See you guys up the hill tonight
Fair weather season is officially open!
Lights fully charged for the ride home = I'm in.
I thought you ran a (illegal in Germany) dynamo, or do you mean you brought an extra packed lunch in today?
Apparently the thing in the wheel is an alternator not a dynamo because it's AC whereas a Magneto dynamo would be DC.
This particular gem of exquisite forum pedantry is brought to you courtesy of @Greenbank.
And before anyone mentions it, I too can see where he is massively and embarrassingly wrong. Magneto is a Marvel character not DC.
That is a splendid bit of pedantry but is it true? I would have assumed it would be a DC output so you could run a standard LED lamp.
The lights have a circuit to convert AC into DC and the capacitor wot powers the stand light helps smooth the power to reduce flicker.
Table 73 at 5.45 for a Spritz on the Sundeck.
You could, of course, use 4 LED and arrange them to form a bridge rectifier, although I think flicker would still be an issue. Just seems strange that a simple commutator in the hub would remove the need for a rectifying circuit, especially as the capacitor would require DC as well.
Back in time, none of this DC shit mattered as we used bulbs.
When LED came along it had to be retrofitted to the existing tech, which was AC.
Thats why we are where we are.
No, you're a bulb.
Also, you'd still need DC to operate a capacitor.
I used to have these:
and the rear one's casing was in "shocking pink". With the D-batteries I think they weighed as much as my bike, and if you hit a pothole they would generally fly out of their brackets.
They were from 'the future' with their fancy quick release system.
Mind you - so was the Sinclair C5...
I've spent this afternoon arguing with a Spanish person about gamma correction between maya and photoshop. Really looking forward to a drink.
Front bracket halfway down the forks, they were ace.
Back in the day there was no capacitor, as you slowed the light went off.
Just going to leave this here.
You might need a different T-shirt
With a football motif?
Or maybe a bigger t-shirt for the full text.
If only gamma corrections were the worst of it. #colourspaceproblems
Will see you peeps on Tues eve, a) it's mah birfday & 2) apparently some dickhead expat is visiting...
Nice and toasty in the office, wonder if it will encourage more to N6?
Table 73 - by 6.30 - holiday spritz on the sundeck.
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