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Darkness, Rain, Spider

Saturday evening, I went to Lyric Hall Bike Night.  It was largely a show of funnybikes–bikes built out of bits and pieces of other bikes and other things.  All were functional, including a rather nice reel lawnmower bike built on … Continue reading

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The Shocking Truth: Dynohub Progress

I recently purchased a used front wheel that was built with a Shimano DH-3N80 dynohub, the latest (or at least one of the most recent) iterations of the venerable Shimano design. For around 10 years, I’ve been riding a DH-3N70, … 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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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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The Shocking Truth

I have always believed that seeing things is important.  Here’s a photo of my bike from 1980+/-: See that white thing on the handlebars?  That’s a gen-u-ine bicycle headlight, vintage late ’70s, run off of two C-batteries, contained in the … Continue reading

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Brighter Than The Sun

In the velvet darkness, of the blackest night, burning bright, there’s a guiding star, no matter what or who you are. there’s a light (over at the Frankenstein place) there’s a light (burning in the fireplace)there’s a light, light, in … Continue reading

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