Category Archives: Bike maintenance

Bike Testing—Tips and Procedures You Can Use

Bike Testing—Tips and Procedures You Can Use. As a lifelong mechanic, I have been testing, evaluating, fixing and modifying electro-mechanical devices for over 45 years.   This includes professionally, bikes, cars, motorcycles, aircraft, R/C models, electronic devices and sewing machines.   With … Continue reading

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BikeSmart—Bike Accessories and Pure Bike Care Products

BikeSmart—Bike Accessories and Pure Bike Care Products. I first caught wind of this wholesale bike parts company when I attended the Pedego dealer meeting last month.   Demi, the local sales rep, did a great presentation on many of their products.   … Continue reading

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1960 Schwinn Continental—Finished and Loved

1960 Schwinn Continental—Finished and Loved. My last report on this bike found it coming together nicely, but with many small details still undone.   It has been finished for quite a while now.   I’ve been waiting to do this write-up until … Continue reading

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Introduction to Electric Bikes Seminar—An Overview of the Evening

Introduction to Electric Bikes Seminar—An  Overview of the Evening. Last week I had the chance to host a special evening that was focused on E-bikes.   Earlier in the year while I was riding my E-bike to the open house for … Continue reading

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8fun 350 Watt E-bike Motor—First Impressions and a Safety Concern

8Fun 350 Watt E-bike Motor—First Impressions and a Safety Concern. Just on the market is this new 8fun offering for the E-bike world.   I recently got hands on experience with three E-bikes with this motor and a visible feel for … Continue reading

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Introduction to Electric Bikes—A Free Public Service Seminar on July 12, 2012 in San Diego

Introduction to Electric Bikes—A Free Public Service Seminar on July 12, 2012 in San Diego. I have organized and will be hosting this fun night to help people understand why they need E-bikes.   I will cover how to choose the … Continue reading

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Nashbar Taillight Repair—and Other Bike Tips

Nashbar Taillight Repair—and Other Bike Tips. Fixing things yourself can be so very satisfying.   Thing is, you never expect to have to fix things that are brand new.   Still, these lights are super bright and the price was right.   Plus, … 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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