DIY Bike Equipment

Earlier this winter, I made a note of the most desired bike light available today. It’s called The Betty, and it retails for nearly $1000. That’s a lot of cabbage for a headlight!

But today, over at BikeHacks, I noticed their “Five Killer DIY bike lights,” including this vaguely steampunkish setup:


I think this may be the last bastion of true bike geekdom: Folks with the skills and equipment to build one-of-a-kind components and accessories, from handpainted fenders to bestiary lugs.