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Lighting and Electronics / Re: New Busch&Muller dynamo light
« Last post by Andre Jute on Today at 10:46:30 AM »
The one thing none of these lamps do adequately is slow off-road riding at night. For that, my 60 lux Ixon iQ Premium battery lamp is a better choice.

I have a 40 Lux Fly-E which, sucking on the 36V battery of my electrified bike, gives full power all the time. It is quite inadequate to nighttime offroad work, and dangerous even in many of the lanes where the ditch is right up to the tarmac and there isn't enough width of lighting to go securely at any appreciable speed. I put the SON and first series Cyo back on the bike because it is a superior lamp, regardless of what BUMM says about the Fly's optics being the same.

Those extra 20 Lux on your battery IQ must be worth the premium you paid, to coin a pun.
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Lighting and Electronics / Re: New Busch&Muller dynamo light
« Last post by martinf on Today at 07:29:26 AM »
Except for my wife's Brompton (battery lamps fitted only when necessary, to save a bit of weight, important for carrying the folded bike), all family bikes now have at least 1st generation Cyo.

So I can compare the 40 lux Cyo N with integrated reflector, the 60 lux Cyo from a few years ago, the 80 lux Cyo Premium and the IQ-X I fitted to my recent Raven Sport Tour.

For nearly all my riding, all are adequate. The hotspots don't really bother me as I rarely ride for more than 2 or 3 hours in the dark. The newer models have a wider beam, which probably aids visibility at roundabouts and some junctions, but I don't feel this is highly significant, the main thing for me is to have a beam in front that is highly visible to motor traffic.

Even with the 40 lux Cyo N, motor traffic (here in south Brittany, maybe different elsewhere) tends to treat the lighting like a small motorcyle rather than a bicycle (i.e. wait, rather than pull out).

When riding, I don't really notice any difference at all between the 80 lux Cyo Premium and the IQ-X, they both have a wider beam than the older lamps.

So no plans to upgrade any of this front lighting for the time being.

The one thing none of these lamps do adequately is slow off-road riding at night. For that, my 60 lux Ixon iQ Premium battery lamp is a better choice.

For rear lamps, I still stick with B&M Secula, B&M Line Plus and Cateye LD1100.
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Cycle Tours / Re: Queensland Rail Trails Trek
« Last post by Vintagetourer on Today at 01:18:27 AM »
Gidday Sam. Great to see that you headed north to try the trails. I have just returned from a week of working in Toowoomba and Brisbane. Rediscovering the beauty of Toowoomba after decades of absence, and seeing your posts has me thinking we should also hasten to try out the BVRT and other rides in the region. Nice work raising awareness of this scenic region.
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Lighting and Electronics / Re: New Busch&Muller dynamo light
« Last post by Andre Jute on November 17, 2017, 11:38:02 PM »
Thanks, Rual. The little brother is pretty much a retrograde step with a dark band as well as a hotspot, not suitable for fast work at night on doubtful roads. But I might just be persuaded to give up my beloved first-series CYO for the 150 lux flamethrowers...
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Lighting and Electronics / Re: New Busch&Muller dynamo light
« Last post by Danneaux on November 17, 2017, 11:29:22 PM »
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I see there is a new B&M dynamo light, the IQ XS, a 70 lux "small brother" of the IQ-X.
Given the voids in the beamshot, I think I would prefer my Cyo Premium: https://www.bumm.de/en/products/dynamo-scheinwerfer/produkt/1752qsndi.html?
...or the IQ-X: https://www.bumm.de/en/products/dynamo-scheinwerfer/parent/164/produkt/164rtsndi-01-schwarz-164rtsndi-silber.html?
...though the latter has a "two-stage" beam.

I find hotspots and voids become really fatiguing in my long night rides of 10+ hours. For this reason, I prefer as smooth and even a spread of light as possible.

All the best,

Dan.
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Lighting and Electronics / Re: New Busch&Muller dynamo light
« Last post by rualexander on November 17, 2017, 06:33:38 PM »
I see there is a new B&M dynamo light, the IQ XS, a 70 lux "small brother" of the IQ-X.
https://www.bumm.de/en/products/dynamo-scheinwerfer/parent/167/produkt/167rtsndi-01-schwarz-167rtsndi-silber.html?

70 euros from Bike 24
But given that the 100 lux IQ-X is only 10 euros more from same shop, maybe not worth it.
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Bikes For Sale / Re: Ebay: Raven Sports Tour 511L bid from 800
« Last post by jags on November 17, 2017, 06:32:10 PM »
Thanks Julian  i got a new one from my son last week didnt get a chance to try it yet.
Good hand  Backeye.velcro job straps to your wrist well made but i doubt it will be of much use to be honest.

anto.
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Bikes For Sale / Re: Thorn Tandem with S&S in USA on Ebay
« Last post by mickeg on November 17, 2017, 06:22:07 PM »
No bidders, relisted at same price. 
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Thorn-Raven-Tandem-Raven-Twin-/112644095893

I am surprised it did not sell, with that many S&S couplings and considering the high cost of Rohloffs in USA, this should be a valuable item.
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Bikes For Sale / Re: Ebay: Raven Sports Tour 511L bid from 800
« Last post by energyman on November 17, 2017, 04:55:28 PM »
It's beautiful.
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Bikes For Sale / Re: Ebay: Raven Sport Tour Alfine 675 BIN or BO
« Last post by energyman on November 17, 2017, 04:53:14 PM »
It's beautiful !
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