1970's Hercules Hustler

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1970's Hercules Hustler

Post by Steve » Sat Oct 31, 2015 12:04 pm

I picked this up recently just for pottering around town on. It is a nice ride, very relaxed and slow, it gives you a chance to take in the scenery while you ride it.

It looks like this will be getting more use now, I've picked up an Achilles injury, so low impact exercise is the order of the physio for a few weeks.

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Re: 1970's Hercules Hustler

Post by Rojo » Sat Oct 31, 2015 12:52 pm

What is the device in last photo? It like those old lights that charge from the wheel movement ?

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Re: 1970's Hercules Hustler

Post by Steve » Sat Oct 31, 2015 1:01 pm

Yeah, I good old fashioned 70's dynamo, it powers the lights when you are moving.

Lights work really well, I've added some LED flashing ones, but the dynamo lights mean I can actually see where I'm going.

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Re: 1970's Hercules Hustler

Post by Rojo » Sat Oct 31, 2015 3:03 pm

That's the name Dynamo !!!

So they still work ok then wowwww

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Re: 1970's Hercules Hustler

Post by Steve » Sun Nov 01, 2015 12:37 pm

Shimano still make them, the front wheel on my Kona has a dynamo hub, so I can charge my phone when I'm touring.

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Re: 1970's Hercules Hustler

Post by Rojo » Sun Nov 01, 2015 6:46 pm

How does that work with your phone?? It got plug in for phone??

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Re: 1970's Hercules Hustler

Post by Steve » Mon Nov 02, 2015 6:26 pm

The dynamo produces 6v AC, so you need a little electrical circuit to convert that to 5v DC, but most of them come with a USB plug on them now, so you can pretty much charge anything with them.

Some of the modern ones replace the top cap on your forks with the circuit and a USB socket, so its all neat and tidy.

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Re: 1970's Hercules Hustler

Post by Rojo » Fri Nov 06, 2015 11:51 am

Wowwww cool never knew that!!

You got a pic of your setup?

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Re: 1970's Hercules Hustler

Post by Steve » Fri Nov 06, 2015 2:50 pm

This is the dynamo wheel, it is not much different to a standard hub, just a little bigger and heavier:
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This is it connected to my old Nokia, I like the way the maps on Nokia have all the data on the phone, it cuts down the mobile data costs. I've got a newer phone now for SatNav, but it is still a Nokia.
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Mind you I've just seen that you can download the Nokia maps for other phones, so I could download the maps to my Android phone.

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Re: 1970's Hercules Hustler

Post by Rojo » Fri Nov 06, 2015 3:11 pm

I see cool , how long it take to charge stuff using it??

Is the explosif still built up?

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