Re: [CR]Vintage headlights anyone?


Example: Framebuilders:Chris Pauley

From: Gjvinbikes@aol.com
Date: Mon, 13 May 2002 00:54:17 EDT
Subject: Re: [CR]Vintage headlights anyone?
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org


In a message dated 5/12/02 10:31:41 PM Eastern Daylight Time, rena.cutrufelli@comcast.net writes:


> I remember that they made halogen bulbs in the early 70's for certain
> optical instruments, but cannot recall if they were used in bike lights
> that early.

I believe that the Union generator lightset headlamps of that period, the ones with the larger (4" ?) reflectors, had halogen bulbs. They burned out at high speeds, usually, but I figured out how to hook in a zener diode to open and drain off any over-voltage and then they worked great for me up in Asheville, NC while I was in college.

They ate tires, too. :-)

Am I remembering these right ?

Glenn Jordan - Durham, NC