bright lights big city

by michelle bontrager


sporty and beautiful.

sporty and beautiful.

We have made some wonderful customizations to this little piece of eye candy over the years, the last wee bit has been a light system upgrade. A pair of B&M lights replaced the rather ho hum handlebar mounted head light and a battery-operated rear light.

The B&M rear light is absolutely inspiring. This rack-mounted LED tail light has a brake light feature so traffic behind the cyclist will be aware of when she is braking to a stop. And, my favorite, it has a standlight feature so the light remains on for a few minutes after the cyclist has stopped her bicycle.

Equally inspiring is the B&M Lumotec head light mounted at the crown fork. This positioning offers better night visibility for the cyclist and better visibility of the cyclist from approaching traffic. 

This lumotec head light features a "just bright enough" daytime running light comprised of 6 LED lights, then the head lamp senses when it is dark and will automatically turn on it's much brighter night time light for the cyclist. And, again my favorite feature, this headlight has the standlight feature which will keep the headlight illuminated for several minutes after the cyclist stops moving. The standlight is especially helpful when parking your bicycle at night or when you have stopped at traffic lights, for the cyclist will still be very visible by surrounding traffic. A Lumotec head light just may be worth a consideration! 

 

a dynamo powered head light by B&M 

a dynamo powered head light by B&M 

a depiction of the daytime vs nighttime light beam  

a depiction of the daytime vs nighttime light beam

 

Brook's grips, Brook's saddle, crane brass bell, bamboo fenders, German light system will inspire one to ride!

Brook's grips, Brook's saddle, crane brass bell, bamboo fenders, German light system will inspire one to ride!

All of the upgrades and cosmetic improvements we have made to this bicycle have really improved the performance of the bicycle, that's what really inspires us at Queen City Cycle.