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Hack your ride this weekend. If there’s something you really really want, we say: Don’t wait for it to come to you - chase it, go MAKE it!
With a little imagination, some cardboard and Makedo, you can turn those old wheels into a fleet-footed speed machine in under half an hour. 

Step 1: Sketch

Picture of Sketch
To pimp your bike, the first step is to lay out your cardboard and sketch out the shape of a horse head, tail and leg in profile (side view).
 
tomtortoise3 years ago
I want to make this except have it be a Rainbow Dash.
wow my daughter would love that!
SteveGerber3 years ago
It would be much cooler if you could somehow get the legs of the horse to move as the bike is pedaled.
fjmontiel3 years ago
Great idea, easy and very gimmicky.
I propose a contest of templates for bikes.
Very cool, used to remind me of when I had bike parades at school when i was younger. Though your idea is a little safer then mine was, as a side note: model rocket engines are not a good idea to put in wheel spokes....
No, but model rocket engines are a lot of fun on plastic army jeeps and tanks! Well, until the dry grass catches on fire and you have a large black spot where your parents lawn used to be ;)
There's no hiding that one.... but we tried!

I love these makedo clips. As a kid I remember 'modifying' our bicycles with cardboard engines and gas tanks to look like "easy rider" Harleys. These clips would have made it easier and probably would have held up longer then the masking tape we used.. Very cool post!
makedo-able (author)  iminthebathroom3 years ago
Your bike sounds epic! :D
mikeasaurus3 years ago
This is awesome!