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    Besides Amoeba, who else is selling DIYs?

    Besides Amoeba, who else is selling DIYs?

    (in this case DIY is a misnomer, but you get what I mean)

    Thanks.


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    Since you asked

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    Quote Originally Posted by zen bicycle
    Since you asked
    Wow, those look fantastic! Nice job

    To be honest I have a MS on the way since it never occurred to me, prior to purchasing, that some of the DIY folks might be selling their wares.

    When I'm back in the market I won't hesitate to check those out.


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    Thinking about selling some of mine, but they don’t look very nice… but the “ghettosthetics” ensures no one will want to steal them off your bike.
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    Possibly may decide to market the Trinity xG and Trinity xE.

    I'll keep ya posted.

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    Troutie-mtb...

    If you've spent any time in the DIY forum you've seen his handy work.
    http://www.troutie.com/index.php

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmitchell13
    Troutie-mtb...

    If you've spent any time in the DIY forum you've seen his handy work.
    http://www.troutie.com/index.php
    Wow I'm really liking those Troutie lights a lot I have been looking at the Troutie lights for the past day. I will be buying a few of those lights tomorrow. The design of the lights and the clamp design are nice.

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    The triple XPG or E K-light is another alternative. This builder ( Kerry )hails from down under. I bought one last year. Nice light for the bars.

    Link > http://cncdelite.com/

    There is also some nice lights made by Daniel at HIDtech. Once again from down under. I have the HIDtech Lumen8R quad XRE R-2 light that I use helmet mounted. A very nice light.

    His link> http://www.hidtechnologies.com.au/index.php

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    What about LEDgend Lights........
    LEDgend lights ready.........almost

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    The best DIY deal on the planet is from cutter, and its trout's 7up kit...(you gota build it)

    looks like killer killer deal's happening right now!

    geta 7up ya!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ktronik
    The best DIY deal on the planet is from cutter, and its trout's 7up kit...(you gota build it)

    looks like killer killer deal's happening right now!

    geta 7up ya!!!

    K
    I gotta say I was tempted when I saw that email tonight.

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    I'm on the same boat, liking for a "Already Made" light system since I'm clueless about electronics but I rather support a forum member than a big old company.

    Please keep the links coming

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    I'd say look in to Trout's Liberator...that's probably the one I'd be ballin'.

    That or Amoeba dual XP-G with Regina reflectors.
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    What is the email you guys received about a Trout 7-up package from Cutter? Anyway to get in on this deal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cat-man-do
    There is also some nice lights made by Daniel at HIDtech. Once again from down under. I have the HIDtech Lumen8R quad XRE R-2 light that I use helmet mounted. A very nice light.

    His link> http://www.hidtechnologies.com.au/index.php
    Pigmy's are on sale at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fujio001
    What is the email you guys received about a Trout 7-up package from Cutter? Anyway to get in on this deal?

    It was back in April. The 7-up kit was heavily discounted.

    Like most companies you can sign up for periodical emails from them, or maybe it happens automagically when you buy stuff, I can't remember.

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    Okay...why the crap do people think they can get off selling crap like that?

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    Standard Configuration $345 including GST and postage
    LED Light With Bicycle Helmet Mount
    2350mAh Li-Po Battery (3+hr burn time) with pouch
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    (a 12V input car charger and separate 240V adapter is available upon request)
    12 Month Warranty.
    30 Day Money Back Satisfaction Guarantee (less postage costs)

    Custom configurations available.
    Just tell me your requirements.

    Payment can be made by:-
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    I mean crap man!!! $345?!!

    Troutie could be a multi millionaire at that rate...the 7up would be like $1500 ea.
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    Not sure what you are trying to say here but that is a fair price for what you get IMHO

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    Quote Originally Posted by chelboed
    I mean crap man!!! $345?!!

    Troutie could be a multi millionaire at that rate...the 7up would be like $1500 ea.
    How so, a 7 up board is only $25 more than a quad or triple and optics only about $7 more.

    Troutie's 7 up kit from cutter is $300aud but you still need a protected battery, charger and mount for battery

    A basic triple or quad housing ready made with mounts but without electronics is $176

    Really anything around $350aud is a reasonable price, but thats why people some of us diy to save money, but when you add up your time and consumables you will be amazed just how much a diy light actually costs. In reality if I could afford a ready made light I would but it's too much fun making my own.
    Last edited by brad72; 09-29-2010 at 08:38 PM.

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    Actually Ed I have to agree with ktronic and brad on this one.

    Not sure what buttons you're pressing on the calculator but $420 for the top kit less 20% only comes to $336. It should also be noted that is Aussie dollars which, whilst unusually high against most currencies at the moment, means its even less for those OS.

    If you compare it against most other "name brand lights" with a similar spec, and by that I don't mean ones that are being sold out of china under about 20 different names, then it is quite reasonably priced.

    as a complete package I don't think its too bad a deal, particularly for those that don't have confidence in electronics or access to a neighbours lathe

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    That's not a bad price for us in the UK at around £210. When you consider that they have to pay staff etc

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    Okay...help me out here then...the way I'm calculating from Cutter's website...the 7up is about $300 USD.

    Why would I pay $336 for a 600 lumen triple when a 1700lm G/E board 7up is $300? Okay...I still gotta build a battery for the 7up, right? Still...you're getting 3x the light.
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    Oh yeah...and I'm retracting post #5, LOL. I have realized that there's no way that I can hack out DIY's for people with the equipment that I've got...I'll leave that to people with experience who have it perfected. Not that what I've produced can hang anyhoo. Fun hobby though.

    Maybe in another decade when I am better equipped and have more knowledge...I could do what I thought...but definitely not after dabbling in it a bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yetibetty
    That's not a bad price for us in the UK at around £210. When you consider that they have to pay staff etc
    In our Australian factory we pay unskilled process workers about $17/hour (£10.37) and our fitters $30/hour (£18.30) plus penalties. A standard machine shop will charge $75/hour (£45.70) for machining plus materials and consumables . Makes you realize why things start to add up.

    We cannot make products for the price they can be imported from the UK due to wage differences etc

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