Re: [CR]re: why no dynohubs?


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Date: Sat, 23 Jun 2007 12:34:46 -0400
To: "Doug Van Cleve" <dvancleve@gmail.com>
From: Sheldon Brown <CaptBike@sheldonbrown.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]re: why no dynohubs?
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Doug Van Cleve asked:
>
>Is it worth even using a S-A Dynohub now days? I have one, but
>thought I had read that they really don't put out enough power for
>effective lighting. Thanks in advance :^)

If you have a classic bike already equipped with one, they're pretty cool, but the low output makes them markedly inferior to modern units such as the Shimano or the rather overpriced Schmidt units.

I would not be much inclined to recommend a Dynohub on a new installation for major night time use.

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