Instructables: exploring - outside - bikes - bicycle - featured http://www.instructables.com Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:20:24 PDT BLOX v1.01 Bike Wall Mount http://www.instructables.com/id/Bike-Wall-Mount/
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By: Antonio Herrera

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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
EASY Bike Camera Mount http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-Easy-Bicycle-Camera-Mount/
EASY Bike Camera Mount - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWU/FJXK/HTB0WTCG/FWUFJXKHTB0WTCG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWU/FJXK/HTB0WTCG/FWUFJXKHTB0WTCG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWU/FJXK/HTB0WTCG/FWUFJXKHTB0WTCG.SMALL.jpg manuelmasc Hi everybody! In this i'ble I will show you how to make by yourself a super easy, strong, practical and very cheap bicycle mount 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 made...
By: manuelmasc

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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/
Automatic Shadow Detection Bike Tail Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3L/9589/HS80EOVX/F3L9589HS80EOVX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3L/9589/HS80EOVX/F3L9589HS80EOVX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3L/9589/HS80EOVX/F3L9589HS80EOVX.SMALL.jpg Solarcycle This project is for a bike tail light that automatically turns on when it gets dark. This can save a lot of battery power during the day where there are lots of shadows like tunnels, buildings, or trees where you want to be visible without having to get off your bike and turn the tail light on. It...
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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/
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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...
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Thu, 24 Oct 2013 12:15:41 PDT
Electric BMX Bicycle http://www.instructables.com/id/Electric-BMX-Bicycle/
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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/
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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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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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Sat, 13 Jul 2013 11:29:35 PDT
Brake Lights for Bikes http://www.instructables.com/id/Brake-Lights-for-Bikes/
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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...
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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...
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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/
Bicycle Pizza Carrier built from scrap materials - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGW/4K6K/HGH70HMU/FGW4K6KHGH70HMU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGW/4K6K/HGH70HMU/FGW4K6KHGH70HMU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGW/4K6K/HGH70HMU/FGW4K6KHGH70HMU.SMALL.jpg ajax_electronics I love bicycles and I love pizza.  So, what could be better than using my bike to pick up a pizza!*  That is the inspiration behind this instructable - a Bicycle mounted pizza carrier.  Unfortunately it will be difficult to exactly duplicate my build (more on that later), but hopefully this instru...
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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...
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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...
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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/
Art Gallery with Moving Walls on Bicycle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXE/Z86K/HGH71LBU/FXEZ86KHGH71LBU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXE/Z86K/HGH71LBU/FXEZ86KHGH71LBU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXE/Z86K/HGH71LBU/FXEZ86KHGH71LBU.SMALL.jpg dontstop1990 I'm not sure what to call this yet but for now lets go with The Art Pedaler (get the pun?). The Art Pedaler is designed to be a pop-up art gallery that can situate itself anywhere. Artwork is to be hung on a motorized conveyor belt wall that spins slowly around the bicycle attracting the attention ...
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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/
How to Tune-Up Your Brakes - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOZ/KED3/HGH6PSCH/FOZKED3HGH6PSCH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOZ/KED3/HGH6PSCH/FOZKED3HGH6PSCH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOZ/KED3/HGH6PSCH/FOZKED3HGH6PSCH.SMALL.jpg p.garratt Tuning up and re-aligning your brakes is pretty easy. This will reduce wear on your brake pads, reduce squealing, and make the lever easier to pull. There are two main steps, realigning the brake pads and adjusting the tension in the brake cable. To make this a little bit easier, there's a picture ...
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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/
Bike Repainting - Explained... - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAQ/JLDC/HFSHFPE6/FAQJLDCHFSHFPE6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAQ/JLDC/HFSHFPE6/FAQJLDCHFSHFPE6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAQ/JLDC/HFSHFPE6/FAQJLDCHFSHFPE6.SMALL.jpg cadllmn ... I hope. My girlfriend has had the same bike for almost her entire 2-wheeled life. Though I am not sure exactly which mid-90's year her Raleigh 'Tarantula' came from. It's an old one and treated like most family bikes... Sadly, I don't have a full picture of the bike before I started - Only thi...
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Thu, 9 May 2013 08:36:18 PDT
MONSTER Chain Single Speed MTB! http://www.instructables.com/id/MONSTER-Chain-Single-Speed-MTB/
MONSTER Chain Single Speed MTB! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYC/HLZK/HGIEUZ69/FYCHLZKHGIEUZ69.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYC/HLZK/HGIEUZ69/FYCHLZKHGIEUZ69.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYC/HLZK/HGIEUZ69/FYCHLZKHGIEUZ69.SMALL.jpg sw.machinist This idea came to me when I broke a chain on my hard-tail GT MTB.  I have always wanted to ride a SS and now was my chance.  This Monster chain conversion (motorcycle chain) is stronger and heavier than conventional bike chain so it can put up with more abuse and last longer. Parts & Supplies!! S...
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Thu, 9 May 2013 23:06:52 PDT
Bike Pedal Fix http://www.instructables.com/id/Bike-Pedal-Fix/
Bike Pedal Fix - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FW9/AT3U/HFSHUOIZ/FW9AT3UHFSHUOIZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW9/AT3U/HFSHUOIZ/FW9AT3UHFSHUOIZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW9/AT3U/HFSHUOIZ/FW9AT3UHFSHUOIZ.SMALL.jpg joker31698 During a recent bike ride my son went to pedal after walking across a section of grass, and as he did his pedal just dropped out from under his foot. It must have been loose, working its way out, and when he pushed down it ended up stripping out the threads, making it difficult to screw and tighten ...
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Sun, 5 May 2013 18:14:32 PDT
Bicycle Cupholder for Big Drinks http://www.instructables.com/id/Bicycle-Cupholder-for-Big-Drinks/
Bicycle Cupholder for Big Drinks - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFH/QILT/HFSHSJAP/FFHQILTHFSHSJAP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFH/QILT/HFSHSJAP/FFHQILTHFSHSJAP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFH/QILT/HFSHSJAP/FFHQILTHFSHSJAP.SMALL.jpg troopersmachine A few years back I started riding a bike to commute to and from work.  I like to drink large cokes and iced teas so I felt the need for a cupholder that would fit my 64oz cup.  None of the sport bottle holders I saw were even close, so I made a heavy duty cupholder for my bike out of a chunk of alum...
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Mon, 6 May 2013 00:01:52 PDT
Bike Lock from Laptop Security Cable http://www.instructables.com/id/Bike-Lock-from-Laptop-Security-Cable/
Bike Lock from Laptop Security Cable - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F90/L9AB/HFSH57S1/F90L9ABHFSH57S1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F90/L9AB/HFSH57S1/F90L9ABHFSH57S1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F90/L9AB/HFSH57S1/F90L9ABHFSH57S1.SMALL.jpg chunkyhampton This is a simple and short instructable to make a cable bike lock/bike lock extender from a disused laptop secutiry lock cable, like this. A number of these laptop security cables were donated to my local hackspace in Nottingham UK (www.nottinghack.org.uk). I needed a cable extender for my bike lock...
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Thu, 2 May 2013 07:53:35 PDT
Bicycle LED Lights http://www.instructables.com/id/Intro-60/
Bicycle LED Lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDP/213U/HFWSTW6H/FDP213UHFWSTW6H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDP/213U/HFWSTW6H/FDP213UHFWSTW6H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDP/213U/HFWSTW6H/FDP213UHFWSTW6H.SMALL.jpg Tater Zoid This Instructable will guide you through the process of lighting your bike with LED lights. I get these lights pretty cheap on eBay and the biggest cost is batteries. I use a 12 volt rechargeable battery, but you can use other configurations. The video posted above is a quick guide to lighting yo...
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Wed, 1 May 2013 16:21:54 PDT
How to build a great big tall bike. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-a-great-big-tall-bike/
How to build a great big tall bike. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6E/K80T/HFSH4SQZ/F6EK80THFSH4SQZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6E/K80T/HFSH4SQZ/F6EK80THFSH4SQZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6E/K80T/HFSH4SQZ/F6EK80THFSH4SQZ.SMALL.gif FriendOfHumanity Hey, here is my great big tall bike.  I was given lots of parts of bicycles and as as none of them were any good or complete I decided to uses up all the parts that I could to make something beautiful. I used two mountain bike frames and an extra sets of forks ( three in total) and a bmx back whee...
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Sun, 28 Apr 2013 07:48:28 PDT
Toolbox Compatible Bike Valet With Fork Mounts For Pickup Trucks http://www.instructables.com/id/Toolbox-Compatible-Bike-Valet-With-Fork-Mounts-For/
Toolbox Compatible Bike Valet With Fork Mounts For Pickup Trucks - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFD/3EX9/HFSH77YB/FFD3EX9HFSH77YB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFD/3EX9/HFSH77YB/FFD3EX9HFSH77YB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFD/3EX9/HFSH77YB/FFD3EX9HFSH77YB.SMALL.jpg Nick_momo396 Do you ever wonder how you could fit your bike into your truck without a hassle? Do you have a toolbox and/or a shortbed pickup truck and have no way to transport your bike other than those pesky bungee cords? Look no further, because with my new design, I will revolutionize the way you transport yo...
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Sat, 27 Apr 2013 09:49:50 PDT
PVC Bike Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/PVC-Bike-Stand/
PVC Bike Stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F75/I7WI/HFD1986Y/F75I7WIHFD1986Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F75/I7WI/HFD1986Y/F75I7WIHFD1986Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F75/I7WI/HFD1986Y/F75I7WIHFD1986Y.SMALL.jpg dmuldoonlla We needed a bike rack.  Bad.  Like, the shop is a disaster bad.  Lucky for us, we had lots of PVC lying around, so it was time to make our own!   After searching around the internet for design ideas, we settled on this one.  We adapted this design to hold 7 bikes, rather than the original 5, by sim...
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Mon, 22 Apr 2013 14:01:28 PDT
Bike Wheel Laundry Airer http://www.instructables.com/id/Bike-Wheel-Laundry-Airer/
Bike Wheel Laundry Airer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ5/2TLX/HF243NU3/FJ52TLXHF243NU3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ5/2TLX/HF243NU3/FJ52TLXHF243NU3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ5/2TLX/HF243NU3/FJ52TLXHF243NU3.SMALL.jpg JohanJShaw Here in the UK, we love drying our laundry outside . . . It is free, 100% environmentally friendly and it is always raining in England. Oh well, did I mention that it is free? So check out this bicycle-related Instructable that I actually use. Features Approx 20 feet of drying space. Des...
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Mon, 8 Apr 2013 13:17:18 PDT
Bicycle Bell Fix http://www.instructables.com/id/Bicycle-Bell-Fix/
Bicycle Bell Fix - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUX/E5DN/HET1EOH0/FUXE5DNHET1EOH0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUX/E5DN/HET1EOH0/FUXE5DNHET1EOH0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUX/E5DN/HET1EOH0/FUXE5DNHET1EOH0.SMALL.jpg Kurt E. Clothier My wife loves her pink bicycle, but when her bell stopped working after one to many over emphatic "bring-brings," she was anything but happy. To be more clear, the internal mechanism that caused the actuator to return after it was pressed broke. So to use the bell, she had to manually move it forwar...
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Sat, 6 Apr 2013 01:40:21 PDT
Remove decals from a bicycle http://www.instructables.com/id/Remove-decals-from-a-bicycle/
Remove decals from a bicycle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9J/FINQ/HEXSFX1R/F9JFINQHEXSFX1R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9J/FINQ/HEXSFX1R/F9JFINQHEXSFX1R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9J/FINQ/HEXSFX1R/F9JFINQHEXSFX1R.SMALL.jpg TechShopJosh So, you've just purchased a wonderful new bicycle and love everything about it - except for the gaudy decals that serve no purpose other than to make your ride a prime target for theft. Not to worry, removing them is a simple process that will take less than an hour of your time. Apply heat to loo...
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Sun, 31 Mar 2013 10:32:43 PDT
Bicycle Wheel Truing - on the bike, with a marker pen. http://www.instructables.com/id/Bicycle-Wheel-Truing-on-the-bike-with-a-marker-/
Bicycle Wheel Truing - on the bike, with a marker pen. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJI/HS74/HEXSSE59/FJIHS74HEXSSE59.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJI/HS74/HEXSSE59/FJIHS74HEXSSE59.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJI/HS74/HEXSSE59/FJIHS74HEXSSE59.SMALL.jpg Wroger-Wroger This is a really easy technique of truing bicycle wheels, in the frame, using only a white board marker pen, a Chinagraph (black wax glass cutters / art pencil) or a black wax crayon, or a permanent marker etc. The best marker needs to be DARK and reasonably opaque - and easy to remove. Black white...
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Tue, 2 Apr 2013 07:02:54 PDT
Custom Bicycle Tire Valve Caps http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-Bicycle-Tire-Valve-Caps/
Custom Bicycle Tire Valve Caps - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTJ/XBM0/HEXSS9CO/FTJXBM0HEXSS9CO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTJ/XBM0/HEXSS9CO/FTJXBM0HEXSS9CO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTJ/XBM0/HEXSS9CO/FTJXBM0HEXSS9CO.SMALL.jpg Tater Zoid This Instructable will show you how to create custom valve caps. The video I posted has a bunch of ideas for items that can be used to make caps. I will also put a list of ideas at the end. Items Needed: 1. a drill or a drill press 2. 3/8" drillbit 3. safety glasses 4. glue (I use E6000)...
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Mon, 1 Apr 2013 06:36:34 PDT