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Re: Hub Dynamos in Australia

Postby MichaelB » Mon Aug 26, 2013 12:14 pm

il padrone wrote:Don't know about availability or whether they do 28 spoke version, but Supernova Infinity S is exactly the same hub (made by SP) and available in a range of colours too.


[sigh]

Again, only 32 hole, and centrelock to boot.

And miles more expensive.

Typically 199 Euro, so that doesn't work. I guess that includes VAT, but it still doesn't get it down to the SP PD-8 price.

Can get it in Red though ....... :roll:

I'll keep looking .... :?
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Re: Hub Dynamos in Australia

Postby il padrone » Mon Aug 26, 2013 1:37 pm

Just looking at the SON hubs they are available in red too. But only 32 and 36 holes.
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Re: Hub Dynamos in Australia

Postby Baalzamon » Mon Aug 26, 2013 2:32 pm

Change your rear hub to black or silver to suit a cheaper SP PD8 dynamo?

But then your going to be forking out for similar costs for say a Son 28 in red
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Re: Hub Dynamos in Australia

Postby Espresso_ » Mon Aug 26, 2013 2:40 pm

I kinda like the idea of the dynohub being a different colour - it shows that its no ordinary hub!

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Re: Hub Dynamos in Australia

Postby MichaelB » Mon Aug 26, 2013 4:53 pm

il padrone wrote:Just looking at the SON hubs they are available in red too. But only 32 and 36 holes.


And damn expensiveto boot.

Might not have a choice in the end, as I don't want to fork out and additional $170+ for another rim.
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Re: Hub Dynamos in Australia

Postby il padrone » Mon Aug 26, 2013 5:09 pm

The SON28 is a great hub dynamo. Sealed bearings, very low drag and by all accounts will give a very long service life (expect >50,000kms). The new version has even lower drag than the one I have, but I am happy to run the lights full-time because this provides conspicuity benefits and I just do not notice any drag. A few years ago when I had a 'senso' headlight that switched on as the light dropped, it would often come on a good bit before the streetlights and the only way I would notice was when a fellow rider would tell me my lights were on.

The SON28 dynahub is a good deal better than the Shimano in this regard. Not sure about the SP, but I'd guess it is also a bit better than that.

Once you've paid the $$$ you will not regret the purchase. When worrying about such costs for the bike I just look at what I would pay for parts and servicing for the car :o Then it all falls into perspective.
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Re: Hub Dynamos in Australia

Postby }SkOrPn--7 » Mon Aug 26, 2013 5:23 pm

MichaelB wrote:
il padrone wrote:Just looking at the SON hubs they are available in red too. But only 32 and 36 holes.


And damn expensiveto boot.

Might not have a choice in the end, as I don't want to fork out and additional $170+ for another rim.


Michael another option if dosh is tight you don't need to build a wheel up it fits on your current wheel.

http://www.bikerumor.com/2012/10/23/sunup-eco-brings-bicycles-drag-free-dynamo-power-wo-the-hub

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sunup-Eco-DS-1R-Bicycle-Spoke-Dynamo-hub-dynamo-dynohub-alternative-/281103819152?pt=US_Hubs&hash=item417317e190

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Re: Hub Dynamos in Australia

Postby MichaelB » Mon Aug 26, 2013 5:52 pm

il padrone wrote: ....

The SON28 dynahub is a good deal better than the Shimano in this regard. Not sure about the SP, but I'd guess it is also a bit better than that.

Once you've paid the $$$ you will not regret the purchase. When worrying about such costs for the bike I just look at what I would pay for parts and servicing for the car :o Then it all falls into perspective.


Still the 28 hole (lack of it) that kills that option as well.

And


My style filter kills that one even before I read it.

The funds are not really the issue, it's just that I don't want to spend the money if I don't HAVE to.

The SP hubs are available in 28 hole, and in red as well, but just not SP branded, and I don't need the additional lights that come with the 28 hole red version from exposure.
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Re: Hub Dynamos in Australia

Postby MichaelB » Mon Aug 26, 2013 6:00 pm

oooh oooh oooh may have found one !!!!!

GBP 71 delivered :P
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Re: Hub Dynamos in Australia

Postby find_bruce » Mon Aug 26, 2013 6:39 pm

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Re: Hub Dynamos in Australia

Postby MichaelB » Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:36 pm

find_bruce wrote:do tell



Behold, the Holy Grail

http://www.winstanleysbikes.co.uk/product/65648/Exposure_Revo_Dynamo_Front_Hub

Now, just waiting on the delivery time ....
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Re: Hub Dynamos in Australia

Postby find_bruce » Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:57 am

Well done that man, a good hub, right number of spoke holes, a great price & it matches his toenails :D
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Re: Hub Dynamos in Australia

Postby MichaelB » Tue Aug 27, 2013 1:08 pm

find_bruce wrote:Well done that man, a good hub, right number of spoke holes, a great price & it matches his toenails :D


Thanks for the lead :D
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Re: Hub Dynamos in Australia

Postby MichaelB » Wed Aug 28, 2013 2:02 pm

Found this interewsting (well, for me anyway) re some comparisons to the typical dynamo's on the market

http://www.ctc.org.uk/file/public/feature-hub-dynamos.pdf
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Re: Hub Dynamos in Australia

Postby MichaelB » Sat Sep 07, 2013 9:24 am

Hub has now left Ol Blighty, so I better get the spokes organised
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Hub Dynamos in Australia

Postby RonK » Sat Sep 07, 2013 10:42 am

Espresso_ wrote:I kinda like the idea of the dynohub being a different colour - it shows that its no ordinary hub!

Yeah - just screams steal me! :D
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Re: Hub Dynamos in Australia

Postby rifraf » Mon Sep 09, 2013 2:14 am

RonK wrote:
Espresso_ wrote:I kinda like the idea of the dynohub being a different colour - it shows that its no ordinary hub!

Yeah - just screams steal me! :D


Part of my purchase decision to get my dynamo hub and IGH in polished alloy was an attempt to not stand out.
I'm hoping that my wheels with their stainless spokes and unpainted rims look "run of the mill" to the uninitiated
and offer me a little protection.
I'm hoping my bike leans toward an old school aesthetic which lacks the appeal of bikes with a bigger bling factor.
Whilst it wont pass for vintage, it hopefully passes as a little boring which if I've achieved it, suits me fine.
I could be kidding myself but I'm afraid I think theres a lot of accuracy to RonKs tongue in cheek comment.

Dont get me wrong, as I can appreciate bling.
Cant wait to see your pics of the finished product. :)
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Re: Hub Dynamos in Australia

Postby Crawf » Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:51 am

rifraf wrote:
RonK wrote:
Espresso_ wrote:I kinda like the idea of the dynohub being a different colour - it shows that its no ordinary hub!

Yeah - just screams steal me! :D


Part of my purchase decision to get my dynamo hub and IGH in polished alloy was an attempt to not stand out.
I'm hoping that my wheels with their stainless spokes and unpainted rims look "run of the mill" to the uninitiated
and offer me a little protection.
I'm hoping my bike leans toward an old school aesthetic which lacks the appeal of bikes with a bigger bling factor.
Whilst it wont pass for vintage, it hopefully passes as a little boring which if I've achieved it, suits me fine.
I could be kidding myself but I'm afraid I think theres a lot of accuracy to RonKs tongue in cheek comment.

Dont get me wrong, as I can appreciate bling.
Cant wait to see your pics of the finished product. :)


Lol no chance, that's gonna be so bling and shiny :)
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Re: Hub Dynamos in Australia

Postby Baalzamon » Mon Sep 09, 2013 12:59 pm

rifraf wrote:
RonK wrote:
Espresso_ wrote:I kinda like the idea of the dynohub being a different colour - it shows that its no ordinary hub!

Yeah - just screams steal me! :D


Part of my purchase decision to get my dynamo hub and IGH in polished alloy was an attempt to not stand out.


And to think I was driving past someone on a bike and I picked out the dynamo hub and it was silver. No hiding from the experienced eye!
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Re: Hub Dynamos in Australia

Postby just4tehhalibut » Mon Sep 09, 2013 3:43 pm

Generally when people look at my shopping bike the shiny SON hub gets noticed right away and I get asked "Is that a motor?". Inconspicuous not.
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Re: Hub Dynamos in Australia

Postby Aushiker » Tue Sep 10, 2013 3:15 pm

I am thinking black hub, black spokes, black rim, black tyres for my next build. That should do the trick :)

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Re: Hub Dynamos in Australia

Postby rifraf » Tue Sep 10, 2013 3:43 pm

I've just transplanted my Edelux and E-werk with cache battery from the Moulton to the Ogre over the weekend.
Everything is doing what it should as I've used it to charge both my cell phone as well as my Edge 800.
The Edelux is currently attached to the Ogres right hand side V-brake mount as I've yet to determine a final resting place for it.
I no longer have to worry if my new Son28 (in the 700c Ogre build) works ok as I now know its fine.
I thought I might have had some issues but fine tuning my front BB7 has taken up far more of my time and energy than the electrics which is usually a job I avoid. :D
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Re: Hub Dynamos in Australia

Postby rifraf » Tue Sep 10, 2013 3:49 pm

Crawf wrote:Lol no chance, that's gonna be so bling and shiny :)


Baalzamon wrote:And to think I was driving past someone on a bike and I picked out the dynamo hub and it was silver. No hiding from the experienced eye!


just4tehhalibut wrote:Generally when people look at my shopping bike the shiny SON hub gets noticed right away and I get asked "Is that a motor?". Inconspicuous not.


Its official - I've been kidding myself :!: :P :P :lol: :lol:
I'm off to the garage to add another lock to the bike.
Hmmmm more paranoia, just what I need - now wheres my tinfoil helmet :roll: :wink:

Aushiker wrote:I am thinking black hub, black spokes, black rim, black tyres for my next build. That should do the trick :)

Andrew

This is where I must have gone wrong - not tricky enough.
Sounds good Andrew.
Exactly which bike will your next dynamo hub be going on? :)
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Re: Hub Dynamos in Australia

Postby Aushiker » Tue Sep 10, 2013 3:52 pm

rifraf wrote:I thought I might have had some issues but fine tuning my front BB7 has taken up far more of my time and energy than the electrics which is usually a job I avoid. :D


Just ordered a BB7 set for my Giant XTC 2 ... may need to call on your expertise :)

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Re: Hub Dynamos in Australia

Postby rifraf » Tue Sep 10, 2013 3:59 pm

Aushiker wrote:
rifraf wrote:I thought I might have had some issues but fine tuning my front BB7 has taken up far more of my time and energy than the electrics which is usually a job I avoid. :D


Just ordered a BB7 set for my Giant XTC 2 ... may need to call on your expertise :)

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I've a couple of web pages I'll dig out and forward to you that I worked from. :)
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