Masterwork

Custom Build Gallery, Matt’s 20-inch Astro Hooligan

Matt Shumaker really made a name for himself a few years ago by developing high performance electric bikes that used the high-end Astro Flight RC motors. The distinctive feature of his drives were the chunks of billet aluminum that were cut into beautiful and well-designed brackets, which mounted these motors to various bicycle frames. You can see his monster yellow trike here. http://www.electricbike.com/50mph-monster-electric-trike/ Matt had calculated out a lot of variables and optional configurations during the first year he was developing

Matt Shumaker really made a name for himself a few years ago by developing high performance electric bikes that used the high-end Astro Flight RC motors. The distinctive feature of his drives were the chunks of billet aluminum that were cut into beautiful and well-designed brackets, which mounted these motors to various bicycle frames. You can see his monster yellow trike here. http://www.electricbike.com/50mph-monster-electric-trike/ Matt had calculated out a lot of variables and optional configurations during the first year he was developing

 

Custom Build Gallery, Deecanios Astro mid drive

This mid drive build was started way back in 2008, but…it was so ahead of it’s time, it is still awesome by todays standards. Deecanio is the member-name of an endless-sphere.com builder from the UK who created this historic milestone E-bike. He decided he wanted something completely new and cutting edge. He had read about how the components for Radio-Controlled (RC) aircraft models had grown large enough that they were beginning to be used on electric bikes. RC components can

This mid drive build was started way back in 2008, but…it was so ahead of it’s time, it is still awesome by todays standards. Deecanio is the member-name of an endless-sphere.com builder from the UK who created this historic milestone E-bike. He decided he wanted something completely new and cutting edge. He had read about how the components for Radio-Controlled (RC) aircraft models had grown large enough that they were beginning to be used on electric bikes. RC components can

 

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