Mid drive conversion questions.

Nixtoo

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l'm thinking about having my hybrid (step through frame) converted. After looking at the options I think a mid drive conversion would be best. I have to take the front wheel off to get it in the shed and often tow with a follow me tandem, which requires a specific rear axle.
I'm a little concerned about losing gears as I would go from 21 to 7, with assistance this is ok, but if I get a flat battery it could be interesting!
It would need a rack battery, looking at 9aH battery possibly 11 (extra £50).
Looking at a cost of £825-875 fitted. Seems a lot so is it worth it? Trialing the bikes they seem fantastic. I can also use the cycle to work scheme. Can't figure out how much I would save, it's an extra 10% on the cost if I use the scheme (in price above).
Any opinions or information welcome.
 

Nealh

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You can get a complete bike under these schemes but wasn't aware that you can buy an e-bike kit are you sure ?
Which kit are you talking about how about a link !!!
 

anotherkiwi

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Seven gears are fine if they are the right ones. You can have 14 gears with a little more effort (or a lot more money).
 

Nixtoo

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Thanks for the replies. Think it might be worth considering fitting it myself. Seen the thread on the 250w GSM mid drive units from whoosh. Am I correct in thinking I can connect these to any suitable battery a swoosh don't seem to do a rack battery.