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  • Wear a helmet. Despite recent advances in medical science, brains still cannot be mended nor replaced.
  • Wear gloves or mitts. Hands often hit the ground first. Cuts and grazes invite infection and a hospital visit.
  • Wear eye protection, it only takes a twig or thorn to lose an eye. Crud catchers are a good idea in mucky weather.
  • When downhilling, for your own protection, allow plenty of space behind the rider in front.
  • Bring a bare minimum emergency tool kit and a spare inner tube.
  • Breakdowns are a bore. Plan not to have any by ensuring your bike is in perfect working order.
  • Punctures are also tedious. You can minimise them by fitting latex tubes, slime tubes or running tubeless tyres.

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£22 cheapo head torch

On Thursday I was telling Dom about my new head torch so here is what I bought and where from. It was roughly £11 for the torch and £11 for the batteries and charger. I found it on the bike radar lights thread.

Batteries x2
Adapter plug

This is where I found all the info, they do talk about charging the batteries in a biscuit tin in case they explode so be careful...

Bike radar forum

Oh and they take about 3 weeks to come from china


Re: £22 cheapo head torch

Can someone please explain why we're not all riding £49 bikes from Tesco's?

Re: £22 cheapo head torch

Really?? Tesco do mountain bikes for £49??

Bloody hell - that's brilliant! I paid thousands for mine - allegedly on special offer - when I could have gone to Bar Hill and got one off the shelf.

Boy, have I learned my lesson!


Re: £22 cheapo head torch

One reason we dont ride very low end mountain bikes is because their performance is significantly inferior to bicycles in the £500 and upwards bracket.

Although I have yet to see it, I suspect Graham's Head torch will have a lighting performance quite close to lights costing 6 times the amount. But it looks like substantial home insurance is required!

Re: £22 cheapo head torch

I've used one of these for a few years. Really good. Just bought a version that has a seperate battery. Remember to take a spare battery on the ride, the single one lasts about 2 hours.



Re: £22 cheapo head torch

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm..... mine lasts 5 hrs on max......GGGGGGGRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!

Re: £22 cheapo head torch

they are always out of stock!! (dud der der dud dud....dum dum)

Re: £22 cheapo head torch

Not supprised they are out of stock at that price!

At that price they can be considered disposable. If they last a year then you are quids in, if they last 2 years you are laughing.

I guess the only thing in favour of my lights is the 5 year replacement warranty if you can break them! I guess with my track record I need to stick to the AyUp's ;)