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Bike shops doing conversions

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  • 20-09-2022 6:29pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 4,567 ✭✭✭


    Hi,


    I have a commuter trek bike for a good few years now and I'm interested in an electric bike. However I don't really want to shell out thousands on a new bike when my trek is going strong. I'm very intrigued by the swytch kits and other ebike conversions. However I know basically nothing about bike maintenance. So I'm wondering if there are any shops in dublin or elsewhere who are offering bike conversion either through selling the kits or charging for fitting existing kit?



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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 24,644 Mod ✭✭✭✭CramCycle


    What distance are you covering on a typical day and over what terrain?



  • Registered Users Posts: 21,631 ✭✭✭✭Squidgy Black


    Extreme E-Bikes in Stoneybatter sell and fit kits, as do Myebike.ie.

    Havent used either personally so can’t say what they’re like.



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,567 ✭✭✭delta_bravo


    Very much short trips and city commuting . Would rarely exceed 10km in a trip



  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 49,095 CMod ✭✭✭✭magicbastarder


    i'd be curious about a shop retrofitting a kit onto a bike not designed to take a motor; it's one thing selling them and letting customers fit them, but i wonder if any would be afraid of liability issues in case something went wrong.



  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 24,644 Mod ✭✭✭✭CramCycle


    Something like a swytch or its many knock offs might be the answer. Range of 15 to 30km, although the only person I know with one says his is 10km. You can fit it yourself with very little knowledge. Doesn't look like it would over test most bikes braking systems. When you add in the cost of labour to a proper kit, I doubt there is much difference.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 480 ✭✭getoutadodge


    Aloha on Dorset Street have been very helpful to me. I have a conversion kit bought from Mybike ie.



  • Registered Users Posts: 480 ✭✭getoutadodge


    I recently came across another shop specialising in e bike servicing etc in the Industrial Estate in Cabra. More are opening up since traditional bicycle shops often refuse to touch an e bike whether a conversion or not.



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