Luxos U Warranty Chat

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Rusty Piton
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I'm about to build my second wheel around this hub:

http://www.longleafbicycles.com/collections/dynohubs/products/shimano-dh-3n80-dynohub
Rim was toast, hub is perfect after five winters of daily use.
Get a Shimano dynohub. Do it.
If you have a rear rack, this light is great for the price. I have 3 of em.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Herrmans-H-Track-hub-dynamo-dynohub-tail-lamp-The-brightest-we-have-tested-/281966942150?hash=item41a68a17c6:g:f5MAAOxyW7tRg1F~

emor wrote:
Bicycle commuting is the worst way to get anywhere except for all the other ways.

Wed, 03/16/2016 - 15:46
jdsmooth
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(Reply to #402)

I also got 3n80s in multiple wheels, outlasting several rims. It puzzles me how they still work like new. Why aren't the bearings toast?

Five-foot drops at speed on unstable terrain? Yep.

Wed, 03/16/2016 - 16:35
heavymetal
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3n80 user here too. Something like 20,000 km on it without ANY servicing and still not missing a beat. Pretty incredible.

Wed, 03/16/2016 - 16:37
emor
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the other plus is that it doesn't have stupid narrow flange spacing like the SP hubs

"my main life goal is to have a dirtbag camper van with a bunch of bikes on it, go camping every vacation forever" -- me

Wed, 03/16/2016 - 18:27
Rusty Piton
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Plus it's made by a fishing reel company!

emor wrote:
Bicycle commuting is the worst way to get anywhere except for all the other ways.

Wed, 03/16/2016 - 22:50
aek
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I kind of wish it was prettier...

Now, silver TB14s or grey?

doofo wrote:
tarck eats ur soul one lol at a time

Thu, 03/17/2016 - 03:54
mander
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been on the same fishmano since 2009, four rim swaps, would again

Thu, 03/17/2016 - 04:27
aek
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Ok, that Fishmano seems pretty rad, and cheap!

Now, front light?

doofo wrote:
tarck eats ur soul one lol at a time

Thu, 03/17/2016 - 07:52
jdsmooth
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(Reply to #409)

aek wrote:
Ok, that Fishmano seems pretty rad, and cheap!

Now, front light?

I'd get a B&M CYO Premium. This one: https://www.bike24.com/p267802.html

Five-foot drops at speed on unstable terrain? Yep.

Thu, 03/17/2016 - 09:53
emor
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I saw an IQ X for $146 at my LBS. The Cyo Premium was $109. I'd go with the IQ X for less than $40 difference in price.

"my main life goal is to have a dirtbag camper van with a bunch of bikes on it, go camping every vacation forever" -- me

Thu, 03/17/2016 - 11:02
tamaso
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(Reply to #411)

aek wrote:
Ok, that Fishmano seems pretty rad, and cheap!

Now, front light?

Did you see my post? ha.

Thu, 03/17/2016 - 12:03
aek
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Well now I did.

doofo wrote:
tarck eats ur soul one lol at a time

Fri, 03/18/2016 - 04:37
tamaso
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Sun, 03/20/2016 - 14:04
heavymetal
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Niiiice.
Did it mount up easy enough to the HC rack? Guessing no problems....

Sun, 03/20/2016 - 21:00
Rentable Faxmachine
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That's got me thinking that it's time to go back to a dyno. Any other beam photos?

Sun, 03/20/2016 - 21:44
emor
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That is a good looking beamshot

"my main life goal is to have a dirtbag camper van with a bunch of bikes on it, go camping every vacation forever" -- me

Sun, 03/20/2016 - 22:28
tamaso
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(Reply to #417)

heavymetal wrote:
Niiiice.
Did it mount up easy enough to the HC rack? Guessing no problems....

Yup, mounted up just fine, same as the Cyo Premium it replaced. The fork crown mount it comes with could actually be disassembled and used to get the light lower and more forward on the HC rack, but I like the light up and protected by the rack somewhat, plus the tire shadow doesn't bother me.

All the other beamshots I have look the same-- does a pretty good job of capturing the beam. It looks a bit brighter IRL if anything. That was taken on a paved trail that gets little to no street illumination.

Beam is noticeable brighter than Cyo Premium, worth the extra money no doubt for me-- everything just looks crisper and clearer.

Mon, 03/21/2016 - 00:47
JUGE FREDD
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what about the standlight?

in terms of brightness and time

It's a struggle, but you cut out his tongue, and his last words are "atmo atmo Atmo ATMO ATMOOOOOGORIHGGHRSHGGRLMGGMMGMgrrglegurglegrr....."
– akasnowmaaan

Mon, 03/21/2016 - 16:48
lukasz
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I'm quite intrigued. What does the mounting situation look like?

Mon, 03/21/2016 - 17:31
tamaso
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(Reply to #420)

JUGE FREDD wrote:
what about the standlight? in terms of brightness and time

I didn't pay attention that closely to the standlight, other than to note that it actually projects illumination unlike the LED goatee on the Cyo P it replaced. I'll report back-- maybe I can get a dusk shot of it in the same spot as the beamshot (Interurban trail, northbound between 115th and 125th at night, for Seattle ppl).

lukasz wrote:
I'm quite intrigued. What does the mounting situation look like?

As others have mentioned, the mounting band (dimpled black plastic) rotates 180deg so it can be mounted hanging as well. I have a short piece of all-thread going into the threaded hole on the HC rack, then the mount band surrounded by washers, then a nylock nut on the outside-- I had an idea that this would give me something more akin to the 'sandwich' mounting by allowing the angle to be adjusted w/o loosening or tightening it, but IDK if it really works any better than just a bolt through the band into the rack hole. I'll take a pic later.

Mon, 03/21/2016 - 18:21
emor
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Tomaso, are you the guy I see riding a NFE down Pine in the AM and up in the PM?

"my main life goal is to have a dirtbag camper van with a bunch of bikes on it, go camping every vacation forever" -- me

Mon, 03/21/2016 - 18:40
NOVELTYNAME
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there are so many bike nerds in seattle you cant distinguish who owns a NFE

"Folks want options!"

Mon, 03/21/2016 - 18:41
Tail Hook Lengthener
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(Reply to #423)

NOVELTYNAME wrote:
there are so many bike nerds in seattle you cant distinguish who owns a NFE

On the recent populaire, I ended up asking a random nerd with an NFE if he was Tomaso. It wasn't, but we rode together anyway.

Sneaky Viking wrote:
when you look back at your life sometimes you see a set of hands on your keyboard and a set of paws, but sometimes there's only a set of paws and that's when Tarckbear was typing for you.

Mon, 03/21/2016 - 18:42
lukasz
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Shoulda stayed in DC man

Mon, 03/21/2016 - 18:45
emor
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(Reply to #425)

NOVELTYNAME wrote:
there are so many bike nerds in seattle you cant distinguish who owns a NFE

I keep trying to see if this guy has an IQ-X but haven't been able to identify it yet

"my main life goal is to have a dirtbag camper van with a bunch of bikes on it, go camping every vacation forever" -- me

Mon, 03/21/2016 - 18:48
tamaso
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(Reply to #426)

emor wrote:
are you the guy I see riding a NFE down Pine in the AM and up in the PM?

I don't think so, Dexter is my commuter jam-- I'm coming up Pine in the PM sometimes in search of booze, but not daily... Mine is wearing black fenders, red jandd frame bag, unintentional '12th-man' cable colors, and I just put some really garish splash tape on the bars-- should be hard to miss. Maybe it's the back alley bikes guy (Ben?)?

lukasz wrote:
Shoulda stayed in DC man

Hard no-longer being 'NFE-guy'... Although there was another DC dude who got a size M at the same time as me, and went fully balleur with the Ultegra Hydros on his-- didn't see daily duty or have TAF rainbow cables like mine tho. Lil' bike nerd in a big pond over here.

Mon, 03/21/2016 - 18:54
tamaso
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(Reply to #427)

edit: double post

Mon, 03/21/2016 - 18:57
emor
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No, it's not Ben. Some other bro. There are so many NFEs in Seattle. I also see a woman riding one on Pine almost every day, wesbarf has one, there's the really dorky one I see at Free Range all the time, Bonechilling has one. Am I missing any?

"my main life goal is to have a dirtbag camper van with a bunch of bikes on it, go camping every vacation forever" -- me

Mon, 03/21/2016 - 19:20
Tail Hook Lengthener
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Mine is still not built, because lazy.

Sneaky Viking wrote:
when you look back at your life sometimes you see a set of hands on your keyboard and a set of paws, but sometimes there's only a set of paws and that's when Tarckbear was typing for you.

Mon, 03/21/2016 - 19:27
tamaso
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Are you Zach?

Mon, 03/21/2016 - 23:41
Tail Hook Lengthener
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(Reply to #431)

emor wrote:
No, it's not Ben. Some other bro. There are so many NFEs in Seattle. I also see a woman riding one on Pine almost every day, wesbarf has one, there's the really dorky one I see at Free Range all the time, Bonechilling has one. Am I missing any?

There's the big dude with the basket and the beard who isn't Tomaso, maybe he's already on the list. There's also Kyle, who might actually have the most miles logged of any single NFE owner.

Sneaky Viking wrote:
when you look back at your life sometimes you see a set of hands on your keyboard and a set of paws, but sometimes there's only a set of paws and that's when Tarckbear was typing for you.

Mon, 03/21/2016 - 23:48
blackholelectron
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(Reply to #432)

JUGE FREDD wrote:
what about the standlight?

in terms of brightness and time

since the standlight is actually inside the optics, coming from a cyo premium t senso plus, I find it a big improvement- but I have no experience with a luxos u for comparison's sake, unfortunately. the standlight also seems brightest towards the top of the beam, at the cutoff. it's useful for illumination while stopped, and is a great be-seen light, but certainly no replacement for a headlamp or what have you

lukasz wrote:
I'm quite intrigued. What does the mounting situation look like?

DATA POINTS! this is how I have it mounted- using the articulating arm thingy that comes with the light, and just an M6 bolt through that attaching it to the rack:

You can see how it works a bit more clearly here with the light unmounted:

I think this mounting gets the light out a bit farther in front and reduces wheel shadow, but I might try mounting the light upside down (also using the arm) just to compare.

Quote:
if you're happily shuffling between rural corn dog purchases at 14mph, how are your needs not being met?

Tue, 03/22/2016 - 09:40
tamaso
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(Reply to #433)

Awesome! That mounting style was exactly what I was talking about. IDK if I'll end up doing that with mine or not, but I like that it's an option with the included hardware. Mine looks like this:

Tue, 03/22/2016 - 13:56
lukasz
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Cool beans guys! I want to see an Edelux 2 head-to-head.

Tue, 03/22/2016 - 14:02
JUGE FREDD
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(Reply to #435)

Wintage Townie wrote:
There's the big dude with the basket and the beard who isn't Tomaso

that's Lee (lantius)

there's also Paul, who's got the prototype of the Cyclefab mini rear rack

It's a struggle, but you cut out his tongue, and his last words are "atmo atmo Atmo ATMO ATMOOOOOGORIHGGHRSHGGRLMGGMMGMgrrglegurglegrr....."
– akasnowmaaan

Tue, 03/22/2016 - 15:38
JUGE FREDD
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(Reply to #436)

blackholelectron wrote:
I might try mounting the light upside down (also using the arm) just to compare.

good idea

using the arm is the best method

you can tighten the hell out of it onto the rack without having to worry about aiming

the business end of the arm is forked, so you can aim it without affecting tightness and vice-versa

It's a struggle, but you cut out his tongue, and his last words are "atmo atmo Atmo ATMO ATMOOOOOGORIHGGHRSHGGRLMGGMMGMgrrglegurglegrr....."
– akasnowmaaan

Tue, 03/22/2016 - 15:41
heavymetal
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Goddamnit, now I reaaallly want an IQ-X

Tue, 03/22/2016 - 16:04
Rusty Piton
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Goddamnit. Where's the best place to buy one?

emor wrote:
Bicycle commuting is the worst way to get anywhere except for all the other ways.

Wed, 03/23/2016 - 11:08
ergott
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(Reply to #439)

Update (sort of)

So I opened the light up and it's just a tiny lens that's a little loose. I stuck the top of a toothpick into the gap and it's working perfectly.

Should I even bother with the warranty? I'm content if my fix continues to work.

ergott wrote:
Question for IQ-X early adopters.

One of the light elements is loose in mine. It vibrates while riding as does it's reflection in the mirror thingy. Anyone else? Should I start a warranty?

If someone on here did it, I'd probably like it. Since it was done by someone I don't know, they're a fucking idiot.

Wed, 03/23/2016 - 11:13
NOVELTYNAME
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dont bother
you will have this lamp for like 18 months before the latest nerd lamp comes out and you decide you want that instead

"Folks want options!"

Wed, 03/23/2016 - 11:46
emor
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personally I'd send an email to them, ask them to send a new unit out and let you use the current unit until it comes

"my main life goal is to have a dirtbag camper van with a bunch of bikes on it, go camping every vacation forever" -- me

Wed, 03/23/2016 - 13:53
Andrew_Squirrel
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My IQ-X arrived last night. I was most interested in seeing what it looked like in upside down mode since I will use it that way on the Rawland
It appears that it was designed for 0 deg and 180 deg rotation. I thought I read somewhere that you could also operate it in 90 deg and 270 deg position but that appears to be false unless you can deal with the side LED's being covered + drain hole without a plug.
The way the wires exit the enclosure in 180 deg upside down mode is pretty terrible. Not sure how they could have improved the design to accomodate the floating wires but for some reason I envisioned the lens mechanism rotating within while keeping all of the outer mounting brackets and wires fixed.

Note the circular drain hole. The black band that wraps around has two locating "plugs" that are detents for 0 deg and 180 deg. The "plug" isn't rubber but the same plastic compound

Wed, 03/23/2016 - 14:14
emor
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The mounting arm is perpendicular? That's annoying. Germans and their crown mounts, ugh

"my main life goal is to have a dirtbag camper van with a bunch of bikes on it, go camping every vacation forever" -- me

Wed, 03/23/2016 - 14:30
Rusty Piton
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Man, all that plastic is just gonna shatter the first time I ride in sub zero temps right?
That's how this happened:

emor wrote:
Bicycle commuting is the worst way to get anywhere except for all the other ways.

Wed, 03/23/2016 - 15:59
Andrew_Squirrel
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Cool thing about the IQ-X plastic mounting ring is if it split like the Cyo I could see B&M sending you a replacement ring. The install would be trivial and work as good as new.

Wed, 03/23/2016 - 16:07
tamaso
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At least that band is replaceable? The wire orientation was exactly why I thought about mounting it hanging, but didn't...

Wed, 03/23/2016 - 16:08
jeffro
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I mounted mine hanging and pulled the wires back up around the body to pop them back through the hanger to wrangle them. It's...OK. But yeah, somehow having the business bits in a rotating bezel would have been cool.

Wed, 03/23/2016 - 16:19
Andrew_Squirrel
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(Reply to #448)

jeffro wrote:
I mounted mine hanging and pulled the wires back up around the body to pop them back through the hanger to wrangle them. It's...OK. But yeah, somehow having the business bits in a rotating bezel would have been cool.

Yeah, just went back a few pages and reread your post that already mentioned this.

Wed, 03/23/2016 - 16:23
turpencat
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seeing everyone with broken headlamps is bumming me out

johnnyraja wrote:
If you've never done it then yes, it's very surprising.

Wed, 03/23/2016 - 22:28
aek
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Is theft of lights a thing? I'm hesitant to spend €100 on a light for a bike I lock up all over town, sometimes overnight.

doofo wrote:
tarck eats ur soul one lol at a time

Thu, 03/24/2016 - 06:35

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