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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

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

Green Bike Effect / GBE E-bikes

Jun 30, 2013No Comments

Written by Ron/Spinningmagnets, June 2013 Large mainstream bicycle companies have actually begun to embrace electric bicycles this last year, judging from the new products presented

Geoby, one of Chinas biggest suppliers of g...

Jun 20, 201317 Comments

The vast majority of electric bike parts are made in China, and most of the type that are exported to North America are made around

Custom Build Gallery, Drunkskunk’s Fu...

May 18, 20134 Comments

Gavin (from Dallas, Texas) is a full sized E-biker (His endless-sphere username is “Drunkskunk“), and he felt somewhat cramped on most of the available frames. Plus he

BH E-Motion Adds Mid Drive to its Line-up

May 11, 20134 Comments

BH is a European bike company that was founded in 1909, and this last year we have been stumbling across various E-bikes that they have

GNG Gen2 750W Mid-Drive Kit Review

May 01, 20137 Comments

This is an affordable and useful mid drive, if you think you would be happy with 750W…and live where there are hills. Quite a few buyers

Custom Build Gallery, AussieJester’s ...

Apr 24, 20134 Comments

Occasionally we like to celebrate some of the heroes of the electric bike revolution. Aussie Jester is on our list of 10 most influential people of the ebike movement,

The Next Best Ebike Battery for 2013?

Apr 20, 201319 Comments

There is a recently introduced battery chemistry that we will likely be seeing a lot of soon. Lithium-Nickel-Manganese-Cobalt-Oxide, or LiNiMnCoO2/NMC. Since Asian battery manufacturers have

DIY Mid drive builds, the why and the how, ...

Mar 15, 201321 Comments

The reasons why someone would want a non-hub build…in spite of the complexity, noisy drive components, and extra cost…was discussed in Part-1. Here, in Part-2…you

Mainstream Bicycle Media Warming to E-bikes

Mar 05, 20136 Comments

I was looking at the April 2013 issue of the Bicycling magazine buyers guide today (25 Feb). I was pleasantly surprised to find an E-bike section