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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, 2021.

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.

 

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Jim Reho replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion Driver Running Stop Sign Hits, Kills Bicyclist In Armour Square
"1 through 3 -- he will plead to one or two of them and be fined. 4 -- nothing, just an unfortunate accident. You'd think that driving on an expired license with no insurance and then running a stop sign would constitute “willful or…"
Aug 29
ketoguychicago replied to Jim Reho's discussion City Worker Wrist-Slapped For Threatening Person Who Photographed Them In Bike Lane
"Well, no they don't, and this is a bummer.  In this instance, CDOT (i.e. the city) seems to operate in the interests of the Painters District Council, the Cement Masons Local, and the Concrete Contractor's Association of Greater…"
Apr 26
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Apr 17
Jim Reho replied to The Korn's discussion Suggestions for ebike conversion
"Thanks for the info! I have a friend who has the Swytch and it's very cool. The only thing I don't like is that the battery is on the handlebars. Otherwise, brilliant."
Mar 1
Jim Reho replied to The Korn's discussion Suggestions for ebike conversion
"Thanks! That's a powerful system you've got there! "
Mar 1
Jim Reho replied to The Korn's discussion Suggestions for ebike conversion
"Could you tell me what kind of real-life mileage you get per battery charge? I'm thinking about a similar setup. Thanks! "
Feb 25
Jim Reho replied to Yasmeen's discussion Dreaded Bike-Unfriendly Streets
"Way too scary for me."
Jan 19
Jim Reho replied to The Korn's discussion Suggestions for ebike conversion
"Update: I note that Ebikeling is now indicating on its web site that it will install conversion kits for $125.00. Given the work involved, I think that's a fair price."
Dec 5, 2021
Jim Reho replied to The Korn's discussion Suggestions for ebike conversion
"I want to do the same one day. One local place whose website I often check out is Ebikeling, which carries a good inventory of do-it-yourself kits and has been around for some time now. I don't know if they do installation, but if not they…"
Oct 13, 2021
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, 2021
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, 2021
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, 2021
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, 2021
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, 2021
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, 2021
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, 2021

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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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