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How I Upgraded to a Dynamo Lighting System

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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The high beam function becomes available from 20KM/h and allows you to illuminate the road much further ahead (if traffic permits)
The high beam function becomes available from 20KM/h and allows you to illuminate the road much further ahead (if traffic permits)
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
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
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!
Using a tweezer I eventually succeeded in guiding the wire through the tiny holes in my front fork
Using a tweezer I eventually succeeded in guiding the wire through the tiny holes in my front fork

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