Author Topic: Running dynamo wire under mudguards  (Read 1220 times)

quixoticgeek

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Re: Running dynamo wire under mudguards
« Reply #25 on: May 08, 2020, 10:43:00 pm »
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I've never really found a realistic satisfactory solution to the rear light problem.

I think it's called luggage racks.

I quite like my seat stay setup. With one light on each stay (for symmetry, one cable, one battery), it works well, good visibility, not in the way of anything. Also nice built in reflectors.

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Re: Running dynamo wire under mudguards
« Reply #26 on: May 08, 2020, 10:51:19 pm »
I've found gorilla weatherproof tape, guard cleaned thoroughly as possible and the tape warmed slightly before application, has worked fine even through winter.
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Re: Running dynamo wire under mudguards
« Reply #27 on: May 08, 2020, 11:14:46 pm »
I taped mine along my rear rack, avoiding the places the panniers attach onto or rub on. Black wire, black tape and black rack. Gorilla tape is tough stuff.

GC

Re: Running dynamo wire under mudguards
« Reply #28 on: May 18, 2020, 07:47:50 pm »
I'm sorry but if its only going as far as the seatstay bridge then it's NOT going anywhere near the mudguard as the rear light wire comes out of the headlight.
So you would run it along the toptube to the seatstay bridge.
You would only need to fix it to the mudguard if the rear light was on the rear mudguard.

Or are you using an outdated/inefficient 'bottle' dynamo mounted on the rear wheel?

Re: Running dynamo wire under mudguards
« Reply #29 on: May 22, 2020, 08:27:33 am »
I'm sorry but if its only going as far as the seatstay bridge then it's NOT going anywhere near the mudguard as the rear light wire comes out of the headlight.
So you would run it along the toptube to the seatstay bridge.
You would only need to fix it to the mudguard if the rear light was on the rear mudguard.

Or are you using an outdated/inefficient 'bottle' dynamo mounted on the rear wheel?
No, I'm using an outdated Raleigh Twenty but thank you for your input.
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Re: Running dynamo wire under mudguards
« Reply #30 on: May 22, 2020, 11:28:23 am »
Does duck tape work permanently?

I use duct tape a fair bit and I can can confirm that it is a great short term fix but does not stick permanently. I suspect that duct tape with added drops of superglue would do, though.