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Old 06-11-2023, 12:00 AM   #61
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With e-bikes you really get what you pay for. The inexpensive models often have cheap motors and a battery that is only about half as powerful as the premium brands. Propella was rated 60 out of 100 and not recommended by Consumer Reports. A friend almost burned his garage down when his inexpensive bike battery caught fire while being recharged. I would not charge an inexpensive bike battery inside the house or garage. Anyone new to e-bikes should research reviews before deciding on which one to buy. My wife and I bought Haibikes, expensive yes, but troube free and the batteries are still strong after 7 years.
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Old 06-30-2023, 12:56 PM   #62
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Originally Posted by DanK View Post
I reinforced my reciever by bolting a steel plate at each cross member where the tube was welded . I let the steel stick out far enough to add a u bolt to tie down the bicycle rack and keep it from moving I also added bolts to the folding plates on the bike rack it self to further stabilize it . Seems rock solid , only time will tell
Could you post some pictures of this?
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Old 06-30-2023, 01:56 PM   #63
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Could you post some pictures of this?
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