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  • Too Many Projects commented on lukeg22woo's instructable 50+ Mph E-Bike3 months ago
    50+ Mph E-Bike

    I've never had a bearing fail on my own builds and in the event of a bearing failing I don't mean to imply that it would result in a crash. It could but it's more probable that it might leave you sitting miles from home with a bike that you can't ride home. In many cases the people trying to do their own builds overlook things like bearings chains nuts and bolts. From what I've seen a lot of first time builders start with a used bike or one from a chain store. So the base in those cases should be gone through. I encourage everyone to repack bearings, check chains for wear and adjustment and re tighten bolts and nuts before attempting to ride. Routine maintenance is important too as you are riding something at two to three times it'd designed speeds and for distances greater than nor...

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    I've never had a bearing fail on my own builds and in the event of a bearing failing I don't mean to imply that it would result in a crash. It could but it's more probable that it might leave you sitting miles from home with a bike that you can't ride home. In many cases the people trying to do their own builds overlook things like bearings chains nuts and bolts. From what I've seen a lot of first time builders start with a used bike or one from a chain store. So the base in those cases should be gone through. I encourage everyone to repack bearings, check chains for wear and adjustment and re tighten bolts and nuts before attempting to ride. Routine maintenance is important too as you are riding something at two to three times it'd designed speeds and for distances greater than normal.As for legal requirements, check first. In California you must wear a bike helmet at any age for motorized bikes, speeds are limited to 30mph or less, cannot ride a motorized bike on bike trails, etc. Anything might get you ticketed and potentially get your bike impounded depending on the officer involved. Here they will also impound a bike if it isn't licensed. My only intent was to try to give everyone a heads up on things I've learned about potential safety and legal concerns. I included a picture of a $100.00 Schwinn with an import 50cc kit my son and I did years ago as our first conversion. I think there are a lot of these that are first attempts at motorizing bikes for many. Have a good time and keep building (and posting)

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  • Too Many Projects commented on eLVirus88's instructable Reclaimed Corner Desk1 year ago
    Reclaimed Corner Desk

    Strange, when I try to download this Instructable I just have 23 black pages. Yes, black, not blank. Has anyone else run into this?

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  • Too Many Projects commented on seamster's instructable Golf Ball Puzzle1 year ago
    Golf Ball Puzzle

    If you want to go all out, look for a large snow globe at garage sales or swap meets. Seems harder when you are trying because of the free space inside but works the same.

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  • End Grain Cutting Board / Butcher Block

    Suncoaster2, There are several Instructable projects on paracord bracelets and key rings you might enjoy more. From my experience most DIYers have access to basic tools and many have accumulated good collections of tools due to this hobby. I'm not clear why you would choose to look at an Instructable about woodworking if you have no tools. I sure wouldn't look at cooking projects if I didn't have a kitchen. That said, why you feel a need to comment negativly on this because you lack the tools or skill amazes me. Others have suggested alternatives for you. I wish you luck and hope that someday you find Instructables you can perform. It's a lot of fun.

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  • TV LCD 48" Motorized Lift Down Ceiling System

    Wouldn't download. I'll try again later.

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