Open letter to Planet Bike
Dear Planet Bike,
You guys are awesome, really. I love that you give 25% to bicycle advocacy. I love that your fenders are inexpensive and work like a charm. I like that you guys are accessible, affordable and give a damn. Your computers rock my world.
I don’t like that all of your lights get water in them and then quit working on me. This has now happened to 3 lights (Beamer, Blaze 1/2 watt and Blaze 1 watt), so I have given up on your lighting. Which sucks, because they are so very bright. However, brightness is of no good to me when 3 days after a storm it goes dark while riding University Blvd. I have tried drying it after a storm, I change the batteries whenever they need it (before even), I never leave them on when I go inside somewhere…yet it continues to happen.
My taillights tend to last longer and for that I am grateful. My superflash still has a tendency to turn on and off randomly for days after a rain, but I can deal with that a bit better. I have taken to keeping another back light as back up, something I should not have to do.
I read long ago that you were changing the gaskets to fix this…has it been done? Is this normal or just my bad luck? I would love to come back to you, but can’t risk it anymore.
*Thanks to my local bike shop for taking these lights back with no questions and helping me find something that will (hopefully) work.