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Custom Build Gallery, Roy’s eCortina

This months featured build has had three major changes over three years, and each version has been so well done…they could each be featured by themselves in separate articles. But…rather than stretch them into three articles, I found the back-story of the evolution of this bike to be just as interesting as how it ended up. This impressive builder is Roy (endless-sphere.com username: RWP), who lives in Ventura California. He decided that he wanted to experiment with a Cortina Triton DS

This months featured build has had three major changes over three years, and each version has been so well done…they could each be featured by themselves in separate articles. But…rather than stretch them into three articles, I found the back-story of the evolution of this bike to be just as interesting as how it ended up. This impressive builder is Roy (endless-sphere.com username: RWP), who lives in Ventura California. He decided that he wanted to experiment with a Cortina Triton DS

 

NAHBS 2014, Paul Daniels custom mid drive

Once a year at the North American Handmade Bike Show (NAHBS, in Charlotte, North Carolina)…custom-made one-of-a-kind bicycles are displayed to show off the builders skill, and to present new ideas

Once a year at the North American Handmade Bike Show (NAHBS, in Charlotte, North Carolina)…custom-made one-of-a-kind bicycles are displayed to show off the builders skill, and to present new ideas

 

12 E-bike KIT power levels, from 360W to 8,000W

If you are fairly new to the idea of an E-bike, and you think you might want one, this article hopes to give you some info to help you get some kind of an idea about what type of kit will fit your needs. Factory E-bikes are very expensive compared to the kits that you can get and install on your own bike, but…some people don’t mind paying more to get good customer service from a local dealer, and getting

If you are fairly new to the idea of an E-bike, and you think you might want one, this article hopes to give you some info to help you get some kind of an idea about what type of kit will fit your needs. Factory E-bikes are very expensive compared to the kits that you can get and install on your own bike, but…some people don’t mind paying more to get good customer service from a local dealer, and getting

 

Custom Build Gallery, Duty Cycle AWD

This is an awesome All-Wheel-Drive E-bike, and it is also a folder so that it can be carried onto a train for day-trips to the mountains. It has been designed and built by a brilliant guy named Ben, and we are already quite familiar with him, because…he is also the builder of the the “Dogati” Super E-bike. Ben has a home in very hilly Taiwan, and in particular there is a hill leading up to his home that is unusually

This is an awesome All-Wheel-Drive E-bike, and it is also a folder so that it can be carried onto a train for day-trips to the mountains. It has been designed and built by a brilliant guy named Ben, and we are already quite familiar with him, because…he is also the builder of the the “Dogati” Super E-bike. Ben has a home in very hilly Taiwan, and in particular there is a hill leading up to his home that is unusually

 

High Current Batteries that are NOT LiPo

High performance requires high amps, but LiPo batteries can be dangerous for someone who is inexperienced with them. LiPo is capable of putting out VERY high current (the C-rate), and if you are building a racing E-bike, they are simply the best choice. A LiPo pack will be smaller, lighter, and will put out more peak and continuous amps than any other pack you can buy. The problem is that…for E-bikers who want something that is much safer, but has better performance

High performance requires high amps, but LiPo batteries can be dangerous for someone who is inexperienced with them. LiPo is capable of putting out VERY high current (the C-rate), and if you are building a racing E-bike, they are simply the best choice. A LiPo pack will be smaller, lighter, and will put out more peak and continuous amps than any other pack you can buy. The problem is that…for E-bikers who want something that is much safer, but has better performance

 

Custom Build Gallery, Martin’s Cromotor Ebike

This months custom electric bike build is from the city of Linz (in Austria, central Europe), and the builders name is Martin. He has put together an absolutely beautiful E-bike and documented it with very well-done pictures (ES username “madin88“). Martin sometimes has to ride in traffic, so he needed something that could keep up to speed safely, and he readily admits this is more of a street moped, rather than a electric bike. During the research phase, he chose

This months custom electric bike build is from the city of Linz (in Austria, central Europe), and the builders name is Martin. He has put together an absolutely beautiful E-bike and documented it with very well-done pictures (ES username “madin88“). Martin sometimes has to ride in traffic, so he needed something that could keep up to speed safely, and he readily admits this is more of a street moped, rather than a electric bike. During the research phase, he chose

 

Custom Build Gallery, Zlatko’s Mental Manno

This months custom build is from Croatia, in Eastern Europe next to the beautiful Adriatic Sea. Zlatko Vidić is a mechanical engineer and when he decided to make an electric bike, he wanted something that would be distinctive, and also reminiscent of the race motorcycles from 1930-’36. By the time he had become interested in E-bikes around 2008, the best looking frames were only 3D concepts, and the existing E-bikes didn’t interest him. A close friend (ES member HAL9000v2.0) was the designer

This months custom build is from Croatia, in Eastern Europe next to the beautiful Adriatic Sea. Zlatko Vidić is a mechanical engineer and when he decided to make an electric bike, he wanted something that would be distinctive, and also reminiscent of the race motorcycles from 1930-’36. By the time he had become interested in E-bikes around 2008, the best looking frames were only 3D concepts, and the existing E-bikes didn’t interest him. A close friend (ES member HAL9000v2.0) was the designer

 

Custom Build Gallery, Teklektiks dual-motor Yuba Mundo

Alan is an electrical engineer and drives a Volvo station wagon (endless-sphere username: Teklektik), so it’s no surprise that when he wanted an electric bike for errands and a bit of exercise, he built a 2WD cargo electric bike.

Alan is an electrical engineer and drives a Volvo station wagon (endless-sphere username: Teklektik), so it’s no surprise that when he wanted an electric bike for errands and a bit of exercise, he built a 2WD cargo electric bike.

 

Custom Build Gallery, Miles’ eMoulton

The featured custom build this month is from Miles, one of endless-sphere.com’s most helpful and respected members, who lives in S.E. London, in the UK.

The featured custom build this month is from Miles, one of endless-sphere.com’s most helpful and respected members, who lives in S.E. London, in the UK.

 

Custom Build Gallery, Rodgah’s Big Hit FSR

I don’t know what’s in the water that they’re drinking down in Australia (or is it the Aussie beer?), but whatever it is, there seems to be a high incidence of “custom E-bike fever” there.

I don’t know what’s in the water that they’re drinking down in Australia (or is it the Aussie beer?), but whatever it is, there seems to be a high incidence of “custom E-bike fever” there.