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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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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 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

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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