...battery for the front lights, that is. Type Electron Ni-MH 4.8Ah - the one that is sort of block-shaped, not the bottle-shaped one. I didn't even notice until I tried to switch on the lights this evening (luckily I had a spare). I'd re-charged the battery only last night and installed it this morning, the wire must have chafed right through and short-circuited. I seem to recall seeing a puff of smoke out of the corner of my eye on the commute this morning but it didn't register. Lucky the battery didn't catch fire! Anyway I have the evidence of a length of charred wiring. I've cut out the damaged bit and spliced with a choc-block, and put the battery back on charge. Will it hold any charge now or is it kaput, I wonder? Anyone had a similar experience?