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What could be more practical than a bicycle that doubles as a pencil?! It is surprisingly easy to make this fun and functio...
See Woodenbikes' genius "CAD" instructions to create a cardboard cutout of your body, so you can figure out proper positioning of wheels/seat/handle...
This is the 4x4 beam and the kid bike we used. The kid bike has 16" wheels and a coaster (back pedal) brake for simplicity.
Disassemble the donor bike paying attention to how the wheels attach to the frame, how the stem attaches to the steerer tube (in the fork), and how th...
With the head angle figured out to give proper trail ( the link is to a description of bike steering geometry and "trail" http://www.instructables.com...
We drew pencil lines to mark the center point locations for both sides of the BB holes. Drill the largest diameter holes first (While you have good so...
We let the top and bottom planes of the 4x4 remain intact (but narrowed) and cut slanted strips off the two side faces of the 4x4 with a table saw to ...
We actually did wear eye protection while building the bike. I (WB) have had a piece of rusty steel cut out of my cornea by an eye surgeon after my o...
The handlebar stem is cut carefully with a Sawzall ("cut carefully with a Sawzall" is an oxymoron, but we do the best we can) in a plane that anticipa...
There are different ways to do this. After much hemming and hawing, with considerable chin scratching we welded a piece of steel to the cut ends of t...
The seat is made from a chair back.
4 inch diameter aluminum flex duct is used to connect some used polyethylene packing foam to the pencil wood, mimicking the band that is used to do th...
Ellen assembled the long chain out of regular bike chains following this handy instructable about using a chain tool. http://www.instructables.com/id...
So many ideas. So little storage space. Hopefully you will be inspired to make your own fun bikes! Happy Trails!
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Posted:May 2, 2011
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