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Understand that an LED circuit consists of a voltage/current source (dyno or battery), a current limiter (resistor or something more exotic), and the LED itself. "LED" means "light emitting diode", and a "diode" is a one-way switch -- a "rectifier" that, in other situations, can be used to convert AC to DC. So current only flows through an LED in one ...


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No, road brake levers are not compatible with v-brakes. If you're dead set on switching to drop bars on a bike with v-brakes, you'll need to either switch the brakes to cantilevers or use a travel agent to correct the pull ratio. Personally, I'd just switch to cantilevers. I've never used a travel agent, but I've heard they can be finicky. There's also a ...


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I just can't think of any reason for your idea not to work, but to be sure, carefully examine both the dynamo and the lamps looking for any identification of operating voltage. Otherwise, do a search for your Dynamo and light system specifications. If none of these yields any results, then, if you are unsure on voltage, do a simple test with pieces of wire ...


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Yes, a battery holder and switch from radio shack would accomplish this. Most dynamos are 6vac and can be replaced with 4xAAs or the 5vdc from a USB pack. You can ignore the issue about polarity as the dyno lights that I've worked are either incandescent and don't care or are LED but have built in blocking diodes and don't care. Whether you would want to do ...


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In theory there's nothing wrong with that idea. In practice there are a few things you'll need to consider. LEDs have a cutoff voltage below which they won't work, so you'll need to stay above that You'll need a switch or something This will all need to be waterproof LEDs are directional, if you try to power them backwards they won't work There's ...


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The switch to an IGH is never as simple as it looks. There are a couple of things to consider: Wheel: Yes you will need to have a new wheel built replacing the hub with a IGH hub. You can reuse the rim (if spoke count matches) but will also require new spokes. Dropouts: The Globe Works 3 has a semi horizontal rear dropout while the Globe Works 2 has a ...



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