Front light recommendations (Brompton, USB charging preferred)
Been using a Lezyne micro-drive for a year on the front now. Bright, USB charges with no cables and easy to install/uninstall.
Had the back light that came with it, but the mount was a poor design so it got rattled out on a rough road – the front is a different design and much more secure.Posted 4 years agoaPMember
The Electron Backupz USB charged LED lamps are good. Not great at the see, but good at the be seen.Posted 4 years ago
Yes I don’t think that knog make anything that lasts for more than a month or so, I file them with the Crank Brothers folder in my cabinet of stuff to buy/not to buy.
About 18 months ago I had a nice conversion heading along the Bayswater Road in towards NHG with a couple in a nicely restored Sunbeam Rapier who commented on how bright and visible they were. Then we talked about Sunbeams 🙂
This one Captain. Charge up at work, gets me seen after dark on the chaos and violence of the A24 through Sarf Lahndahn…Posted 4 years agobikebouyMember
I too use the Blackburn Fleas but I have a couple on the bars and one on my seatpost, though not fitted to a wobbly Brompton but a more sturdy Dahon Vitesse, and ride into tarn from Canary Wharf thro the CycleHighways and up Shoreditch/Old St/Clerkenwell/Holborn (hell) into Soho etc. so more than used to “Addison Lee Blindness”.
HTHPosted 4 years agopiedi di formaggioSubscriber
For truely fit & forget you need to go for a hub dynamo.
I’ve got a Shimano on my front wheel and a Lumotec Lytn+ on the bars with the standard Brompton dynamo lamp on the rear. Both have capacitors in, so continue to blaze when stopped at junctions. Drag when on is barely noticeable
Bit more £’s than a USB light, but always there and nothing to charge.Posted 4 years ago
As above, what’s the light du jour among the STW-Bromptonistas?
Want something nice and bright on the “be seen” rather than light up the roads sort of thing. Fit and forget on the bike when folded, and ideally USB charging.
(Not Knog, though. Have tried their stuff and always been disappointed!)Posted 4 years ago
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