Instructables: exploring - outside - bikes - repair http://www.instructables.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:35:26 PDT BLOX v1.01 Bike Repair Wood Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Wood-Bike-Repair-Stand/
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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:55:19 PDT
How To Adjust A Derailleur http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Adjust-A-Derailleur/
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Wed, 9 Jul 2014 17:00:11 PDT
bicyle rim tapes http://www.instructables.com/id/bicyle-rim-tapes/
bicyle rim tapes - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHO/HDYR/HW0FV212/FHOHDYRHW0FV212.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHO/HDYR/HW0FV212/FHOHDYRHW0FV212.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHO/HDYR/HW0FV212/FHOHDYRHW0FV212.SMALL.jpg trevthelegend6 fed up with rubber rim tapes perishing. well heres my instructable for a replacemen get a knife. roll of electrical tape. bicycle wheel. gather the items listed and remove the rubbish rubber rim tape that covers the spoke heads inside your bicycle rim add the tape take the end of the tape and ...
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Wed, 4 Jun 2014 12:55:42 PDT
BIG Bicycle Drivetrain Cleaning Tip! http://www.instructables.com/id/BIG-Bicycle-Drivetrain-Cleaning-Tip/
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Mon, 6 Jan 2014 16:40:46 PST
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
Adjusting your bicycle's headset http://www.instructables.com/id/Diagnosing-and-fixing-a-loose-or-tight-bike-headse/
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Fri, 27 Sep 2013 16:20:54 PDT
Enhancing the Bike-to-Work-Day experience http://www.instructables.com/id/Enhancing-the-Bike-to-Work-Day-experience/
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Mon, 13 May 2013 21:30:18 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
Emergency Bicycle Spoke Repair Kit http://www.instructables.com/id/Emergency-Bicycle-Spoke-Repair-Kit/
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Sat, 6 Apr 2013 19:22:33 PDT
Repairing bent bicycle forks for Pedicabs http://www.instructables.com/id/Repairing-bent-bicycle-forks-for-Pedicabs/
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Wed, 13 Mar 2013 13:26:03 PDT
How to adjust bicycle headsets, threadless 1-1/8 inch http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-adjust-bicycle-headsets-threadless-1-18-i/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FHY/W86B/HDOWAR3T/FHYW86BHDOWAR3T.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHY/W86B/HDOWAR3T/FHYW86BHDOWAR3T.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHY/W86B/HDOWAR3T/FHYW86BHDOWAR3T.SMALL.jpg ahtopahtel In this video we are taking a look at how to adjust bicycle headsets, the threadless kind. Adjusting headsets are important for several reasons, but the biggest is that if the headset is loose, it can cause the headtube on the frame to become slightly oval and thus damaging the frame itself!
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Tue, 5 Mar 2013 01:59:01 PST
Setting up your bicycle for storage http://www.instructables.com/id/Setting-up-your-bicycle-for-storage/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FAW/1RMA/HDOWAR1V/FAW1RMAHDOWAR1V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAW/1RMA/HDOWAR1V/FAW1RMAHDOWAR1V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAW/1RMA/HDOWAR1V/FAW1RMAHDOWAR1V.SMALL.jpg ahtopahtel Hey guys, In this video I'm showing a few tips and tricks on how to set up your bike for an extended period of time.
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Tue, 5 Mar 2013 01:11:05 PST
Repairing a Carbon Fiber Bicycle Frame http://www.instructables.com/id/Repairing-a-Carbon-Fiber-Bicycle-Frame/
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Sun, 24 Feb 2013 00:04:03 PST
How to reduce bicycle crank creaking http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-reduce-bicycle-crank-creaking/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F2P/KMSX/HD4VFRF7/F2PKMSXHD4VFRF7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2P/KMSX/HD4VFRF7/F2PKMSXHD4VFRF7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2P/KMSX/HD4VFRF7/F2PKMSXHD4VFRF7.SMALL.jpg ahtopahtel In this tutorial, we are taking a look at simple ways to reduce bicycle crank creaking and what kind of tools you need.
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Mon, 18 Feb 2013 02:27:24 PST
How to remove bicycle cranks http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-remove-bicycle-cranks/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FSL/X3LF/HCJOD19K/FSLX3LFHCJOD19K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSL/X3LF/HCJOD19K/FSLX3LFHCJOD19K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSL/X3LF/HCJOD19K/FSLX3LFHCJOD19K.SMALL.jpg ahtopahtel In this video i'll show you how to take off your bicycle cranks, clean them and putting them back on.
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Fri, 1 Feb 2013 11:24:35 PST
How to unjam your bicycle seat post http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-unjam-your-bicycle-seat-post/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F60/Y4RB/HCJOD18M/F60Y4RBHCJOD18M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F60/Y4RB/HCJOD18M/F60Y4RBHCJOD18M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F60/Y4RB/HCJOD18M/F60Y4RBHCJOD18M.SMALL.jpg ahtopahtel A quick and simple tutorial on how to unjam your bicycle seat post without pulling your muscles
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Fri, 1 Feb 2013 11:10:56 PST
How to repair/assemble a bicycle chain(while keeping your sanity) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-repairassemble-a-bicycle-chainwhile-keepi/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FYV/CB15/HCJOD17R/FYVCB15HCJOD17R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYV/CB15/HCJOD17R/FYVCB15HCJOD17R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYV/CB15/HCJOD17R/FYVCB15HCJOD17R.SMALL.jpg ahtopahtel In this video I'm showing you some tricks to keep those chains in one piece. Or if needed how to take them apart and put them together again :)
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Fri, 1 Feb 2013 10:58:14 PST
Tools that you need for basic bicycle repairs http://www.instructables.com/id/Tools-that-you-need-for-basic-bicycle-repairs/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FVZ/EOMT/HCJOD17D/FVZEOMTHCJOD17D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVZ/EOMT/HCJOD17D/FVZEOMTHCJOD17D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVZ/EOMT/HCJOD17D/FVZEOMTHCJOD17D.SMALL.jpg ahtopahtel Everybody should be able to fix up their bicycle if they only have a small issue with it. Here I'm going over some of the more common tools and telling you where you can use them.
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Fri, 1 Feb 2013 10:55:04 PST
Repair of a broken Carbonfiber Bikeframe http://www.instructables.com/id/Repair-of-a-broken-Carbonfiber-Bikeframe/
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Sun, 27 Jan 2013 11:48:34 PST
Homemade bike repair stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-bike-repair-stand/
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Sun, 13 Jan 2013 17:04:00 PST
Instant puncture fix http://www.instructables.com/id/Instant-puncture-fix/
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Mon, 8 Oct 2012 14:15:45 PDT
Quck and Easy Bicycle Repair Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Quck-and-Easy-Bicycle-Repair-Stand/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F6L/1068/H6MF48B3/F6L1068H6MF48B3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6L/1068/H6MF48B3/F6L1068H6MF48B3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6L/1068/H6MF48B3/F6L1068H6MF48B3.SMALL.jpg osusssster This instructable details how to assemble an simple, durable, and functional bicycle repair stand by repurposing other items you may  already have. I became interested in doing my own bycycle maintenance and repair on vintage bicycles after I recieved my first bill from the bike shop.  The bill cam...
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Tue, 4 Sep 2012 15:26:28 PDT
Poor Mans Bike Repair Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Poor-Mans-Bike-Repair-Stand/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F2E/JX96/H5JVOJVT/F2EJX96H5JVOJVT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2E/JX96/H5JVOJVT/F2EJX96H5JVOJVT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2E/JX96/H5JVOJVT/F2EJX96H5JVOJVT.SMALL.jpg chequamie I recently built this low cost repair stand to securely hold nearly any bicycle during repairs, the materials can be found at most hardware stores for around 40$ , parts list as follows....(1) 3/4" x 48" pipe threaded both ends, (1) 3/4" x 18" pipe threaded both ends, (1) 3/4" x 4" pipe threaded bot...
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Mon, 6 Aug 2012 20:11:15 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
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
no tool tube flat repair ......free fix http://www.instructables.com/id/no-tool-tube-flat-repair/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F1J/2DE2/H3QFM27S/F1J2DE2H3QFM27S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1J/2DE2/H3QFM27S/F1J2DE2H3QFM27S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1J/2DE2/H3QFM27S/F1J2DE2H3QFM27S.SMALL.jpg dedmann very simple....  no tools needed repair!  no wheel removal! works on all tube sizes! it will hold air for a good while. definitely enough to get you to a shop or home. i learned this trick from a elderly fella....... pay attention to the old and wise!
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Mon, 25 Jun 2012 08:59:13 PDT
Cheaper than cheap bike stand! http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheaper-than-cheap-bike-stand-1/
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Wed, 21 Sep 2011 16:07:18 PDT
Self Standing Bicycle Repair Stand With Optional Tool/Parts Tray http://www.instructables.com/id/Self-Standing-Bicycle-Repair-Stand-With-Optional-T/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F4X/JDEU/GRHJHHMY/F4XJDEUGRHJHHMY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4X/JDEU/GRHJHHMY/F4XJDEUGRHJHHMY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4X/JDEU/GRHJHHMY/F4XJDEUGRHJHHMY.SMALL.jpg DoDo729 I have been a professional bicycle mechanic for 14 years and although a professional stand is nice, I just couldn't justify the cost, so I built one myself.  I used 3/4" gas pipe.  Not only is this a very sturdy stand, but it breaks down for easy storage and transport.  I also built a box for that p...
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Thu, 18 Aug 2011 05:16:17 PDT
Repair broken helmet visor http://www.instructables.com/id/Repair-broken-helmet-visor/
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Tue, 16 Aug 2011 12:53:36 PDT
Bike repair stand (easy, cheap, quick) http://www.instructables.com/id/Bike-repair-stand-easy-cheap-quick/
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Sun, 22 May 2011 13:10:11 PDT
How To Fix a Bike Chain http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Fix-a-Bike-Chain/
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Sun, 15 May 2011 14:10:34 PDT
Painting a Bike http://www.instructables.com/id/Painting-a-Bike/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FSM/KNSI/GKLJ5LP6/FSMKNSIGKLJ5LP6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSM/KNSI/GKLJ5LP6/FSMKNSIGKLJ5LP6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSM/KNSI/GKLJ5LP6/FSMKNSIGKLJ5LP6.SMALL.jpg NathanaelScheffler Hello Instructables, this is another one of my entries for the  I Made It Photo Contest.  As you can see, this is my bike, which we painted over the summer.  The entire project took about four days, including drying time.  We used paint stripper to remove the paint, but learned afterwords that this ...
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Sat, 26 Feb 2011 08:39:28 PST
Bicycle repair stand (made from old weight stands) http://www.instructables.com/id/Bicycle-repair-stand-made-from-old-weight-stands/
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Sat, 15 Jan 2011 16:00:37 PST
Fixing the elastic band on a bicycle pannier bag http://www.instructables.com/id/Fixing-the-elastic-band-on-a-bicycle-pannier-bag/
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Tue, 14 Dec 2010 15:13:24 PST
Fix a flat bike tire - the Way of the Innertube http://www.instructables.com/id/Fix-a-flat-bike-tire-the-Way-of-the-Innertube/
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Mon, 15 Nov 2010 22:24:49 PST
MTB Maintenence: How to overhaul mountain bike pedals http://www.instructables.com/id/MTB-Maintenence-How-to-overhaul-mountain-bike-ped/
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Sun, 11 Oct 2009 13:27:32 PDT
Bike Repair Stand - Ultra Cheap http://www.instructables.com/id/Bike-Repair-Stand-Ultra-Cheap/
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Mon, 21 Sep 2009 15:38:18 PDT
How to make a Hanging Bicycle Bike Repair Stand (modified) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Hanging-Bicycle-Bike-Repair-Stand-m/
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Tue, 8 Sep 2009 15:57:42 PDT
REPLACE A BICYCLE BOTTOM BRACKET. http://www.instructables.com/id/REPLACE-A-BICYCLE-BOTTOM-BRACKET/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FI5/MYDE/FYAJKR31/FI5MYDEFYAJKR31.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI5/MYDE/FYAJKR31/FI5MYDEFYAJKR31.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI5/MYDE/FYAJKR31/FI5MYDEFYAJKR31.SMALL.jpg FriendOfHumanity If your bike feels kind of clunky and crunchy when you pedal it, the chances are your bottom bracket is on its way home. If there is wobble between the cranks then follow this video which shows you how to remove an old style-loose-cup bottom bracket and replace it with a lovely sealed version which ...
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Fri, 14 Aug 2009 08:11:22 PDT
Bicycle Rim Replacement http://www.instructables.com/id/Bicycle-Rim-Replacement/
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Thu, 2 Apr 2009 00:41:14 PDT
Adjustable & Portable Bicycle Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Adjustable-amp-Portable-Bicycle-Stand/
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Thu, 12 Mar 2009 13:29:58 PDT
Cartridge Bottom Bracket Relube http://www.instructables.com/id/Cartridge-Bottom-Bracket-Relube/
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Sun, 1 Mar 2009 18:33:00 PST
Instant Bike Tire Repair - No tools! http://www.instructables.com/id/Instant-Bike-Tire-Repair---No-tools/
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Sun, 18 May 2008 09:38:32 PDT
Ad Hoc bike 'stand' using doorknob and bike rack http://www.instructables.com/id/Ad-Hoc-bike-stand-using-doorknob-and-bike-rack/
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Tue, 11 Mar 2008 10:53:07 PDT
mtb maintenance: how to fix preload on mtb shocks http://www.instructables.com/id/mtb-maintenance-how-to-fix-preload-on-mtb-shocks/
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Tue, 12 Feb 2008 09:50:02 PST
Build a precision bicycle wheel truing stand for less than fifty bucks http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-precision-bicycle-wheel-truing-stand-for-l/
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Sun, 10 Feb 2008 19:10:36 PST
DIY Bicycle Repair Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Bicycle-Repair-Stand/
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Mon, 17 Sep 2007 01:16:15 PDT
PVC Bike Repair Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/PVC-Bike-Repair-Stand/
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Sat, 17 Mar 2007 12:02:17 PDT
PVC Bench-top Bike Repair Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/PVC-Bench-top-Bike-Repair-Stand/
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Sat, 10 Dec 2005 12:31:57 PST