Gigabyke Tire and Tube Replacement

If you’ve just received your Gigabyke and the tires are flat, it is likely do to the tires being intentionally deflated for shipping purposes, and not a defect of the inner tube or tire. This can be fixed by inflating the inner tube. Locate the valve that protrudes out from the rim, and with a … Read more

Micargi Cyclone – 48V Electric, Fat Tire, Beach Cruiser

The Micargi Cyclone is a 500w, fat tire, electrick bike, made in the style of a beach cruiser. The bike runs off a Bafang engine, which provides 5-levels of pedal assist. A 48v, Panasonic, lithium battery power the motor, LCD screen and electric controls. To handle the increased speeds, the Cyclone comes standard with front … Read more

Motorizing Those Custom Frames That Seem Impossible

Take a look at this  bike. You probably see this and think, “Did they just weld the engine and tank to the frame?” Some have taken that approach, but a majority of the time it’s impossible to repair them once they’re permanently attached to a frame. So what are you supposed to do? You’ll need … Read more

Studs, Mounts, and Chains: Why You Can’t Keep Your Engine Mounted, and How to Fix It

In these days of motorized bike builds you may notice that while performance has gone up, part quality has taken a little bit of a decline. Whether it’s a Grubee engine or a Power King motor, some engine kit manufacturers have exchanged performance for quality. Thankfully there are some ways to make sure that your … Read more

Mounting Engines: What to Watch Out for Before Your Next Build

Motorized bike builds are awesome: it’s all the fun of a moped or motorcycle without the weight, a special license, and insurance. But if you’ve built a few motorized bikes- or know anyone who has- chances are not every build was a piece of cake. If a frame is too big special mounts need to … Read more