Speaking of bike lighting, I had the Peugeot Nouveau Style out yesterday and tested the bottle dynamo. I’ve always been a fan of the lighting systems on vintage French bicycles. The French took painstaking measures to conceal unsightly wiring inside frame tubes and along the crimped edges of fenders. This was a tidy aesthetic that never caught on with the British. The Brits were not troubled by dangling wiring. I prefer the clean look. Today, with hub dynamos, LEDs and capacitors, I’m thinking bike manufacturers ought to set up city bikes and commuters with internally wired, fender mounted lighting systems.