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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

Edgerunner, E-cargobike from Xtracycle

Jan 17, 20131 Comment

Xtracycle is a company that initially became famous for making an accessory that attaches to the rear of a standard bike frame to make it

Conway E-Rider, Mid Drive Off-Road Ebike

Jan 15, 20133 Comments

The Conway E-Rider is a German off-road E-bike that has high ground clearance, full-suspension with long travel, and a centrally-located non-hub motor with a factory

2013, year of the non-hub with gears?

Jan 14, 20135 Comments

Written by Ron/Spinningmagnets There haven’t been as many articles written here recently at, but we haven’t been just sitting around. There are lots of

Friction Drives; Ultra-light and Surprising...

May 24, 201211 Comments

A Friction-Drive (FD) is an electric bike drive system that spins a roller that’s pressed against the bicycles tire. FDs have been around for over