Tonight I used my new SON dynamo. I'm trying really hard not to get carried away, but I just have to say how absolutely exceptional this dynamo is! First, all those people who say you don't know it's there - are right! You don't! I connected it without a switch as a temporary measure while I wait for the switched SON E6 lamp and even with the front lamp beaming away there was no noticeable drag. I might have felt it if I had Hope discs instead of Julies, which drag a bit anyway, but there was zero difference in coasting speeds down my usual hills and I was in the same gear at the same speed as usual the rest of the time. Second, it is noticeably better than the Shimano Nexus. Same light, a Lumotec with 3W Philips halogen lamp, but markedly brighter and whiter. Not sure if this is down to the automatic switch on the Nexus or not. I still like the Nexus and rate it highly, but early indications are that the SON is worth every penny of the extra money. And did I say how good it looks? It's art for your bike Guy === ** WARNING ** This posting may contain traces of irony. http://www.chapmancentral.com (BT ADSL and dynamic DNS permitting) NOTE: BT Openworld have now blocked port 25 (without notice), so old mail addresses may no longer work. Apologies.