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Longer term with the Velogical Rim Dynamo

After I reviewed the Velogical Rim Dynamo, among others, I thought I would go back to my Shimano dynohub for future night riding.  However, one thing lead to another and I decided to give the Velogical unit a longer trial. … Continue reading

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The Shocking Truth, Part 8: Penultimately Speaking

I say penultimately because everything is provisional. Lights are improving, and I expect dynamos/generators to improve as well.  It’s getting better all the time! But life is all about tradeoffs. Having eliminated (for most purposes) the bugaboo of generators slipping … Continue reading

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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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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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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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