Each time I think I've got everything I need for my bike trip around the world, something new pops into my head. I got a very thoughtful note from a reader recommending I add a Shimano dyno hub lighting system to my touring bike. Evidently it's against the law in Germany to ride without the the proper government-approved lighting.
Ya gotta love those wacky Germans.
The dyno hub is this cool device that generates electricity for headlight and tailight. No more batteries, no worries about riding at night, what could be better?
But the price is a factor. When I add up all the stuff I still need to get, it amounts to a sizeable sum. Still, the Shimano dyno hub would be pretty cool and it might keep me out of a German jail...