Instructables: exploring - outside - bikes - cycling http://www.instructables.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:52:30 PDT BLOX v1.01 Custom Padded Bicycle Seat Cover http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-Padded-Bicycle-Seat-Cover/
Custom Padded Bicycle Seat Cover - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEB/NXXE/HXUOYEY5/FEBNXXEHXUOYEY5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEB/NXXE/HXUOYEY5/FEBNXXEHXUOYEY5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEB/NXXE/HXUOYEY5/FEBNXXEHXUOYEY5.SMALL.jpg danibees One might assume I have enough "built-in" padding to prevent a sore butt when biking. Nope. Also, I could stand to have a layer between me and the seat and my sweat. Why not make a bicycle seat cover?Skill Level: EASY What you will need Roll of wrapping or butcher paperMeasuring tapeRuler or y...
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Sun, 20 Jul 2014 15:20:38 PDT
Custom Reupholstered Bicycle Saddle http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-Reupholstered-Bicycle-Saddle/
Custom Reupholstered Bicycle Saddle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FC5/0YFR/HWCJI3EZ/FC50YFRHWCJI3EZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC5/0YFR/HWCJI3EZ/FC50YFRHWCJI3EZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC5/0YFR/HWCJI3EZ/FC50YFRHWCJI3EZ.SMALL.jpg Mark Christian Bolick SUTURE In this Instructable you will learn how to design and construct your own custom reupholstered bicycle saddle out of genuine leather. More advanced instructions will teach you how to add perforations to your embossed logo, as depicted. General instructions will teach you how to emboss a personalized ...
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Thu, 12 Jun 2014 15:04:57 PDT
Converting a Mountain Bike to a Single Speed Bike. http://www.instructables.com/id/Converting-a-mountain-bike-to-a-single-speed-bike/
Converting a Mountain Bike to a Single Speed Bike. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F14/74F2/HT558454/F1474F2HT558454.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F14/74F2/HT558454/F1474F2HT558454.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F14/74F2/HT558454/F1474F2HT558454.SMALL.jpg Snotflower I have recently had my bike taken apart and resprayed. I am trying to learn more about bike mechanics as I reassemble it, with the help of my bike mechanic beau. I never got on with the gears on the bike before the respray, so I have decided to turn the bike into a single speed machine. This Inst...
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Mon, 24 Mar 2014 14:59:17 PDT
How to find your bike after it got stolen http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-find-your-bike-after-it-got-stolen/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FRY/78YM/HRTKIPOI/FRY78YMHRTKIPOI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRY/78YM/HRTKIPOI/FRY78YMHRTKIPOI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRY/78YM/HRTKIPOI/FRY78YMHRTKIPOI.SMALL.gif Mosen First of all, make sure you have registered your bike in police databases and online bicycle registry systems. Here is some of the websites that you may want to consider: http://www.nationalbikeregistry.com/ https://www.bikeregister.com/ http://www.bikeregistry.com/ http://www.torontopolice.on....
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Wed, 19 Feb 2014 02:41:58 PST
How to make bike lights magnetic with sugru + magnets http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-bike-lights-magnetic-with-sugru-magnet/
How to make bike lights magnetic with sugru + magnets - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYC/82NB/HRPNCV9G/FYC82NBHRPNCV9G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYC/82NB/HRPNCV9G/FYC82NBHRPNCV9G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYC/82NB/HRPNCV9G/FYC82NBHRPNCV9G.SMALL.jpg projectsugru Bike lights can be frustrating and slow to attach & remove, especially in bad weather with gloves on! By adding magnets to your lights, and your bike, you’ll be able to snap your lights on and off with your gloves on, and in a matter of one very satisfying move. Once you make your lights magneti...
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Mon, 17 Feb 2014 06:58:48 PST
The Gearcycle Part 3 http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Gearcycle-Part-3/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F4M/BWRW/HKZ9LP75/F4MBWRWHKZ9LP75.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4M/BWRW/HKZ9LP75/F4MBWRWHKZ9LP75.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4M/BWRW/HKZ9LP75/F4MBWRWHKZ9LP75.SMALL.jpg ajensen19 A continuation of my series on The Gearcycle. I have put the bicycle frame onto the frame that I have made on the bike. The gearbox fell off, but that's ok since I wanted to replace it anyway. Check out my video series on The Gearcycle on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPHZEPkwrL4. Check ou...
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Mon, 2 Sep 2013 16:51:54 PDT
The Gearcycle Part 2 http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Gearcycle-Part-2/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FOT/7DID/HKZAW3QQ/FOT7DIDHKZAW3QQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOT/7DID/HKZAW3QQ/FOT7DIDHKZAW3QQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOT/7DID/HKZAW3QQ/FOT7DIDHKZAW3QQ.SMALL.jpg ajensen19 Here I have taken off the back frame of The Gearcycle and am planning on replacing it with part of a bicycle frame. This should reduce energy loss since the frame is stiffer and has a bicycle bottom bracket as a gearbox. There are too many steps and it is too complicated to list everything here. Che...
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Sun, 1 Sep 2013 20:30:09 PDT
The Gearcycle Part 1 http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Gearcycle-Part-1/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FQV/QH6Y/HKZAW2YD/FQVQH6YHKZAW2YD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQV/QH6Y/HKZAW2YD/FQVQH6YHKZAW2YD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQV/QH6Y/HKZAW2YD/FQVQH6YHKZAW2YD.SMALL.jpg ajensen19 A bicycle that I have modified in a few ways. I have set up a gear system which indirectly multiplies the size of the sprockets by the pedals on a regular bike. It also has pedals which are several times longer than regular bike pedals, giving you greater torque. As of right now it has several probl...
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Sun, 1 Sep 2013 16:06:41 PDT
Super Lightweight Fixie and Single speed bike mudguards http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-Lightweight-Fixie-and-Single-speed-bike-mudg/
Super Lightweight Fixie and Single speed bike mudguards - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJB/ESQB/HI3TRLLN/FJBESQBHI3TRLLN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJB/ESQB/HI3TRLLN/FJBESQBHI3TRLLN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJB/ESQB/HI3TRLLN/FJBESQBHI3TRLLN.SMALL.jpg Mr Chutney This instructable takes a huge chunk of inspiration from a pre existing lightweight rear mudguard that is already commercially available. I have adapted the design slightly and, in addition, created a small guard for the front wheel.  These mudguards are small enough to keep in the bottom of your ba...
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Thu, 20 Jun 2013 13:22:33 PDT
Bike chain degraeser http://www.instructables.com/id/Bike-chain-degraeser/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FG9/P3TS/HHOFNVJ8/FG9P3TSHHOFNVJ8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG9/P3TS/HHOFNVJ8/FG9P3TSHHOFNVJ8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG9/P3TS/HHOFNVJ8/FG9P3TSHHOFNVJ8.SMALL.jpg tealk For all you bike lovers, who hate dirty chains, for everybody who love clean chine,shifters that tun smoothly this is for  you All of you know for 3d bike chain cleaner , half of you already have it and half of you dont want to spend money on that. this is for ou building this tool is really simp...
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Sun, 9 Jun 2013 08:00:03 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
Cycling with Harbor Freight. http://www.instructables.com/id/Cycling-with-Harbor-Freight/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FGR/27V4/HCB8QJAJ/FGR27V4HCB8QJAJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGR/27V4/HCB8QJAJ/FGR27V4HCB8QJAJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGR/27V4/HCB8QJAJ/FGR27V4HCB8QJAJ.SMALL.jpg onrust   I noticed several of my favorite cycling instructables involved the use of parts or tools from Harbor Freight.  I love that store and its crappy products.  The main reason being how we love to improve or use them.   Here is a quick guide to show how Harbor Freight can shape and improve our cycling...
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Sat, 26 Jan 2013 08:45:51 PST
safe cycling at night http://www.instructables.com/id/safe-cycling-at-night/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F7D/MYL5/H5408DZ7/F7DMYL5H5408DZ7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7D/MYL5/H5408DZ7/F7DMYL5H5408DZ7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7D/MYL5/H5408DZ7/F7DMYL5H5408DZ7.SMALL.jpg vybard Quick and easy safety torsh for you bicycle if necessary  to ride at late evening time . Any light is good for bright-color plastic bottle. It works for evening city cyclings. You will be noticed :)
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Fri, 27 Jul 2012 14:31:20 PDT
How to fix or true a bent bike rim with no tools in under a minute. (great for finishing races) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-fix-or-true-a-bent-bike-rim-with-no-tools-i/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FBE/F7FO/H4AGLYUN/FBEF7FOH4AGLYUN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBE/F7FO/H4AGLYUN/FBEF7FOH4AGLYUN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBE/F7FO/H4AGLYUN/FBEF7FOH4AGLYUN.SMALL.jpg mykiscool A few months ago I had a mountain bike race in Vail Lake Temecula, and I was unable to complete the race. Do you know why? It's because I didn't know the trick I am about to show you. I hit a pothole, bent ("taco'd) my rim and was unable to fix it, so I had to throw the race. Now I know this trick t...
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Wed, 18 Jul 2012 22:02:11 PDT
iPod/iPhone bicycle mount (on the cheap) http://www.instructables.com/id/iPodiPhone-bicycle-mount-on-the-cheap/
iPod/iPhone bicycle mount (on the cheap) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYR/49EG/H4AGKSTU/FYR49EGH4AGKSTU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYR/49EG/H4AGKSTU/FYR49EGH4AGKSTU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYR/49EG/H4AGKSTU/FYR49EGH4AGKSTU.SMALL.jpg TheCreative Living in Brighton UK, I've got pretty decent velodrome (568 metres) in my local park. Now, riding a track of that distance with its long straights gets really dull without music. Bottom line.. I couldn't be bothered to buy an iPod mount, so I decided to make one using bits I already had. Excuse the...
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Sun, 15 Jul 2012 15:08:06 PDT
Sports ID: ID, Insurance and Emergency Contact info http://www.instructables.com/id/Sports-ID-ID-Insurance-and-Emergency-Contact-in/
Sports ID: ID, Insurance and Emergency Contact info - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1U/O3OH/H461SQTJ/F1UO3OHH461SQTJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1U/O3OH/H461SQTJ/F1UO3OHH461SQTJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1U/O3OH/H461SQTJ/F1UO3OHH461SQTJ.SMALL.jpg tfmrox We are often bike riding, running, canoeing etc. and it isn't always convenient (or smart) to carry a wallet.  So I came up with a cheap, somewhat element proof way to carry an ID while I'm working out. You might have everything you need hanging around the house: Materials Needed: - ID - Insurance...
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Mon, 2 Jul 2012 08:44:12 PDT
"BIKE BUCKET" - Bicycle Stand - Portable, Cheap, Lightweight http://www.instructables.com/id/BIKE-BUCKET-Bicycle-Stand-Portable-Cheap-L/
"BIKE BUCKET" - Bicycle Stand - Portable, Cheap, Lightweight - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUO/32GA/H3QF985P/FUO32GAH3QF985P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUO/32GA/H3QF985P/FUO32GAH3QF985P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUO/32GA/H3QF985P/FUO32GAH3QF985P.SMALL.jpg irishmail A slotted plastic bucket becomes a surprisingly sturdy bike stand. For National Bike Month, the local farmers market wanted our 'kinetic sculptures' on display. We needed some kind of racks or stands, quickly and on the cheap. "THE RUSTBUCKET" sculpture ( 1ST PHOTO ) "THE SPIN-DOCTOR" sculpture (...
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Sat, 30 Jun 2012 23:29:04 PDT
How To Lose 50lbs. The Fun Way! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Lose-50lbs-The-Fun-Way/
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Wed, 13 Jun 2012 13:00:14 PDT
Eccentric-hub scooter / bike (no pedals) http://www.instructables.com/id/Hula-bike-no-pedals/
Eccentric-hub scooter / bike (no pedals) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F03/3UQT/H1LWPENL/F033UQTH1LWPENL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F03/3UQT/H1LWPENL/F033UQTH1LWPENL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F03/3UQT/H1LWPENL/F033UQTH1LWPENL.SMALL.jpg Gael - Tim Tim and Gael want to build a Hula bike . Main Problem : how to easily displace the hub from the center of the wheel ? Play around with spokes ? No ! way too painful . But Tim is a carpenter and has access to a router .  So They decided to craft it out of plywood planks . Quick, easy,  strong enoug...
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Sun, 29 Apr 2012 10:25:35 PDT
Modified Bike Lock (aka uber, epic, mega lock!) http://www.instructables.com/id/Modified-Bike-Lock-aka-uber-epic-mega-lock/
Modified Bike Lock (aka uber, epic, mega lock!) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTZ/VBOG/H11WJBLV/FTZVBOGH11WJBLV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTZ/VBOG/H11WJBLV/FTZVBOGH11WJBLV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTZ/VBOG/H11WJBLV/FTZVBOGH11WJBLV.SMALL.jpg angelabchua Yup, I just had a couple bikes stolen from me.  So you bet your buns I am not only incredibly angry at the person who hopped my fence and stole my bikes, i am super paranoid now too.  We are in full crisis lockdown mode at Chez Angie...so much so, you would have thought someone came and rooted throu...
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Sun, 15 Apr 2012 20:01:47 PDT
Tow Hitch Bike Rack http://www.instructables.com/id/Tow-Hitch-Bike-Rack/
Tow Hitch Bike Rack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7C/9T6Y/H05NOUZ1/F7C9T6YH05NOUZ1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7C/9T6Y/H05NOUZ1/F7C9T6YH05NOUZ1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7C/9T6Y/H05NOUZ1/F7C9T6YH05NOUZ1.SMALL.jpg ddyancey I made this bike rack in order to carry our bikes and to prevent soiling the interior with chain oil.  Now I don't have break our bikes down in order to prepare them for transport.  I made it at Techshop San Jose (http:\\www.techshop.ws). Cut 1 1/4" mild steel tubing and angle iron De-bur and ...
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Sat, 24 Mar 2012 17:42:02 PDT
How I make money with an Instructable. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-I-made-money-with-an-Instructable-wwwcamerac/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FZJ/7370/GOWNTGLR/FZJ7370GOWNTGLR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZJ/7370/GOWNTGLR/FZJ7370GOWNTGLR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZJ/7370/GOWNTGLR/FZJ7370GOWNTGLR.SMALL.jpg bertus52x11 UPDATE: it is now for sale in the Instructables Shop as well (http://store.instructables.com) The idea of my Rear-pocket-camera-mount/  is about 2 years old now (picture 2 & 3). The principle is simple: a camera support that slides into the rear pocket of your cycling jersey allows you to take cy...
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Tue, 14 Jun 2011 14:16:34 PDT
Bicycle Belt Buckle Tire Basket http://www.instructables.com/id/Bicycle-Belt-Buckle-Tire-Basket/
Bicycle Belt Buckle Tire Basket - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVH/ROXL/GNXX0UQF/FVHROXLGNXX0UQF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVH/ROXL/GNXX0UQF/FVHROXLGNXX0UQF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVH/ROXL/GNXX0UQF/FVHROXLGNXX0UQF.SMALL.jpg wafflebeaver I was trying to figure out a way to do something with my old or torn tires that I no longer use.  So much work goes into the engineering, design, and production for these high quality rubber tires it would be a shame to just throw them away.  I found that a machine screw set or some rivets can go a ...
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Sun, 22 May 2011 11:40:13 PDT
Build a Bamboo Bicycle (And Light it up!) http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Bamboo-Bicycle-And-Light-it-up/
Build a Bamboo Bicycle (And Light it up!) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKF/E9VJ/GN4CZU1Q/FKFE9VJGN4CZU1Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKF/E9VJ/GN4CZU1Q/FKFE9VJGN4CZU1Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKF/E9VJ/GN4CZU1Q/FKFE9VJGN4CZU1Q.SMALL.jpg ben_k If you have ever wanted to build your own bicycle frame, but can't afford a framebuilding class or the materials to braze a frame, building one out of bamboo and carbon fiber is a great and relatively inexpensive way to get started.  In this Instructable, I will explain in detail how to build a grea...
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Sat, 30 Apr 2011 19:51:22 PDT
Powercranks for less than $ 6.00 http://www.instructables.com/id/Powercranks-for-less-than-600/
Powercranks for less than $ 6.00 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFV/Z43O/GKS0SV6U/FFVZ43OGKS0SV6U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFV/Z43O/GKS0SV6U/FFVZ43OGKS0SV6U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFV/Z43O/GKS0SV6U/FFVZ43OGKS0SV6U.SMALL.jpg Ob1kn0b The other day I found some videos on the internet about powercranks and they seem quite interesting until you get to know the price, more than a thousand dollars in the US plus the smuggler fee and bribes to import those things to my third world country, we will be talking about $3,000, I could buy ...
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Thu, 3 Mar 2011 14:04:20 PST
Make replacement pads for a cycling helmet. http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-replacement-pads-for-a-cycling-helmet/
Make replacement pads for a cycling helmet. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F57/CEH7/GKQ395MW/F57CEH7GKQ395MW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F57/CEH7/GKQ395MW/F57CEH7GKQ395MW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F57/CEH7/GKQ395MW/F57CEH7GKQ395MW.SMALL.jpg Dr Qui This is how I made a set of replacement pads for my cycle helmet. The cycling season is about to begin so I decided to spruce my cycle helmet with a new set of pads. I have a size 8 head which is difficult to get a helmet big enough for, I bought this  XL helmet about 5 years ago (the biggest avai...
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Mon, 28 Feb 2011 19:02:16 PST
How To Ghostride a Bike http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Ghostride-a-Bike/
How To Ghostride a Bike - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6S/IS3B/GKLISKR6/F6SIS3BGKLISKR6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6S/IS3B/GKLISKR6/F6SIS3BGKLISKR6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6S/IS3B/GKLISKR6/F6SIS3BGKLISKR6.SMALL.jpg dan This month I'll teach you a simple skill that is very handy for car-free living. I know everyone out there loves their bicycle, and generally it is inseparable from the self. But now and then you or a friend has somehow left a bike locked up somewhere else and needs to get it. No need to trek out th...
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Sat, 26 Feb 2011 17:35:29 PST
Helmet Bike Light Front and Rear in 30 Mins. http://www.instructables.com/id/Helmet-Bike-Light-Front-and-Rear-in-30-Mins/
Helmet Bike Light Front and Rear in 30 Mins. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FII/J6VP/GIWZM40P/FIIJ6VPGIWZM40P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FII/J6VP/GIWZM40P/FIIJ6VPGIWZM40P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FII/J6VP/GIWZM40P/FIIJ6VPGIWZM40P.SMALL.jpg timhodson I wanted some flashing lights on my bike helmet, as anyone who cycles will know that the more lights you are showing the greater the chance of being seen before you are hit.  Hmmm, depressing eh, but there are no garuntees with this instructable :) . What you will have in about 30 minutes (it actua...
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Mon, 17 Jan 2011 11:26:16 PST
Customized Bicycle Ditty Bag http://www.instructables.com/id/Customized-Bicycle-Ditty-Bag/
Customized Bicycle Ditty Bag - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEZ/XWQQ/GGMMR2VW/FEZXWQQGGMMR2VW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEZ/XWQQ/GGMMR2VW/FEZXWQQGGMMR2VW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEZ/XWQQ/GGMMR2VW/FEZXWQQGGMMR2VW.SMALL.jpg B4SEC4MP Bike bags are great.  The problem is, my road bike is a rather odd shape and many of the common saddle and storage bags to carry a small pump, spare tire, tools etc, will not fit on the bike in a desirable spot. In addition, sewing a customized bag of your own is much cheaper and infinitely more fun...
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Thu, 18 Nov 2010 21:22:38 PST
Presta Valve Zipper Pull http://www.instructables.com/id/Presta-Valve-Zipper-Pull/
Presta Valve Zipper Pull - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLY/PLK6/GFRWS6Y9/FLYPLK6GFRWS6Y9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLY/PLK6/GFRWS6Y9/FLYPLK6GFRWS6Y9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLY/PLK6/GFRWS6Y9/FLYPLK6GFRWS6Y9.SMALL.jpg ptancredi There are plenty of projects that will tell you what to do with your old bike inner tubes, but what about the old valve stems?  Well, the zipper pulls on my backpack started falling off, and I had seen Schrader valves used as zipper pulls, so I figured that it shouldn't be to hard to do the same thi...
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Mon, 8 Nov 2010 21:51:37 PST
Bike Helmet Lights http://www.instructables.com/id/Bike-Helmet-Lights/
Bike Helmet Lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY8/66TN/GFRWNCPG/FY866TNGFRWNCPG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY8/66TN/GFRWNCPG/FY866TNGFRWNCPG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY8/66TN/GFRWNCPG/FY866TNGFRWNCPG.SMALL.jpg j44 A low profile neat way of adding lights to your bike helmet without damaging the helmet or permanently attaching anything to it. The mod uses a universal phone charger as a compact power supply that uses a single AA battery.  You will need: Helmet  2 x 10mm 0.5W white LEDs 2 x 5mm high brightness...
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Sun, 7 Nov 2010 06:37:36 PST
Waterproof nighttime LED running lights for your bicycle. http://www.instructables.com/id/Waterproof-nighttime-LED-running-lights-for-your-b/
Waterproof nighttime LED running lights for your bicycle. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOB/Y8ST/GEG4GYLI/FOBY8STGEG4GYLI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOB/Y8ST/GEG4GYLI/FOBY8STGEG4GYLI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOB/Y8ST/GEG4GYLI/FOBY8STGEG4GYLI.SMALL.gif Orum Ever wanted to be seen at night while biking?  Ever wanted to know what's below your feet before you step on--or in--it?  Or just want some side visibility so you don't get run over by cars/trucks/other bicycles at crossings? This is a simple solution to get better lighting on your bicycle, in ord...
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Sat, 25 Sep 2010 00:37:46 PDT
Super bright, cheap, and small bike light! http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-bright-cheap-and-small-bike-light/
Super bright, cheap, and small bike light! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTG/A6LC/GDNIZKG5/FTGA6LCGDNIZKG5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTG/A6LC/GDNIZKG5/FTGA6LCGDNIZKG5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTG/A6LC/GDNIZKG5/FTGA6LCGDNIZKG5.SMALL.jpg jimbo333 Disclaimer: I am not responsible for your actions. if you cut, burn, electricute or hurt yourself in anyway i am not responsible. always be safe and use the appropriate protection. safety goggles are recommended.  I lost my bike light a while ago, and now with shorter days aproaching i will have to...
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Mon, 6 Sep 2010 09:14:26 PDT
Indian Larry Sissy Bar for a Beach Cruiser. http://www.instructables.com/id/Indian-Larry-Sissy-Bar-of-a-Beach-Cruiser/
Indian Larry Sissy Bar for a Beach Cruiser. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGZ/K47X/GD2J2PGA/FGZK47XGD2J2PGA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGZ/K47X/GD2J2PGA/FGZK47XGD2J2PGA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGZ/K47X/GD2J2PGA/FGZK47XGD2J2PGA.SMALL.jpg Dr Qui This is how I made a custom sissy bar for my beach cruiser. The cruisers design left the mudguard very flexible and there was no place for a rear light. I used aluminium curtain rail to make the sissy bar. Its cheap easy to work and is strong enough to do the job. I made the Indian Larry question ...
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Fri, 27 Aug 2010 16:53:33 PDT
Bike Hacking 101 - How To Perform a Bicycle Autopsy http://www.instructables.com/id/Bike-hacking-101-How-To-Perform-a-Bicycle-Autops/
Bike Hacking 101 - How To Perform a Bicycle Autopsy - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ4/INEW/GCI8JZIE/FQ4INEWGCI8JZIE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ4/INEW/GCI8JZIE/FQ4INEWGCI8JZIE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ4/INEW/GCI8JZIE/FQ4INEWGCI8JZIE.SMALL.jpg KoolKat Taking a Bicycle Apart Building custom bicycles is a great hobby that can be learned by anyone with a desire to create. The skills needed to dismantle, alter and repair bicycle components can be easily learned, and the parts and tools you will need are quite inexpensive. Discarded or worn out bicy...
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Sat, 7 Aug 2010 19:43:21 PDT
Big Bag Badges: sew-on hi-vis badges for cycling/running http://www.instructables.com/id/Big-Bag-Badges-sew-on-hi-vis-badges-for-cyclingr/
Big Bag Badges: sew-on hi-vis badges for cycling/running - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FL6/XSQ5/G7YG3ESM/FL6XSQ5G7YG3ESM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL6/XSQ5/G7YG3ESM/FL6XSQ5G7YG3ESM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL6/XSQ5/G7YG3ESM/FL6XSQ5G7YG3ESM.SMALL.jpg royshearer Back when I was a courier, I made myself a big hi-vis badge for my chic black Timbuk2 bag. It was a great success as I haven't been hit by any absent minded motorists yet, which i attribute to being highly visible, as well as taking care - there's no substitute for safe cycling. The badges are sewn ...
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Tue, 13 Apr 2010 05:02:08 PDT
Bicycle Toeclips http://www.instructables.com/id/Bicycle-Toeclips/
Bicycle Toeclips - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWZ/BCVG/G7WVIHCD/FWZBCVGG7WVIHCD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWZ/BCVG/G7WVIHCD/FWZBCVGG7WVIHCD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWZ/BCVG/G7WVIHCD/FWZBCVGG7WVIHCD.SMALL.jpg royshearer Toeclips are great and all, but they do inevitably wear out when cycling on roads. Here's a design for some made from nylon webbing and a off the shelf straps. All you need is the webbing, a sewing machine and the knowhow to use it, and a couple of cable ties. What you need For a pair of toeclips...
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Tue, 13 Apr 2010 04:28:55 PDT
Rear pocket camera mount http://www.instructables.com/id/Rear-pocket-camera-mount/
Rear pocket camera mount - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2A/UIAJ/G6MPCD7G/F2AUIAJG6MPCD7G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2A/UIAJ/G6MPCD7G/F2AUIAJG6MPCD7G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2A/UIAJ/G6MPCD7G/F2AUIAJG6MPCD7G.SMALL.jpg bertus52x11 This is a camera mount that uses the rear pocket of your cycling jersey. The grey section (a piece of PVC pipe) slides tightly in the rear pocket of your jersey. The metal strip acts like a clip and secures the camera. If your cycling technique is good and you're not sprinting, your pelvis is fair...
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Thu, 18 Mar 2010 08:35:59 PDT
Make your own foot retention/feet belt for your fixed gear http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-own-foot-retentionfeet-belt-for-your-fi/
Make your own foot retention/feet belt for your fixed gear - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFC/8RZS/G5FR5FIY/FFC8RZSG5FR5FIY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFC/8RZS/G5FR5FIY/FFC8RZSG5FR5FIY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFC/8RZS/G5FR5FIY/FFC8RZSG5FR5FIY.SMALL.jpg jambamkin This instructable will show you how I built my own feet belt type foot retention systems like Hold Fast, because I can't afford the real deal. I used an unused seat belt hook and loop fastenings 24" of thin width nylon webbing a sewing machine (and thread) an old knife Cutting the pieces to the...
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Wed, 10 Feb 2010 12:43:11 PST
Wool Cycling Jersey: Adding a Zipper http://www.instructables.com/id/Wool-Cycling-Jersey-Adding-a-Zipper/
Wool Cycling Jersey: Adding a Zipper - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLE/MZ6D/G57048MH/FLEMZ6DG57048MH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLE/MZ6D/G57048MH/FLEMZ6DG57048MH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLE/MZ6D/G57048MH/FLEMZ6DG57048MH.SMALL.jpg dilg Merino wool is an excellent material for cool weather outdoor wear because it is lightweight, moisture-wicking, and still holds its insulating properties when wet. Unlike other wools, Merino isn't "scratchy" on the skin and is relatively hard-wearing if knit properly, withstanding even washing machi...
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Sun, 7 Feb 2010 11:20:12 PST
Pedal Belts for Cycling Efficiency. http://www.instructables.com/id/Pedal-Belts-for-cycling-efficiancy/
Pedal Belts for Cycling Efficiency. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRR/96NE/FWI9V43K/FRR96NEFWI9V43K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRR/96NE/FWI9V43K/FRR96NEFWI9V43K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRR/96NE/FWI9V43K/FRR96NEFWI9V43K.SMALL.jpg airex I have to start off by saying this concept was not my idea. O.K. so... I think we've all seen the clips that attach to the pedal, but the idea of clip cloping around in special shoes really doesn't appeal to me. Also the payout didn't seem like it would be worth it. I was wrong. I had really never t...
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Mon, 29 Jun 2009 09:43:54 PDT
Fast Triathlon Transitioning: Swim to Bike http://www.instructables.com/id/Fast-Triathlon-Transitioning-Swim-to-Bike/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FOO/80BL/FS8O1ZYW/FOO80BLFS8O1ZYW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOO/80BL/FS8O1ZYW/FOO80BLFS8O1ZYW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOO/80BL/FS8O1ZYW/FOO80BLFS8O1ZYW.SMALL.jpg Active.com Improve your T1 time by mastering Dave Scott's Techniques. More ways to improve in the Triathlon section of Active.com.
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Mon, 16 Mar 2009 20:58:50 PDT
Cornering Technique For Cyclists http://www.instructables.com/id/Cornering-Technique-For-Cyclists/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F40/XDGJ/FS8O201U/F40XDGJFS8O201U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F40/XDGJ/FS8O201U/F40XDGJFS8O201U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F40/XDGJ/FS8O201U/F40XDGJFS8O201U.SMALL.jpg Active.com Active.com Expert Gale Bernhardt provides helpful tips on cornering technique for cyclists.
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Sun, 15 Mar 2009 11:15:57 PDT
Importance Of Correct Seat Height - Expert Gale Bernhardt http://www.instructables.com/id/Importance-Of-Correct-Seat-Height-Expert-Gale-Be/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FPB/VHVW/FS1N6MGY/FPBVHVWFS1N6MGY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPB/VHVW/FS1N6MGY/FPBVHVWFS1N6MGY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPB/VHVW/FS1N6MGY/FPBVHVWFS1N6MGY.SMALL.jpg Active.com Check out Gale Bernhardt's content page on Active.com here where you can find her blog, articles, advice, discussions, videos and more!
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Tue, 10 Mar 2009 14:46:24 PDT
Basic Gearing/Bike Fit - Expert Gale Bernhardt http://www.instructables.com/id/Basic-GearingBike-Fit-Expert-Gale-Bernhardt/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FR2/YDK3/FS1N6MFG/FR2YDK3FS1N6MFG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR2/YDK3/FS1N6MFG/FR2YDK3FS1N6MFG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR2/YDK3/FS1N6MFG/FR2YDK3FS1N6MFG.SMALL.jpg Active.com For more information from Gale Bernhardt visit her page on Active.com where you will find her blog, videos, articles, discussions and more!
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Tue, 10 Mar 2009 14:46:24 PDT
Ghetto Spoke POV Lights http://www.instructables.com/id/Ghetto-Spoke-POV-Lights/
Ghetto Spoke POV Lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4V/T1E5/FP8NLACY/F4VT1E5FP8NLACY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4V/T1E5/FP8NLACY/F4VT1E5FP8NLACY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4V/T1E5/FP8NLACY/F4VT1E5FP8NLACY.SMALL.jpg lordofthedonuts I was at the firework festival in Montreal with a couple of friends last year, and there was these people selling glow sticks, LEDs gizmos and other flashy stuff. I bought two LED light sticks for about 5 bucks each. I wanted to strap them to the frame of my bicycle but couldn't find any tie wraps o...
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Sun, 28 Dec 2008 02:01:29 PST
Pop Rivet Ice Tires for Your Road Bike http://www.instructables.com/id/Pop-Rivet-Ice-Tires-for-Your-Road-Bike/
Pop Rivet Ice Tires for Your Road Bike - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3T/F4VB/FOVXON9N/F3TF4VBFOVXON9N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3T/F4VB/FOVXON9N/F3TF4VBFOVXON9N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3T/F4VB/FOVXON9N/F3TF4VBFOVXON9N.SMALL.jpg zzyzx_xyzzy With the recent storms hitting the northwest there are a lot of bikers piling on the bus or even driving! Though you can order expensive European-made studded ice tires, you can also modify your own cross tires into effective ice tires with just a few dollars' worth of rivets. These tires will keep ...
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Sun, 21 Dec 2008 18:32:22 PST
Winter bike clothing for less http://www.instructables.com/id/Winter-bike-clothing-for-less/
Winter bike clothing for less - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAR/NZ5I/FOMYO4RQ/FARNZ5IFOMYO4RQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAR/NZ5I/FOMYO4RQ/FARNZ5IFOMYO4RQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAR/NZ5I/FOMYO4RQ/FARNZ5IFOMYO4RQ.SMALL.jpg PKM A brief history/physics/textiles lesson Before going into how to keep yourself nice and toasty while riding through the frightful weather outside, a quick diversion into what you need to stay warm in high wind.Normally clothes keep you warm by trapping an insulating layer of air next to your ski...
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Mon, 15 Dec 2008 12:16:41 PST
$25 Rack stores five bicycles! http://www.instructables.com/id/25-Rack-stores-five-bicycles/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FO0/UZ2P/FOHTTREB/FO0UZ2PFOHTTREB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO0/UZ2P/FOHTTREB/FO0UZ2PFOHTTREB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO0/UZ2P/FOHTTREB/FO0UZ2PFOHTTREB.SMALL.jpg Handsome-Ryan This is a wooden rack I built to store 5 of my bicycles. It is constructed of 2x4 and 2x2 lumber assembled with glue and screws and the shelves are nailed on with steel framing brackets. The total cost for materials was about $25 and it could be built even cheaper if you can find 2x3 lumber or you h...
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Thu, 11 Dec 2008 11:39:04 PST
Helmet Mounted , High intensity lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Helmet-Mounted-High-intensity-lamp/
Helmet Mounted , High intensity lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG1/6AEM/FNNK6J0F/FG16AEMFNNK6J0F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG1/6AEM/FNNK6J0F/FG16AEMFNNK6J0F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG1/6AEM/FNNK6J0F/FG16AEMFNNK6J0F.SMALL.jpg splats I have been watching the evolution of the super bright LED's, I wanted to make a light weight, bright enough for commuting . I also wanted to make it use the light possible batteries with out sacraficing burn time. and the ability to get batteries from 7-11 if need be. Parts The parts list Cree...
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Fri, 21 Nov 2008 21:06:03 PST