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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 The Future of The Chainlink
"First, Yasmeen, I'd like to thank you for all the energy and effort you've put into this site. I've benefited an awful lot being here. You rock! Secondly, could you be a little more specific about how you feel the site isn't…"
Aug 25
Jim Reho replied to Yasmeen's discussion Are You Riding More or Less During Covid?
"Less, but slowly increasing. I do most of my riding on the streets of the South Side, never exactly the most welcoming environment. When traffic declined precipitously, I thought I'd be riding around everywhere. However, I quickly discovered…"
Jul 24
Jim Reho replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion Driver Hits And Kills Bicyclist, 72, On West Side
"You raise an interesting point. The driver of any vehicle involved in a motor vehicle accident resulting in personal injury to or death of any person must immediately stop their vehicle at the scene of the accident (yes, it says "accident"…"
Jul 14
Jim Reho replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion Driver Hits And Kills Bicyclist, 72, On West Side
"For sure! I've commented on this before: it seems that almost every time someone kills someone on a bike, they just drive away. According to the AAA in 2018: An average of 682,000 hit-and-run crashes occurred each year since 2006. Nearly 65…"
Jul 14
Jim Reho replied to David's discussion Vertical zippered bags for packing protein powder?
"How about: ebay plastic bags 1" by 2" or ebay plastic bags 2" by 3" Same person also has 2" by 2". Myself, for stuff like that I take one bigger bag and a plastic measuring spoon."
Jul 12
Jim Reho replied to Yasmeen's discussion $4.75 Million Donation for Repair of Lakefront Trail, Information on the Reopening
"How's the flyover coming along?"
Jul 6
Jim Reho replied to Greg Valent's discussion In search of a new helmet
"I know this might sound dorky too, but I've worn a golf visor with a helmet and it worked pretty well. "
Jul 5
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…"
Jul 1
Jim Reho replied to David Barish's discussion shout out to a city worker with a truck
"Heartening. Yes!"
Jul 1
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

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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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