Quoth John Betmanis:
>The S-A Dynohub is no longer made, but perhaps the reason for not seeing
>them on randonneuses may be the "low end" label. Also, according to
>Sheldon, they were heavy and unregulated, so were hard on bulbs.
The were no more "unregulated" than any other bicycle generators that I know of, aside from Lightspin.
They all get a certain amount of "regulation" from the inductance of the armature.
Modern systems have the high-tech, solid-state regulation built into
>http://sheldonbrown.com/dynohubs.html The Shimano Nexus Generator Hub looks
>much nicer and those Dynohubs were mostly found on low end commuter bikes
I'm afraid I must take exception to that characterization. It was only the _high-end_ commuter bikes that featured Dynohubs, models like the top-of-the-line Raleigh Superbe featured them as standard equipment, but otherwise they were an extra-cost option for the lower-end models.
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