Reviving a set of OLD BLT's

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by fossyant, 30 Aug 2007.

  1. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    South Manchester
    With the onset of autumn coming (OK were not out of August) I thought I'd see if my rather old BLT's still worked.... They are an early model, halogen front and standard rear filament arrangement - both using the same type of casing, and a bottle battery. The units are at least 12 years old, and I paid about £80 for them at the time.

    Well, they fired up, all be it dimly (not been used for years as I've only recently started commuting again). £6.99 down at Maplin for a 6v 4.5 ah battery (old one was 2.8ah) and only just crammed it in the bottle (now square in the middle) - rewired and all working.

    Will probably upgrade the front halogen to a brighter one - and maybe use the old front bulb in the rear. These will be used along with a Smart 1/2w rear led, rear helmet led, and my existing cateye opticube front.

    Pleased as punch ! These old lights are well tough. ;)
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice