Luxos U Warranty Chat

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Andrew_Squirrel
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(Reply to #101)

JUGE FREDD wrote:
I think you should get the new IQ-X when it starts shipping in the next few months

Definitely considering this, also considering experimenting with the Sinewave in conjunction cuz curious

jimmythefly wrote:
I have some stainless bits and bobs from work that might make a good lamp bracket for you Squirrell. I'll track them down and drop at your place some time.

That would be awesome Jimmy, thanks!

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 18:37
NOVELTYNAME
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feels bad man
when i have a perfectly fine iq cyo abcdefgq that i want to switch out for whatever new thing is coming

"Folks want options!"

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 19:13
Andrew_Squirrel
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The great thing about slightly old dynamo lights is passing them down to dynamo-curious friends which can propagate the curiosity further.
Soon the bike trails will be free of the offensive seizure-inducing headlights and we shall claim victory.

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 19:19
yummygooey
(Reply to #104)

joy of tarcking wrote:
^pics? Sounds like a good solution.

I've been riding with a Eyc mounted at the fork crown and the wheel casts a goofy dick shaped shadow on the ground.

ShartAttack wrote:
Yeah, I think I need a pic of that. I am using the Wald stays and I think I know what you're saying, but I'm not quite sure...

wald basket x disc brake adapter x dyno lamp by yummygooey, on Flickr

Sat, 10/10/2015 - 10:12
yummygooey

looks like i might be waiting for the IQ X...

Sat, 10/10/2015 - 10:14
ShartAttack
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Okay, that's not what imagined at all but it looks nice. Hurmmmm really want more lights but I had better stick to what I've got.

Former RAGBRAI enthusiast

Sat, 10/10/2015 - 17:08
ergott
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(Reply to #107)

Andrew_Squirrel wrote:
Soon the bike trails will be free of the offensive seizure-inducing headlights and we shall claim victory.

I got one convert. Working hard on this.

If someone on here did it, I'd probably like it. Since it was done by someone I don't know, they're a fucking idiot.

Sun, 10/11/2015 - 09:04
Blakey
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(Reply to #108)

JUGE FREDD wrote:
I think you should get the new IQ-X when it starts shipping in the next few months

soon

http://www.bike24.com/1.php?content=8;product=144878;menu=1400,1410,1411

tempting just to order and have it ship whenever.

Tue, 10/13/2015 - 02:10
GrandmaJordan
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DQ: Is there any reason why I shouldn't put a dynamo on my Co-Motion rain bike? It's what I plan to use for most of my winter training, and I like the idea of always having a light without having to worry about batteries or charging or whatever. I need some new wheels for it anyway, since I'm currently running crappy take-offs from my CAAD10. Thoughts?

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Tue, 10/13/2015 - 11:23
lukasz
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No reason. Sometimes at 30+ you'll feel a bit of vibration from the hub if the light is on. But then you're doing 30+ in the dark so like it kind of doesn't matter.

Tue, 10/13/2015 - 11:28
NOVELTYNAME
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No reason not to
Great idea
I might even have a line on a fairly decent lamp for you too

"Folks want options!"

Tue, 10/13/2015 - 11:28
eric_ssucks
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Do it. You'll never regret it.

Tue, 10/13/2015 - 11:50
Andrew_Squirrel
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Yassssss, it is your destiny, join the (not) dark side, let the dynamo alternating current flow through you.

Tue, 10/13/2015 - 12:18
ShartAttack
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Dooooo it. When it's dark and rainy and shitty, those are the best times for dynamo lights. Leave them on all the time, demonstrated to help prevent cars from running you over. Just put a set on my wife's bike and she loves it.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22884376

Former RAGBRAI enthusiast

Tue, 10/13/2015 - 12:31
lofarkas
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I guess the only concern is water ingress if you plan to ride in downpours. My luxos u got water in the button pod thingie in extended heavy rain (it malfunctioned but it eventually dired out and appears to be fine), and I've heard of water getting into lamp bodies. I'm sure tarck has info on dynolights that have proven themselves in a wet environment.

Tue, 10/13/2015 - 13:16
yummygooey
(Reply to #116)

Blakey wrote:
JUGE FREDD wrote:
I think you should get the new IQ-X when it starts shipping in the next few months

soon

http://www.bike24.com/1.php?content=8;product=144878;menu=1400,1410,1411

tempting just to order and have it ship whenever.

SEATTLE GROUP BUY??

Tue, 10/13/2015 - 13:31
ergott
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(Reply to #117)

lofarkas wrote:
I guess the only concern is water ingress if you plan to ride in downpours. My luxos u got water in the button pod thingie in extended heavy rain (it malfunctioned but it eventually dired out and appears to be fine), and I've heard of water getting into lamp bodies. I'm sure tarck has info on dynolights that have proven themselves in a wet environment.

Hmm. I'll have to pay attention to this.

If someone on here did it, I'd probably like it. Since it was done by someone I don't know, they're a fucking idiot.

Tue, 10/13/2015 - 13:35
crowding
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(Reply to #118)

When I first got a dyno I put it on my 'nice' touring bike, and I also had a winter/rain/beater bike that I commuted on all winter.

Spring came around and I got out out the other bike and immediately i was like awww fuck why didn't I put the good lights on the bike i've been riding in the rain and dark????

So winter rain bike is the first bike you should dyno is what I'm saying

Tue, 10/13/2015 - 14:03
NOVELTYNAME
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(Reply to #119)

yummygooey wrote:
Blakey wrote:
JUGE FREDD wrote:
I think you should get the new IQ-X when it starts shipping in the next few months

soon
http://www.bike24.com/1.php?content=8;product=144878;menu=1400,1410,1411
tempting just to order and have it ship whenever.

PNW GROUP BUY??

ftfy

"Folks want options!"

Tue, 10/13/2015 - 14:06
mander
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Yeah
You can run batteries on the bikes you don't ride much
Dynamo in the winter is such a nice way to take care of yourself.
Even if you are randonneuring hard enough to need light all night, winter commuting is still probably going to be your #1 use case.

Tue, 10/13/2015 - 15:52
heavymetal
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Do it. I've got a dynamo on my roadie and it's awesome.

Tue, 10/13/2015 - 20:49
NOVELTYNAME
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Which shimano hub is the one to get right now?

"Folks want options!"

Tue, 10/13/2015 - 21:05
emor
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No one regrets a dyno

"my main life goal is to have a dirtbag camper van with a bunch of bikes on it, go camping every vacation forever" -- me

Tue, 10/13/2015 - 23:05
Larry Winget
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Piling on here. I sort of regret not doing the dyno light for the Charge. It's the bike I ride the most these days.

The Pitbull of Personal Development®

Wed, 10/14/2015 - 00:29
Blakey
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dyno/guards on my steelie too, tops.

Wed, 10/14/2015 - 00:34
JUGE FREDD
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(Reply to #126)

heavymetal wrote:
Do it. I've got a dynamo on my roadie and it's awesome.

I've got a 20h one in a deep toroidal rim on my carbon road bike

it's rare that I'll ever build a front wheel without one

It's a struggle, but you cut out his tongue, and his last words are "atmo atmo Atmo ATMO ATMOOOOOGORIHGGHRSHGGRLMGGMMGMgrrglegurglegrr....."
– akasnowmaaan

Wed, 10/14/2015 - 00:46
chazzwazzer
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the only thing with having one is that it makes all your other bikes suck until they are similarly equipped

Wed, 10/14/2015 - 01:12
Wintage Townie
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I heard you guys like dynamos...

Sneaky Viking wrote:
when you look back at your life sometimes you see a set of hands on your keyboard and a set of paws, but sometimes there's only a set of paws and that's when Tarckbear was typing for you.

Wed, 10/14/2015 - 02:07
emor
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When are they going to start making Dynamo rear hubs? I WANT MORE DYNO

"my main life goal is to have a dirtbag camper van with a bunch of bikes on it, go camping every vacation forever" -- me

Wed, 10/14/2015 - 02:36
Blakey
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(Reply to #130)

emor wrote:
When are they going to start making Dynamo rear hubs? I WANT MORE DYNO

Wed, 10/14/2015 - 03:02
GrandmaJordan
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Okay, so, sounds like I should get one!

What is the Tarck Approved model?

Budweiser is doing amazing things with limes these days. - Coleman Light with Lime

Wed, 10/14/2015 - 11:19
JUGE FREDD
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(Reply to #132)

emor wrote:
When are they going to start making Dynamo rear hubs? I WANT MORE DYNO

long ago in a land far a way Shimano did it for their original roboshifting Nexave Di2:

The front dynohub was just for the lights, and the rear charged the battery for the servos

they made a newer QR disc version relatively recently, dorks have used them on their recumbent trikes:

It's a struggle, but you cut out his tongue, and his last words are "atmo atmo Atmo ATMO ATMOOOOOGORIHGGHRSHGGRLMGGMMGMgrrglegurglegrr....."
– akasnowmaaan

Wed, 10/14/2015 - 11:23
eric_ssucks
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(Reply to #133)

GrandmaJordan wrote:
Okay, so, sounds like I should get one!

What is the Tarck Approved model?

Lots of people have the SP pv-8. I'm gonna just get another shimano, though, because shimano.

Wed, 10/14/2015 - 12:13
buffoon
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(Reply to #134)

eric_ssucks wrote:
GrandmaJordan wrote:
Okay, so, sounds like I should get one!

What is the Tarck Approved model?

Lots of people have the SP pv-8. I'm gonna just get another shimano, though, because shimano.

shimano only comes in 32 holeway. JP is a small lady and for a road bike 20h is plenty. SP has more drilling choices and is <$100 from euroland

Lippy wrote:
a measured amount of muscle and hate when installing should keep that from happening.

Wed, 10/14/2015 - 12:20
joy of vaping
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that nexave di2 is cray

gonna build up a rear dynohub so i can have both lights and a front sp0k

Wed, 10/14/2015 - 15:03
emor
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If I were the kind of guy with disposable income, I would build up some stupid bike with two entire sets of top-end dyno lights just for trolling purposes

"my main life goal is to have a dirtbag camper van with a bunch of bikes on it, go camping every vacation forever" -- me

Wed, 10/14/2015 - 15:41
tamaso
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(Reply to #137)

NOVELTYNAME wrote:
Which shimano hub is the one to get right now?

DH-3N80? I used that one for my rim-brake 700c dyno build, seems like the fanciest Shimano offering AFAIK.

Wed, 10/14/2015 - 16:05
Rusty Piton
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I have the alfine centerlock version which has served me well for a long time.
I just bought another one so's I can build a wheel to match my rear rim and have a spare dick dyno wheel around.

emor wrote:
Bicycle commuting is the worst way to get anywhere except for all the other ways.

Wed, 10/14/2015 - 16:27
eric_ssucks
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(Reply to #139)

buffoon wrote:
eric_ssucks wrote:
GrandmaJordan wrote:
Okay, so, sounds like I should get one!

What is the Tarck Approved model?

Lots of people have the SP pv-8. I'm gonna just get another shimano, though, because shimano.

shimano only comes in 32 holeway. JP is a small lady and for a road bike 20h is plenty. SP has more drilling choices and is <$100 from euroland

I agree 100%.

Wed, 10/14/2015 - 18:03
Blakey
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SON is out of price range, I'm leaning away from SP now due to a number of witnessed failures and their bearing unserviceability (sending to Taiwan doesn't count when you factor shipping costs and un/rebuilding the wheel), shimano is only half serviceable but they're pretty bulletproof with very few failures. Perhaps a 32h disc LX for some future proofing, you get a rubber cap to cover the centre lock), and build with super light spokes coz bantamweight. There's also the 1.5w hubs which I've never had a problem with, but if you go reaaaaaal slow you might get a flickery beam.

Then add a secula taillight at the rear and an iq cyo plus at the front (or an iq-x if you have extra money to spend and can wait until it's finally shipping)

LX
http://www.bike24.com/1.php?content=8;product=38470;menu=1000,2,98

1.5W
http://www.bike24.com/1.php?content=8;product=97721;menu=1000,2,98
http://www.bike24.com/1.php?content=8;product=4951;menu=1000,2,98

Secula
http://www.bike24.com/1.php?content=8;product=72815;menu=1400,1410,1411

Cyo plus
http://www.bike24.com/1.php?content=8;product=12804;menu=1400,1410,1411

SP dynamos
http://www.bike24.com/1.php?content=8;product=107126;menu=1000,2,98
http://www.bike24.com/1.php?content=8;product=107159;menu=1000,2,98

Wed, 10/14/2015 - 18:32
mander
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(Reply to #141)

^^ Backing this, adding that you can definitely service shimano hubs but finding replacement cones may be tricky.

Thu, 10/15/2015 - 02:29
Larry Winget
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(Reply to #142)

Blakey wrote:
Perhaps a 32h disc LX for some future proofing, you get a rubber cap to cover the centre lock), and build with super light spokes coz bantamweight.

Built these for dumb Cross Check and wife's Jamis. They are rad and way, way lighter than Alfine.

The Pitbull of Personal Development®

Fri, 10/16/2015 - 01:58
Bahamontes
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IQ-X + PV-9+Secula ordered
Here we go

Wed, 10/28/2015 - 00:22
JUGE FREDD
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where would let you order those?

It's a struggle, but you cut out his tongue, and his last words are "atmo atmo Atmo ATMO ATMOOOOOGORIHGGHRSHGGRLMGGMMGMgrrglegurglegrr....."
– akasnowmaaan

Wed, 10/28/2015 - 10:57
Bahamontes
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Bike24
Tarckbear only knows when the IQ-X will ship, but the 9 was in stock and the order for the light went through

Wed, 10/28/2015 - 11:17
ergott
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Well I ordered the light too.

Also ordered some super baller tires.
http://www.bike24.de/1.php?menu=1000%2C ... duct=28502

Rebadged Veloflex for about $30.

If someone on here did it, I'd probably like it. Since it was done by someone I don't know, they're a fucking idiot.

Wed, 10/28/2015 - 12:21
jawn doe
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(Reply to #147)

Larry Winget wrote:
Blakey wrote:
Perhaps a 32h disc LX for some future proofing, you get a rubber cap to cover the centre lock), and build with super light spokes coz bantamweight.

Built these for dumb Cross Check and wife's Jamis. They are rad and way, way lighter than Alfine.

which lx hub and which alfine hub? relevant to my interests.

Wed, 10/28/2015 - 22:23
Blakey
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(Reply to #148)

jawn doe wrote:
Larry Winget wrote:
Blakey wrote:
Perhaps a 32h disc LX for some future proofing, you get a rubber cap to cover the centre lock), and build with super light spokes coz bantamweight.

Built these for dumb Cross Check and wife's Jamis. They are rad and way, way lighter than Alfine.

which lx hub and which alfine hub? relevant to my interests.

Alfine 1.5W disc dyno (~100g lighter than XT 3W, 140 than LX 3W, same price as LX 3W)
http://www.bike24.com/1.php?content=8;product=65001;menu=1000,2,98

LX 3W disc dyno (+50g -15EUR compared to XT 3W)
http://www.bike24.com/1.php?content=8;product=37881;menu=1000,2,98

XT disc dyno
http://www.bike24.com/1.php?content=8;product=24358;menu=1000,2,98

XT 1.5W disc dyno (assume same weight as alfine 1.5W, ~same price as LX 3W)
http://www.bike24.com/1.php?content=8;product=97725;menu=1000,2,98

I haven't had any issues with my 1.5W hub with head&taillights yet (Cyo plus, secula), I have had a headlight flicker (Eyc, no tail) with an SP 8 on a slow climb.

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 00:45
lukasz
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Word on the street is SP needs to find a new factory. Trouble on the horizon!

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 10:05
Andrew_Squirrel
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uh oh, Dirk mad.

Quote:
Dear Magnic Light Backers,
Today I wanted to present a new update presenting the current project status- but this has to be shifted by some days for the reasons below:
Yesterday evening our situation changed significantly: A well-known bikelight company has started a new Kickstarter campaign promoting their new bicycle lights with eddy current technology. Kickstarter does not want references to other projects in upddates so I don't tell their name and the project name - but you'll find out easily when searching for bicycle lights based on the same eddy current technology we have presented in our projects before.

This company was on the market for a long time with a different type of bicycle lights- but I assume they have recognized our new technology will change the market in the future. When we finished our first Kickstarter project we published an update including a cooperation offer for other companies on the bicycle market but until now we are still fighting on our own. It is a pity when companies prefer to copy instead of asking for cooperation.
And it is clear, larger companies are able to produce on a lower price level than start-ups (in this case the difference to our lights is astonishingly small -except from the early bird offers). So if you are searching for bargains this might be an option- but is it a good option? We have invested our power in this project 4 years - and we have invested in the patents. Fortunately our patent status for Europe is "grant of patent is intended" https://register.epo.org/application?number=EP12718903 and for Taiwan our patent is granted now since September (Patent number: I499170). Other countries like US, Canada, Japan, China, Korea, ...will follow soon.
It may be unusual to present patent numbers here on Kickstarter but we believe we should do now.

Everybody knows that large companies like Apple or Microsoft don' tolerate patent violations, so it should be clear we try to defend, too- even if this might be expensive. Maybe you want to help us:
It is clear that we profit from sales so if you help to promote Magnic Light this would be great.
The new campaign of an established company which throws away their previous concept shows we are not the only ones who believe that the eddy current technology can dominate the bicycle light / generator market in future.
We have the main patent for this huge market, but in the current situation, your investment would pay off for both sides: We can offer investements on very favorable terms - and with these investments we could not only defend our position but also implement new ideas and boost the value. If you are interested please contact us by mail: info[at]magnic-innovations.com
Thank you for your help!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1651132789/neo-worlds-most-powerful-friction-free-bikelight

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 14:07

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