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Installing a Dynamo On Your Road Bike

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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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
Van der Schaft tweewielers in Uithoorn
Van der Schaft tweewielers in Uithoorn
Once the bottom bracket was removed, I was able to see the holes inside the bike frame.
Once the bottom bracket was removed, I was able to see the holes inside the bike frame.
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!
Picking up my custom made road wheel in Uithoorn
Picking up my custom made road wheel in Uithoorn
The beam is amazing - it just works, really well!
The beam is amazing - it just works, really well!

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