All posts by Karl Gesslein

Karl Gesslein is a degenerate hooligan of the highest caliber living in upstate NY. His passion for e-bikes and all things sustainable causes him to be obsessed with climate change and finding solutions that will keep humanity from becoming extinct from our own hubris. His personal blogs include electricbike-blog.com, awaken-spirit.org & chestnutparadise.com.

Going Green and Saving Green: How E-Bikes C...

Jan 28, 2023No Comments

Today we’re talking about something near and dear to our hearts: saving cold hard cash. Specifically, how the US Postal Service can save a ton

Replacing the rear hub and swapping the 12 ...

Jan 21, 20231 Comment

For the last 3 years I have really enjoyed riding my Ludicrous enabled Luna X-1 Full suspension ebike. After much use and abuse the rear

My absolute nightmare buying a Lithium Batt...

Jan 01, 20231 Comment

I thought I would save a few dollars on getting a 5kWh LifePo4 battery for my wife’s off grid home. Little did I know that

Soldering vs Crimping vs Connectors for DIY...

Dec 28, 2022No Comments

2 weeks ago I had an incident with my hot water heater where it starting melting the plastic connectors and insulation and filling the house

Elon Musk’s $40B of Tesla stock sales...

Dec 15, 20221 Comment

There has been a lot of controversy about Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter and subsequent selling of $40 Billion dollars of Tesla (TSLA) stock to

Charging an Electric Car with a 4kW Off Gri...

Jul 14, 20222 Comments

18 months ago I bought a Chevy Bolt for about 1/2 off sticker price. The Bolt has been awesome with the sole exception that I

Charging Your Ebike batteries with a Variab...

Jul 04, 20222 Comments

Here is an article that you will absolutely never see on any other normal ebike blog site. For the last year or so I have

The Gentleman’s Guide to Guerrilla El...

Jun 24, 2022No Comments

I spend a lot of time on car blog sites which are frequented with comments like “I’ll never buy an electric car because it costs

Power Station sizing and buying guide

Dec 03, 20211 Comment

There has been a veritable plethora of new power stations that are for sale as the interest in them has grown rapidy over the last

Use a Junked Chevy Volt Pack to Power Ebike...

Nov 27, 20203 Comments

A good friend of mine, Laurence who is also ebike obsessed rode his ebike from Ithaca, NY to Washington DC last year. This trip without