Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Slow Moving Vehicle Jean Beetham Smith's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    Norwood, MA
    My Bikes
    Felt F-70, Terry Madeleine, Novara Safari fully customized by me
    Posts
    1,067
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Hybrid to tour conversion

    Because of my size, it is virtually impossible to get a touring bike that fits. I've tried a Terry Classic, and felt almost immediate neck and wrist pain. My Terry Flora is the only bike that I've found that is comfortable for me, but it is meant as a shorter ride bike& uses two 24 inch wheels with 1.75 in tires.
    1) what would be a good wheel & tire combo to use on mostly gravel roads?
    2) Would I be better off with a hub generator or sticking with my SLA lighting system?

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Location
    England
    Posts
    12,263
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    If your bike is comfortable, then you can tour on it.
    If you want a bike designed for touring with a load, then you sound like a candidate for a custom sized frame. There are a couple of decent framebuilders in MA, so you should have no problem. Peter White does mainly touring stuff, and stocks some nice short cranks.

    Alesa do a good 24" (507) touring rim
    see http://www.rigida.com/anglais/default.html

    If you are going on long tours, a generator more useful than batteries. The latest sidewall generators by Lightspin are pretty good, but the dyno-hubs are better.

  3. #3
    Slow Moving Vehicle Jean Beetham Smith's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    Norwood, MA
    My Bikes
    Felt F-70, Terry Madeleine, Novara Safari fully customized by me
    Posts
    1,067
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Are you referring to the Swiss Dynosys LightSPIN dynamo? Do you know where you can get one? All I can find are the website of manufacturer but no links or references to dealers.

  4. #4
    Mr. Cellophane RainmanP's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2000
    Location
    New Orleans, LA
    Posts
    3,037
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Jean,
    I have been touching base with Dynosys about availability of the LightSpin in the US for several months. My last contact was in August when Mr. Werner Stettler wrote me the following. I have not checked back. Feel free to check and let us know what he says.
    Regards,
    Raymond

    Werner Stettler <wstettler@dynosys-ag.ch
    Dear Mr. Perry,
    Call back in September, the test prints are soon ready we however have to
    improve the switching mechanisme.
    Regards
    DYNOSYS AG
    Werner U. Stettler
    If it ain't broke, mess with it anyway!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •