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hippy

Member since Mar 2007 • Last active Sep 2017

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    No chance, just spent 4 days in Berlin and going to gig tonight. I'm basically pickled already.

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    I could do TCR and TABR with batteries, of course. But then you have to think about that annoying unknown - battery life. Do you have enough charge to get through a night? Do you stop at Hotel X and sleep for 4hrs while recharging even though you're not tired?

    I hated riding audaxes with my smaller light and running it low because I was never sure how long it would actually last. With a dynamo I don't think about that any more. It's one less stress I have to deal with which is worth the few watts they cost.

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    The cost of things is quickly forgotten.

    Being unable to finish a ride because of kit failure is not.

    I didn't want a USB Werk as I've heard more problems with them but perhaps that's simply because when I was looking they were more common so: greater numbers = greater failures.

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    I've scraped mine out with a small screwdriver before and inserted the USB connector a few times to clean it out. This was on an 800 with mini USB not the 1000 though which uses the smaller micro USB and is likely trickier to do.

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    Put it in a jar with rice to dry it out?

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    I've got a prototype D1 that is still working so, yeah, pretty reliable :)

    I don't know much about the new versions but I've certainly no reason to doubt their usefulness given my experience with the initial version.

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    I still wonder whether he actually created that

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