Masterwork

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

 

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

 

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.

 

Custom Build Gallery, MattyCiii’s A-line

Endless-sphere.com member “MattyCiii” decided to put together an extensive build based on a Norco A-line full-suspension off-road bike. With most builders, I have to pry important details from them so our readers will be able to know that “if I do this, I will get that”, but Matty?…he readily supplies all of the details to anyone who is interested.

Endless-sphere.com member “MattyCiii” decided to put together an extensive build based on a Norco A-line full-suspension off-road bike. With most builders, I have to pry important details from them so our readers will be able to know that “if I do this, I will get that”, but Matty?…he readily supplies all of the details to anyone who is interested.

 

An Ebike Story of Evolution – The 2WD

This story was written by Kingfish, electricbike.com contributing writer who is known for building bikes and doing epic 1000 mile +  rides on them.  Kingfish is a talented engineer and problem solver. This story is focused on the building of his magnificent ebikes, and not the rides themselves which is another story.  I’ve always been a purveyor of All-Wheel Drive (AWD) systems and it probably comes from time spent off-roading with my cousins as a squirt. Both my uncles have

This story was written by Kingfish, electricbike.com contributing writer who is known for building bikes and doing epic 1000 mile +  rides on them.  Kingfish is a talented engineer and problem solver. This story is focused on the building of his magnificent ebikes, and not the rides themselves which is another story.  I’ve always been a purveyor of All-Wheel Drive (AWD) systems and it probably comes from time spent off-roading with my cousins as a squirt. Both my uncles have

 

Truck Trike; A Heavy Duty Hauling Ebike

Every once in a while we see an ebike that breaks the mold.  Imagine instead of investing in a small pick up truck, you bought  an ebike large enough and powerful enough to carry a descent amount of cargo, and do so on pennies a charge. Bill Stites is a former chiropractor turned talented designer and metal worker that is working on a new creation in one of the most creative ebike meccas in the world:  Portland Oregon. Portland is a combination

Every once in a while we see an ebike that breaks the mold.  Imagine instead of investing in a small pick up truck, you bought  an ebike large enough and powerful enough to carry a descent amount of cargo, and do so on pennies a charge. Bill Stites is a former chiropractor turned talented designer and metal worker that is working on a new creation in one of the most creative ebike meccas in the world:  Portland Oregon. Portland is a combination

 

Custom Build Gallery, Drunkskunk’s Full Suspension Fat Bike

Gavin (from Dallas, Texas) is a full sized E-biker (His endless-sphere username is “Drunkskunk“), and he felt somewhat cramped on most of the available frames. Plus he wanted a fat bike, which are not yet available in full suspension.  So…since he owns a welder…he did what any other garage builder would do in that situation. He built his own full-sized fat bike off-road frame, that he designed to be a hub-motored E-bike, with a large battery pack built into the downtube assembly.

Gavin (from Dallas, Texas) is a full sized E-biker (His endless-sphere username is “Drunkskunk“), and he felt somewhat cramped on most of the available frames. Plus he wanted a fat bike, which are not yet available in full suspension.  So…since he owns a welder…he did what any other garage builder would do in that situation. He built his own full-sized fat bike off-road frame, that he designed to be a hub-motored E-bike, with a large battery pack built into the downtube assembly.