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Old 02-27-09, 11:24 AM   #1
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Any idea what make & how old this is ?

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Old 02-27-09, 12:26 PM   #2
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what is that? a rear light or reflector of some sort? I want one of those, looks like a great thing to use to fill an unused derailleur hanger.
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Old 02-27-09, 12:30 PM   #3
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Man, that's OLD! I'm guessing it ran from a generator, maybe a battery. 30s? Way before my time!
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I've just got one like that - sold as 1930's rear dynamo light. Same fitting but the bracket's missing on mine - only a metal "P" clip though, right? Still, it was cheap and fits in with the 1935 build I'm slowly working on!
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Old 02-27-09, 06:21 PM   #5
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what is that? a rear light or reflector of some sort? I want one of those, looks like a great thing to use to fill an unused derailleur hanger.
It's a dynamo rear lamp.

I'm going to gut it and fit a heatsink and high power LED running from a lithium Ion battery, it should be brighter than a Dinotte !!

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Have you tried having it Carbon-Dated?

It looks funky. I'd polish it up - it looks like brass. Maybe a Genie will pop-out.
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Definitely older than the dynamo tail lamp from my dad's '40s vintage Raleigh Tourister (the Bobby's bike).
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It's the taillight from the Campagnolo 50th Anniversary Cobalto gruppo. Only two of them were made. Check under the mounting clamp for a date code.
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Thanks for the info on age, any idea of make ?
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I like the Campy theory, except I think it's from the 1948 little known Mondo Touristo gruppo, intendede to challenge the French dominance of the Randonisti market.
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Looks A LOT like my early 1900's cabide lamp! check out the copper/brass case on both, and the crystals, almost the same if you ask me, 'cept for the fact that my lamp is carbide powered I would have thought them to be a set! (yes, it has the glass lens on the front, just cant see it in the pics)







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It's the taillight from the Campagnolo 50th Anniversary Cobalto gruppo. Only two of them were made. Check under the mounting clamp for a date code.
No sign of a date code or "Campagnolo" (tm)

The bulb is 12V, I suspect it might have originally been powered by a lead acid battery.

On closer inspection the light might not be at all suitable for LED conversion.

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I've found a more suitable housing for a LED rear lamp, so rather than desecrate a piece of cycling history I'm going to go with that.

As some of the people on this thread seem to like the rear light, I wondered if it would be ok to offer it to them ?

Any advice on that ?
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