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headlights(3 posts)

Oct 1, 2001 10:28 AM
When I lived in Amsterdam, everyone had headlights on their bike that were powered by the bike itself -- when you pedaled, the light came on.
Anybody know if any companies in the U.S. sell lights like that?
Sheldon Brown articlesDog
Oct 1, 2001 10:32 AM

Peter White CyclesKurt H
Oct 1, 2001 12:22 PM
Peter White Cycles (www.peterwhitecycles) carries Busch and Miller lighting systems. These lighting systems can be powered by dynohubs made by Shimano or Schmidt. See Peter's comments regarding the differences. Either of these hubs will give you light as soon as you start riding without a battery to worry about, much as you describe.
I just got a bike already equipped with a Shimano hub and B&M Oval Senso light. I would have preferred the Schmidt, but so far, so good. I haven't had it out after dark yet (YET!!!), but quick tests around the neighborhood look promising. Another thing Peter doesn't particularly advertise is that he distributes to certified vendors around the country. You might want to ask about someone close to your home. I found out the the Storage Cycle in Raleigh NC is a distributor.
Good luck!