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My Journey to Dynamo Powered Bike Lights

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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Taking the upgrade bike for a spin at former Dutch Air Force base Soesterberg
Taking the upgrade bike for a spin at former Dutch Air Force base Soesterberg
Supernova E3 Tail Light 2
Supernova E3 Tail Light 2
Welcome to the dark (country) side... where street lights are a rare sight
Welcome to the dark (country) side... where street lights are a rare sight
Use a thin layer of tape to temporarily join the individual leads - making it easier to guide the cable
Use a thin layer of tape to temporarily join the individual leads - making it easier to guide the cable
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 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

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