I Really Like the Cateye, but...
So, how tied are you to the water bottle shaped battery container?
Tied? Not particularly. Why?Well, using this premade sealed one would cost you about half as much. I can snip the cord right off the top of the old battery, connect it and it's done. About $30-35 total compared to $60-70 to redo the old one. It's just a matter of where you'd put it on the bike. It's got a bit more amperage so you'll get about 5% more runtime.
Wow, half? more? Serious? Looks like it should fit in a bottle cage, but if it doesn't I can always rig-up something.It's the labor -- not having to cut the old one open, scoop out the foam insulation, solder the cells and then reseal it...wouldn't look as good when it's done because of the hot glue reseal. This Werker is a bit heavier, though.
It is a bit heavier, but heck it's for commuting -- I don't really need lightweight. It's not like I'm mountain biking with it.Yeah, new ones are tons lighter. I use a helmet light myself.
Yeah, that's on my list. So, the old charger will work?Yup.
...10 minutes later....
Labor: $9.99 (I might need to change jobs)
Batteries Plus Grand Total to Keep Me on the Road in the Dark Mornings: $28.08
- The Old Bag loves a deal