behoovingmoving (behoovingmoving) wrote,

Battery-free, frictionless bike lights.

If only I could have back all of those days I wasted, dreaming up better ways to route wires through a frame to a rear light, from the generator in my front hub. But how was I to know everyone in Denmark had these.

I rode around Copenhagen for nigh on a week, wondering why every long legged blonde I was stalking, had her flashing lights on, even at day time. At first I thought beauty had been harnessed as an energy source, but alas, they run on plain old fashioned magic, and work even for me. I bought a pair of reelights for around $60 Australian, fitted them to my Brompton in less than 10 minutes, and will never have to think about lights or batteries again when I get on that bike. When I fold the bike, they tuck away fairly snugly as well. The sheer elegance of the solution has provided days of aesthetic rapture, almost enough to compensate for those dark years of my ignorance.

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