Introduction: K'nex Bike

A simple bike made out of K'nex. It would have been a larger, two-speed model, but I couldn't get a hold of any of those larger yellow gears. I also don't have enough bendy rods, so this bike is made with 100% old school pieces. It has an adjustable seat and handlebars.

Step 1: Gather Materials

Connectors
- 5 White
- 36 Yellow
- 45 Orange
- 16 Green
- 4 Red
- 4 Light Grey
- 16 Grey

End Connectors
- 16 Brown

Rods
- 4 Black
- 9 Grey
- 27 Red
- 2 Yellow
- 4 Blue
- 65 Green

Miscellaneous
- 2 Red Gears
- 12 Blue Spacers
- 26 Black Chain Link
- 1 small rubber band

Motors and Wheels
- 2 Small Tires

Step 2: Wheels 'n Things

Build the wheels, support struts and supporting components. The wheel shown is the front wheel. The back wheel is different, so build the wheel without the supports for the back one. The wheels are a tad weak, but you can substitute yellow bendy rods in place of the orange connectors to form the curve.

Step 3: Front Portion

Keep on building!

Step 4: Gears 'n Things

Build the gears 'n things. The brakes are nonfunctional for now, but I'm planning a two-speed model once I can get some yellow gears. If you can get the brakes working, please post a picture!

Comments

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KNEX-pert (author)2011-12-24

Awesome bicycle! It looks almost exactly the same as mine, and great job on the wheels!

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starwarsjedi76 (author)2011-08-12

i dont get how to build the front :(

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BalintRules (author)2009-04-30

I didn't bother about making it, so, I ask: can a person fit on it? Please answer my question. If you cannot, I don't mind. have a nice day. I might wont to change my name into: K'nexasoar".

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myles126 (author)BalintRules2011-03-27

no u cant ride it but its a sick bike to make since theres no other bike were you turn the pedals and it spins the back wheel on this site but its your choice i also upgraded the brakes so the were funtional u pull the brake leaver on handel bars and it stops the back wheel !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! epic !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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KnEx_MaStEr (author)2010-08-21

does this work?

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MegaMetal8 (author)2010-05-11

haha

5*

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ross007 (author)2010-04-02

i have just made the 2,300th veiw!!!!!!!!!

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Lowney (author)2009-09-12

Lol a bit pointless but good

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dsman195276 (author)2008-08-11

ATTENTION: THIS IS THE 1,000 KNEX INSTRUCTABLE! on topic: good job with the bike!

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HOORAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THATS A GOOD REASON TO GIVE IT 5 STARS!

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DrWeird117 (author)dsman1952762009-01-25

Holy damn, I knew it. Someone was gonna notice.

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crestind (author)dsman1952762008-08-11

Awesome! :D Guess I posted at the right time! How can you tell though?

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dsman195276 (author)crestind2008-08-12

well, it says there are 1001 knex instructables, so the next to last one must be the 1000 one. that happened to be yours.

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erikos kostarikos (author)2009-05-17

i dont really like it soz XD

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knex obsessed (author)2009-04-29

Don't use yellow gears cause they have little nodges on them so the chain wouldn't fit cause i tried that on ma go kart i am makin

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Dirtyboyy (author)2009-03-12

lol

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PineapplebobTheGreat (author)2008-08-10

Interesting, but does it hold people up?

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Nope. You can feel it bendy when you push on it but it looks soo sweet.

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Bartboy (author)Trauts2008-09-26

how much weight can it hold? necause if it can hold at least 50, you could put a little kid on it

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DrWeird117 (author)Bartboy2009-01-25

I sat on one of those TINY bikes (made for, like, 3 year olds) and peddled it up and down the aisles of a Target. Wow...I couldn't steer straight, knees kept getting in the way...

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Trauts (author)Bartboy2008-09-26

Lol, no. It can't hold more than like 2 pounds.

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Bartboy (author)Trauts2008-09-26

rienforce it

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GoCubs252 (author)2008-12-21

How big is the finished bike?

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pikathebudgie1234 (author)2008-10-25

that would be cool if you could actually ride tp places!!!!

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pls (author)2008-09-24

Really creative good job:)

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pakman227 (author)2008-08-19

+1 favorited

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apples!!!!! (author)2008-08-11

L...O....L

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crestind (author)apples!!!!!2008-08-11

...?

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apples!!!!! (author)crestind2008-08-11

I'm sorry....it's just so funny...

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crestind (author)apples!!!!!2008-08-11

Why is that?

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apples!!!!! (author)crestind2008-08-18

Just is...

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crestind (author)apples!!!!!2008-08-18

Smart answer...

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apples!!!!! (author)crestind2008-08-18

Well.....

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Chefboy6382 (author)2008-08-13

thank you for using knex not to build a gun. cool job

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true.

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I_am_Canadian (author)2008-08-11

Nice idea. I made a bike for the knexpert search... I lost though.

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The Jamalam (author)2008-08-11

Sadly, there's not much point in entering it in the book contest, it ends today

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paperninja (author)2008-08-10

lol would be cool if it had training wheels and a motor =p

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Whaleman (author)paperninja2008-08-10

If it had a motor, then why go through the trouble to put a chain and pedals on it?

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danymw (author)2008-08-10

looks good,i tryed to build small bikes,but didn't worked. try to ad suspensions and resistant wheels

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