Pedal Power

Gster sent me details about creating electricity from bikes. As most riders know dynamo lights have been around for years and the latest versions are a long way from the ones that were mounted on forks or seat stays and ran off friction generated between a knurled roller and specially reinforced tyre sidewalls. The latest version from the likes of Shimano and Schmidt are very efficient and can be coupled up to some amazing light systems these days especially with the growth in LED lights.

The exciting thing is that when indoors bikes can be hooked up and used to generate electricity that can power all kinds of households goods with the right know how as these videos from the Italian press and You Tube show. So all I’ve got to do now is convince the boss that we need to change all the office furniture…

Author: Cris Bloomfield

Usually mountain biking in the North.

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