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Soviet Bicycle Lighting Set with Bottle Dynamo, Surplus

Soviet Bicycle Lighting Set with Bottle Dynamo, Surplus

Price 16.99 USD excluding VAT

When a brutal communist regime has run things so well that store shelves are empty of basic supplies and power outages are the norm (but dissidents are rounded up very efficiently) you may want to have some light in the darkness. Here's the solution.

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When a brutal communist regime has run things so well that store shelves are empty of basic supplies and power outages are the norm (but dissidents are rounded up very efficiently) you may want to have some light in the darkness. Here's the solution.

  • Front and rear lighting without ever having to change or recharge batteries
  • No need to clip your lights on and off the bike to prevent theft
  • Classic looks without spending a fortune
  • Dynamo output: 6V, 3W

There are few things that brighten your life more than a bike ride but a bike ride with a front and rear light is one of them. We have Michael Faraday to thank for theories and experiments that led to the invention of the dynamo (magneto, ackchyually) so you can have electricity without batteries. You never know when you have to interrogate someone in your off-the-grid hut, right?

Hub dynamo or bottle dynamo?

Despite hub dynamos powering LED lights being all the rage in the developed world, traditional bottle dynamos still have some advantages on their side. Most importantly, they are cheap and easy to mount on your existing bike. Also, they add no drag to the wheel at all when disengaged. A properly adjusted bottle dynamo isn't very draggy even with the lights on so stop whining.

Installation

The lighting set comes with all the necessary metric bolts and steel brackets for a bike with a metal fork and 22.2 mm (7/8") quill stem. The rear light is fender-mounted.

The mounts can be bent and MacGyvered to fit other kinds of bikes and parts: do note that the wiring is single-pole and the other pole is led via the frame. So don't just duck tape the light to your carbon fibre handlebar, connect the wire and expect it to work.

Made in the USSR

The sets are in their original packages, NOS. The quality was never great to begin with so expect some imperfections and cosmetic flaws. If you've seen or used Soviet space technology, you'll know what to expect.

Despite the background and price, we are selling these as functional sets so you can expect these to work.

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02.04.2020 (Edited 02.04.2020)
Perus neukkulaatuinen lampou, etuvalo ja takavalo kokonaan muovia, ja dynamo taas perkeleen painavaa metallia. Haisevat todella vahvasti homeelle, ja dynamon pohjamuovi hajalla joten siitä varoitus ja piste pois. Itseä ei haittaa kovin paljon kun tulee kumminkin ulkokäyttöön, mutta homeiset pakkaukset harmittavat, kun ovat niin mukavan näköiset :(.
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I would recommend for a friend

28.04.2020
Toimii kuin junanvessa. Ainoa miinus tulee siitä kun juurikin dynamon pohjamuovi oli halki.
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21.05.2020
Ihan ok. Petyin kun oli valot muovia. Dynamon pohjamuovi halki. Ei pyöri ilman apupainamista, voi johtua myös kuluneesta renkaasta.
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