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Questions tagged [dynamo-hub]

Dynamo-hubs are wheel hubs that contain an electricity-generating mechanism (dynamo) that converts wheel motion into electricity to power lights or other accessories on a bicycle. They form an integral part of the wheel in contrast to bottle dynamos that are affixed separately to the bike.

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On fitting 700C rims to a dynamo hub rated for up to 20"

I am currently in the planning stages of creating a really fancy front fork for my bike. For a little background, I want to try to get this custom built Burrows monoblade with disc mount: https://...
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Dynamo cutting out after a couple of seconds

This sounds like I've an electrical issue, but no idea of next steps. I have a Gazelle Tour Populair with what I believe is a Busch & Müller LYT Lumotec Retro front dynamo-powered light. When ...
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Replacing a normal hub with a dynamo hub

I'm the owner of a Kona Sutra 2017. I'm pretty happy with this bike, but I'm looking to get a dynamo hub for it, with some lights and maybe a charger for my phone. So far I managed to figure out that ...
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Change light switch on Supernova E3 Pure (Specialized AWOL Evo)

I bought a second hand Specialized AWOL Evo a while ago. I have problems with my wrist so I bought it as a last try on dropped bars with the backup plan to change the bars to a flat bar or maybe a ...
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“Right” way to store energy from 2 dynamo hubs

I just bought a recumbent trike, and plan to do a fair amount of long-distance traveling on it, to the point that a dynamo hub seems like a really good idea. I was going to put a dynamo hub on one ...
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AC dyno light on battery pack?

I'm running a Supernova E3 PRO 2 of my dynohub. However I would like to use my non-dynohub front-wheel whilst still being able to use the same lights on battery power. The lights have an internal AC/...
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Flashing light when pushing bike with (constant) low speed

When someone pushes his bike beside him in a constant (low) speed the light will not be at constant (low) brightness, instead it will flash with it's full brightness. Why does it work like that?
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Has SRAM discontinued i-light hub dynamo?

I haven't been able to find SRAM hub dynamos lately. Has SRAM discontinued making of hub dynamos?
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Consequences of driving a dynamo backwards

My bike has a hub dynamo in the front wheel. Recently I have replaced the old fork with a used one I got from my local bike club. The new one has fixing points for the cabling on the other side of the ...
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Charging a Garmin Oregon GPS

Does anyone know if you can charge a Garmin Oregon GPS from a bicycle hub dynamo with the optional rechargeable batteries? Thanks Karl.
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Checking that the dynamo hub works

I just bought a second-hand bike for my daughter knowing that the dynamo hub was not working and now I would like to try and repair it. I tested that the dynamo does not produce electricity. I also ...
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Does anyone make a dynamo light buffer battery that will keep it going at full power?

I have a nice SP dynamo hub and an old Supernova E3 Triple dyanamo light. However, the dynamo light isn't very bright when I'm starting my ride, as my ride has a long hill at the very start, so I don'...
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Installing Schwinn Vestige frame LED cable

I read a post (Daniel and Jennifer) from a couple of years ago explaining that the Vestige frame LED should be replaced if it is no longer working. Thanks for that. Now, I'm seeking tips, a guide or ...
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How to waterproof Shimano dynamo connector?

I have a Shimano DH-3N31-NT hub dynamo with following type of connector: Yesterday, diodes in the bridge rectifier of my front LED light exploded. While I was disassembling the light, I noticed that ...
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Do you need to ride gentler with a dynamo hub?

I am going to purchase a dynamo hub and the way I like to ride is carefree abandon - going offroad, up and down curbs, straight through potholes, etc. My bike is a 90's rigid mtb with road tyres (26")....
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Rim dish and flange angle problem

this is the n-th time I have faced with this problem. The problem is than one flange of the rim is higher than another one. As you can see on the photo. My rim is new this time, I have dynamo hub. ...
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How to check your dynamo system?

I just bought my first hub dynamo (Shutter Precision PL-8) with dynamo headlight (Busch + Müller Lumotec IQ2 Eyc N Plus). After installation I figured out that light is not working. How to determine ...
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broken hub dynamo lights 80s Triumph

Trying to fix up my 80s Triumph bike which has a Sturmey Archer 3 speed dynamo hub. The hub has two screws which connect to two cables. I think the hub generates an AC supply and powers a front and ...
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What kinda of maintenance does a Sturmey Archer X-FDD DynoBrake hub need?

I have a Sturmey Archer X-FDD dynohub and drum brake for about 2 years. I've riden it about 6000 miles and I don't know if it is due for maintenance or even what kind of maintenance is required. I can'...
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LED headlight eating away at power output of USB charger

I have the following setup: Shimano DH-3N72 hub dynamo cycle2charge.de USB charger LED headlight and taillight, both capacitor-backed The headlight and USB charger are both directly attached to the ...
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Dynamo Lighting Systems

I'm thinking about ways to put a tail light on my trailer (a B.o.B Yak). Our primary use for the trailer is carrying dogs and running errands around town – so I really like the idea of having lights ...
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Connect a classic raleigh dynamo hub to a lamp?

How do I connect a classic raleigh dynamo hub to a lamp please?
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Are any anti-theft GPS trackers dynamo powered?

I am considering an anti-theft GPS tracker for my bicycle, but I am worried about battery life. Are there any that recharge from a hub dynamo?
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SON 28 Hub Dynamo “Rotation Lock”?

I have bought and successfully installed a SON 28 Dynamo Hub and a Supernova The Plug III on my bicycle. However, when the wheel spins, the Hub Dynamo connectors will spin together with the wheel. ...
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Mounting a dynamo headlight to a front rack

I'm using B&M dynamo powered front light (an Eyc and a Cyo) on two of our bikes and currently have them mounted at the fork crown using the stock mounting brackets. This causes a large shadow from ...
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How can we calculate the efficiency of the Siva Cycle Atom generator?

The Atom is a bike electricity generator made by Siva cycle and launched via kickstarter. I was curious about how this generator compares to others (eg. hub dynamo/generators) in the market in terms ...
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Should I replace both wheels/rims if I convert the front to a dynamo hub?

The title mostly says it all. Is there a reason to or a reason not to replace the back wheel or rim if I replace the front wheel to get a dynamo hub? The only reason would be aesthetics, to keep the ...
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How do you install a hub dynamo?

I want to buy a Shimano hub dynamo, but I'm encountering problems getting a bike shop to commit to installing it for me if I buy it. So I have a couple questions that I'm hoping some of you guys might ...
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Are there Dynamo powered, rear flashing lights? [closed]

I run a SON hub dynamo and have recently upgraded my front light (the old light and the dynamo are ~10 years old). The new one is much brighter than the old and has a USB outlet for charging stuff, so ...
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Lights wiring polarity and wire marking

I am re-wiring my bike lights to add a smartphone charger and improve the connections. Wires are going in pairs, one wire in a pair being marked with a white stripe. Since I am using LED lights, ...
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What options do I have to charge my GPS and Phone using a dynamo hub?

I'm planning to purchase a supernova infinity-8 dynamo hub and wanted to use this during daylight hours to charge my Phone and GPS during bike tours. What products are available that will work with ...
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Are there any high power bicycle generators?

I have been searching for a generator or 'dynamo' (preferably one built into the hub) to run lights for night riding, but it seems that most are rated for only about 3W (presumably to meet German ...
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Can I run rim brakes on a disc rim?

I'm trying to buy a front wheel which will work with both disc and rim brakes so that I can use it on my cross bike (with rim brakes) and my mountain bike (with disc brakes) with a dynamo hub to power ...
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Are there LED based dynamo powered lights suitable for night time MTB riding on singletrack?

Are there LED based dynamo powered lights suitable for night time MTB riding on singletrack? Likely they would need to have: High Brightness, likely 500 lumens or better. Not sure how that translates ...
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Using hub-dynamo for both lights and charging, with priority on lighting

I currently have a Supernova E3 Pro powered by a Shimano hub generator, and I would like to add the ability to charge USB-powered gadgets. My main concern, however, is that simply wiring up a charger ...
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Flickering light, Lumotec IQ Fly Senso Plus with SON hub-generator

Halfway through my third winter my Lumotec IQ Fly Senso Plus (powered by a SON hub-generator) headlight has suddenly started fluctuating, after I returned from Christmas holidays. While riding in the ...
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Bottle dynamo vs. hub dynamo

I have SpinPOWER USB charger kit, and I am using a bottle dynamo with it. I have heard that the power output from a hub dynamo is higher than from a bottle dynamo. Does anyone have any information ...
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Dynamo hub lighting system recommendation

I'm considering outfitting my hybrid/commuter bike with a front dynamo hub and associated lighting. Currently, looking at Sanyo, Shimano, and Schmidt dynamo hubs. The Schmidt's are pretty pricey, ...
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Why are battery-powered lights so popular?

Both on this site and "in real life", battery-powered lights appear to be at least as popular as generator-powered lights. I have always been slightly confused by this. To me, a generator-powered ...
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What kind of maintenance does a shimano dynamo hub need?

I have a shimano dynamo hub on the front of my bike. Does it need any special maintenance, or maybe it needs just a little synthetic grease once a year, like a normal front hub?