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Have you used a hub generator?

Hello guys!

Once I hosted a couple from NZ who were using a Front Hubs: Schmidt SON 28 6-bolt disc.

Have you used it before? or have you used other brand?

Could you tell me the advantages and disadvantages of ???

Thanks for your attention!

Best,
Mauro.

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Hub Generator

I use this everyday. Both Schmidt and Shimano. SP also makes one. I run my lights all the time, everyday. No noticeable drag, no downside other than you need to build a wheel. Having front and rear tail lights a great thing for safety.

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Huge fan of hub generators/dynamos

I have to strongly agree. I've used Shimano and Sturmey Archer ones (and another less-known brand I forget...) I've gone a little nuts and our family's fleet has at least 9. Both my kids' bikes (12 and 9) have full-time lights. The drag is less noticible than a puncture-proof tire. I've built my own wheels to accommodate them on several sizes of wheels (406, 451, 24", 26", 700c) on weird bikes without problems, even finding models with drum or roller brakes to avoid stopping issues with rim brakes icing up and using them with winter studded tires. I'm planning to put a pair on my Greenspeed long distance touring trike front wheels. My tallbike even has a 1958 dynohub. Combining them with home-made dual 1 watt front and rear LED lights I've never had a problem with theft or dead batteries and I never have to worry that my family members are riding invisible in the dark. Dynohubs paired with LED lights have come a long way since the days of sidewall generators and incandescent lights.

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Harleigh

Richard, I looked at your profile and opened the link there, which shows various cool stuff you have done with your bikes.
Very nice..!!

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Thanks! Yeah, a little

Thanks! Yeah, a little outside the box here... Don't tell me "You can't do that by bike!" since it will just provoke me. ;-)

These days, I'm riding my two trikes in New Delhi traffic and quite enjoying it!

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SON Nabendynamo

Hola Mauro,
los bujes SON con dinamo integrado son los Roll Royce en su categoria, te digo porque los vendo en la tienda donde trabajo aqui en Alemania (Hamburgo). Eso si vete ahorrando pues son super caros ;) aqui la rueda completa ronda los €300.-
La ventaja es que necesita poca velocidad para dar el 100% luz, pesa poco gracias a su eje hueco, tiene rodamientos sellados y duran una eternidad.
Estuve en el 2015 en la fabrica de SON en Tübingen para un seminario y te dire que valen la pena pagar su precio eso si las luces delanteras son una obra de arte.
Los bujes de Shimano son pesados (excepto LX,XT) y lo peor es que tienen mucho bloqueo al rodar quiero decir que no ruedan 100% libre como los SON ,tiene rodamiento normales NO SELLADOS y ademas la garantia es muy corta.
espero te haya servido ..
un saludo Kike
pd.- aqui el link de ellos ... http://www.nabendynamo.de/english/index.html

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Thanks for your comments

Thank you guys!

I really appreciate your thoughts and recommendations!

Saludos y bienvenidos a mi país Colombia!
Mauro L.

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I'm using a Supernova, and am

I'm using a Supernova, and am totally happy with it.

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I also use a I-7 D-light hub

I also use a I-7 D-light hub dynamo and with the Biologic ReeCharge power pack I use it to charge my phone and my Ipod on my bike trips .
I have also read about the Busch and Muller E/USB Werk for the same purpose!

Cheers,
Nuno

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DYNAMO

I have a son dynamo (expensive) and very happy, solid, no problems so fare
I also have a Busch and Muller charger, very happy, both made 11'000 km on 17 months, ride on all kind of roads, no problems.

but I believe, Shimano would be ok too, you can find spare part everywhere, this is not the case with SON.

i also have Supernova, no problems neither.
the only problems with it is the rear, once you stop it get dull after a few minutes

by the way, do not buy the BnM buffer battery, toooo expensive and more over, you can not charge the old iphone 3.
buy a handelbar bag (like on my picture) and a battery bank(any brand) then you can charge all devices ...
yes.. i know i am not very clear ...

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DYNAMO

I have a son dynamo (expensive) and very happy, solid, no problems so fare
I also have a Busch and Muller charger, very happy, both made 11'000 km on 17 months, ride on all kind of roads, no problems.

but I believe, Shimano would be ok too, you can find spare part everywhere, this is not the case with SON.

i also have Supernova, no problems neither.
the only problems with it is the rear, once you stop it get dull after a few minutes

by the way, do not buy the BnM buffer battery, toooo expensive and more over, you can not charge the old iphone 3.
buy a handelbar bag (like on my picture) and a battery bank(any brand) then you can charge all devices ...
yes.. i know i am not very clear ...

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SON 28

I have a SON 28 as well as a Bosh & Muller front light and back light with braketec. I don't notice any drag at all on mine. From what I could see it rolled almost about as freely as a regular hub. The light system comes with ano on/off hi/low beam switch that connects to the handlebar, it also includes a USB charger. The only problems i have with the entire system is you have to make sure the wires do not get pinched. I have used my USB port to charge another cyclists phone for them while we were riding together. If you want bright lights and the ability to charge electronics without a solar panel that is the way to go.