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Industrial designer Daryl Neal decided there must be a cheaper, cleaner way than the car for moving his sons up the steep hill to their home.
Unable to pedal his sons up the hill on his regular bike, he researched available components to electrically power a bike.
Importing clunky, heavy and complicated parts he built his first electric bike. An immediate success, the word got around about this magic bike. Soon he was building bikes for many people.
Daryl started a conversion company EVLAB. During 5 years of building hundreds of bikes he learned everything that was not cool about available components and set out to develop a plug and play system that any bike shop could install, that was reliable, light weight and good looking. Along this path he made personal relationships with the largest motor and battery suppliers in China and teamed up to develop better systems.
And so birthed Lekkie, a refined conversion company offering quality components with great service.
Lekkie also designed and manufactured a range high quality CNC components which it has been selling around the globe. These parts transform good ebike systems into great systems. The demand for Lekkie components grows. In 2020 the decision was made to give the component side of the business some room to grow.
With Lekkie’s overseas success it became necessary to separate our domestic and international businesses. Now Lekkie is only stunning accessories while Converted takes care of making your bike electric in New Zealand.
After 12 years and thousands of happy customers Converted Limited now offer a streamlined catalogue of conversion kit systems and premium accessories with nationwide installation.
Our product range is mature and reliable with performance and options to fulfill your needs (and even things you don’t need but are too much fun to turn down). Good design is at the core of the business and we strive to use our engineering knowledge and design pedigree to bring you an exciting product.
We are a fun team based in Wellington, New Zealand. We all ride bikes, some of us at a national level. We support the community and initiatives to increase cycling as a mode of transport. We have a passion for the environment and are working to being part of the solution to a better future.
Our goal is creating the most accessible and easy entry into owning an electric vehicle. Our reward is meeting super happy riders on their Converted bike and hearing of their adventures.
Converted Limited partners with established bicycle shops around New Zealand to offer a no fuss, fully supported conversion experience. Buy online or in store and drop off your bike to be converted. We value our relationship with our installers that build beautiful converted bikes and keep our customers looked after on their journeys. You don’t need to order from overseas or send your bike away, simply head to town. Any service needs you have are dealt fast from your local bike shop.