Author Archives: Turbo Bob's Bicycle Blog

About Turbo Bob's Bicycle Blog

E-bike Enthusiast Vintage Bike Enthusiast

IZIP E3 Metro—All New for 2014

IZIP E3 Metro—All New for 2014. Here is a re-designed E-bike from Currie Technologies with a lot of great features. With racks front and rear it is almost worthy of being called a cargo bike. Comfort, up-right seating and plenty … Continue reading

Posted in E-bike test reviews | Leave a comment

Thule T2 Bicycle Rack—Major Up-grade for My Bike Needs

Thule T2 Bicycle Rack—Major Up-grade for My Bike Needs. As a child I never transported my bike (as far as I can remember). If I wanted to ride at the beach, I rode there to do it. It was just … Continue reading

Posted in Bike accessories, General bike stories, My Bikes | Leave a comment

EG Electric Bikes—Easy Riding for Easy Money

EG Electric Bikes—Easy Riding for Easy Money. On a recent trip to Portland I got a chance to ride 3 of these smooth E-bikes from EG Bikes USA. It wasn’t my first exposure to this brand, but was my first … Continue reading

Posted in E-bike test reviews | Leave a comment

Let It Ride Electric Bike Tours of Bend, Oregon—The Only Way to Ride

Let It Ride Electric Bike Tours of Bend, Oregon—The Only Way to Ride. When you are on vacation seeing the local sights is important. Doing it by car, bus or train just doesn’t let you get up close and allow … Continue reading

Posted in Bike Shops, E-bike general interest, Out-of-town bike rides | Leave a comment

IZIP E3 Peak—Missed Connection

IZIP E3 Peak—Missed Connection. I often say “If it doesn’t have fenders, a chainguard and kickstand it can’t be much of a bike.“ Although I try to keep an open mind during my reviews, there were other things about this … Continue reading

Posted in E-bike test reviews | Leave a comment

Tern / BionX Folding E-bike—The Perfect Combo

Tern / BionX Folding E-bike—The Perfect Combo. I would think you are either a big fan of Tern folding bikes or a one of BionX E-bike conversion systems. Maybe you just have a curiosity of the two and want to … Continue reading

Posted in Bike accessories, E-bike test reviews, Folding Bike test reviews | Leave a comment

FlyKly Smart Wheel—First Ride and Impressions, June 2014

FlyKly Smart Wheel—First Ride and Impressions, June 2014.   With much talked and written about the FlyKly Smart Wheel, this was my first chance to see and ride this all-in-one E-bike conversion wheel. It’s taken a couple years to finally … Continue reading

Posted in Bike accessories, E-bike general interest, E-bike test reviews | 4 Comments

Introduction to Electric Bicycles, Spring 2014—Another Big Success

Introduction to Electric Bicycles, Spring 2014—Another Big Success. Starting my third year with this local event, it just keeps getting bigger and better. So many people are discovering E-bikes can make their life’s more fun and satisfying, and much of … Continue reading

Posted in Bike Shops, E-bike general interest | 1 Comment

IZIP E3 Dash—A Burst of Excitement for your Ride

IZIP E3 Dash—A Burst of Excitement for your Ride.   If you haven’t seen the 2014 line-up of E-bikes from Currie Technologies you don’t know what you’re missing. It only makes sense that this long-time electric bike company would keep … Continue reading

Posted in E-bike test reviews | 2 Comments

This Week—May 15th—“Introduction to Electric Bicycles”

Please consider coming to this free public service event. “Introduction to Electric Bicycles”. Thursday May 15th here in San Diego. You will learn about them, and get a chance to try any of the 30+ E-bikes on hand. This is … Continue reading

Posted in E-bike general interest | Leave a comment