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Old 04-01-07, 12:05 PM   #1
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Schwinn(?) electric folder

Hey, I love browsing through folding bikes and electric ones too (even though I don't own one of either- if only I had the money) and came across this- the 'Schwinn AL1020 Folding Bike'. Does anyone have any info on the bike? I can't seem to find any anywhere- not even on Schwinn's own website! It seems like some sort of one-off bike made solely for Canadian Tire. I'm not so sure on the quality either (price is too good to be true?). I might take a look if I go by the store. Thanks!

link: http://www.canadiantire.ca/browse/pr...romSearch=true
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Old 04-01-07, 07:02 PM   #2
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Wow.. never knew canadian tire sold these.. i guess i too will check it out as the availabilty is at all the stores near me.. hopefully its open not packed up ..thks
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Hey, I love browsing through folding bikes and electric ones too (even though I don't own one of either- if only I had the money) and came across this- the 'Schwinn AL1020 Folding Bike'. Does anyone have any info on the bike? I can't seem to find any anywhere- not even on Schwinn's own website! It seems like some sort of one-off bike made solely for Canadian Tire. I'm not so sure on the quality either (price is too good to be true?). I might take a look if I go by the store. Thanks!

link: http://www.canadiantire.ca/browse/pr...romSearch=true
Have you check this? My first ebike -Schwinn Foldable AL1020
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Old 07-29-07, 06:15 AM   #4
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It probably has lead acid batteries which are pants. They fail if you ever leave them discharged for a few hours. Also, they hold little power for their weight.

If you want an electric bike be certain that you should be going for something with Lithium Polymer batteries. They aren't cheap but are better in the long run. Failing that I would go for nicads, because though storing less power for weight than NIMH, they have a longer life by a factor of about ten in charge discharge cycles.

Best thing is to take a look around the Electric Bike sub forum on this site. It is full of back biting, but there is some good advice there. They probably even cover this model you cited.
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go to http://www.currietech.com/ and click launch infomercial I believe it is the same bike.
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