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Old 02-23-12, 03:13 PM   #1
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BIKEfun Hub Dynamo for Brompton & Birdy

They claim that it is the smallest & lightest hub dynamo on the market.
http://tw.myblog.yahoo.com/bikefun-b...icle?mid=10010
http://tw.myblog.yahoo.com/bikefun-b...ticle?mid=9414




Rolling resistance of the wheel when the lights are turned on



Rolling resistance of the wheel when the lights are turned off



Test ride at night


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Old 02-23-12, 03:42 PM   #2
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no distributors stateside? who ships from HK/TW?

running a schmidt on my 406 wheel bike center-lock disc brake

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Old 02-23-12, 03:54 PM   #3
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My friend orderd it from Taiwan directly.

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Rather Useless Blog link for the English reader.

a letter with out an english address would be returned to sender.. undeliverable.

Postal people have a hard enough time with Belgie/ Belgium, and Belize ..

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Old 02-23-12, 05:18 PM   #5
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Hmm... Although the blog is written in Chinese, there're plenty of worth-seeing pictures and videos. Maybe you can get some hints from google translate, too.

Or you can e-mail them directly: bikefun149@yahoo.com.tw
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I like.
' hope it is not too pricey.
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I've got the regular (100mm OLD) and it seems plenty nice.
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My question is this... why would anyone want to put a dynamo on a bike, clip cables to the forks and frame, yuck... when there are perfectly good LED battery lights available .... seems very old fashioned and a heavy way of doing things
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I`m not quite sure whether you`re joking or serious, PDR. In case it was a serious question, dynamos have advantages just like batteries do... never need changing charging or checking, you can run them as "daytime running lights" for no extra cost, and some people now use the hubs to charge misc electical toys when they aren`t using the light. As far as weight is concerned, I guess which method is heavier depends on exactly what models you`re talking about- more or less the same. And if you don`t use the dyno for a tail light, it only requires clipping (actually, I use electrical tape) at one point on the fork- the rest of the run can just follow the brake cable that`s already right there. If you already knew that and were just joking, sorry for misreading your tone.

Is a weight given anywhere for that hub?

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Now if you are way up north, in high summer, then you have plenty of riding time before dusk.
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It only weighs 360g
http://tw.myblog.yahoo.com/bikefun-b...ticle?mid=9414

SON Hub weighs 390g and the rolling resistance is a bit greater than the BIKEfun hub when the lights are turned on. When the lights are trned off, their resistances are almost the same.
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good for charging your Iphone ( or other stuff by that matter ) for example .. those are battery eaters when run in gps mode ....
cool as you dont need batteries, which are not so great for the enviroment
are just two reasons to run a gen hub

I like the newer led clip ons ... but a nice gen hub with a good led light and possibilty to charge stuff is pretty awesome
not that I am saying this as I sell the cool stuff ...lol

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good for charging your Iphone ( or other stuff by that matter ) for example .. those are battery eaters when run in gps mode ....
cool as you dont need batteries, which are not so great for the enviroment
are just two reasons to run a gen hub

I like the newer led clip ons ... but a nice gen hub with a good led light and possibilty to charge stuff is pretty awesome
not that I am saying this as I sell the cool stuff ...lol

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http://www.thinkbiologic.com/product...rge-dynamo-kit



http://www.thinkbiologic.com/product...e-case-bracket



http://www.thinkbiologic.com/product...ge-case-iphone

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I`m not quite sure whether you`re joking or serious, PDR.
Bit of both really, I'm something of a weight weenie, I removed the original Brompton refectories and fitted lightweight Cateye battery lamps.
There is no rack or mudguards on my lightweight Brompton.... just the luggage block on the front to carry my S-Bag when I need it. I won't fit cycle computers or any other junk and I think cables, magnet blocks etc really spoil the clean looks of a bike.

Each to their own I guess
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