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    This is a dynamo hub/light kit I like!

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    Even better, this guy is local. A friend of mine had him build her commuter, and he's friends with a couple other people I know. His day job is with Andretti Racing.

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    That does look cool.

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    very cool, looks awesome

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    awesome.....reminds me of a VW

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    I don't get it.

    The lights are mounted too low everybody knows you want them up on the bars.

    It's nice that there's no exposed wires, but modern Euro bikes do the same thing by running the wires inside the frame/fork.

    And dynamo lights are great, until you're not moving, and still want to be seen...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bimmer74 View Post
    I don't get it.

    The lights are mounted too low everybody knows you want them up on the bars.

    It's nice that there's no exposed wires, but modern Euro bikes do the same thing by running the wires inside the frame/fork.

    And dynamo lights are great, until you're not moving, and still want to be seen...
    how does everyone know you want them on the bars? How do you reconcile something like this, that puts a light far lower?

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    The lack of wires is in the CONNECTION TO THE HUB. Harvey didn't design that - he's using off-the-shelf parts for it. I happen to really like the system. I've messed with some dynamo hubs and I'm not a fan of the wire connection from the bottom of the fork leg to the hub, and all of them have had the cable routed internally through the fork. Putting the current through the dropouts is very slick and clever, and it'd be nice if more dynamo hub manufacturers start doing this.

    What he designed is the light mount/placement, which I also like. It's a really solid mount and gets it out of the way.

    Nobody said this should be the ONLY light setup you use. Most folks in this board don't skimp on lighting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NateHawk View Post
    how does everyone know you want them on the bars? How do you reconcile something like this, that puts a light far lower?
    Mounting the light higher casts light down the road better, and it's more visible, period.


    Quote Originally Posted by NateHawk View Post
    Nobody said this should be the ONLY light setup you use. Most folks in this board don't skimp on lighting.
    Point taken. Having lights mounted too low is certainly better than no lights, and the more lights, the better...

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    For what it's worth, my light's on my bars and I wish it wasn't. I get much more reflection off my shifter cables than I'd like, which hurts my night vision.

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    Re: This is a dynamo hub/light kit I like!

    Front light goes on the fork. Fact.

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    Thank you. It is a very practical location for the light.

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    Front light goes on the fork. Fact.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bimmer74 View Post
    Mounting the light higher casts light down the road better, and it's more visible, period.
    Actually, having the light farther down (away from your line of vision) casts more shadow and lets you see features and texture in the road. This is also the upside of bar mounted lights over helmet mounted ones.
    15mm is a second-best solution to a problem that was already solved.

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