Re: [CR]French "Wonder" rear light

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From: "Steven M. Johnson" <grisha2@juno.com>
Date: Sat, 1 Sep 2007 02:04:56 GMT
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]French "Wonder" rear light



-- Jim Allen wrote:


Marc St. Martin wrote:
>I'm looking for some information regarding a "Wonder" rear bike light. Looks like a little flashlight with a red lens cover which fastens to th e left rear dropout of a randonneur bike; e.g., Singer, Herse, etc. I wo n one of these on the 'Bay, but I can't locate a battery for it. It look ed initially like it would accommodate 2 Size-C batteries, but the batte ry case is slightly too small in circumference to handle Cs. If there wa s a Size-B battery, it would probably fit :^) Perhaps maybe our European counterparts might be able to point me in the right direction. Any mast ers of battery esoterica out there?

Marc,

These were sold in the United States for a long while, they took a

special battery "pack". No longer available as far as I know...

Jim Allen the CycleSmiths Ranchita, CA 760 782 2737 ---------------------------------------------------------------

Sheldon Brown had mentioned what those flat batteries were with two term inals on them. It was some sort of french standard battery. They were fo r the Wonder Light that had the flat lens, and used a nylon clamp holder .

I could not find anything in the archives, and I could not get to his we bsite. I think he was actually selling them for awhile. Could not find t he 80s catalog with the picture of them either.

At night in Laramie, WY back in the 80s, you had to have a white light o n the front. I used to ride with it off to save the expensive short live d battery, and got caught twice.

There are may better options today. Even a Maglite would work better.

Steven Johnson, Shiloh, IL