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by Sheldon "Hi-ho, Hi-ho..." Brown,
John "This little Light of Mine" Allen
Marty Goodman, and others

To invent, you need a good imagination
and a pile of junk.
--Thomas Edison

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Choosing an LED bicycle headlight by John Allen

There have been tremendous advances in bicycle headlights...

Generators by Frank Krygowski and John Allen

Generator choices and installation

Why Reflectors Don't Work by John Schubert

Don't be fooled, reflectors are not enough!

SLA (Sealed Lead Acid)
vs NiCd (Nickel Cadmium) Batteries
(dated information: Lithium-ion rules as of 2015)
by Marty Goodman

Which is better for bicycle lighting...lead-acid or nickel-cadmium rechargeables? -- a historical question though the advice on avoiding damage through overchagring still applies for some battery applications.

Dynohubs by Sheldon Brown

Dynohubs are electrical generators built into special bicycle hubs. They were made by Sturmey-Archer in England for several decades, and new models are now being offered. Similar hubs are currently made by other manufacturers -- see "Generators", above.

Lighting Equipment from Harris cyclery

Commercial page

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NiteRider News (dated information) by Marty Goodman

The NightRider XCL Pro (a.k.a. Digital Pro 12), state of the art in 1997

History of Electric Lighting and Bicycle Lights (not yet covering LEDs) by Marty Goodman

Development of different types of lamps

CatEye HT100, Night Rider Digital Pro 6 by Marty Goodman

A couple of high-end bicycle lights from around 1997.

Bicycling in Winter by John Allen

Don't let cold weather stop you.

Fenders for your Bicycle by Sheldon Brown and John Allen

Avoiding the "skunk stripe" up your back.

Lock Strategy by Sheldon Brown

How to keep your bike safe without carrying un-necessary weight

Sheldon Brown's Bicycle Glossary For all cyclists

An encyclopedic listing of bicycle lore, technical data and opinions

Paul Dorn's Commuting Tips by Paul Dorn

Lots of good info for the would-be bicycle commuter by Erik Kristinsson

Extensive "how to" site for the bicycle commuter

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