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, 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.

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