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New braking system for (kids) bikes featured on 'Shark Tank'
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The 'Sure Stop' braking system on Guardian's Bike's children's bikes is touted to make the bike, the "World's Safest (kids) Bicycle".…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom A.K. Apr 17.

 

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Tom A.K. replied to Yasmeen's discussion Crash Near Flyover - Cyclist Sent to Hospital
"Also hoping for a healthy recovery of the cyclist. Anne left the added comment, "I hope that driver has decent insurance coverage". Despite the obvious agreement with that, is there any other aspect of that perspective that has occurred…"
14 hours ago
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15 hours ago
Tom A.K. replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"V W, to imbed a pic from your smartphone to a discussion post, press the bottom left side button on your smartphone, click on desktop view, then click the icon(photo)to the right of link icon.Then load a pic from your pic gallery. Use trial and…"
23 hours ago
Tom A.K. replied to Brian Marquis's discussion Considering eBike for my wife
"http://www.eprodigybikes.com/products.aspx e prodigy Logan $2,599, and $$ for a second battery pack. Three grand plus. . ."
yesterday
Tom A.K. replied to Brian Marquis's discussion Considering eBike for my wife
"Ah, yup Jim, I watched the video but then I ff>> thru it, it's kinda long and boring and lonely there. it sure ain't like Milwaukee Avenue during rush. The only other cyclist I see in the beginning, he was going ~ 26mph when he…"
Tuesday
Tom A.K. replied to Brian Marquis's discussion Considering eBike for my wife
Monday
Tom A.K. replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Chicago ‘Dooring’ Reports Saw Steep Increase in 2015, Data Shows
"http://www.pushormitchell.com/2017/03/dooring-injuries-on-the-rise-cyclists-and-drivers-should-be-aware/ Freaking out?! Sometimes in congested areas part of my riding and awareness effort goes into monitoring parked cars and that detracts from…"
Monday
Tom A.K. replied to Brian Marquis's discussion Considering eBike for my wife
"https://veloaporter.com/2017/04/22/e-bikes-for-everyone-comparisons-of-a-few/ "It is possible to change people's minds and perceptions, even one's own. It just has to be done in tbe right way." Sarah Imm,…"
Monday
Tom A.K. posted a discussion

Isabella Can Now Play the Violin and Ride a Bicycle

https://www.apnews.com/a82dacc8f73e4c3bb52403fff3fc1de3/Undergrads-build-prosthetic-arm-for-10-year-old-violinist10 year-old Isabella Nicola Cabrera had another surprise, her prosthetic device also came with a plug in-attachment to let her grip a handlebar and ride a bicycle.See More
Monday
Tom A.K. replied to Waymond Smith's discussion Motorized E Bikes allowed on lakefront path?
"Jon M., you really need to change your ageist attitude. You know nothing about the bicycle handling skills of someone you've never met or just categorized as incapable because of their age. E-bikes are not motorcycles. The Harley guys would…"
Saturday
Tom A.K. replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion Venue Change:Tour de Fat Chicago 2017 at Northerly Island
"https://youtu.be/1wf-5MuHTAk (3:40) Video - Tour de Fat 2016 Chicago West Town Bikes by Jose Rivera (3:40) I continue to support and love WestTown Bikes and am sure that a positive outcome will result from this change."
Friday
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Tom A.K. replied to Brian Marquis's discussion Considering eBike for my wife
"http://villagecycle.com/m/articles/e-bikes-pg892.htm Amen Brian ! I'm right there with you on this ! Check out the link above and do some searching online of E-bike info and prices. I'm also considering acquiring one in the future. I know…"
Apr 21
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M.O.A.B. The Mother of all Bikes!

http://chunk666lab.blogspot.com/2008/09/mother-of-all-bikes.html?m=1In order to mark this time in history before our imminent extinction from this planet, and also in honor of the springtime return of the CL discussion forum frontboard back to ten discussion topics, and also to recognize those offbase and vague posters that are no longer with us. It's time to revisit inane bicycle topics. :-)I would like to know if you would have any insight of what could possibly be considered as the M.O.A.B.,  the Mother of All Bikes !  Any ideas or submissions? The following submitted drawing was a 'Blast' from the past from blogspot.com.See More
Apr 20
Tom A.K. replied to Waymond Smith's discussion Motorized E Bikes allowed on lakefront path?
"Agreed, I used the word 'reasonable' in the context of safe E-bike speed. It has always been up to the common sense of any type of rider of how they travel safely."
Apr 20
Tom A.K. replied to Waymond Smith's discussion Motorized E Bikes allowed on lakefront path?
"I'm totally against limiting E-bikes (electric battery powered) to a unreasonably slow and unsafe 15 mph. As a lifelong cyclist who is maturing in age and may very soon be in the market for a suitable E-bike for occasional use, and knows how to…"
Apr 20
Tom A.K. replied to Waymond Smith's discussion Motorized E Bikes allowed on lakefront path?
"Did you look at this thread? Gas powered bikes are fast also. http://www.thechainlink.org/forum/topics/moby-dick"
Apr 20
Tom A.K. replied to mike w.'s discussion Happy Bicycle Day!
"Far out man ! . . ."
Apr 19
Tom A.K. replied to Waymond Smith's discussion Motorized E Bikes allowed on lakefront path?
"Agreed. The gas engine power-assisted bicycle should not be referred to as an E-bike. In yesterday's Streetsblog article, John Greenfield wrote that gasoline engine powered bikes are not permitted on the LFT."
Apr 19
Tom A.K. commented on E A's group Chicago Ride of Silence
"The Ride of Silence is one month away. Here is the PSA video for 2017. https://youtu.be/joNJ247c8W0 (6:07)"
Apr 18

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What I ride:
Road, Mountain, Hybrid, Cruiser
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Around Town, Social
What brings you to The Chainlink?
To be part of the cycling community and affect positive change.
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About me:
I'm just a 'normal' person who has loved bicycling all my life. I am a 'creative', a person with an intense love of all things positive. I also have a sense of humor.
My first bike:
Sears 20" (RIP)recycled

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At 5:04am on April 21, 2017, Tom A.K. said…
At 12:22am on February 28, 2017, Tom A.K. said…
Bicycle Safety Video 1963 (14:48) https://youtu.be/FeSIimiKJCY
At 2:30pm on December 31, 2016, Tom A.K. said…
At 5:47pm on October 31, 2016, Tom A.K. said…
10/31/12 R.I.P. Cyclist Leanid Belabarody '53' "You are not forgotten". Honoring the memory of the little known cyclist death on Halloween in 2012. Leanid was right hooked by a truck from Indiana at the N.E. corner of Augusta and Ashland at ~10am. He was perhaps returning from a shopping trip in the triangle area. This cyclists' death has been quietly remembered. His memory needs only to be honored by all, riding safely. Thank you. +
At 12:11am on September 23, 2016, Tom A.K. said…
Rest in peace + , Keith Latz, 57, family friend, passed away suddenly, while cycling.
At 4:23pm on June 28, 2016, Anna Affias said…

the pleasure is all mine! 

At 6:49pm on January 31, 2016, Tom A.K. said…
Our Chains DO Set Us Free! Power To All In Our Community!
At 10:59pm on December 22, 2015, Tom A.K. said…
A place to share ideas, interests, experiences, advice, new items, etc. In my time here, I always tried my best to share them here. . . .
At 2:57am on November 24, 2015, Tom A.K. said…
At 12:32am on August 7, 2015, Tom A.K. said…
https://youtu.be/QMQThEMjOG0

We can stay here and get the shit kicked out of us, or, we can fight our way back, into the light, we can climb out of HELL, one inch at a time.

Because limits, like fear, are often just an illusion.
 
 
 

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