Kogswell P/R Lights

Since the Kogswell is being built up as my long distance rando bike, I’m using a dynamo hub to power the lights. I’ve built the wheel already. You can read about it here. For the lights, I’ve decided to go with the Supernova E3 Front light. This should mount up to the side of the new front rack seen in yesterday’s post.

As of right now, the rear will be the matching Supernova 161. However, the more I think about it, I think this light might not work too well. I’m considering returning it and just using one of my Dinotte lights. I think this light is designed to be used on a rear rack, and I don’t intend to mount a rear rack. I’ll have to wait and see how the bike comes together and what other options there are before I decide.

  • I’ve seen some creative ways of mounting that tail-light without a rack – everything from mounting it into a reflector (http://www.flickr.com/photos/professor_john/4323964104/) to installing it on a mounting plate attached to a pair of p-clamps on the seat-stays…

    The Dinotte tail-lights are awesome, but I bet it would be nice not to have to worry about batteries on a 1200k…

  • Errin –

    I’d love to know why you choose the E3 over an Edelux?

    I’m partial to the E3 b/c I lose my perspective to ‘tunnel vision’ with the top cut-off of the Edelux… I prefer the daylight throw of the E3, even if a little less light hits the road and I potentially throw a little glare at oncoming drivers. (I’m not sure how I feel about this light for PBP, however, with riders in both directions as you get closer to Brest.) And this reminds me I should post some pics at some point.

    By the way, one of the most trick mounts for that tail light is here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mapcycles/4501607955/ courtesy of Mitch Pryor. Insane.


    • I went with that light because the shop recommended it as well as another friend. The light pattern is an unknown to me as I’ve never used a light this powerful. I’m looking forward to using it soon.

  • (Unless you got the asymmetrical beam on your E3… which I did not.)