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Old 2018-10-24, 12:00 PM   #1
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Now that the days in the northern hemisphere are getting shorter, I’m looking for a dynamo hub for my unicycle. Does anyone have any suggestions?
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Old 2018-10-24, 12:02 PM   #2
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Just get a rechargeable light. High performance LEDs and Lithium Ion batteries work so well together.
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Old 2018-10-24, 01:05 PM   #3
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How should that work? In contrast to bike hubs, on a unicycle hub there is not one single part that is not rotating. A dynamo needs relative motion and in a unicycle hub, there is none.
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Old 2018-10-24, 01:30 PM   #4
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If you really feel the need to overcomplicate things, it should be possible to make a spoke dynamo work (likely with some modification):


But if you want to do the reasonable thing, just get some good rechargeable LED lights (I'd recommend a headlamp, since sometimes your upper body turns before the unicycle follows). They last a long time now, and charge with a USB cable. I would never use battery lights on my commuter bicycle, but on a unicycle, it's the smartest solution.
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Old 2018-10-24, 03:48 PM   #5
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One like this with magnets on the spokes would be pretty easy to set up on a uni:
http://freelights.co.uk/index.html

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Old 2018-10-31, 07:41 PM   #6
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It was likely meant as a conundrum (thank you surly for introducing this word into my english vocabulary), aware that there is not such a niche product in such a niche market.
@ Eric aren`t the bearings the part, which are between moving and non moving parts?
@ finnspinn I like my fatbike commuter on forest roads with a dynamo light on the frame and a helmet (battery) light, but I don`t like to be dependent on batterys and accus alone.
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Old 2018-10-31, 08:27 PM   #7
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It was likely meant as a conundrum (thank you surly for introducing this word into my english vocabulary), aware that there is not such a niche product in such a niche market.
Likely? So you are not sure what it was meant to be yourself?
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Dynamo Humm!

Maybe an old middle of tire, under the kickstand type might work for you. It has done well for me, but a rechargeable light from ebay would work much better. I mount mine on my helmet which far surpasses the brightness and visibility of a dynamo.
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Likely? So you are not sure what it was meant to be yourself?
Sorry mixed up the words, I meant "in fact". Sometimes it`s hard not to write in your mother language.
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