BICYCLIST Magazine

Subscribe to Podcast

Event, Race and Festival Organizers

Register your ride, race, festival or other bicyclist friendly event. Your event will be included across all of the BICYCLIST calendars, in print and online.

BICYCLIST | SoCal & Beyond

BICYCLIST | SoCal & Beyond
Bikes, Electric Age

DIY E-Commuters: Get Started on Building Up Your Own ‘Franken’ ebike 

Many excellent bike shops in Southern California already sell e-commuters, with more retailers adding them their inventory every month. So then why would anyone want to assemble a do-it-yourself (DIY) e-bike when there are scores of superb OEM models available? The reasons, many and varied, include the cost savings, the assurance that the conversion of a bike that already fits you perfectly will continue to do so as an e-bike, a new hobby, the feeling of accomplishment and an intimate knowledge of the functional parameters of your bike.