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03-31-21, 12:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,269
Posted By polyphrast

the software made an http to an https link. the...

the software made an http to an https link. the second link is not a https, but an https Link. should work now
03-30-21, 02:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,269
Posted By polyphrast

A bit late to the party but nonetheless i throw...

A bit late to the party but nonetheless i throw in two useful links for disassembly with a lot of pictures. However, there is a catch, those are written in german, sorry......
01-06-21, 03:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,029
Posted By polyphrast

I know for sure from user reports that the B&M...

I know for sure from user reports that the B&M Ixon Space (which is the battery version of the IQ-XE, has 18 Wh capacity) can be charged while in use, and i strongly suspect the upcoming B&M Ixon...
01-05-21, 12:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,029
Posted By polyphrast

Hangover is an offroad light intended mostly for...

Hangover is an offroad light intended mostly for helmet use, in use with either the Trail Edition or the Trail Evo on the bar. Still anyone can attach the hangover to a bar with any gopro mount.
But...
01-05-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,029
Posted By polyphrast

If you want to run B&M lights on a battery, get...

If you want to run B&M lights on a battery, get an e-bike dedicated light from B&M. The usually accept 6-40V Input current, same for their e-bike taillights. If Peter White doesn't list them, for...
12-22-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 12,831
Posted By polyphrast

Lezyne has some lights that can be mounted...

Lezyne has some lights that can be mounted hanging (the call those versions "Loaded" or "reverse"). Otherwise there are adapters like this...
12-22-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,579
Posted By polyphrast

Since there is basically no new design in dyno...

Since there is basically no new design in dyno hubs, numbers from 2013 are still valid.... with load (3W lighting), all SON/SP/Shimano hubs have at most 8W at 30 km/h // 20 mph (with SON being the...
12-18-20, 03:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 796
Posted By polyphrast

Fast charging is usually done roughly between 15%...

Fast charging is usually done roughly between 15% and 85% state of charge. One has to discern between phone batteries and typical cylindrical cells: the former is usually a lithium-polymer battery...
11-26-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,562
Posted By polyphrast

A few beamshots for the Lumintop B01 can be found...

A few beamshots for the Lumintop B01 can be found here (https://www.mtb-news.de/forum/t/bike-lampe-mit-modernen-leds.867962/post-16327257) and here (https://bikelightcheckers.com/en/). For the price...
11-22-20, 04:25 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,008
Posted By polyphrast

if you don't mind external batteries: outbound...

if you don't mind external batteries: outbound lighting focal road, comes from the states
10-25-20, 02:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,881
Posted By polyphrast

Not really cheaper than a dyno hub, but cheaper...

Not really cheaper than a dyno hub, but cheaper than a new wheel with a dynohub (unless you rebuilt the wheel yourself): check the dynos from velogical engineering. Lightweight, solid product, works...
09-10-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,129
Posted By polyphrast

Well i didn't mean the seat post, but the saddle...

Well i didn't mean the seat post, but the saddle rails... so that should work with a suspension seat post as well. something like this...
09-10-20, 02:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,129
Posted By polyphrast

B&M (Busch und Müller) (and other companies...

B&M (Busch und Müller) (and other companies catering the european market) have some battery powered taillights which can be mounted directly to light mounts on racks. you could also look into e-bike...
09-09-20, 01:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 17,036
Posted By polyphrast

First off all, if you get a light with a proper...

First off all, if you get a light with a proper cut-off, 500 well placed lumens are more than enough. I'd recommend the B&M IQ-XE, it's an e-bike light that accepts inputvoltage from 6-48V, so you...
08-22-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 508
Posted By polyphrast

Since it is even StVZO certified, it must be...

Since it is even StVZO certified, it must be somewhat reliable, but 130-150 lm for the front light (from the specs) indicates a "to-be-seen" light, not a "to see light". So if you don't drive in...
08-21-20, 11:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 915
Posted By polyphrast

Did you read the manual? (here's the pdf...

Did you read the manual? (here's the pdf (https://s3.topeak.com/storage/app/media/download/product-manual/BarXtender%E2%84%A2/bar-xtender-GB-0716.pdf))
...
08-19-20, 01:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By polyphrast

The Lezyne GoPro adapter/mount costs 3-5 USD....

The Lezyne GoPro adapter/mount costs 3-5 USD....
08-19-20, 01:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,862
Posted By polyphrast

It seems you are using a kind of bar extender,...

It seems you are using a kind of bar extender, which mounts as a spacer on the fork. So these models (https://www.additive-bikes.com/de/Halterungssysteme/Geraetehalter/) are probably not interesting....
08-13-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,780
Posted By polyphrast

I'd say no, there are here and there some other...

I'd say no, there are here and there some other chinese cut-off lights appearing under different brand names at aliexpress, banggood or amazon, but pricewise and (beamquality wise) similar to the...
08-13-20, 03:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,150
Posted By polyphrast

B&M offers a wide range of e-bike lights (front...

B&M offers a wide range of e-bike lights (front and rear) with quite a flexible voltage input from usually 6 to 48 V. So you could connect two e-bike lights to a 3s or 4s Li-Ion battery.
08-11-20, 12:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,570
Posted By polyphrast

You can, if the light uses either this...

You can, if the light uses either this (https://ride.lezyne.com/collections/led-lights-accessories/products/1-led-rp-str-v504) or that...
08-09-20, 01:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,780
Posted By polyphrast

Those raveman lights are not really cut-off. They...

Those raveman lights are not really cut-off. They reduce the spill upwards, but there is still a significant amount (they just use simple fresnel lenses to do this). While not comparable to a...
08-08-20, 12:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,570
Posted By polyphrast

if you want to do a lot of commuting and you do...

if you want to do a lot of commuting and you do not drive on empty roads at night, get a light with a cutoff. None of those you mentioned do have a cutoff. Lezyne has the "StVZO" Category, the Power...
08-08-20, 12:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,168
Posted By polyphrast

Norz80 Regarding Locks: Decathlon has an U-Lock...

Norz80 Regarding Locks: Decathlon has an U-Lock for ~30EUR which has been tested pretty good. If you like a bit more flexible locks, you could consider foldable locks, like the Abus Bordo Series or...
08-03-20, 01:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,780
Posted By polyphrast

It's not hard, it is just expensive (and time...

It's not hard, it is just expensive (and time consuming). There is plenty of expertise in this topic from automotive industry worldwide and in europe, viz germany, also in the bike industry....
08-02-20, 11:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,780
Posted By polyphrast

thanks for posting the beam shots and your...

thanks for posting the beam shots and your opinion. Looks like a pretty ordinary roundshape beam type. I'd say a cheap Lumintop B01 puts more usable light on the road with only 450 lm and it has a...
07-25-20, 12:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,780
Posted By polyphrast

Well, the beam pattern off those Lezynes is a tad...

Well, the beam pattern off those Lezynes is a tad narrow, B&M does it better with its Ixon Space, but it uses 200 lms more in the dipped beam. If you want an external battery pack, get the Lezyne...
07-24-20, 12:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,780
Posted By polyphrast

Both. Blinking is not at all allowed, but since...

Both. Blinking is not at all allowed, but since that is only a programming feature, it is easily removed. The issue must be the beam. But please report or provide a beamshot against a wall or in a...
07-18-20, 03:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,780
Posted By polyphrast

On the Lezyne Webpage (lezyne.com) is a separate...

On the Lezyne Webpage (lezyne.com) is a separate category called "stvzo" (--> Electronics --> LED lights --> StVZO). There are hardly any StVZO compliant beam patterns with 1000 lumens, unless it is...
06-20-20, 01:40 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 19,416
Posted By polyphrast

First, those 6V/3W are specified with a constant...

First, those 6V/3W are specified with a constant 12 Ohm load at 15 km/h (~9 mph), second your forumloader is a lot of things, but not a constant load. To my knowledge there are no measurements...
06-16-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 927
Views: 333,806
Posted By polyphrast

i personally find the beam shape of the Eyc a tad...

i personally find the beam shape of the Eyc a tad narrow, but i have only seen the beam shots from the B&M webpage (https://www.bumm.de/en/products/dynamo-scheinwerfer/produkt/160rtsndi.html?).
i...
06-14-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,984
Posted By polyphrast

You can find Panasonic dynahubs on peter white's...

You can find Panasonic dynahubs on peter white's website: https://www.peterwhitecycles.com/panahub.php. He even states the same as i stated above, that panasonic bought sanyo and he has some products...
06-14-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,984
Posted By polyphrast

i quote from this article (from 2012) in...

i quote from this article (from 2012) in Fahrradzukunft: (https://fahrradzukunft.de/14/neue-nabendynamos-im-test/)

As Panasonic took over Sanyo, besides now offering eneeloop NiMH batteries,...
06-14-20, 02:00 AM
Replies: 927
Views: 333,806
Posted By polyphrast

Low cost meaning <50 USD as specified in the...

Low cost meaning <50 USD as specified in the thread title or a would you be willing to spend a bit more (if so, please say how much more)? to help you a bit more specifically: for which purpose do...
06-14-20, 01:54 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,644
Posted By polyphrast

Lupine uses scotchlok for connection of their...

Lupine uses scotchlok for connection of their e-bike taillight, so it can't be totally unreliable. You might take a look at the coax plugs offered from schmidt/son...
05-16-20, 01:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,047
Posted By polyphrast

He doesn't bash, he just points out the weakness...

He doesn't bash, he just points out the weakness of too many products.... in his videos he even praises a competitors lights (a seca). Especially when it comes to road use, most (non-StVZO) bike...
05-16-20, 12:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,047
Posted By polyphrast

We have a few threads dealing with the outbound...

We have a few threads dealing with the outbound (use the search function), and i own it (which qualifies probably for first hand experience). There are two major points of criticism, which i will...
05-13-20, 12:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,717
Posted By polyphrast

I have the Ixon IQ Premium (the battery powered...

I have the Ixon IQ Premium (the battery powered one), and i used it for a long time (it is now unused in a shelf due to the fact that i have more expensive much better lightning toys now, but i am...
05-06-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,717
Posted By polyphrast

I forgot the Lumintop B01, pretty reasonable...

I forgot the Lumintop B01, pretty reasonable price (~35 USD) at aliexpress/banggood, runs with 18650 or 21700 cells. 450 lm max constant output, light distribution is ok (not perfect when used in...
05-04-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,717
Posted By polyphrast

If weight is a concern: Velogical rim dynamos...

If weight is a concern: Velogical rim dynamos (works in wet and slippery conditions as well), 75 grams. Still wiring required, but very short wiring. Also the new SP dynamos (9 series) have in the...
04-20-20, 12:10 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 19,416
Posted By polyphrast

That fatbike version of the SON has the same...

That fatbike version of the SON has the same electrical design and interieur as the standard SON28 (both versions have the same StVZO certification: ~K834), it's just heavier due to a wider body And...
04-18-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 19,416
Posted By polyphrast

Let's assume SON came out with a 1.5W hub. With...

Let's assume SON came out with a 1.5W hub. With an efficiency of 60% one would need 2.5W. Thats roughly 4W less than the standard SON requires. Any bad lubricated or dirty chain or loose clothing...
04-15-20, 12:51 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 19,416
Posted By polyphrast

Well i wasn't looking into standard hubs >200 $ ...

Well i wasn't looking into standard hubs >200 $ when doing that weight comparison ;). I agree, that mentioned solar panel/battery combo has advantages and if it does the job good enough on rainy and...
04-14-20, 12:17 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 19,416
Posted By polyphrast

Well on this weight discussion a crucial point is...

Well on this weight discussion a crucial point is overlooked: any normal bike has a front hub. And those range between 170 and 250 grams (100 mm axle for quick release), depending on the amount of...
04-13-20, 01:19 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 19,416
Posted By polyphrast

Instead of buying a "spinup" one could by the...

Instead of buying a "spinup" one could by the older "sunup" from the same company and save some money (maybe it has a little less power, efficiency is only at ~45%). The only advantage of the...
04-04-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,514
Posted By polyphrast

If one only needs that mount for GoPro...

If one only needs that mount for GoPro Interfaces, the Lezyne offers with their "direct x-lock (https://ride.lezyne.com/collections/gps-devices-accessories/products/1-gps-fsmcm-v104)" a considerably...
04-03-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,514
Posted By polyphrast

As mentioned above there are tons of mounting...

As mentioned above there are tons of mounting options. When you use a gopro adapter, just go on amazon, aliexpress or banggood and you'll drown in options.
For dyno lamps: there are central mounting...
03-23-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,616
Posted By polyphrast

That is the best way to control the beam shape...

That is the best way to control the beam shape with LEDs. Outbound and Supernova use the same approach, Lezyne does it as well for their StVZO lights, and Lupine as well for their new light. The...
03-23-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,616
Posted By polyphrast

The numbers i have read repeatedly are...

The numbers i have read repeatedly are 10.000-15.000 euro alone for the development of the optical system. It is also time consuming. Usually a software called lucidshape is used. From what i have...
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