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Long Night Rides On The 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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Hooray! I pulled it through!
Hooray! I pulled it through!
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
Battery powered Garmin Varia lights - beautiful when they work - but no longer my cup of tea
Battery powered Garmin Varia lights - beautiful when they work - but no longer my cup of tea
Soldering the individual leads together and shrink wrapping them
Soldering the individual leads together and shrink wrapping them
Pictures from the SON factory in Tübingen, Germany - they're serious about doing it the right way
Pictures from the SON factory in Tübingen, Germany - they're serious about doing it the right way
The beam is amazing - it just works, really well!
The beam is amazing - it just works, really well!

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