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

Friction Drive Engines: The Easiest Motors You’ll Ride

Friction drive bicycle engine kits are the easiest engine kits to run and install. Unlike standard “dry clutch” bike engines that mount in the center of your bike and into the wheel, “friction drive” engines simply mount over your rear tire and start as soon as you pull the pull-start rope. People choose friction drive … Read more

What Should You Be Checking on Your Engine Kit?

Engine Check-Up If you’re a rider you know that engines won’t last if you don’t take care of them. Because these aren’t car or motorcycle engines, however, there’s no manual out there on what to check before, during, and after your rides to make your motor last. There’s nothing worse than no information, but we’re … Read more