also, one unexpected side benefit of dynamo hubs: the "notchy" resistance of the magnets makes them easier to true b/c the wheel doesn't move around making you lose track of which spoke you were on
@kukkurovaca i like... want a dynamo hub, but also, they seem like work. to install and keep. how much of a pita are they, Really
Installation of the lights can absolutely be a pain. If you're already comfortable with crimping or soldering wires together and suchlike, then it's probably easy peasy.
In terms of getting the wheel itself built, no harder than any other hub.
@kukkurovaca augh. okay no, then. too scared to build any hubs.
@t54r4n1 I would say that unless you're perverse about doing all your own maintenance (it me), it's 1000% worth having a shop do the installation.
But once the installation is done, it's largely worry free. No need to worry about batteries in your lights, and if you spring for a setup with a USB charger, you can also keep your other devices topped up.
@t54r4n1 @kukkurovaca last night I squelched out in the rain to the firepit on the hillside I made with my mother ~15 years ago, over the hillside we got married on (that seems to be washing away slightly; some meditation on impermanence there!), to wodge dad's old beefpapers folder down into the pile out there, so the next person to light a bonfire will burn them for us all unawares. So it's an auspicious weekend for that sort of hoarded-tension dispersal, it seems
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