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Long Night Rides On The Bike

Customizing My Bike with Dynamo 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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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)
Picking up my custom made road wheel in Uithoorn
Picking up my custom made road wheel in Uithoorn
The head light is fitted on my front brake calliper - to keep my handle bar free for some future bike packing adventures
The head light is fitted on my front brake calliper - to keep my handle bar free for some future bike packing adventures
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
Van der Schaft tweewielers in Uithoorn
Van der Schaft tweewielers in Uithoorn
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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