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by stewartpratt
27 Aug 2015, 10:16am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What light for dynamo hub?
Replies: 30
Views: 2775

Re: What light for dynamo hub?

IME the Luxos U has the same coverage with and without the "floodlight" option. The floodlight just slightly brightens the nearfield area that's already covered. It's a bit of a damp squib, to be honest.

I'm not sure whether/how the B's beam differs.
by stewartpratt
27 Aug 2015, 8:49am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Two dyno lights, one switched…?
Replies: 22
Views: 1713

Re: Two dyno lights, one switched…?

Right. I shall try series, then. Next: the switch. Am I safe to assume that the above diagram is correct, ie that if I wire the switch like that then the high beam will be off when the switch is closed? If so, I guess this means I need either: - a toggle/rocker switch or - a latching NC ("norma...
by stewartpratt
26 Aug 2015, 1:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 8 speed road bike shifters
Replies: 25
Views: 2022

Re: 8 speed road bike shifters

You'll be needing 8-speed triples. Which pretty much means Claris. Rose have them cheap, but UK prices seem to be about the same as 105 5700s. If the chain and cassette happen to be worn then perhaps a good time to upgrade…
by stewartpratt
26 Aug 2015, 1:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Two dyno lights, one switched…?
Replies: 22
Views: 1713

Re: Two dyno lights, one switched…?

I thought series was the usual approach. But this seems to suggest parallel works:

https://youtu.be/hNsvLVaHMCQ?t=2m38s
by stewartpratt
26 Aug 2015, 1:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Two dyno lights, one switched…?
Replies: 22
Views: 1713

Two dyno lights, one switched…?

I'd like to have a go at wiring up two lights, one with a switch. The switched light will be angled up a little and will effectively be a main beam. Now, my understanding of electrickery extends to switches and resistors and DC power sources, and anything more complex makes my head hurt. So I'm not ...
by stewartpratt
25 Aug 2015, 11:43am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What light for dynamo hub?
Replies: 30
Views: 2775

Re: What light for dynamo hub?

beardy wrote:I wouldnt have thought it was necessary, or called for, to bypass the standlight.


You're probably right. I'd certainly give it a go without hacking it first.

Now… Who knows of any suitable switches? :)
by stewartpratt
25 Aug 2015, 11:08am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What light for dynamo hub?
Replies: 30
Views: 2775

Re: What light for dynamo hub?

beardy wrote:While that price difference remains it is hard to justify buying other than the Cyo Premium.


Yes, that's very much the pointy bit in the bang vs buck curve.
by stewartpratt
25 Aug 2015, 11:07am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What light for dynamo hub?
Replies: 30
Views: 2775

Re: What light for dynamo hub?

The stuff to each side in the Luxos beam could just be a distraction perhaps It's not too bad (though the banding in those areas isn't great) but I tend to agree that light where it's not needed can just be a distraction. I actually placed an order for the Luxos not long after it was announced, and...
by stewartpratt
25 Aug 2015, 10:15am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What light for dynamo hub?
Replies: 30
Views: 2775

Re: What light for dynamo hub?

Ah, sorry, I didn't spot that the other two weren't labelled. The second is the Luxos; the Cyo Premium is at the bottom. I have both of those and I find them comparable in terms of performance. I've not ridden with the CP in the dark since the winter, but I seem to recall I might very slightly prefe...
by stewartpratt
25 Aug 2015, 7:45am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What light for dynamo hub?
Replies: 30
Views: 2775

Re: What light for dynamo hub?

Comparing the beam shot to the Luxos and the Cyo Premium I'm not convinced it's a step forward (for my tastes, anyway). Will be interesting to try one in the flesh and see how good it really is, though. http://www.bumm.de/uploads/tx_bummprodukte/164_ausleuchtung.jpg http://www.bumm.de/uploads/tx_bum...
by stewartpratt
24 Aug 2015, 7:41am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Garmin VIRB
Replies: 16
Views: 10629

Re: Garmin VIRB

The loop function works completely unlike "loop recording" as the rest of the world understands it: http://www.bikeforums.net/electronics-lighting-gadgets/1002918-any-reason-not-buy-basic-garmin-virb-2.html So, no, is the short answer, unless they've provided a firmware update to support it.
by stewartpratt
21 Aug 2015, 7:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What light for dynamo hub?
Replies: 30
Views: 2775

Re: What light for dynamo hub?

Cyo Premium, assuming you have mudguards.
by stewartpratt
20 Aug 2015, 12:50am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fast Winter Commuter/Tourer for a Tall Man
Replies: 20
Views: 2123

Re: Fast Winter Commuter/Tourer for a Tall Man

pete75 wrote:What on earth does YMMV mean?


LMGTFY ;)
by stewartpratt
19 Aug 2015, 9:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fast Winter Commuter/Tourer for a Tall Man
Replies: 20
Views: 2123

Re: Fast Winter Commuter/Tourer for a Tall Man

Ribble winter/audax and CR1 go up to 64cm frame size and will take a rack for light touring. A friend who is 6' 7" uses a 64cm winter and finds it plenty big enough. Caveat is that it will depend on body shape, preference, etc. With a 73.5 seat angle and a 59cm top tube it's on the steep and s...
by stewartpratt
19 Aug 2015, 7:53am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fast Winter Commuter/Tourer for a Tall Man
Replies: 20
Views: 2123

Re: Fast Winter Commuter/Tourer for a Tall Man

Trek Crossrip has a 60.9cm top tube in the largest size, that's about as big as they come without going for the big Amercan tourers like the Trucker.