REVIEW – Reelights are Battery Free

I needed some lights for my now beltless Trek Soho DLX, so I turned to a review by Take The Lane’s Bill Bean where he was bragging about some batteryless lights he picked up at a bike conference. I decided to take his advice and ordered a set of Reelight’s SL600s. The lights are based on the electrodynamic induction principle, and work when two spoke mounted magnets pass some cooper wire. The light flashes every time the magnet passes, so two flashes per rotation. The SL600 has a built-in capacitor so the lights stay flashing for a while when you’re … Continue reading REVIEW – Reelights are Battery Free

REVIEW – TREK Soho DLX Fail – Part 3

Winter De-Belted my Soho My ultimate winter bike has one fault.  When riding in snow, ice builds up on the rear cog and promptly lifts the belt off the rear cog.  We’re not talking deep snow, just an inch or two of fresh snow produces enough build up of ice on the belt to pop it off. Happened on day two The first time it happened (day two of my Trek experience) I called up the cycle shop where I purchased the bike and explained it to them.  I got the impression they didn’t believe me.  So I turned to … Continue reading REVIEW – TREK Soho DLX Fail – Part 3