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    Busch & Müller Luxos on a Brompton

    I posted this in the Brompton Yahoo forum and have yet to receive a reply, so I thought I'd try here:

    The Busch & Müller Luxos has come down in price. I'm wondering if it would fit on my Brompton M6R. I've got the Shimano hub dynamo.

    http://www.starbike.com/en/busch-and-mueller-luxos/

    Is anyone out there using this light? It looks plenty bright and it's got some nice features.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ekdog View Post
    I posted this in the Brompton Yahoo forum and have yet to receive a reply, so I thought I'd try here:

    The Busch & Müller Luxos has come down in price. I'm wondering if it would fit on my Brompton M6R. I've got the Shimano hub dynamo.

    http://www.starbike.com/en/busch-and-mueller-luxos/

    Is anyone out there using this light? It looks plenty bright and it's got some nice features.
    I would say that it will with a bar extender. There's not much room on this handlebar type. Here's one that I use to mount my iPhone 5 which I use as a GPS cycle computer. I had to mount it high and center so that it will fit within the cramped area allowed on the bar.

    http://www.amazon.com/Topeak-6000100.../dp/B000FIAVN8

    I had a different one than this installed before http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1 . It kept slipping on the bar no matter how much I tightened the clamp, so I replaced it with the Topeak unit. Works great. Still rock solid on the bar.

    That looks like an awesome light that will probably light up a football field .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Still Pedaling View Post
    I would say that it will with a bar extender. There's not much room on this handlebar type. Here's one that I use to mount my iPhone 5 which I use as a GPS cycle computer. I had to mount it high and center so that it will fit within the cramped area allowed on the bar.

    http://www.amazon.com/Topeak-6000100.../dp/B000FIAVN8



    I had a different one than this installed before http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1 . It kept slipping on the bar no matter how much I tightened the clamp, so I replaced it with the Topeak unit. Works great. Still rock solid on the bar.

    That looks like an awesome light that will probably light up a football field .
    Thanks. Those bar extenders look cool, but I was really thinking of mounting the light over the front fender, in the same place Brompton mounts them:

    DSCN6096-342x270.jpg

    I've heard these lights are quite large. I want to be sure it'll fit before I order because it'll have to be sent from either Germany or the U.K. and I don't want to have to go through the hassle and expense of sending it back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ekdog View Post
    Thanks. Those bar extenders look cool, but I was really thinking of mounting the light over the front fender, in the same place Brompton mounts them:

    DSCN6096-342x270.jpg

    I've heard these lights are quite large. I want to be sure it'll fit before I order because it'll have to be sent from either Germany or the U.K. and I don't want to have to go through the hassle and expense of sending it back.
    That would be a good place to mount it alright, but would it get in the way if you attach a bike bag on its dedicated clamp I wonder?
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    For retrofit,
    I just got the lower spec Lyt packaged for/by Brompton, to be their new standard set
    with Shimano hub.
    special kit included wire mount folded down lower. to clear under bag, and a washer to bed the U bend into.

    All held by the brake center bolt.. it sits under the front bag just Fine...


    for B there is an additional wire .. exiting from the center mount tab

    tube sleeve over wire lead and Shimano plug installed...

    The Lyt used is the BN version , I already commented, on its lack of stand light , and retail at $60,
    when same is SRP of the BN is 20 euros on B&M website.. (& 15 lumen narrow beam)

    stand light keeps light on at stoplights and to get light long enough to see to get the front door unlocked.

    So might return the lyt to Calhouns , in favor of the Eyc,($80) which is the case size of the Luxos, small.
    but not as many bells and whistles, & $230 price for the USB kit U [140 euros + shipping from DE]
    (minus the USB, still$180)Luxos B is 90e via star.

    no idea how long the U connector is , seems further between light and Bar mount on Bs
    than regular wheel bikes (fork crown to handlebar)

    [Bottom of M bar maybe, S bar a greater span]


    Or Lumotec IQ Cyo T Senso Plus, ($110) that is still in the same case as they used with the SON hub kit.

    In US Distribution channels through their US Source.
    http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/b&m-hl.asp

    Your LBS can set up a Retail account, Ours Did.
    [ retail includes shipping within dealer Margin]
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    Quote Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
    Your LBS can set up a Retail account, Ours Did.

    seems reasonable.


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    Running wires to the handlebar may be difficult but other than that it should be pretty straightforward. For what it's worth I have a B&M Cyo on my Brompton with the Shimano hub. Works fine with a C-Bag too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elzy0000 View Post
    Running wires to the handlebar may be difficult but other than that it should be pretty straightforward. For what it's worth I have a B&M Cyo on my Brompton with the Shimano hub. Works fine with a C-Bag too.
    I'm having second thoughts about the Luxos as I'm getting reports that it's unreliable, which is a shame because it has some nice features.

    The Lumotec Lyt that the bike came equipped with is lower spec, as Fietsbob points out. It isn't bad for riding around town and works fine with my T-bag, but I want to get something brighter than the Lyt's 25 lux, something that will really light up the road and that will keep shining when I come to a stop (standlight).
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    Seems Up High, sticking Planet Bike's dynamo light is more suitable because you can pop it off ,
    as you might require when you fold down the bars ..

    Fork crown mounted Light stays undisturbed .. thats why its used by the Company.
    I use a supplement to the low mounted light, with a handle bar battery one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
    Seems Up High, sticking Planet Bike's dynamo light is more suitable because you can pop it off ,
    as you might require when you fold down the bars ..

    Fork crown mounted Light stays undisturbed .. thats why its used by the Company.
    I use a supplement to the low mounted light, with a handle bar battery one.
    The new Eyc looks like it might fit well under Brompton luggage.
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    Yea thinking of replacing the Lyt BN with the Eyc .

    the Lyt, Edelux, IQ Cyo already fit due to the mudguard top hugging bend of the
    Brompton mounting kit. . with that Eyc likely have to get that mount stuff, separate..

    Schmidt's new 74mm wide Barrel shaped hub with straight pull spokes is looking superb.

    Pre Built wheel, comes in an optional package with the new E Delux.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
    Yea thinking of replacing the Lyt BN with the Eyc .

    the Lyt, Edelux, IQ Cyo already fit due to the mudguard top hugging bend of the
    Brompton mounting kit. . with that Eyc likely have to get that mount stuff, separate..

    Schmidt's new 74mm wide Barrel shaped hub with straight pull spokes is looking superb.

    Pre Built wheel, comes in an optional package with the new E Delux.
    So many nice lights! Now thinking of waiting till the the new Son Edelux II (90 lux!) comes out. Looks likes it's aluminium rather than plastic.

    http://www.nabendynamo.de/news/news.html
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    It is, might be useful if you thrash your bike daily, onto the public transport.

    My Bike Friday got V-1.. Its more than Adequate.. having SON Hub
    they ship with the spade connectors .

    Shimano essentially uses a bare wire to make up their Plug..

    the B&M lights use a different spade on the back of the Lyt, I bave..
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    Quote Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
    My Bike Friday got V-1...
    Sorry, but I'm not up on the lingo. What does "V-1" stand for?
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    .. if theres a II/2 it has to be preceded by version 1.






    Being succeeded they would be clearance discounted,

    unless you would feel relegated to a lower status , good enough is just that .
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    Quote Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
    .. if theres a II/2 it has to be preceded by version 1.






    Being succeeded they would be clearance discounted,

    unless you would feel relegated to a lower status , good enough is just that .
    I've been informed by St John St Cycles in the UK that the Edelux II is expected to be available early next year. I think I'll wait till they come out and order one. I'm in no great hurry. Status is no issue for me. I just want something that will put out an awesome amount of light.
    Last edited by Ekdog; 11-11-13 at 06:36 AM.
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    The Luxos is HUGE. My husband has a Luxos B (which avoids some of the issues with water penetration due to not having the USB port) on his (non-folding) bike, and I don't think it'd fit. It is a nice light. I've got the IQ Cyo R (the one that came with the SON option on the Brompton) and am not thrilled with it -- it's not a bad light, but my Supernova E3 Pro 2 on my non-folding bike blows it out of the water (it's only compatible with its own taillight, though, so I would't put one on my Brommie). I haven't gotten fed up enough with the Cyo R though to spend money on changing it, though.

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    Brompton , by mounting the light so low does not light as well as the same light 10" higher ..

    but it does keep the fold, small .. and a Rain Cape wont drape over a Low mounted light..

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