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    Not safe for work cyclokitty's Avatar
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    Awesome bike! Have lots of fun on it!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulRivers View Post
    I've had them on 2 different bikes for the last 3 years, and they work absolutely fantastic. Advances in LED lighting efficiency and refinements in beam patterns give you all the light you need for road riding nowadays
    What's the name of the light and where would I find it? I'm interested. I'm assuming you get a tail light with that also?

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    Quote Originally Posted by andyprough View Post
    What's the name of the light and where would I find it? I'm interested. I'm assuming you get a tail light with that also?
    You can look at the following links in my post here: Hybrid bike recommendations under $500?

    I mentioned xxcycle because I ordered from them and they delivered. The shipping cost from France was reasonable but just to give you some additional information, the dynamo hubs ending in 20, 30, 35 have more resistance. Those ending with 70, 71, 72, 80 etc. have less resistance (like 2.2 watts). The Lumotec Cyo is more powerful than the Lyt. There's a 60 lux model which shoots the beam farther and a 40 lux model which brings the light closer to your bike. The models with standlight have like a capacitor or whatever it's called again that stores electricity. Obviously, the standlight on the Cyo gives you more light when you stop pedaling than the Lyt.

    EDIT: Additional info... Apparently, the Shimano Deore LX dynamo available in Germany from bike24.com has adjustable bearings. Usually, people say not to touch the internals of a dynamo hub as it may ruin them. Also, a 60 lux light that shoots the light farther might be more realistic for someone going down hills at a faster speed while the 40 lux model might be more realistic for someone going at a slower speed.
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    grouchy post removed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by megalowmatt View Post
    Way to rain on the parade. I'll bet you're the life of the party.

    you are right. i edited my post but could you please remove my quote before the op sees it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by andyprough View Post
    What's the name of the light and where would I find it? I'm interested. I'm assuming you get a tail light with that also?
    It's from the Peter White site:
    headlight beams from Peter White Cycles

    That particular shot is labelled "Schmidt Edelux II prototype", however you can get a much less expensive version of pretty much the same light with the Lumotec Cyo Premium. There's also a AA battery version of the same light called the Ixon IQ.

    Yes, you can attach a tail light to all of those dynamo lights. One drawback is that you cannot get a blinking tail light with these, I don't think (they're made in Germany, and it's something about the German laws prohibiting any kind of blinking light).

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    Quote Originally Posted by andyprough View Post
    I've never tried pedal powered lights. Be sure and let us know how they work for you after some good use.
    The light is more than adequate even at speeds over 20 mph on a moonless night. When you're not moving it gos into "stand" mode which is a lower output from the integrated capacitor. Rear light is akin to a motorcycle tail light, and has only a "steady" mode, which due to it being dyno driven, i don't mind, if it were battery powered, i'd mid a lot, because it would eat up batteries like crazy.

    I do a LOT of riding in the overnight hours due to far fewer motor vehicles on the road, and i am thrilled with the output of the headlight.

    As for the model, it actually is from 2012, so it isnt made anymore. The equivalent current production model is the lumotech IQ senso cyo plus.

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    Keep in mind these lights are stock from factory on the uptown series, as is the dyno front hub, fenders, and rear rack. The fenders have integrated conductor strips that the wires connect to, which then connects to the rear light and the capacitor within. It's an integrated system that works really well. I used to forget to turn off or on the rear light now and again, but that is now a thing of the past.

    The senso mode turns the lights on if ambient illumination drops below a certain threshold, then turns off once it goes back above. This allows you to ride through tunnels without having to take a hand off & lean down to turn the dial on the back of the headlight. This tech isn't even on most motor vehicles yet, so i feel fortunate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by long john View Post
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    They do!

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