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Has anyone tried hub generators?(2 posts)

Has anyone tried hub generators?Cartman
Apr 2, 2001 11:05 AM
I'm planning on doing a series of brevets this summer, and since there will be some night riding, I was thinking of investing in one of those hub generators, try this link:
Has anyone tried them before? My other alternative would be to buy a couple of extra bateries for my vista lights and hope that three batteries will get me through the night.
buy one!cyclotourist
Apr 2, 2001 12:06 PM
I bought a Schmidt from Peter a year and a half ago. I've used it for commuting the last two winters, and I have nothing but positive things to say about it. It's wonderful to always have a light available without having to worry about recharging batteries. Just flick the switch and the light comes on. The drag from the hub is really not noticeable, I often forget it's on when I ride to work the next morning. While not as bright as my 15 watt Vistalight Nightstick, it is perfectly adequete for road riding. My commute last year included some pretty dark back roads, and I could see fine. Peter White also builds excellent wheels, and he is great to work with. The only negative is the high price, but, as I intend to be a long-term bike commuter, the price is definitely worth it. For a brevet rider, this would be the ultimate solution, as it's impossible to recharge lights in the middle of Boston/Montreal/Boston or other long rides.