Instructables: exploring - outside - bikes - cheap - featured http://www.instructables.com Mon, 24 Nov 2014 01:33:17 PST BLOX v1.01 Quick-release Mod for CREE T6 Bicycle Light + Waterproof Battery Bottle (cheap/free) http://www.instructables.com/id/Quick-release-Mod-for-CREE-T6-Bicycle-Light-Waterp/
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Tue, 10 Dec 2013 16:44:12 PST
How to easily convert your bike into a snow bike http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-easily-convert-your-bike-into-a-snow-bike/
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Thu, 4 Apr 2013 13:54:51 PDT
A $10 Simple Bike Pannier Conversion for a Messenger (or any) Bag http://www.instructables.com/id/10-Bike-Pannier-Conversion-for-a-Messengerany-B/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FQW/BQXP/GKS0W0MX/FQWBQXPGKS0W0MX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQW/BQXP/GKS0W0MX/FQWBQXPGKS0W0MX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQW/BQXP/GKS0W0MX/FQWBQXPGKS0W0MX.SMALL.jpg chamnit Store bought bike pannier suck. They are ridiculously expensive, uncomfortable to carry around, and aren’t much good for anything else. For light commuting, I don’t want to have to shell out a ton of cash for carrying stuff on a bike rack, even though my back is starting to argue with me.  Most of ...
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Sun, 13 Mar 2011 11:28:15 PDT
Helmet mounted bicycle light on the quick and cheap! http://www.instructables.com/id/Helmet-mounted-bike-light-on-the-quick-and-cheap/
Helmet mounted bicycle light on the quick and cheap! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOM/E4XE/FN84QZLA/FOME4XEFN84QZLA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOM/E4XE/FN84QZLA/FOME4XEFN84QZLA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOM/E4XE/FN84QZLA/FOME4XEFN84QZLA.SMALL.jpg goodgnus This is a quick and easy one. A front bike light for your helmet, it goes where you go and shines where you look! No more multiple handlebar mounts on different bikes, broken handlebar mounts, cumbersome external batteries, etc. After breaking several cheap plastic mounts I'd had enough of bike mo...
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Fri, 7 Nov 2008 10:10:55 PST
$20 Ikea Briefcase Bike Panniers http://www.instructables.com/id/20-Ikea-Briefcase-Bike-Panniers/
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Tue, 11 Sep 2012 18:07:34 PDT
Make Bulk Bicycle Tube Patch Kits http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Bulk-Bicycle-Tube-Patch-Kits/
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Wed, 4 Jul 2012 20:33:23 PDT
Altoids Bike Headlight On The Cheap! http://www.instructables.com/id/Altoids-Bike-Headlight-On-The-Cheap/
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Thu, 21 Jun 2012 18:41:18 PDT
Customized Bicycle Ditty Bag http://www.instructables.com/id/Customized-Bicycle-Ditty-Bag/
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Thu, 18 Nov 2010 21:22:38 PST
DIY Lockring Pliers http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Lockring-Pliers/
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Thu, 18 Feb 2010 21:14:17 PST
Two Go http://www.instructables.com/id/Two-Go-1/
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Sat, 18 Apr 2009 13:22:29 PDT
Paint your bike / bicycle / gear reflective! http://www.instructables.com/id/Paint-your-bike-bicycle-gear-reflective/
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Wed, 19 Nov 2008 10:06:15 PST
Tiny 9V Clip Flashlight! http://www.instructables.com/id/Tiny-9V-Clip-Flashlight/
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Mon, 10 Nov 2008 15:30:13 PST
Bike Light and Turn Signals http://www.instructables.com/id/Bike-Light-and-Turn-Signals/
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Sun, 2 Nov 2008 17:38:52 PST
Homemade Sport Utility Bike (SUB) http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Sport-Utility-Bike-SUB/
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Fri, 30 Mar 2007 23:58:27 PDT
$2 Adjustable Fork-mounted Supplementary Bike Lights http://www.instructables.com/id/2-Adjustable-Fork-mounted-Supplementary-Bike-Ligh/
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Fri, 5 Oct 2007 10:20:12 PDT
TREAD BELT http://www.instructables.com/id/TREAD-BELT/
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Mon, 21 May 2007 10:28:24 PDT