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This is a fun and useful weekend project that you can do with your kids or friends!

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Step 1: Get an ugly bike.

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Step 2: Remove the rear wheel.

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Step 3: Remove the fork.

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Step 4: Prep fork.

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Step 5: Paint the fork, frame, and chain guard.

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Step 6: Put everything back together.

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Step 7: DONE!!!

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Love the stripes! Looks pretty fancy....

BikeHacker (author)  craftclarity1 year ago


Gabo191 year ago

Looks great!!! What kind of paint did you use?

BikeHacker (author)  Gabo191 year ago

I used Rust-Oleum American Accents Ultra Cover for the main frame.

I used Rust-Oleum Black Satin for the stripes on the chainguard.

Snotflower1 year ago

Love it- totally clear and simple Instructable and the bike looks great, but I think you need a varnish to protect it from scratching, what do you think? How does it withstand knocks?

BikeHacker (author)  Snotflower1 year ago

The paint does well. I will varnish it though. Rust-Oleum sells a clear protective enamel. Do you think it would work?.