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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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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
Picking up my custom made road wheel in Uithoorn
Picking up my custom made road wheel in Uithoorn
Taking the upgrade bike for a spin at former Dutch Air Force base Soesterberg
Taking the upgrade bike for a spin at former Dutch Air Force base Soesterberg
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
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 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

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