I recently converted a Trek Pure comfort bike using an 8Fun 500 W kit from em3ev. I have ridden this bike more in 3 weeks then in the 5 years prior to conversion. 15 to 30 miles a trip for local errands and to fill the growler. My bride has the same bike in a step through. She has never really used it or has been into bikes. She expressed to me today she wants me to convert hers so we can ride together. I would love to do this, but realistic reflection of her skill set gives me pause. She never could quite get the shifting thing. Not sexist, just her observation and mine too. I did the mid drive because of the killer hill to either side of our house. I could rack up the bikes and take them 2 miles to a rail trail taking the hill out of the equation. Then her bike would perform nicely with a rear or front hub motor, and I could remove the front 3 chainwheel and replace with one giving her 7 speeds using one shifter. Then shifting would not be any issue both with simplifying the gearing and using a hub motor. Which hub motor gives most bang for the buck and front vs. rear? Or perhaps we sell the $500 when new bike at a wicked loss and get her a straight pelalec purpose built bike? Then $1500 becomes a price point we could live with and maybe we could find a left over cruiser style for reasonable money. They seem far and few between. Thinking out loud. Your marriage consuling based on experience welcomed. Cheers.