All posts by spinningmagnets

Grew up in Los Angeles California, US Navy submarine mechanic from 1977-81/SanDiego. Hydraulic mechanic in the 1980's/Los Angeles. Heavy equipment operator in the 1990's/traveled to various locations. Dump truck driver in the 2000's/SW Utah. Currently a water plant operator since 2010/NW Kansas

Five hubmotors with the controller built in...

Mar 21, 2020No Comments

If you have ever seen the inside of a direct drive (DD) hubmotor, the thought might have occurred to you that there is a surprising

Jeremy Webb’s Husqvarna E-conversion

Mar 14, 2020No Comments

When I first saw this electric dirt-bike conversion, I was immediately impressed. It was made by a builder named Jeremy Webb who lives in Tasmania,

Revonte-One mid drive from Finland

Mar 02, 20202 Comments

This 250W mid -drive is advertising itself as having an innovative and patented “Constantly Variable Transmission/CVT”. Let’s take a look at what little information is

Jeep QuietKat E-Fatbike in the Superbowl TV...

Feb 02, 20201 Comment

The TV commercials that are shown during the Superbowl will put billions of eyes on whatever is shown. If you were paying close attention, there

Hot News About Electric Aircraft

Jan 20, 2020No Comments

You might wonder what electric aircraft has to do with ebikes, but…I believe it is worth taking a look at because they are at the

Rich Benoit Converts an Old Skool Rat Rod t...

Jan 13, 2020No Comments

Rich Benoit lives in Massachusetts, and he came to fame on the internet from his youtube series, where he bought a Tesla car at a

14 Expensive Electric & Hybrid Sports ...

Dec 30, 2019No Comments

The first wave of electric cars were focused on creating green alternatives to gasoline engines. However, Tesla showed that it is the performance of an

The LMX64, a powerful freeride E-MTB from F...

Nov 01, 20193 Comments

A “freeride” bicycle is used to go up a steep hill, and the hill is so steep that when you start to go downhill, you

Switched Reluctance motors, an old design i...

Oct 12, 20193 Comments

Reluctance is an engineering term that (as far as I can tell) means that when you create an electromagnetic field (in the shape of a

The Electric Mini-Bike Craze, 10 Models

Oct 09, 20194 Comments

When I was young, one of my favorite memories was riding a minibike. For readers who may not know where that term comes from, back