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Old 05-23-2010, 05:17 PM
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Default Re: My unnecissarily complicated lighting system.

Originally Posted by Junster View Post
Hobby Shops sell sub-c ni-cad batteries for r/c cars. They are just the right size to make a end to end straight battery pack that will slip inside your seat tube. Slip the cells in a fat piece of shrink tubing after you wire it and tie something to it to pull it out if you need to. The draw from bike lights makes the pack very long lasting. If you have a frame with a fatter seat tube you can also rob cells from a old rechargeable drill pack and make one that fits inside the seat post itself.

Seat post battery storage! Thats a sweet Idea. Had not thought of that yet. Thats what I love about this forum! Will have to pack them in well for rattle sounds do able though.
Still gotta have a since of humor.

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Old 05-23-2010, 10:32 PM
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Default Re: My unnecissarily complicated lighting system.

Hah, hiding batteries in the seat tube, now there's an idea. You could probably just slide a bunch of NiMH C cells down the tube and they'd connect themselves in series for ya.

Either way, I'm just glad I no longer have that SLA battery sitting on my desk, taunting me to do something with it. I'll probably wait till it goes bust before I start looking for a stealthier solution.

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