[CR] Classic lights for 50's Randonneur

(Example: Racing:Wayne Stetina)

From: <Carb7008@cs.com>
Date: Sun, 15 Nov 2009 22:25:32 -0500
To: <jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net>
Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR] Classic lights for 50's Randonneur

Jerry and Folks,

I've often pondered the same idea as to whether vintage lamps could be converted to LED. Typical LED bike lamps appear to consist of 3 main sub-assemblies; lens/reflector, LED circuit-board w/button-switch and battery (compartment). Depending on physical dimensions inside vintage bike lamp, it doesn't appear too difficult to custom rearrange these sub-assemblies to fit vintage housing. The one problem I haven't figured-out is how to provide for switch actuation without drilling a hole in the cherished vintage housing...perhaps a single remote (contact-closure) switch for both head and tail lamps?

Jack Romans
Sacramento, California