I am a loooong time road bike rider (40 years) and a reasonably good mechanic for a hack. I have never tried dynamo hub systems, largely because I ride several different bikes. However, I think my RB-T would be a good dynamo hub candidate. I have read a good deal about them and want to try them out.
This is an experiment for me. I'm ok with this being a $200 project, but don't want it to become a $500+ project. Also, one mechanic skill I have not picked up is wheel building, although I may end up doing so as part of this project.
I have noticed a number of prebuilt wheels and dynamo hubs available with Shimano LX and Sanyo hubs.
Are these decent dynamos?
How does the drag compare with more expensive hubs? (I'm going to angst about drag).
Are there other medium priced hubs I should consider?
What lights should I consider?
BTW, I am presently using a Magicshine for my after work sunset and evening rides, which is very bright and gives me good deal of both "seeing" and "being seen" confidence. How do the dyno powered lights compare in brightness?
Thanks for all of your help.