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

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, 20195 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, 20196 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

A history of all these weird electrical ter...

Sep 29, 20192 Comments

I find this crap interesting. I readily admit that someone can be very good at building electric bikes, and still not know anything about the

Batteries that last 20 years? YES! (Single-...

Sep 09, 20195 Comments

We wrote about how to double the life of your expensive lithium battery packs back in March of 2017 (for that story, click here). This

US National Parks now open to ebikes

Sep 02, 20193 Comments

As of August 29, 2019…the US Secretary of the Interior will allow pedal-assist ebikes in all US national parks, and according to order number 3376…”Sec.

Sur-Ron for $169?

Aug 29, 20191 Comment

This…is a SCAM! I wouldn’t have thought that I would have to write about this, but if you shop around for any product, and there

Walmart selling ebikes, and why I don’...

Aug 25, 20192 Comments

Don’t get me wrong, I buy toilet paper, food, shampoo, and other household items from Walmart, just like millions of other consumers, but…I have some