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    Adding a battery

    I would like to add an additional battery to increase the range of my Ecotric E-bike. It has a 36V 12 Ah battery. The plan is to mount the additional battery on the rear rack. Do I just connect it in parallel with the frame mounted battery ? How about charging ? Do I need to buy an additional...
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    Schwinn Monroe Electric Bike Reviews

    1200$ for that ? Like Fuji, the Chinese are trying to capitalize on the Schwinn name. If one saves another 300, he can buy a Rad E-BIKE. And who rides 20 mph on a city sidewalk ?
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    Ecotric on Amazon

    Looking back at older be posts I see where I called you a "wise guy". My error. I'm a wise guy, a character trait I've had all my life. A few find it amusing, most don't. I stand corrected.
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    Ecotric on Amazon

    Yes, it meets my needs. Only have about 5 miles on it, just running errands. When it warms up am going to give it a good workout. The only odd thing is when it's on the kickstand and I tip it towards me and put it in walk mode, the motor makes a whining sound. Not very loud, but obvious. Don't...
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    Ecotric on Amazon

    Well, I've had the Ecotric for a couple of weeks. The derailluer is a Shimano Tourney, so low budget Shimano doesn't offer a group. The cassette is 14-28. I'm considering replacing both with an older Deore derailleur and a 13-34 cassette currently on an older Trek 420.
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    Ecotric on Amazon

    So I shouldn't order from Ego- Bike LLC just because they haven't updated Facebook ?! You gotta be joking. I ordered the Ecotric Fat Tire last Friday, it was shipped on Monday and I received it yesterday. I'm in the process of assembly now. The only video I've seen is by North Shore Scout on...
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    Ecotric on Amazon

    I'm Lerry of buying anything online unless it's through Amazon.
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    Ecotric on Amazon

    Alabama and Hayward CA. I live in Arizona so I should get In a week or less.
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    Ecotric on Amazon

    Hahahaha. This E-BIKE craze is interesting.
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    Ecotric on Amazon

    I reordered the bike this morning thru Amazon/ Ego- bikes LLC. The description on Amazon says the bike has an " outage braking system". What is that ?
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    Ecotric on Amazon

    Amazon refunded the $699. Waiting for the bank to let me have it. Thanks for the Forbes article. Enlightening
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    Ecotric on Amazon

    Are you saying Amazon employs their own scammers ?
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    Ecotric on Amazon

    So scamming Amazon is a regular practice? I've never had a problem with Amazon. It's the &$#@# ing internet. Nobody has to be accountable.
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    Ecotric on Amazon

    Well, after spending a couple of hours over two days, I've convinced Amazon customer service that 3rd party seller Jenna Millerre is a scam. Without going into all the particulars, the seller was unresponsive to several questions, like "where is the bike shipped from ?and the tracking number...
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    Ecotric on Amazon

    Didn't use an Amazon gift card. After Saturday, if I don't receive the bike, Amazon's A toZ guarantee kicks in and it will take 1-2 weeks to get my money back. The last customer service representative I talked to said she'd call me Sunday. We'll see.