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Old 05-16-11, 10:08 AM   #1
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Dynamo hub and lights on a road bike - repost from Commuting forum

Hi all, this is a repost from the commuting forum. I hadn't seen this section as I have never posted here before - apologies for that.

I have just purchased a Shimano dynamo hub laced to a Mavic CXP22 road rim and am looking for advice/ideas/inspiration for the final lighting set up.

The wheel will be going on my Peugeot road bike commuter build, which is being built in readiness for my increased commute from next year (up from 1.5km to 13km).

I am particularly interested in lighting options for the front, as I am happy to use a blinky on the back and maybe run 2 separate front lights from the hub dynamo - is this possible/recommended? Maybe one light on the fork crown for distance illumination and another near the skewer for pot hole avoidance.

Budget-wise, value is more important to me than actual price, particularly as I got the wheel for an unbelievable deal.

Thanks all in advice for any advice, or if you can link me through to any relevant threads.
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Old 05-16-11, 10:54 AM   #2
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I have been really impressed with the Schmidt Edelux. The only issue is that some seem to have problems with water intrusion.
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Old 05-16-11, 03:38 PM   #3
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I have an IQ CYO that I've used on my road-bike and it does a great job of long-throw light at low speeds, but leaves the area up close practically unlit. They do have an R version that covers this, and I'm sure it would also be a good option. I have had no issue with water intrusion on mine, and I've ridden it all day (12 hrs) in constant drizzle. A co-worker has one and has left it outside in the rain and also has had no issues. I'm considering a dual light solution too so I don't have to purchase a new light, so I hope a dual solution will work, but Peter White didn't give me much confidence when I talked to him. I'm going to try it anyway.
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Old 05-16-11, 09:13 PM   #4
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Have had good service out of Schmidt E6 halogen headlamps,
I sprayed the bulb with an all solvent electrical contact cleaner
to remove all oils from it, since not doing so made 1 short-lived.

B&M's Lyt is pretty low cost.
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The Philips Saferide Dynamo light is getting some good press. It's a good value if it performs as advertised. Very good value.

http://www.bike24.net/p219881.html
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Anyone know of a suitable screw-in bulb substitute for 0.6w taillights,
in wired dynamo setups.
???
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Ready made LED screw in replacements for old incandescent bulbs:
http://www.home.earthlink.net/~stein...erchandise.htm

Regular incandescent replacements for bulbs:
http://www.sheldonbrown.com/harris/lighting/bulbs.html
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