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Yeah, carbon fiber is the best
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Until it isn't.Australian OlympianContinue

Started this discussion. Last reply by S Aug 16.

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, 2020

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, 2020.

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.

 

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S replied to Jim Reho's discussion Yeah, carbon fiber is the best
"Scratches on carbon fiber aren't a problem unless it gets through the top (protective) layer.  And a scratch that's goes through that layer is something that you're going to notice if you're riding or if you see it. I think…"
Aug 16
David P. replied to Jim Reho's discussion Yeah, carbon fiber is the best
"Jim, you just don't know what you're talking about, and I'd have to agree with Doug that you seem to largely be repeating talking points that you've read on the internet. My career as an engineer (BSME Georgia Tech, 1998) has…"
Aug 5
Doug Haynes replied to Jim Reho's discussion Yeah, carbon fiber is the best
"1. A steel bike can be damaged just by falling over but nothing is ever going to convince you of that so have fun there. 2. So wait, do they fail without warning or in a crash?  Because failure in a crash isn't a failure without…"
Aug 5
Jim Reho replied to Jim Reho's discussion Yeah, carbon fiber is the best
"So which specific statement that I made do you think are incorrect? It's amazing how indignant you fans of carbon fiber get.  I will tell you the specific statements you made that are incorrect:      1. It does not take…"
Aug 4
Doug Haynes replied to Jim Reho's discussion Yeah, carbon fiber is the best
"How do you say you're old and can't adapt to the changing times without saying you're old and can't adjust to the changing times? This was a stupid post to start with and you are set to make it even dumber by just barfing up the…"
Aug 4
Jim Reho replied to Jim Reho's discussion Yeah, carbon fiber is the best
"Of course, any material can fail. But the ease of damaging carbon fiber, the particular ways in which it fails, and the difficulty in telling when it's going to fail make it an especially dangerous material for bicycles. A minor impact from a…"
Aug 4
David P. replied to Jim Reho's discussion Yeah, carbon fiber is the best
"Comments of this type about "carbon fiber" are almost always uninformed, and this one is. Carbon fiber-reinforced plastics and other composite materials are simply a (family of) materials that one designs for just as with any other…"
Aug 3
Jim Reho replied to Jim Reho's discussion Yeah, carbon fiber is the best
"Very educational. I just assumed there was carbon fiber involved. I'll admit that I had no knowledge whatsoever that people are using 3d-printed titanium parts on bikes. Whichever, some exotic material failed really spectacularly."
Aug 2
Anne replied to Jim Reho's discussion Yeah, carbon fiber is the best
"well now, more confusion, as this photo clearly shows the basebar in one piece. so i'm not sure what the material of the 'stem' that appears to have failed.."
Aug 2
Anne replied to Jim Reho's discussion Yeah, carbon fiber is the best
"Except in this case it was  3D printed titanium."
Aug 2
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Aug 2
Jim Reho replied to Skip Montanaro 0mi's discussion Chicago ranked near bottom of list of bike-friendly big cities
"Maybe they factored in that Chicago spent at least $64 million on a single hugely localized project rather than spreading money all over the city to promote biking in general. Since those heady days when Chicago was being written up as a veritable…"
Jul 14
Jim Reho replied to Tim S's discussion Kitting out an old frame…
"Should be really nice!"
Jun 25
Jim Reho replied to Tim S's discussion Kitting out an old frame…
"If it were me, I'd go to the Vintage Trek site, here, and download the 1991 catalog and technical manual. Then you'll have a lot of info about that bike and its original specifications, seat post and handlebar size, etc. After I…"
Jun 21
Jim Reho replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion Truck Driver Who Killed 5 Cyclists Is Sentenced to 40 Years
"At least they didn't let him off with a couple of traffic violations."
Jun 13
Jim Reho replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion Kevin Clark, ‘School of Rock’ actor and drummer, killed riding bicycle in Avondale
"In Illinois, if your refuse, there's a mandatory one-year suspension of your license."
Jun 9

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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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