Bottle dynamo placement. Am I mad?

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hercule
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Re: Bottle dynamo placement. Am I mad?

Postby hercule » 2 Nov 2014, 5:36pm

I was just thinking what a good idea this was and that I could do this on my QNT... until I realised that upgrading to front suspension means that the wheel moves relative to the mudguards :roll: Still, I can always use the mount on the rear swing arm.

For those without suspension it looks like a good option if you want to mount a Velogical rim dynamo - they are apparently not suitable for the usual Trice mounting point because they need to be close to vertical in orientation to drain properly.

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Re: Bottle dynamo placement. Am I mad?

Postby zoxed » 6 Nov 2014, 11:48am

FWIW my Kett came from Hase with a bottle dynamo mounted in the same fashion.
Worked OK: no noticeable pull, but replaced it with a quieter, less slip prone, hub dynamo !
Just noticed you can see an example here: viewtopic.php?f=24&t=57699&view=unread#p825492

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Re: Bottle dynamo placement. Am I mad?

Postby hercule » 6 Nov 2014, 6:21pm

For some reason I completely forgot that - my Kett is set up the same way. It too has a hub dynamo instead now! Whilst the Hase mudguard stays are very solid, IMHO the ICE ones (at least the ones on my QNT) aren't quite so vibration free.

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Re: Bottle dynamo placement. Am I mad?

Postby Trikeyohreilly » 3 Jan 2015, 6:30pm

In conclusion. I found that I could get correct alignment on one mudguard but not the other, both from around 2004/05.

They held fine with little or no problems. However, I did find that the wheel of the dynamo was very good at taking much water from the tyre in wet conditions and throwing it onto my knees and legs.

I guess a simple guard could be made but I'm now perusing other ideas.

I add due to the many ideas I've looked at online that had no end story.

Cheers. Ed

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Re: Bottle dynamo placement. Am I mad?

Postby Allydoug » 24 Feb 2015, 4:55pm

I am hub dynamos all the way and would say the SON Deluxe is fab but if it can't fit with the axle then B&M isn't too far off.
Compliments from a nice laddie over the rainbow in Scotland.

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Re: Bottle dynamo placement. Am I mad?

Postby [XAP]Bob » 24 Feb 2015, 5:16pm

Son do a stub axle disc brake version

As have a stub axle drum, which might be vapourware
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