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In this instructable I am going to show you how to make an awesome snowboard bike. It is made out of a snowboard, a bike and a few other bits and pieces.

Materials needed:
Bike
Snowboard (no bindings needed)
2 25cm hinges
2 15 cm hinges
1 steel bar 40×400×10mm
1 small piece of plywood 80×50mm
6 2 cm bolts
6 2.5cm bolts
1 7.5cm bolt
2 10mm bike axels.

Tools needed:
hacksaw or angle grinder
drill
clamps or vice
flat head screwdriver
adjustable cresent
 
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Step 1: Get a bike

 First find a suitable bike.
I used an old mountain bike that I found at the local recycling centre, but you can use a bmx or pretty much any other kind of bike. Next remove all uneeded parts like brakes, shifters, wheels and crankarms etc.

Step 2: Preparing the snowboard

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Once you have found a old snowboard, remove all the bindings and chop it in half about 2/3 of the leanth of the board.
Use a hacksaw and prop up the end when almost choped through to get a cleaner cut.
You could use an old pair of skis but i decided to use a snowboard so it works well in powder as i am not going to use it on ski slopes.
You may want to silocon or epoxy up the ends to stop water getting in.

Cool! My dad made one of these way back in the early 1960's. They were called Snow Bobs back then. No, I don't know why. My dad's Snow Bob was raised a bit higher though. He extended the forks and the rear of the bike so that he could place foot pegs on it and made it so that you didn't feel like you were squatting on the bike.

They were SO much fun! I grew up in Aspen, Colorado, so we had a plethora of ski areas where we could fly down the mountains and have a day full of fun. Very cool to see one of these again. Of course, we didn't have the wide snowboards back then that you used here in your Instructable, we just used regular skis and they worked just fine. Yours looks like it might even handle powder really well. Thanks for your Instructable. Again...very cool! Brings back a lot of wonderful memories.

Where do you put your feet? front, back, or middle?

you have skis on your feet! like in Better Off Dead!

How could this accident have been prevented… lol just kidding dude thisis prtty slick
jhawkins141 year ago
Better Off Dead: "I want my two dollars!"
It looks awesome. I should try this when I visit canada (wont work in florida).
You should enter this project into the Bikes and Wheels Contest!
Tjm2000 (author)  audreyobscura1 year ago
Yea I just have.
Thanks for the idea
Does it ride well?
Tjm2000 (author)  cheddarevan1 year ago
Yea really well.
Recently got 2 'of snow and it goes awesome.
It slides on top of the snow and you can get going really fast.
At high speeds you sometimes get the speed wobbles.
I made a 2'jump out of plywood and it's awesome but once I bent the handlebars when I landed.
hilfog1 year ago
how do you break? :P
hilfog1 year ago
how do you break? :P
princess211 year ago
it's so cool you rock
Tjm2000 (author)  princess211 year ago
Thanks
Dawson4741 year ago
I hope u do know u will fall off no doubt but good idea.
GabTheAce1 year ago
How to break hour face in the snow is what you mean haha I've had my share of bruises
GabTheAce1 year ago
How to break hour face in the snow is what you mean haha I've had my share of bruises
GabTheAce1 year ago
How to break hour face in the snow is what you mean haha I've had my share of bruises
This is truly inspired, thanks for posting.
This is so great!
Tjm2000 (author)  audreyobscura1 year ago
Thanks
It was a great fun project to make and have enjoyed using it very much.
Apart from falling off!
PS
I suggest you wear a helmet:)