R. J. (Bob) Eltgroth
eltgroth at garlic.com
Tue Sep 27 13:14:34 CDT 2005
A hub dynamo works fine on the Friday as long as you get one designed
for the rpm of 20 inch wheels. I use a Schmidt. It does add weight,
but I like the convenience when traveling.
I'd worry about bottle generators as well as fork mounted lights when
I use a Lumotec Oval Plus mounted with a long doubled ended nut off the
stem quick release. Bike Friday provided the nut. I chose a led blinky
on my rear rack to avoid wiring hassles.
Any dynamo with a light mounted on stem or handlebars will be a pain if
pulling the stem regularly for folding unless you add a plug into the
My mate uses a 3 led NightRider and a 5 led Cateye mounted on a Minoura
space mount for her commuting Friday which folds up by her feet under
her desk in her office.
On Tue, 27 Sep 2005, Nancy Ota wrote:
> I need a headlight and want to know about dynamo headlights on a BF. I
> have a NWT and I find accessorizing is more complicated b/c of folding
> and space issues. So, any comments about headlights (for a road commute
> in moderate vehicle traffice of no more than 20 minutes) will be
> appreciated. Thanks,
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