As a wannabe touring cyclist or randonneur, reliably carrying my gear is a challenge. Arkel's cam lock system is the most secure pannier attachment mechanism. 1000 Cordura nylon and YKK zips ensure lasting wear and performance. If you need to carry stuff on your bike, Arkel has a solution for you.
Dynamo power has been around for ages. While the technology is ages old what has changed dramatically is dynamo is powered lighting. The change from incandescent lighting to LED lighting has resulted in a quantum leap in the efficiency of dynamo powered lighting. Peter White Cycles is a custom bike shop as well as being the best of the US web providers of dynamo hubs, custom built dynamo wheels, and dynamo lighting systems . I currently ride a Sanyo dynamo hub with a Busch and Muller Lumotec IQ Fly headlight and a B&M Top Light tail light. Excellent folks to do business with. I cannot recommend them highly enough.
I do a lot of night riding. Batteries got to be a pain. I HATE proprietary batteries. I understand the reasoning. I also understand that when the battery dies, I'm hosed. That leaves me with single use or rechargeable batteries. Both of which have their own issues. Dynamo lighting isn't for everyone and it's not cheap. I made the swap and I'll never go back.