I have an old bycicle and I really like its classical design.
When I bought it [from a weird old man..] it was equipped with front and rear bulb lights, powered by a dynamo.
As you maybe already know, this is not the best solution to light your way home at night: dynamo and inertia are enemies and the dim light of bulb lamps turns off as you stop at a crossroad.
After some months of sweat and darkness, I wanted to switch to a more efficient solution but I didn't like how modern LED torchs looked on my bike.
So I decided to create my own classical looking light.. with future inside.
Step 1: Stuff and Tools
you need just few materials:
- original rear light (free)
- chinese solar torch key-ring (2,5€)
- small toggle switch (1€)
- red LEDs stripe, I've taken it from another bike light (1€)
- hot glue gun
- tin wire
- soldering iron
- desoldering pump (optional)
- multister (optional)
- dremel (optional)