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I have now built 9x this housing for my local bike group at cost. Problem is that more folks want it and I am out of bar stock and bored outta my mind making these.
So I am going to ask a local machine shop to churn these housings out - PROVIDED THERE IS SUFFICIENT INTEREST. Since I will get a bulk discount if I make somewhere between 20-50.

Please note - there is nothing for sale yet. When there is I will post a classified add.

Would you buy one housing at ~70USD ???
This should include HAii anodizing, but a diy job in my kitchen ( so quality may not be fantastic - but will be better then plain)

You will need to do the rest of the work yourself such as drilling the right size cable hole (predillled with a starter) and sorting out your own mount - it will be threaded for a m4 or m5 and is ideal for the standard cateye mount.

The housing will look similar to the last 2 on the right.
weight is about 110g.
heatsink is integrated 1 cm al plate.
design as follows (waterproof via silicone)
 

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Crissillo, thanks for the info. But I am not selling anything yet, this post was to find out if I have sufficient interest to proceed. I need somewhere about 20-50 to be able to get a decent price. If there is sufficient interest - then I will purchase an add to sell the housing.
Apologies if my original post was not clear enough
 

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heatstroke said:
Crissillo, thanks for the info. But I am not selling anything yet, this post was to find out if I have sufficient interest to proceed. I need somewhere about 20-50 to be able to get a decent price. If there is sufficient interest - then I will purchase an add to sell the housing.
Apologies if my original post was not clear enough
Yeah.. I understand.... it was just a friendly reminder ;) ... no worries...

hope there is enough interest... the housing looks real good
 

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Clarification & update.
yes these can either use the triple or quad.
- test anodization was a 50% success - problem with the die not being a decent color ( the search for Dylon continues)

Have not dropped the proto yet a the machine shop so no quote yet
 

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dazzat3 said:
I am toying with using the cheap $42.69 USD Cutter triple "500 lumens", running rechargable AA's Ni-MH - 12V.

http://www.cutter.com.au/proddetail.php?prod=cut790
For an extra 50 you can get a triple R2 and a bflex driver. 750lm, thats a significant upgrade.
You really need a dimmer on anything over 400lm, even if only to extend run times. Most of my riding is at a level below this(but it is nice to pump it up to 700 when speeds pick up)!.
 

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dazzat3,
I've used that kit in 4 lights now - and 3 more are on the way. Got them at the sale price of 35. It is an awesome kit and really great value for money. For some reason the one of Q4s with this driver are slightly brighter than my r2s and Q5 on the Bflex. Both lights are pulling between 7.5 watts on my wattsup meter. I can not compare the remaining lights I've built with that kit as I have yet to receive the cutters narrow optice (currently using Kathod - which are poor)

light update: Anodizing - I have 50/50 success with it - using inkjet dye. The finish is not great - no ChrisKing finish. Color is purple or black matt. Honestly - I may need to just stick to clear matt anodized since color shows up every single blemish.


Machining. The housing is still with the machine shop waiting for the man to have a bit of free time to make a test run. Sorry - but I can not rush him..
 

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Discussion Starter · #19 · (Edited)
Troutie-mtb,
Disclaimer/Health warning first : Annodizing chemicals can make you look like Freddy Kruger :

Now here are my links - i'm too lazy to shoot some photos.
The only item I am using is a wattsup meter to monitor the current and a 12V 5A transformer (rectified) + a dimming switch to generate the appropraite current levels /

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http://anodizing.blogspot.com/
http://asuwlink.uwyo.edu/~metal/anodizing2.html
http://www.focuser.com/atm/anodize/anodize.html
http://www.bryanpryor.com/Anodizing.php
 
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