  • sarajoysarajoy Posts: 1,675
    FeynmanC wrote:
    Ahh, that's where the little bracket thingy goes! :oops:

    Yes I have one. I'd guess it should go on the road side to avoid obstruction by the wheel and frame?
    Ayup, rear right, road side of the stay and road side of the whole bike :)
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  • prawnyprawny Posts: 5,426
    FeynmanC wrote:
    Ahh, that's where the little bracket thingy goes! :oops:

    Yes I have one. I'd guess it should go on the road side to avoid obstruction by the wheel and frame?

    You want one for each side, well I say you do, I actually mean I do, but there you go. Ideally I'd haveone each side AND one on the seat post, I read some research a while ago that said drivers can judge closing speed easier in the dark if lights are in a triange formation, apparently the big GS1200 BMW motorbikes are much less likely to have people pull out on them, although that also could be people not wanting to killl Ewan McGregor.
    Saracen Tenet 3 - 2015 - Dead - Replaced with a Hack Frame
    Voodoo Bizango - 2014 - Dead - Hit by a car
    Vitus Sentier VRS - 2017
  • doog442doog442 Posts: 370
    FeynmanC wrote:
    doog442 wrote:
    whats more important.. an aldi saddlebag or a flippin great beacon that tells the world that you are on the road 8)

    The 2 innertubes and tools that are in the saddlebag, after having to call a colleague to get me when I only took 1 tube on my first day commuting :wink:

    I do want to get a smaller bag again but i'll have to wait a few weeks as I've spent all my bike money for this paycheck :(

    hate to say it but why dont you carry a rucksack? or pannier

    If you are commuting surely you carry some 'stuff' to work and its not all in your saddlebag :shock: .

    Seriously though... i take a rucksack to work, carries puncture gear, lunchbox and clean socks,gruds and shirt..all other stuff is at work

    On a day ride at weekends i bin the rucksack and attach the saddlebag with the puncture gear...
  • FeynmanCFeynmanC Posts: 649
    I only ride in a couple of times a week at present, but want to get up to 4 times (can't monday as that's when I start at 6am), so I take in a bag with work clothes and a towel on one day, cycle the next, refresh the clothes bag the next, etc.

    I think i'll give a rucksack a go to give me more flexibility on when to ride (2 days in a row if the weather is right), but 25miles with one on my back on may make me even sweatier than I usually get :wink:

    I don't want panniers cos they'll look wrong andI dont really want to get the mudguards to go on my Defy 2.5 for the same reason, though it's bloody tempting not to have streams of cold road water shooting up my saddlepad :evil:
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  • doog442doog442 Posts: 370
    FeynmanC wrote:
    I only ride in a couple of times a week at present, but want to get up to 4 times (can't monday as that's when I start at 6am), so I take in a bag with work clothes and a towel on one day, cycle the next, refresh the clothes bag the next, etc.

    I think i'll give a rucksack a go to give me more flexibility on when to ride (2 days in a row if the weather is right), but 25miles with one on my back on may make me even sweatier than I usually get :wink:

    I don't want panniers cos they'll look wrong andI dont really want to get the mudguards to go on my Defy 2.5 for the same reason, though it's bloody tempting not to have streams of cold road water shooting up my saddlepad :evil:

    they do a rucksack that sits off your back, im meaning to get one as saves the sweaty back, maybe a deuter but not sure, you may have to research

    as for mudguards, its a no brainer really
  • daniel_bdaniel_b Posts: 10,836
    I use a rackbag on, errr a rack, as I hate getting a sweaty back from wearing a rucksack :evil:

    I use one light on the rack (They have a plate at the back for mounting a light)
    And on the rack bag there is a loop designed for a clip on light.

    Voila, two lights on the rear of my bicycle :D

    Dan
    Felt F70 05 (Turbo)
    Marin Palisades Trail 91 and 06
    Scott CR1 SL 12
    Cannondale Synapse Adventure 15 & 16 Di2
    Scott Foil 18
  • redveeredvee Posts: 11,922
    redvee wrote:
    will they be as cheap when the new stock arrives?

    A big NO. Had an email notification of new stock today and looked at the price when I got home and the price? A mere £12.95 :x
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  • prj45prj45 Posts: 2,208
    doog442 wrote:
    prj45 wrote:
    I actually think they are too bright. :|

    for who....do you mean the half asleep motorist, in pissing down rain with poor wipers at 6.30am on a feb morning

    heaven help the poor buggers :?

    Normal lights that don't dazzle are good enough IMO, and don't actually hurt to look at like these do.

    It's illegal to dazzle, I think these lights border on that.
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