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Installing dynamo powered lights on my road bike

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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Welcome to the dark (country) side... where street lights are a rare sight
Welcome to the dark (country) side... where street lights are a rare sight
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
The beam is amazing - it just works, really well!
The beam is amazing - it just works, really well!
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
Both lights working - the result
Both lights working - the result

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