Monthly Archives: August 2014

The Shocking Truth, Part 7: Something Old is New Again: The Velogical Rim Dynamo

EDIT 8/29 8:15 AM  Edited to clarify the position of the dynamo in the second photograph. (quick edit–I forgot to properly title this Shocking Truth installment when I posted it.  That’s the only change). FULL DISCLOSURE When I decided to … Continue reading

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Sorry for the Delay!

I want to take a moment to apologize for the delay in posting the Velogical review.  I took on a few too many things this past month, and lawschoolissoover has suffered as a result.  It’s nearly complete at this point, … Continue reading

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Do Not Need , Do Not Want (a law school is so over joint)

A brief break from The Shocking Truth… You’d hardly think it to look at me or my lifestyle, but I am genuinely trying to cut back on crap (see:  Crap). One of the ways I’ve decided to do this is … Continue reading

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The Shocking Truth, Part 6: Rocking It Old School

Getting to the Bottom (Bracket) of Things All of the other units tested here are currently manufactured. But it has been a couple of years, as far as I know, since the last bottom bracket generators were sold in the … Continue reading

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The Shocking Truth, Part 5: Bottle Generators

“This battle with the bottle is nothing so novel.”–Elvis Costello  Elvis was right. There’s nothing really novel about bottle generators. They are so well-known that a non-cyclist will instantly know what one is, (thanks in part to the Simpsons), Nor … Continue reading

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They Often Call Me Speedo/Leaving the Bike Lane

Now, they often call me Speedo But my real name is Mr. Earl –Ry Cooder, on Bop Til You Drop, song originally by The Cadillacs   I. This morning I varied my routine a little.  I’m going to be teaching … Continue reading

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The Shocking Truth, Part 4: Dynohubs

If you check around bicycle message boards, you will see that, prior to ten years or so ago, most cyclists in the US relied on lighting systems powered by batteries, whether these were comparatively small systems, operated by AA or … Continue reading

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