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

Electric Bike-Share programs finally in the...

Apr 09, 20182 Comments

Bike-share programs have been around a few years now, but…this past year I am finally seeing ELECTRIC bikes being tried as an option. I think

BionX reorganization? (they’re NOT ca...

Mar 27, 20184 Comments

The BionX ebike power system has been an odd member of the ebike community. It has struggled over the years, and here’s what I found

37 custom electric bike builds (with more t...

Feb 28, 20182 Comments

When I started writing for electricbike.com, one of the things I wanted to accomplish was to expose some of the great custom garage-builds to a

Ferro Fluid Installation Guide

Feb 13, 20181 Comment

If you want to install Ferro Fluid in your large direct-drive hubmotor, this is a pictorial to help you do that. Ferro Fluid (FF) doesn’t

Sur-Ron Firefly/Light-Bee, an affordable an...

Jan 09, 20183 Comments

Sur Ron is a new light electric off-road electric motorcycle. I feel a little odd calling it a motorcycle, but it doesn’t have pedals, so

Custom Build Gallery, the Laprise Boardtrac...

Sep 29, 20173 Comments

This tribute reproduction of a vintage board-track racer really impressed me, and it is one of the most exciting ebikes I’ve had the pleasure of

The DIY Junkyard E-BMX Friction Drive

Jul 30, 2017No Comments

I have seen youtube videos on a regular basis that show an old cordless drill being used as a drive-motor for a small bicycle. I’ve

What’s inside an 18650 cell? And why ...

Jul 26, 20173 Comments

There has been a boom in ebike builders making their own battery packs out of the popular 18650-format cells (18mm diameter, 65mm long), and I

Lost Sierra Electric Bike Festival 2017, an...

Jul 15, 20171 Comment

EcoBikeAdventures.com hosts rides in the mountains of central California, and they sponsored a fantastic annual event called the “Lost Sierra Electric Bike Festival”. When the

My INSANE 3300 Watt, 84 Volt, ERT-Kitted BB...

Jul 10, 20172 Comments

One thing I can tell you for sure about the ERT External Sinewave Controller Kit: don’t take it through airport security. ______________________________ by Patrick M.