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

AstroFlight 4535, their largest motor yet, ...

Oct 08, 20132 Comments

AstroFlight is a maker of high-end RC motors and components for RC-helicopters and model planes. Their headquarters are located in Irvine, Southern California. This month

Frame Triangle Cases, for Batteries and Car...

Oct 07, 20136 Comments

While looking at pictures from the recent Eurobike 2013 convention in Germany, I finally saw a pic which reassured me that some of my personal

Suspension Seat-Posts on Ebikes

Sep 04, 201320 Comments

I own a Thudbuster, and I paid full retail price for it long before I began writing about E-bikes. If you ride a hardtail bike

Eurobike 2013 Electric Bikes

Sep 03, 20136 Comments

Well, Eurobike 2013 has ended, and I suspect the fact that is was held in Germany this year had something to do with the recent

Custom Build Gallery, Rodgah’s Big Hi...

Sep 01, 2013No Comments

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

Sine-wave controllers, making hub-motors su...

Sep 01, 201310 Comments

Sine-wave controllers are starting to get some interest, so we thought some of our readers would like to know what the benefits are, so they

Bosch mid-drive chosen by Trek and others

Aug 06, 201317 Comments

In the power-limited markets of Europe and Asia, the mid-drive market last year made it clear that the there were going to be two big

Custom Build Gallery, MattyCiii’s A-l...

Aug 04, 20134 Comments

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

Harrison E-bikes, boardtrack racers from Fi...

Jul 11, 20131 Comment

In the 1910's to 1920's, there was a popular style of motorcycle racing on oval tracks with steeply curved banks which allowed high speeds to

Volton Electric Bikes

Jul 01, 20134 Comments

Written by Ron/spinningmagnets, July 2013 Stromer introduced the ST1 recently, and the mainstream bicycle magazines actually wrote favorable articles about it (see our review of