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Has anyone converted a bike to an ebike?

I'm thinking about undertaking this project. I set aside an old steel Trek 730 hybrid that I think would be suitable. Has anyone here done an ebike conversion, and if so, do you have any wisdom and…Continue

Started Jun 19

All the car craziness tied together with a bow
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As is discussed frequently on the Chainlink, between Chicago, Cook County, and the state of Illinois, governments in this region can't even seem to muster the minimal funds needed to keep bike lanes…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by ketoguychicago Feb 9.

Cyclist Killed: Carla Aiello, 37, of Norwood Park Hit By Turning Truck Driver. Prev. Subject: Keeping a proper lookout
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I am sick of the of police representatives making excuses for drivers who crush cyclists.Yesterday a 37-year-old woman was traveling down Milwaukee Ave., in a bike lane to the right of a dump truck.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by ketoguychicago Nov 14, 2019.

Favorite autumn rides
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It's Halloween, it's Halloween, it's Halloween! (The Shaggs, 1969).  I can feel my favorite season creeping in, something about the cool air in the mornings and evenings.  Does anyone care to share…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by MagMileMarauder Sep 25, 2019.

 

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Jim Reho replied to Yasmeen's discussion Avondale: Driver of City-Owned Truck Hit 31-Year-Old Cyclist, Woman Critically Injured
"In a world where cars can park themselves, there is NO EXCUSE for big trucks having blind spots. This has been covered on the Chainlink before. There are plenty of camera and alarm systems available. They should be original equipment on ALL vehicles…"
17 hours ago
Jim Reho replied to David Barish's discussion shout out to a city worker with a truck
"Heartening. Yes!"
18 hours ago
Jim Reho posted a discussion

Has anyone converted a bike to an ebike?

I'm thinking about undertaking this project. I set aside an old steel Trek 730 hybrid that I think would be suitable. Has anyone here done an ebike conversion, and if so, do you have any wisdom and tips to share? Thanks!  See More
Jun 19
Jim Reho replied to Mayonnaise's discussion LakeFront Path
"Has anyone seen a list of exactly which access points will initially be open? "
Jun 17
Jim Reho replied to Yasmeen's discussion "We Must Talk About Race When We Talk About Bikes"
"Hmmm...I couldn't seem to edit or even delete my comment in Chrome just now. I wanted to add that in my opinion, I think that a significant percentage of police stops of black people in Chicago are in fact pretextual, a seizing upon a minor…"
Jun 12
Jim Reho replied to Yasmeen's discussion "We Must Talk About Race When We Talk About Bikes"
"I will say straight up that I am a fairly lefty Democrat who believes that the absolute most important thing in politics right now is to defeat Donald Trump. I am and for a long time have been in favor of systemic reform of policing in America.…"
Jun 12
Jim Reho replied to Philip Iplixian's discussion I'm somewhat shocked that...
"This doesn't surprise me in the least. I mean, in my long years of cycling in Chicago I've had every conceivable silly little thing taken off my bike: lights, bells, bungee cords, any number of cheap water bottles, those flashing valve…"
Jun 12
Jim Reho replied to Yasmeen's discussion John Forester, The Father of Vehicular Cycling Has Passed Away
"I didn't agree with a lot of what he said, but I always thought he had the safety of cyclists at heart. Rest in peace, Mr. Forester!"
Apr 23
Jim Reho replied to Yasmeen's discussion Study on What a Safe Distance Is When Out Riding, Running, Walking
"The scientists who irresponsibly released this speculation are about as qualified to render opinions about viruses as Peter Navarro is. As you pointed out, the software they used does not take into account the dispersion of the virus in outdoor air…"
Apr 10
Jim Reho replied to alan miller's discussion and loving it.
"Sounds great! At some point, Lord willing and the creek don't rise, I'll be converting an old Trek 730 to an    e-bike. Could you share the details of your e-bike, especially the wattage of your motor and the capacity of your…"
Apr 2
Jim Reho replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion Navy Pier Flyover to close Tuesday 9/3 for about a month
"Every single person involved in the design, planning, and physical construction of that project should have been fired years ago. This project began in 2014. It is an absolute disgrace that it is taking so long to complete. Anyone want to bet that…"
Mar 14
Jim Reho replied to Jon Sheffield's discussion Help request additional bike parking on west side of Thompson Center
"I clicked in support, but I suspect that since the status of that building is in flux (i.e. being offered for sale and possible demolition), no one is in a hurry to make improvements in that area. "
Feb 22
Jim Reho replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion Chicago Critical Mass
"Bob, CLP, Sabrina, I think you all have legitimate points. I have always been a bit conflicted about Critical Mass, including having gone on a few rides with them. It is a legitimate concept, but for sure there are some participants every time whose…"
Feb 16
ketoguychicago replied to Jim Reho's discussion All the car craziness tied together with a bow
"It's not a car thing at all, rather a politician spending thing, and the relatively small Jane Byrne matter just scratches the surface of politicians' multi-modal boondogglery.  To get only 5.3 miles of track and stations on the…"
Feb 9
Jim Reho posted a discussion

All the car craziness tied together with a bow

As is discussed frequently on the Chainlink, between Chicago, Cook County, and the state of Illinois, governments in this region can't even seem to muster the minimal funds needed to keep bike lanes painted and clear of dangerous debris. But they routinely manage to come up with hundreds of millions of dollars for road construction projects that are generally ill-conceived, mismanaged, poorly planned, riddled with enormous cost overruns, sprawl-promoting, and of real benefit only to contractors…See More
Feb 8
Jim Reho replied to Brian S's discussion NY Thinks About Removing Lanes on a Highway Instead of Widening
"If your imaginary grocery store reduced the number of checkout lanes available, I believe that what would happen over time would be shoppers going to different stores with shorter waits, thus ultimately reducing congestion (and hurting business) at…"
Feb 4

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What I ride:
Road, Hybrid
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Around Town
What brings you to The Chainlink?
It's always good to learn from others.
About me:
Veteran rider of the South Side streets. Still alive but somewhat damaged.

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At 1:47pm on September 3, 2018, Tom A.K. said…

Thank you, Jim !  I appreciate your good work here ! Community !  . . .

At 4:39am on October 20, 2016, Tom Limon said…
Thanks for the great feedback, yeah it took me a while to explore and stumble upon some of these places. Thanks for pointing out my typo as well, I corrected it. :)
 
 
 

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