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Add-e Electric Bike Conversion Kit—Lightweight Power

Add-e Electric Bike Conversion Kit—Lightweight Power. The very first E-bike I rode had friction drive. That was over 20 years ago and it was quite primitive, slow and heavy. The Add-e uses that old technology, yet brings it to date … Continue reading

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Ariel Rider N-Class Premium 500—Old Meets New

Ariel Rider N-Class Premium 500—Old Meets New, Some might be looking for a basic cruiser E-bike, yet want a cool twist to add some flavor. That is just what Ariel Rider offers in this new electric-assist bike. It has all … Continue reading

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Introduction to Electric Bicycles—Spring 2016 Edition—May 24, 2016

It is time again for my popular E-bike event here in San Diego, this will be the 8th edition. Happening the evening of May 24th, 2016, it all starts at 5 pm, yet arriving a bit early is a good idea. … Continue reading

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LighTake—Bike Goodies for a Song

LighTake—Bike Goodies for a Song. When I was a kid I rode my bike and surfed (other things too). Nowadays I still ride my bikes, yet my surfing is limited to the web. Not that long ago I dropped-in and … Continue reading

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ULTIMATE COMMUTER E-BIKE BUILD—Part # 8—Wrap-up and Costs

ULTIMATE COMMUTER E-BIKE BUILD—Part # 8—Wrap-up and Costs. I do hope you have followed along with this project. If you are just getting started, links to the first 7 articles are at the bottom of this post. I suggest you … Continue reading

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Electric Bikes in Northern California—What I Found

Electric Bikes in Northern California—What I Found. I have been trying to plan this exploratory trip for a while, and this month it all came together. I had been seeing online and hearing about some of these cool E-bikes shops … Continue reading

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Index of Articles—September 2015 to March 2016

Index of Articles—September 2015 to March 2016. September 2015   ULTIMATE COMMUTER E-BIKE BUILD—Part #3—Prepping the Bike.   Invite to “Introduction to Electric Bicycles”—Fall 2015 October 2015   Interbike 2015—A Video Diary   Bafang BBSHD (1000 Watt Mid-drive Electric Bike Conversion)—First Impressions … Continue reading

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