Re: [CR] Spanninga Dynamos & Lights??

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Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2009 16:22:15 -0500
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Subject: Re: [CR] Spanninga Dynamos & Lights??

Tracking down Edco, which I learn has recently been acquired by "Dutch cycling enthusiasts", and skipping right past OT news about Colnago in the US, I advance this

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for what use it may be in this thread.

PS: Remember Edco, listers. It is or was a name in hubs for wheelchairs. Classics in 30 years?

Harry Travis Washington, DC USA

On Wed, Feb 11, 2009 at 1:00 PM, Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <> wrote:
> Has anyone used the current Spanninga Dynamos like those sold by Velo
> Orange? Has anyone used both those and the current B&M? How do they
> compare? Except the original dynamo on a late 60's LeJeune tandem which
> probably doesn't work, the three dynamos I own are all relatively recent
> B&M's which work very well and have a reputation for durability. But the
> Spanninga is a good bit cheaper. I'm considering converting the Assenmacher
> touring bike from battery to dynamo lighting. Doesn't have a dynamo
> brazeon, but I bought from a European CR member a dynamo bracket that
> secures to the cantilever brake caliper. Is the Spanninga a real bargain,
> or am I better served to stick with B&M? A dynamo is one of those items,
> IMHO, where reliability is more important than price, but it's also true
> that the highest priced components aren't automatically the best. Opinions?
> BTW, anyone know a source for these special bolts used for securing a front
> rack, or in this case a dynamo bracket, to cantilever brakes:
> They have been out of stock at Velo Orange for a while now. Jitensha
> Studio has them, but will sell them only with a rack. Anyone know another
> source that will sell them separately?
> One thing I like about B&M is the "Standlight" feature that maintains the
> light, although less bright, when the bike is stopped. But other brands,
> Spanninga, included, now offer this feature as well. I placed an order last
> night with Velo Orange for a couple of the low-down light mounts, but while
> I was at it included a classic-looking rack mount Spanninga rear light with
> Standlight, which like the dynamo, is less expensive than the B&M
> equivalent. We'll see how it works. The only Spanninga bit I'm using now
> is a realtively inexpensive battery-powered mudguard-mount rear light which
> I use as backup and supplement for a B&M rear dynamo light, even though the
> B&M has Standlight (lights are a place where a little redundancy is worth
> the expense and effort). Actually, I recently bought one of these, only to
> find that I had a couple in the parts bin bought several years ago, that are
> identical, except the older ones are not marked Spanninga. Did
> Spanninga buy some other light manufacturer who used to make these
> mudguard lights, or perhaps just change the company name?
> Regards,
> Jerry Moos
> Big Spring, Texas, USA