Instructables: exploring - outside - bikes - bicycle - featured http://www.instructables.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 02:17:28 PDT BLOX v1.01 Custom Padded Bicycle Seat Cover http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-Padded-Bicycle-Seat-Cover/
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Sun, 20 Jul 2014 15:20:38 PDT
Revolution - Bike Stamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Revolution-Bike-Stamp/
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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:37:54 PDT
DIY Leather Wrapped Bar http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Leather-Wrapped-Bar/
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Sun, 13 Jul 2014 12:28:24 PDT
EASY Bike Seatpost Mount http://www.instructables.com/id/EASY-Bike-Seatpost-Mount/
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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 05:49:35 PDT
130 MPG BICYCLE http://www.instructables.com/id/130-MPG-BICYCLE/
130 MPG BICYCLE - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHB/POVO/HX7P5YP3/FHBPOVOHX7P5YP3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHB/POVO/HX7P5YP3/FHBPOVOHX7P5YP3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHB/POVO/HX7P5YP3/FHBPOVOHX7P5YP3.SMALL.jpg ContraptionMaker I live about 10 miles away from my job which meant I was using about a gallon of gas a day just to get to and from work. I figured there had to be a better way. I looked at electric bikes and conversion kits but the cost was way more than I wanted to pay. Then there was the 49cc 2-stroke conversion ...
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Sun, 6 Jul 2014 01:07:27 PDT
Barefoot Friendly Bike Pedals http://www.instructables.com/id/Barefoot-Friendly-Bike-Pedals/
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Mon, 23 Jun 2014 09:02:57 PDT
Buying used bikes for beginners http://www.instructables.com/id/Buying-used-bikes-for-beginners/
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Sun, 22 Jan 2012 10:28:25 PST
Refurbishing an Old Bicycle http://www.instructables.com/id/Refurbishing-an-Old-Bicycle/
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Thu, 19 Jun 2014 18:20:45 PDT
My Carbon frame flop http://www.instructables.com/id/My-Carbon-frame-flop/
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Wed, 18 Jun 2014 05:04:51 PDT
Custom Reupholstered Bicycle Saddle http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-Reupholstered-Bicycle-Saddle/
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Thu, 12 Jun 2014 15:04:57 PDT
Electric Trike w/Air Suspension http://www.instructables.com/id/Electric-Trike-wAir-Suspension/
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Thu, 29 May 2014 13:47:34 PDT
Walnut Wood (triathlon) Bicycle Frame http://www.instructables.com/id/How-I-built-a-walnut-triathlon-bicycle-frame/
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Wed, 21 May 2014 20:16:12 PDT
Bike Wall Mount http://www.instructables.com/id/Bike-Wall-Mount/
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Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:32:58 PDT
Bike pannier (front & rear) http://www.instructables.com/id/Bike-pannier-front-rear/
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Thu, 3 Apr 2014 16:19:20 PDT
Rechargeable Bike Light with automatic switch of energy source http://www.instructables.com/id/Intro-70/
Rechargeable Bike Light with automatic switch of energy source - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTH/JMIB/HTIWIRHF/FTHJMIBHTIWIRHF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTH/JMIB/HTIWIRHF/FTHJMIBHTIWIRHF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTH/JMIB/HTIWIRHF/FTHJMIBHTIWIRHF.SMALL.jpg Bumsfallera First of all, excuse my non-native English and my lack of professional electrical engineering skills. I see this as a hobby and have no claim to be perfect. However, if you have some ideas on how to improve the setting don’t hesitate to write a comment ;-) I haven’t seen any similar Instructabl...
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Mon, 31 Mar 2014 17:20:32 PDT
EASY Bike Handlebar/Fork Mount [UPDATED] http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-Easy-Bicycle-Camera-Mount/
EASY Bike Handlebar/Fork Mount [UPDATED] - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVC/7GS3/HXEZ8O8K/FVC7GS3HXEZ8O8K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVC/7GS3/HXEZ8O8K/FVC7GS3HXEZ8O8K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVC/7GS3/HXEZ8O8K/FVC7GS3HXEZ8O8K.SMALL.jpg manuelmasc Hi everybody! In this i'ble I will show you how to make by yourself two super easy, strong, practical and very cheap bicycle mounts for your cameras.The full project costs less than 2€ (actually I spent 0€ because I already had a useless bike bell and an unused mini tripod) and it's very fast (I mad...
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Fri, 28 Mar 2014 05:16:26 PDT
How to make a "high-rider" Tall Bike http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-high-rider-Tall-Bike/
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Sat, 22 Mar 2014 17:53:56 PDT
Automatic Shadow Detection Bike Tail Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Automatic-Bike-Tail-Light/
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By: Solarcycle

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Sat, 1 Mar 2014 10:27:06 PST
Another Homebrew Bakfiets (or Cargo Bike, if you don't speak Dutch) http://www.instructables.com/id/Another-Homebrew-Bakfiets-or-Cargo-Bike-if-you-don/
Another Homebrew Bakfiets (or Cargo Bike, if you don't speak Dutch) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3S/URMB/HR0AQ7WV/F3SURMBHR0AQ7WV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3S/URMB/HR0AQ7WV/F3SURMBHR0AQ7WV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3S/URMB/HR0AQ7WV/F3SURMBHR0AQ7WV.SMALL.jpg ranggapanji I ride bicycles. In a densely populated city like Jakarta where the traffic jams will never make sense, riding bicycle is the best way to go. Some might say riding bicycle in Jakarta's crazy traffic is insane, but let's keep that story for another time. Owning a bicycle shop means sometimes I have t...
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Thu, 30 Jan 2014 06:58:06 PST
How to Create a Downhill Skibike http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Create-a-Downhill-Skibike/
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Mon, 10 Mar 2014 22:59:02 PDT
Saddlecover from an old Big-shopper http://www.instructables.com/id/Saddlecover-from-an-old-shoppingbag/
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Wed, 5 Mar 2014 03:35:23 PST
Leather and Paracord Bicycle Grips. http://www.instructables.com/id/Leather-and-Paracord-Bicycle-Grips/
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Mon, 3 Mar 2014 19:48:21 PST
Bicycle rack made out of old car tyres http://www.instructables.com/id/Bicycle-rack-made-out-of-old-car-tyres/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F0A/RZ6B/HRPT1PAQ/F0ARZ6BHRPT1PAQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0A/RZ6B/HRPT1PAQ/F0ARZ6BHRPT1PAQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0A/RZ6B/HRPT1PAQ/F0ARZ6BHRPT1PAQ.SMALL.jpg chyhayabusa Here is a simple way to use old car tyres to make useful  and weather resistant rack for your bicycle. I want to save top layer of earth with grass so I carefully cut it. Then I dig a  hole shaped like "U" letter sized by tyre. Put tyre inside, fill it with earth, and  put on top earth layer with gr...
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Mon, 17 Feb 2014 14:19:07 PST
How to make bike lights magnetic with sugru + magnets http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-bike-lights-magnetic-with-sugru-magnet/
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Mon, 17 Feb 2014 06:58:48 PST
Stop sign bicycle mount http://www.instructables.com/id/Stop-sign-bicycle-mount/
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Tue, 4 Feb 2014 12:53:25 PST
Night Bike 2.0 with LED's http://www.instructables.com/id/Night-Bike-20/
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Mon, 6 Jan 2014 18:45:49 PST
refurbish a bike saddle with leather http://www.instructables.com/id/refurbish-a-bike-saddle-with-leather/
refurbish a bike saddle with leather - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7B/3MTT/HP0CRMWW/F7B3MTTHP0CRMWW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7B/3MTT/HP0CRMWW/F7B3MTTHP0CRMWW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7B/3MTT/HP0CRMWW/F7B3MTTHP0CRMWW.SMALL.jpg andrea biffi Oddly if you want an hard bike saddle you have to spend more money than for a soft one... also leather saddles are very expensive. In this instructable I'll show you how to refurbish an old saddle into a nice leather one, also very hard if you want... the old saddle The saddle had a synthetic uph...
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Fri, 13 Dec 2013 09:55:14 PST
Iron Tandem - Bicycle/Recycle Project http://www.instructables.com/id/Iron-Tandem-BicycleRecycle-Project/
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Tue, 26 Nov 2013 10:17:02 PST
Removable Bike Rack For Truck Toolbox http://www.instructables.com/id/Removable-Bike-Rack-For-Truck-Toolbox/
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Tue, 19 Nov 2013 08:40:52 PST
Bike seat chain lock (that doesn't look stupid) http://www.instructables.com/id/Bike-seat-chain-lock-that-doesnt-look-stupid/
Bike seat chain lock (that doesn't look stupid) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Y/ZGCY/HMNNFM23/F8YZGCYHMNNFM23.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Y/ZGCY/HMNNFM23/F8YZGCYHMNNFM23.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Y/ZGCY/HMNNFM23/F8YZGCYHMNNFM23.SMALL.jpg Ryan271828 I've seen lots of bike seat locks made from bike chains that look stupid - they're giant loops of bike chain haphazardly looped around the seat rail and the bike frame that flap in the wind.  Effective, sure, but they look like crap. Who wants that? My bike seat [bike] chain lock really isn't anyth...
By: Ryan271828

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Tue, 15 Oct 2013 06:30:22 PDT
bike tube repair http://www.instructables.com/id/bike-tube-repair/
bike tube repair - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8P/GB1F/HMWVZ7OW/F8PGB1FHMWVZ7OW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8P/GB1F/HMWVZ7OW/F8PGB1FHMWVZ7OW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8P/GB1F/HMWVZ7OW/F8PGB1FHMWVZ7OW.SMALL.jpg andrea biffi Repairing a bike inner tube is not only simple and cheap, but it's also mandatory in respect for the environment. Indeed a punctured tube can be repaired many times before being thrown out. A different matter is when the tube is cut or the valve leaks, since it's more difficult repair the tube. Anyw...
By: andrea biffi

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Thu, 24 Oct 2013 12:15:41 PDT
Electric BMX Bicycle http://www.instructables.com/id/Electric-BMX-Bicycle/
Electric BMX Bicycle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFH/F5OS/HLSH5JCZ/FFHF5OSHLSH5JCZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFH/F5OS/HLSH5JCZ/FFHF5OSHLSH5JCZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFH/F5OS/HLSH5JCZ/FFHF5OSHLSH5JCZ.SMALL.jpg michaelmonaghan Frame The first thing to decide when making an e-bike is which frame to use. When choosing a frame, keep in mind that the size, material, and rim options. If you are going to weld mounts to it, look for frame that are steel and not aluminum. Also keep in mind that usually only 20in BMX rims and...
By: michaelmonaghan

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Sat, 21 Sep 2013 15:16:53 PDT
The Sail Bike, a two person sailing bicycle http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Sail-Bike-a-two-person-sailing-bicycle/
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Tue, 17 Sep 2013 18:30:44 PDT
Failed Project: Tow Child's Bicycle http://www.instructables.com/id/Failed-Project-Tow-Childs-Bicycle/
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Mon, 26 Aug 2013 11:59:25 PDT
Magnetic Bicycle Wrist Mirror http://www.instructables.com/id/Wrist-Bicycle-Mirror/
Magnetic Bicycle Wrist Mirror - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXH/20OK/HJZ85WC1/FXH20OKHJZ85WC1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXH/20OK/HJZ85WC1/FXH20OKHJZ85WC1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXH/20OK/HJZ85WC1/FXH20OKHJZ85WC1.SMALL.jpg JimRD Sometimes I ride in a really urban setting and I need to see what's behind me but I don't wear a helmet (I know) so I can't mount a mirror there, and I hate those goofy looking eyeglass mounted mirrors, and I break the ones mounted on my bike handle bars so I came up with something else. Here is a b...
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Thu, 8 Aug 2013 23:57:36 PDT
Sugru - Bike Chainstay Protector - DIY http://www.instructables.com/id/Sugru-Bike-Chainstay-Protector/
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By: MobileMakerspace

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Thu, 8 Aug 2013 08:42:40 PDT
How to tune your rear derailleur http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-tune-your-rear-derailleur/
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By: tealk

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Sat, 13 Jul 2013 11:29:35 PDT
Brake Lights for Bikes http://www.instructables.com/id/Brake-Lights-for-Bikes/
Brake Lights for Bikes - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6H/PKDY/HIZD4CQI/F6HPKDYHIZD4CQI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6H/PKDY/HIZD4CQI/F6HPKDYHIZD4CQI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6H/PKDY/HIZD4CQI/F6HPKDYHIZD4CQI.SMALL.jpg tomatoskins This is a really easy weekend project that you can do to give your bike some brake lights. Get Your Parts Get the parts that are needed:       Lots of Zip-ties      Wire      Copper (I used some 14 gauge Romex I had around my house)      Tail light (I used a Planet Bike Blinky 3 that I have been...
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Thu, 11 Jul 2013 17:05:38 PDT
Lock bracket that doesn't interfere with bottle cages or panniers. http://www.instructables.com/id/Lock-bracket-that-doesnt-interfere-with-bottle-ca/
Lock bracket that doesn't interfere with bottle cages or panniers. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCR/I0CE/HINO5T05/FCRI0CEHINO5T05.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCR/I0CE/HINO5T05/FCRI0CEHINO5T05.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCR/I0CE/HINO5T05/FCRI0CEHINO5T05.SMALL.jpg Zenigatta The bracket which came with my lock was (as with most I've ever seen) rubbish, insecure & would have prevented me mounting any water bottle cages. However I don't like always having to have a bag with me when I cycle or putting a wet lock (if my bikes been locked up out in the rain) in my bag so I c...
By: Zenigatta

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Wed, 3 Jul 2013 11:00:00 PDT
Bike-Portable Shopping Cart http://www.instructables.com/id/Bike-Portable-Shopping-Cart/
Bike-Portable Shopping Cart - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FI1/CZUT/HI3U0HHS/FI1CZUTHI3U0HHS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI1/CZUT/HI3U0HHS/FI1CZUTHI3U0HHS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI1/CZUT/HI3U0HHS/FI1CZUTHI3U0HHS.SMALL.jpg IamWe This project shows a way to bring the groceries from the cash desk in the supermarket into the house. To do so, I designed a stable shopping cart that can be carried on the rear rack of a bicycle. The wheels can be folded down to use the cart at standing height. Beside shopping cart it can also be u...
By: IamWe

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Wed, 19 Jun 2013 11:59:43 PDT
Bike Kayak Trailer http://www.instructables.com/id/Bike-Kayak-Trailer/
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Mon, 27 May 2013 08:16:01 PDT
Art Deco Eagle Wings for Captain America Helmet http://www.instructables.com/id/Art-Deco-Eagle-Wings-for-Captain-America-Helmet/
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Sat, 25 May 2013 19:08:15 PDT
Light Cycle: Programmable RGB LED Strips on Bike Frame http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Cycle-Programmable-RGB-LED-Strips-on-Bike-F/
Light Cycle: Programmable RGB LED Strips on Bike Frame - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FW5/BWL5/HGH71UAL/FW5BWL5HGH71UAL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW5/BWL5/HGH71UAL/FW5BWL5HGH71UAL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW5/BWL5/HGH71UAL/FW5BWL5HGH71UAL.SMALL.jpg cstewart000 I have already been working on similar projects, this one really is the next step of an earlier project. See: http://www.instructables.com/id/Inbedded-Bike-Rim-Lights/ And before we get started, we should have a demonstration of the finished effect (the video is when the bike wasn't yet covered). ...
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Mon, 13 May 2013 01:34:26 PDT
Bicycle Pizza Carrier built from scrap materials http://www.instructables.com/id/Bicycle-Pizza-Carrier-built-from-scrap-materials/
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Mon, 13 May 2013 20:33:57 PDT
TubeFob: Handy Bicycle Inner Tube Luggage Tie http://www.instructables.com/id/TubeFob-Handy-Bicycle-Inner-Tube-Luggage-Tie/
TubeFob: Handy Bicycle Inner Tube Luggage Tie - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRU/3G2X/HGH6Q7FT/FRU3G2XHGH6Q7FT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRU/3G2X/HGH6Q7FT/FRU3G2XHGH6Q7FT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRU/3G2X/HGH6Q7FT/FRU3G2XHGH6Q7FT.SMALL.jpg JohanJShaw TubeFob: Handy Bicycle Inner Tube Luggage Tie This is how I carry a strip of inner tube that can be used to tie down groceries etc. to the luggage rack of my bike. As fellow makers will appreciate, this stuff has many other uses. Why not add inner tube to your Every Day Carry alongside paracord and...
By: JohanJShaw

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Sun, 12 May 2013 06:39:43 PDT
Bicycle Trailer Hitch (to Luggage Rack) http://www.instructables.com/id/Bicycle-Trailer-Hitch-to-Luggage-Rack/
Bicycle Trailer Hitch (to Luggage Rack) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOM/INBN/HGH6Q28V/FOMINBNHGH6Q28V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOM/INBN/HGH6Q28V/FOMINBNHGH6Q28V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOM/INBN/HGH6Q28V/FOMINBNHGH6Q28V.SMALL.jpg JohanJShaw Here is how I made a strong and permanent hitch for my bike trailer. The trailer is a Bellelli Eco Trailer Maxi which I modified (with a little woodworking) to a luggage rack level hitch. Why? The original seat post hitch did not adjust high enough to ride level - and I hate seat post hitches, as t...
By: JohanJShaw

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Sat, 11 May 2013 11:09:40 PDT
Art Gallery with Moving Walls on Bicycle http://www.instructables.com/id/Art-Gallery-with-Moving-Walls-on-Bicycle/
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Sun, 12 May 2013 21:29:24 PDT
How to Tune-Up Your Brakes http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Tune-Up-Your-Brakes/
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Mon, 13 May 2013 11:09:49 PDT
No weld rear wheel drive recumbent “la Vronimatik” http://www.instructables.com/id/No-weld-rear-wheel-drive-recunbent-la-Vronimatik/
No weld rear wheel drive recumbent “la Vronimatik” - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3A/DJEM/HG85CGND/F3ADJEMHG85CGND.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3A/DJEM/HG85CGND/F3ADJEMHG85CGND.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3A/DJEM/HG85CGND/F3ADJEMHG85CGND.SMALL.jpg m a r i a n o This bicycle is really easy to do, cheap, and does not require any welding skills. Front wheel drive recumbents not requiring welding are popular in instructables: http://www.instructables.com/id/Front-Wheel-Drive-Center-Steer-Semi-Recumbent-Bicy/ http://www.instructables.com/id/Chucks-No-Weld-Rec...
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Wed, 8 May 2013 22:02:01 PDT
Bike Repainting - Explained... http://www.instructables.com/id/Bike-Repainting-Explained/
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Thu, 9 May 2013 08:36:18 PDT