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e-Bike Conversion kit installations & repairs
Specializing in Bafang mid-drive conversion kit & accessory sales, installation and e-Bike services.
e-Cycle Victoria e-bike Repair and conversion Shop situated in Victoria BC, the eBike capital of canada!
Wikipedia defines “Upcycling“, also known as creative reuse as the process of transforming by-products, waste materials, useless, or unwanted products into new materials or products perceived to be of greater quality, such as artistic value or environmental value.”
At e-CycleVictoria we take an existing bicycle, and turn it into an e-Bike by adding a mid-drive conversion kit, battery and accessories as required. That’s creative reuse at it’s finest.
E-BIKE rEPAIRS AND CONVERSIONS
Have an existing bicycle that you love? Add an e-bike conversion kit and love it even more. We can convert most "analog" bicycles to electric. Send us some photos of the bike along with the year, make and model and we can provide you with an estimate. We have converted city bikes, mountain bikes, cruiser bikes, fat bikes, tandems and trikes. The conversion kits offer more power, greater range, greater flexibility at a much lower cost than purchasing a similarly equipped bike off the shelf.
e-Cycle Victoria, Your eBike Repair Experts
e-Cycle Victoria is a CEBA Certified shop and can repair both electric and non-electric bikes. We encourage you to book an appointment at your convenience by using the service booking link above. You can also contact us by using the Messenger button, text, phone or email. Repairs may take a little extra time if we need to order parts that are unique to your bike. Please call ahead for space availability and to make sure we can service your bike in a timely manner. We provide extensive repair services on bikes and e-bikes of most makes and models. We've created a detailed checklist to follow to ensure the best possible quality before the customer receives their bike.
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Frequently Asked Questions
EVERY CONVERSION KIT COMES WITH A 1 YEAR MOTOR MANUFACTURERS WARRANTY, AND 1 YEAR BATTERY WARRANTY. THE INSTALLATION IS ALSO COVERED UNDER A 1 YEAR WARRANTY AND WE WILL PROVIDE SERVICING TO ENSURE YOUR BIKE IS RUNNING SMOOTH. NON-WARRANTY TUNE-UP SERVICES ARE ALSO AVAILABLE.
ALMOST EVERY TYPE OF BIKE CAN BE CONVERTED. WITH NOTHING MORE THAN A PHOTO, WE CAN GIVE YOU A COMPLETE LIST OF CONVERSION OPTIONS. PLEASE CONTACT US DIRECTLY TO FIND OUT MORE. SOME FULL SUSPENSION MOUNTAIN BIKES CAN BE TRICKY.
THIS IS THE MOST COMMON QUESTION AND THERE IS NO CLEAR ANSWER. ONE THING THAT IS TRUE IS THAT A LARGER CAPCITY BATTERY WILL ALLOW YOU TO RIDE FURTHER. OUR BATTERIES START AT 650WH (13AH) CAPACITY AND THERE ARE OPTIONS AVAILABLE FOR 1050+WH CAPACITY. TYPICAL RIDING WILL USE BETWEEN 7-15WH/KM AND THUS A 650WH BATTERY WILL PROVIDE A RANGE BETWEEN 40-80KMS (AND POSSIBLY MORE).
IN THE EVENT THAT YOU DECIDE YOU NO LONGER LIKE THE BIKE, IT IS POSSIBLE TO REMOVE THE CONVERSION KIT AND REINSTALL THE OLD HARDWARE. THE KIT CAN THEN BE INSTALLED ON A NEW BICYCLE.
ALL OUR KITS COME WITH A STANDARD THUMB-SWITCH THROTTLE. THESE CAN BE INSTALED AT THE OWNERS REQUEST.
THE SHOP IS BASED OUT OF MY HOME CLOSE TO SWAN LAKE AND UPTOWN MALL. IF YOU ARE COMING BY BIKE, I AM 3 HOUSES OFF THE LOCHSIDE BIKE TRAIL. THIS ARRANGEMENT ALLOWS FOR LOWER OVERHEAD AND FLEXIBLE HOURS. CONTACT ME VIA MESSENGER, TEXT OR PHONE AND WE CAN ARRANGE A TIME TO MEET.
OUR CYCLES COME WITH BOTH PEDAL ASSIST AND OPTIONALLY THROTTLE ACCELERATION. AFTER A PERSONAL CONSULTATION, WE WILL CUSTOMIZE YOUR BIKE TO HAVE 3 TO 9 LEVELS OF VARIABLE ASSIST DEPENDING ON YOUR USE AND NEEDS. AS THE RIDER, YOU WILL HAVE FULL CONTROL OF ASSIST AND EFFORT. IF ITS A WORK OUT OR A WORK DAY, YOUR BIKE WILL BE EXACTLY TO YOUR LIKING AND READY FOR ANY SITUATION.
HERE IS A GREAT INFOGRAPHIC THAT OUTLINES THE PRO’S AND CON’S OF BUYING A NEW EBIKE VS. CONVERTING AN EXISTING BIKE.
ONE OF THE MAJOR ADVANTAGES IS THAT YOU ARE GETTING THE BENEFIT OF LOCAL KNOWLEDGE, TESTING AND EXPERIENCE FROM A CERTIFIED BIKE MECHANIC WHO HAS MANAGED A FLEET OF RENTAL EBIKES. I HAVE EXPERIENCE WITH WHAT WORKS AND THE SHORTFALLS OF SOME EBIKE DESIGNS.
IN SHORT; NO! WHETHER YOU HAVE DISC BRAKES, CALIPER BRAKES, V-BRAKES, OR EVEN CANTILEVER BRAKES, A CONVERSION IS COMPLETELY POSSIBLE. WE WILL THOROUGHLY TEST YOUR BIKE AND BRAKE SYSTEM TO ENSURE ADEQUATE PERFORMANCE. IF IT ISN’T FUNCTIONING TO OUR STANDARD, WE WILL RECOMMEND A PROPER REPLACEMENT. DON’T LET THAT SCARE YOU. MOST TIMES A SMALL ADJUSTMENT IS ALL THAT’S REQUIRED.
WE OFFER SEVERAL OPTIONS FOR BATTERIES. THE CELLS ARE ALL “A-GRADE” AND COME WITH A WARRANTY. AFTER THOROUGH TESTING, WE BELIEVE THE MINIMUM BATTERY AN EBIKE SHOULD HAVE TO PROVIDE SATISFACTORY RANGE AND PERFORMANCE IS 13 AH (AMP HOUR). FOR THIS REASON ALL OUR MOTORS COME STANDARD WITH A MINIMUM 13 AMP HOUR BATTERY. WITH OPTIONS FOR RIDERS WHO WISH TO TRAVEL FURTHER.
THE CONVERSION PROCESS WILL TAKE 3 TO 5 DAYS FROM THE TIME WE HAVE RECEIVED THE BIKE AND ANY ADDITIONAL PARTS REQUIRED. OFTEN TIMES MUCH SOONER. ONCE THE BIKE IS DROPPED OFF, AN EXACT TIME WILL BE PROVIDED WHEN THE BIKE WILL BE COMPLETE.
WE HAVE DEMO BIKES AVAILABLE FOR SHORT DURATION TEST RIDES. THE SHOP IS LOCATED RIGHT ON THE LOCHSIDE BIKE PATH WHICH PROVIDES A SAFE AND SECURE ENVIRONMENT TO TEST OUT AN EBIKE.
BAFANG MID DRIVE MOTORS ARE OUR GO-TO STANDARD, HOWEVER WE CAN DO CUSTOM HUB MOTOR INSTALLATIONS AS WELL WHEN A MID DRIVE DOES NOT MAKE SENSE. OUR CONVERSION KITS HAVE A VARIETY OF MOTOR AND BATTERY OPTIONS, WITH THE ABILITY TO FULLY PROGRAM LEVELS OF ASSIST, POWER, AND SPEED. STARTING AT 250 WATT MOTORS UP TO 1500 WATTS OF POWER (AND MORE), AND BATTERY OPTIONS UP TO 21 AH. NOTHING COMPARES!
WE HAVE ASSEMBLED A PAGE OF VIDEOS AND LINKS THAT OUTLINES THE USE, CARE AND TROUBLESHOOTING OF OUR MOTOR AND BATTERY SYSTEMS.
THE CANADIAN ELECTRIC BICYCLE ASSOCIATION HAS AN EXCELLENT PAGE ON THE SAFE CHARGING AND HANDLING OF EBIKE BATTERIES. PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THESE SAFETY RECOMMENDATIONS.