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

Custom Build Gallery, Zlatko’s Mental...

Dec 04, 20136 Comments

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

10 More Boardtracker E-Bikes

Dec 03, 201312 Comments

Back in July, we wrote a story on Harrison E-bikes from Finland. Then, as I began scrolling the internet over the next few months for other

UPS/FedEx/DHL using E-Trikes for delivery i...

Nov 28, 20135 Comments

About a year ago, the UPS depot in Dortmund Germany began a test program that used electric trikes to deliver packages around the older sections

The Pope gets an E-bike

Nov 28, 20131 Comment

I stumbled across this story today, and I as surprised that I hadn’t seen more about it in the media. Back in July of 2013

Matra, E-bikes from France

Nov 25, 20131 Comment

November, 2013 I was recently scanning, an electric bicycle forum from France (thanks, Google translate!). I came across a name that I hadn’t seen

Custom Build Gallery, Teklektiks dual-motor...

Nov 14, 20133 Comments

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

Electric Bike History, patents from the 180...

Nov 09, 201310 Comments

I was looking at patents recently, because they show the internal workings of recent drives that have been introduced. This way, I can find out

3rd Element, German Electric Bike with MPF-...

Nov 07, 20136 Comments

3rd Element is a company that is located in the city of Gauting (in Bavaria, southern Germany, near the border of Austria). Back in February

Retail electric bike top-speed of 28-MPH, a...

Oct 22, 201311 Comments

Recently, at the September Interbike-2013 in Las Vegas,three big players in the E-bike market provided test-rides on production models of their E-bikes that were intended

Custom Build Gallery, Miles’ eMoulton

Oct 10, 20136 Comments

The featured custom build this month is from Miles, one of's most helpful and respected members, who lives in S.E. London, in the UK.