Tag Info

New answers tagged

0

When I upgraded an old 1970s road bike into a commuter, I put a front Sanyo dynohub on it. I love it. I never have to worry about dead batteries and so I can keep the light on all the time -- which increases my visibility considerably. A huge safety plus in my book. As to costs: the dynohub and wheel cost me $85 with free shipping on the giant auction site ...


1

I'm a year round commuter, and here in the Pacific Northwet it is often dark on the ride both to and from work during the winter. While I've been considering a hub generator for my commuter, I don't think I can really justify the cost. If I went touring on multi-day rides [or won the lottery], then yes I would get a hub generator [or generators]. Most of ...


4

...is replacing his battery powered lights the best way of doing the job? Be aware that we can't answer this without mor information. I commute year-round in Minnesota and we have condition close to yours. Here are my thoughts and experience with dyno hubs: I tried a dyno hub because I wanted what I thought was simplicity but when I executed the ...


3

Pedal power can be a roller that goes against the wheel a dynamo in the hub. The power generators against the wheel are not very efficient and I do NOT recommend them. A dynamo in the hub is efficient but it is not cheap and requires a new wheel or a rebuild of an existing wheel. A decent dynamo with lights is going to be over $100 and closer to $200. ...


4

You can get lights that are powered by a dynamo (generator) in the front hub. Combined with bright LED front and rear lights you get excellent visibility (both seeing and being seen) and very little maintenance. The downside is that the equipment is not inexpensive – figure you'll need to spend at least $250 US for a front wheel, headlight and taillight. My ...


2

Bicycles do have dynamo powered lights, which are pedal powered. They used to have a small generator that was rotated by the tyre. But this has been replaced by 'dynanmo hubs', with the generator being attached to the wheel hub. This basically means getting a wheel buildt around the hub or buying a wheel which has this type of hub, which would be fairly ...


7

As already suggested by @Batman, have a look at this Bike Light Database write up. What to look for ... LED - with cheap lights don't believe the claimed Lumen, Look at the LED specification - a CREE XL-M T6 or U2 are probably the one you want. There's not much difference in them, you typically get about real 600 Lumen out of the cheap lights, more ...



Top 50 recent answers are included