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Full article with more pictures - How do balance bike yourself.

Disassemble my balance bike to win the seat and took photos at the same time for this statement.

So, we need a sheet 12 mm sanded plywood, a set of bolts and studs piece (you can rod) by 6 mm, slice fanerku 4-5mm seating foam of 50 mm and a piece of leather / fabric upholstery seat (I had a sofa fabric) , and of 12 "wheels from the children's bike, but it is better as any wheel from the carriage, because I turned balance bike 4 kg, and from 2.5 - wheel ... like from strollers, would weigh about 3 kg just ...

 

 
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Step 1:

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1. Cut plywood parts Balance bike.

First, it turns out that something like rough wooden socks and then this. (After skin, etc.)

The size of the longest piece (sides) - 600 mm. Other details of begovela - proportionally. At the bottom is a link to a photo in a higher resolution, if you wish, you can print, put the net and transfer the drawing on the plywood.

Step 2:

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2. Eat through the deepening of the steering wheel for about 1/3 of the studs.

Step 3:

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3. Eat through the slot in the bottom of the pressure pad on the remaining 2/3 of the studs.

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4. Making the wheel.

First he cut the wheel in the form of an arc. The inner radius, I took more than double the distance to the seat, as his hands are growing out of the spine, and of the arms that have a width of about 25 cm.

 

Then cut in the steering wheel 2 rectangular groove. Next, cut a wide pad with the letter "P", it cuts through the slot on the 2/3 pins and glue into the slots steering.

 

 

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5. Cut the pin along the length of the groove on the steering fork, apply the pad, drill holes and fasten the bottom trim.

Attention! Do not forget to put the pin 2 large washers to reduce friction when you turn the steering wheel.


tvalente made it!13 days ago

Hello everybody. I made it, followed EVGEN steps and improve a little bit. This project it´s great, very accurate. The results are a very beautiful smiles from our daughter´s face. I really recommend.

I changed some detail: I used a 15cm compact pinuswood shelf board instead plywood, it´s easyer to shave but not recommended for adventure boys, maybe 1-3 years old should be fine. The wheels are 9 inch from a industrial cart, with solid tires, it gives a nice ballast and it´s not heavy. A lot of sketches and handkraft, one friday morning to buy the materials and a all holy saturday day long.

Please anyone make comments and any question you want.

Thanks a lot EVGEN.

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evgen_ru (author)  tvalente13 days ago

Very cool!!!!

How mach kilogramms in it?

I recommend to build "stoppers" on the handle (like the photo). It will protect fingers of your daughter then she fail or rice near walls :)

Your bike is very-very cool!!!

PS: We at Russia don't have "compact pinuswood", only woodboard with poor quatily... :-( it's good idea :-)

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altomic5 months ago
awesome. great instructions.
tazier1237 months ago
Good work - nice to see different take on design :o)
abouda7 months ago
Very nice design >>> love it
Eromanga7 months ago
Love the cover photo - looks like he's having the time of his life.
emer_317 months ago
My son will love it.
B00mrang7 months ago
I have been toying with this idea for a while. Thanks for this great instructable. I look forward to next summer as this will be on my TO-DO !
kenbob7 months ago
Great instructable, great pics! And it looks like it delivers the smiles!
testingjoyce7 months ago
very cute design and a wonder toy for children
evgen_ru (author) 7 months ago
I have my drafts only.
This picture have grid 100x100 mm. You may print and repaint this to plywood.
Sorry for my bad English :-)

http://ivpe.tk/sites/default/files/field/image/runbike/size_grid.png
lesteryoder7 months ago
Very nice design. Do you have any detailed drawing with dimensions? Grandfather type woodworkers should really check out this bike for their grandchild.
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