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A Commuter Loving my TwoFish
on December 14, 2009
Cheap dedicated bike lights are generally not worth their price. They may or may not be bright enough and tend to be bulky or have lousy mounting solutions. Good bike lights ($45 and up) are out of my current budget so I got a couple of TwoFish blocks from Amazon and a pair of cheap LED flashlights at Harbor Freight and I'm a pig in slop. I like the small-ness, the versatility, not being tied to a specific light and the ease of moving the bracket from one bike to another. I like having the pair, but if my wife needs one we just move one to her bike. Here are a few other details:
- I commute on lighted but not busy streets, so my main imperative is being seen, not lighting a dark path.
- The cheap flashlights are fine but I hope to upgrade to Fenixes when I have the budget.
- Like some other reviewers, I'm using 3xAAA lights, which are a little wider than the flashlight side of the block. No problem so far.
- I like the stubby form factor of the 3xAAA lights more than the longish 2xAA lights.
- If you need to light completely dark trails, you may have trouble finding a bright enough mini-flashlight and/or one with a wide enough beam... just a guess.
- Most AA/AAA flashlights won't give side lighting as some bike lights do... consider if this is important to you.