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Biking in the Dark

Installing dynamo powered lights on my road bike

Nov. 1, 2023 -

The darker days are here in the northern hemisphere, and so is the need for good lights on your bike. Although battery powered lights can do the job, you need to keep them charged. I wanted a light system on my road bike that just works. Read along for some light in the darkness!

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Testing the dynamo powered lights using some quickly connected loose wires - it works!
Testing the dynamo powered lights using some quickly connected loose wires - it works!
The wire to the rear light goes inside a newly drilled hole in my bike frame - leaving just enough cable for my steering wheel to turn
The wire to the rear light goes inside a newly drilled hole in my bike frame - leaving just enough cable for my steering wheel to turn
Temporarily soldering the actual cables to a copper guiding cable to enable pulling it through the bike frame
Temporarily soldering the actual cables to a copper guiding cable to enable pulling it through the bike frame
The Supernova M99 DY PRO is a dynamo-operated LED front light with high beam function and German road code approval
The Supernova M99 DY PRO is a dynamo-operated LED front light with high beam function and German road code approval
Hooray! I pulled it through!
Hooray! I pulled it through!
The beam is amazing - it just works, really well!
The beam is amazing - it just works, really well!

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