Dynamo lights, carbon forks

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NZ Kev
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Dynamo lights, carbon forks

Postby NZ Kev » 30 Jun 2008, 7:35am

I am looking to purchase a Ridgeback Horizon for club runs and general riding. It has carbon forks and an ali frame. I want to put a dynohub and a lumotec front light on it. What are the earthing issues? Will I need to earth the dynamo to the frame and/or run an earth wire from the lamp (mounted to the front brake mount) to some point on the frame?

Bob S
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Postby Bob S » 30 Jun 2008, 8:44am

I have a Yukon with carbon forks and an occasionaly fitted Schmidt hub with no problem, in fact I never even thought about it.

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Postby fatboy » 30 Jun 2008, 8:48am

Just run twin cables from the Dynohub, which is standard on Shimano and Schmidt and it'll be fine.
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