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BIGGER CHAIN RING FOR SPEED AND TORQUE

BIGGER CHAIN RING FOR SPEED AND TORQUE

HOW TO UPGRADE THE CHAIN RING ON YOUR SUPER 73 As your electric bike approaches its top speed, your pedaling may feel like it is delivering less torque to the rear. At top speed, power stops being sent to the motor. Your pedaling will then be spinning in motion. A quick and inexpensive fix for this is to increase the size of your chain ring.  QUICK GUIDE Most bike shops can install a larger chain ring very easily for a small fee, or you can do it at home. Step 1: Remove the chain guard. With pliers, bend the tab that holds the chain ring...

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Foolish Samurai! The Samurai Jack Bike

Foolish Samurai! The Samurai Jack Bike

We painted and modded this special "Samurai Jack" bike for a client on Vashon Island, Washington in 2019. The design was intended to bring together the Ruroc helmet and our Ronin decal set and have a sort of anime feel. We made liberal use of the Japanese Kierin sparkle coat from Spray.bike and also their spectacular brass gold metal plate to match the Ruroc helmet and our decals (links below). Products featured include:  S-1 Ronin decals Framebuilders Brass Gold Metal Plate Paint Keirin Tokyo Gold Glass (no longer available in USA) Spray Max Glam   Special techniques. We have made some "how to"...

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Get to Know Wolf Tooth Components

Get to Know Wolf Tooth Components

We are super stoked to offer top-shelf chain ring upgrades made by Wolf Tooth Components! This Minnesota-based company is renowned for its high quality chain ring components that fit a number of different widely used crank and bracket styles, and for its innovation. The 104 BCD ring (Black or Red) is a great way to upgrade your stock crank. You might even want to add a couple of teeth to increase your top speed (and reduce the spinning-nothing-happening effect.) When you spend $60 for a Wolf Tooth 104bcd chainring, you know that you are getting a perfectly machined and finished ring...

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Revealed: the Secret Origins of Super73

Revealed: the Secret Origins of Super73

Super73 is not the "Original" E-Mini-bike. Maybe no one is.

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Dear Custom73: How Do I Customize a Hudson Blue S-2?

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Dear Custom73: How Do I Customize a Hudson Blue S-2?

Dear Custom73: I have a stock, Hudson blue S2 that I was looking to do some customization to.  I was hoping you could help me decided what would look good on that bike.  Please keep in mind I’m not overly handy. 😕.  Thanks.  -Hudson Rider Dear Hudson Rider: Thanks for the email. We obviously have a lot of ideas for how to customize bikes. Most people take their inspiration from classic motorcycle styles. You could make the bike into a street fighter or into a vintage looking bike or into whatever you imagine. It depends on what type of style you want. Go...

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