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Note: Full translation of StVZO+TA (technical requirements) + FzTV (build/production requirements) in English, including analysis, summaries, build suggestions, description of the approval procedure, with consultation and help for the approval procedure included, is available to companies wanting to enter this market (for bicycles, pedelecs to 25 km/h, and more information on rules for fast-pedelecs/e-bikes). I have a sample of this for interested companies, email for information. I've also included information on whether approvals for non-standard lighting (such as lighting using non-standard power sources such as contactless rim dynamos and rim mounted lights, are likely to be succesful, with some requirements for any non standard lighting, and some examples.
Be prepared that the whole process is fairly involved and expensive. Besides the big cost of lens/reflector development, there are: the approval procedure up to 2000 euro, company verification (likely around 1000), and the cost of requirements/standards and translation/guidance if needed (if you want to do it yourself it will cost a lot of time...)
Additionally, for a company that wants a collaboration, I have ideas for better beam shapes for headlights, better housing and mounts, better taillights/cable management, user interface etc. ]
Feb/March: Tests with high power e-bike/pedelec/battery cutoff lights. I'm not a big fan of battery lights because it's a hassle to charge. I don't ride a pedelec/e-bike although I can see the attraction to have a guaranteed 25 km/h for long trips (with panniers full that is hard to do on a regular bike), and it is nice to have more power available for lighting than with regular dynamo systems.
March: A trip to the UK to visit a manufacturer of bike lighting. If all goes well I will make some videos and an interview.
Not yet specified date: What I wanted to do in December 2018 but which didn't work out due to circumstances: Visiting a e-bike/pedelec maker.
See also my channel on youtube: WHS reviews where I will re-upload some contents about bicycles from my other channel which is since August 2018, only about critical analysis of events/situations and the people responsible for them (some of those will be bicycle related).
See my smaller scope tests here and perhaps interesting my commentary about stuff I saw on the internet and on youtube about bicycle stuff.
To support these reviews and my more brief reviews in section 2, go to https://www.patreon.com/gambiet or use the paypal link below...
Maybe it's on the way to Poland, or some such destination, but in case it stays in NL, if you see it let the police know and send me a message...
Nederlands: Cannondale fiets, type Vintage, zwart, schijfremmen, Dit is mijn testfiets, opvallend door 2 verschillende pedalen voor testen, dito 2 verschillende handvatten, 3x9 versnellingen, bijna alles is zwart, zadelpen: Descendant, zadel: Brooks b17 imperial (uitsparing in het midden) zwart, linker handvat kurk, rechter handvat leer bruin, fietscomputer: O-synce, achterdrager vervangen: was Cannondale's eigen merk (maar die was gebroken), is nu Atranvelo, Stuureinden van Ergotec, ligstuur (alleen de arm-steunen) van Ergotec, koplamp: Herrmans H-one S (met plakband waarop V2 geschreven staat, dit is de versie met neutraal wit licht), achterlamp Spanninga Solo. Continental achterband, voorband is een Compass Barlow pass 38mm vouwband (door een lezer van mijn site gestuurd om te testen/vergelijken)
English: Cannondale bicycle, type Vintage, zwart, disc brakes. This is my test bike used the last 2 years for testing lighting and pedals and grips etc. And so it sticks out by having 2 different pedals for testing, ditto 2 different grips, left grip cork, right grip leather (brown), 3x9 gears, almost everything is black, seat post: Descendant (contrary to the pics), saddle: Brooks b17 Imperial (so with cutout in the middle) in black, bike computer: O-synce, rear rack: Atranvelo (I had to replace the original rack which was Cannondale's own brand, which broke), bar ends from Ergotec, aero bar (but only the arm rests mounted) from Ergotec, headlamps: Herrmans H-one S (with tape on which I wrote V2, this is the 2nd version of the H-one S with neutral white light), taillamp Spanninga Solo. Continental rear tyre 42-622, front tyre is a Compass Barlow pass 38mm folding tyre (sent to me for testing by a reader of my site)
Numbers on the frame: 57 1 086.128 (so: 571086128) / UN..571 (can't quite make it out)
Each donation is appreciated, but even better is to buy a Brooks saddle or bicycle lighting parts!
Changes from 6 Nov. 2017:
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