Monthly Archives: February 2012

Listen to Turbo Talk E-bikes on the Radio this Thursday, March 1st

I will be interviewed on ‘The Week You Missed With Diane and Chris’ radio show this Thursday.   Chris has become a new E-bike owner and fanatic, so he is helping to promote them through his radio show.   Their invite for … Continue reading

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Focus Jarifa Speed—Raise the E-bike Bar Another Notch.

Today’s test was quite a thrill.   This is the nicest E-bike I’ve ridden yet, and a little investigation tells me it was last year’s model.   With the motor driving the chain, delivering power through the gear set, and some very … Continue reading

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Electric Bike Troubleshooting—Part #2

As I continue on with this guide to finding the problem with your E-bike, let me say that it is important that you read Part #1 that I published last week.   The notes about safety, knowing if you should do … Continue reading

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Electric Bike Troubleshooting—Part #1

Modern E-bikes are designed to be problem-free.   Of course they still need the standard bicycle maintenance you would expect.   Like every electro-mechanical device, there may come the time where the electric-assist system just doesn’t wok right.   This will be our … Continue reading

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1996 Schwinn Cruiser Deluxe—Ver. 2.0—Full Rework Completed

I reported on this bike just recently and now it is time to let you know how the rework has come together.   It was a lot more work than I expected, but the results are so satisfying.   It rides smooth … Continue reading

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E-bikes on the Radio–Get a Live Streaming Tomorrow at 8:30 pm

I just got word that you can hear my friend Gary Stewart talk about E-bikes on the radio tomorrow.   He is the driving force behind Ivan Stewart’s Electric Bike Center here in San Diego.   You have seen many of my … Continue reading

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