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Installing a Dynamo On Your Road Bike

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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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.
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
Soldering the individual leads together and shrink wrapping them
Soldering the individual leads together and shrink wrapping them
Van der Schaft tweewielers in Uithoorn
Van der Schaft tweewielers in Uithoorn
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 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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