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PLAN YOUR PERSONAL PAINT SCHEME

PLAN YOUR PERSONAL PAINT SCHEME

We are proud to be a stockist of Spray.Bike paints - the best bike paints, designed specifically for bikes, and the perfect paint for your electric bike in super tasty charcuteries of colors! Want to dream up your own unique coloring scheme to personalize your Super 73 S-1? Download our full-size coloring diagram  for the S-1 and dream away!    (By request: the Super 73 Z-1 Coloring Page is HERE!)                         

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DAZZLING KIERIN FLAKE PAINTS FOR YOUR BIKE!

DAZZLING KIERIN FLAKE PAINTS FOR YOUR BIKE!

  We are stoked to offer the stunning collection of metallic flake and glass flake Kierin gloss finish paints from Spray.Bike paints! If you’ve never heard about a Japanese national obsession called Kierin track racing, check this out. It's a race on fixies with no brakes. The six-lap or four-lap race starts with riders following behind a pace vehicle. The pacer slowly speeds up. On the final lap, the pacer leaves the track and the riders break loose into an all-out final lap scramble, pouring everything they’ve got, every strategy, every cell into being the first to cross the finish line. Head...

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Taking Apart Your Super73 for Painting (Part 2)

Taking Apart Your Super73 for Painting (Part 2)

How To Dissemble Your Electric Bike for Painting If you have thought about painting your Super 73 S-1 but feel intimidated by the idea of taking it apart, here is a walk through to dissembling the bike, with pictures from when I took apart an S-1 we call “Samurai Jack”  for painting with Spray.Bike paints. After you read through this, I hope you will see that anyone can do it!  You will learn a lot about your bike, too!  It is just parts.  You'll need a basic set of tools, and the only "special" tool I recommend is a pair...

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Paint Your Electric Bike! (PART 1)

Paint Your Electric Bike! (PART 1)

You can paint your electric bike! Everything you need and how to!

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Where is Super73 Going? A chart.

Where is Super73 Going? A chart.

What makes an electric bike an electric bike – as opposed to an electric motorcycle, and as opposed to a regular bike?  People have been adding motors to regular bikes since forever. That is how we got motorcycles. We all instinctively know the history of how bikes turned into motorbikes. Now we have a revolution in technology with electric motors. Here is my rough attempt to chart the relationships on a page.  The first motorcycles were really just bike frames with motors strapped on.  If you look at vintage photos of these predecessors to modern motorcycles, the skinny tires look...

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