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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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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
If you look carefully, you can see a piece of copper cable inside the hole
If you look carefully, you can see a piece of copper cable inside the hole
The tail light mounted to my seat post with its cable going inside the seat post
The tail light mounted to my seat post with its cable going inside the seat post
Both lights working - the result
Both lights working - the result
Hooray! I pulled it through!
Hooray! I pulled it through!
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!

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