I'd like to convert my standard bike to an ebike (pedal assisted). Does anyone have recommendations of places in Belgium that can do this or does anyone have experience of Swytch ( replaces front wheel with motorized version)?
not sure but I would try going to your local bike shop and ask....the. bike shop that I go to VeloFixer is really good (Boulevard Anspach 157, 1000 Brussels....big bike shop run by young guys who speak English, very friendly and super easy to ask anything about bikes costs etc....cheers
Personally, I think it looks like a botch solution that won't really be adapted to getting the best out of an e-bike. You need to look at the merits of the various drive systems (front wheel, back wheel, pedals), and you may want to look at the gearing as well. If you're going for a cheap solution, a new bike. Decathlon do a model starting at €699, which is only a bit more than a conversion kit.
Yes, I've actually done a Swytch conversion for my wife, and it was pretty easy, although I'm very experienced with bike mechanicals. It works very well and it's well worth it if you already have a decent bike that you don't want to part with.
If you're not confident any decent bike shop would install the kit for you.
Please do NOT buy that Decathlon bike, the componentry is very low quality. Decathlon make good value bikes, but this isn;t one of them.
BTW it took me about an hour. I reckon it would take a bike shop mech half that time.
There's one in Leuven that does it.
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