Watch Roni Proter interview Paul Jung on Pink Memo. The 33 News / 3:53 p.m. CDT, October 25, 2011
FORT WORTH — Paul Jung loved the idea of the electric bike, but the ones he saw were all too technical and clunky. So, he created his own.
He says, “We spent a year and a half and focused just on design, we wanted to focus on is having that retro feel, that cruiser style bike.”
Fort Worth based Bodhi bikes has a classic, vintage look, which has even caught the attention of the fashion industry.
But it’s all green, from the stylish bamboo rims to the electric battery.
Paul says it’s light weight and you just pop it out of the bike and charge it at home, like you would a laptop.
We asked him what makes him a trendsetter and he says, “This is going to allow people to get back on a bike who haven’t ridden in a while, and spend time with their family.”
The gears are easy to change, all you have to do is twist the throttle and with the push of your thumb you can give yourself an electric boost, of up to 20 miles an hour.
Paul says, “I call that the Ashlee-mode, my wife wanted total control, like our marriage.”
I asked him, “What is it about bicycles that you love?”
And he says, “Ever since I was a kid it was that sense of freedom that you feel when you’re riding, you’re free and you feel the wind in your face.”
You can customize your Bodhi bikes, which start at $1,500.