Instructables: exploring - outside - bikes - repair http://www.instructables.com Sun, 25 Sep 2016 07:22:59 PDT BLOX v1.01 How to Clean Your Bicycle Chain and Relube It http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Clean-Your-Bicycle-Chain-and-Relube-It/
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Tue, 14 Jun 2016 06:29:13 PDT
How to Remove Bicycle Pedals http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Remove-Bicycle-Pedals/
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Tue, 14 Jun 2016 05:43:29 PDT
How to Stop Bicycle Disc Brakes From Squealing http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Stop-Bicycle-Disc-Brakes-From-Squealing/
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Mon, 13 Jun 2016 14:18:14 PDT
How to Adjust Your Bicycle Rear Derailleur - Tension, Indexing and More http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Adjust-Your-Bicycle-Rear-Derailleur-Tension/
How to Adjust Your Bicycle Rear Derailleur - Tension, Indexing and More - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F73/YM7O/IPE9UNUA/F73YM7OIPE9UNUA.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F73/YM7O/IPE9UNUA/F73YM7OIPE9UNUA.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F73/YM7O/IPE9UNUA/F73YM7OIPE9UNUA.SMALL.jpg ahtopahtel In this tutorial we are taking a look at how to adjust your bicycles rear derailleur. Have fun :)
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Mon, 13 Jun 2016 14:11:34 PDT
How to Adjust Open Bearing Bottom Brackets http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Adjust-Open-Bearing-Bottom-Brackets/
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Sat, 11 Jun 2016 16:15:30 PDT
Chain Whip: Quick, easy and free (ish) http://www.instructables.com/id/Bike-Chain-Whip-Quick-Easy-and-Free-ish/
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Sun, 24 Apr 2016 12:06:50 PDT
Repair Your Bike's Mudguard Holder With Duckttape http://www.instructables.com/id/Repair-Your-Bikes-Mudguard-Holder-With-Duckttape/
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Tue, 12 Jan 2016 10:46:50 PST
How To Repair A Chain Tools Free http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Repair-A-Chain-Tools-Free/
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Fri, 16 Oct 2015 11:14:06 PDT
How to replace your bike wheels wth simple tools http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-easily-replace-your-bike-wheels-wth-simple-/
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Wed, 29 Jul 2015 16:24:21 PDT
Another Bicycle Project? Or a Masterpiece? OK, the former ... http://www.instructables.com/id/Another-Bicycle-Project-Or-a-Masterpiece-OK-the-fo/
Another Bicycle Project? Or a Masterpiece? OK, the former ... - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F37/Z6Z3/I9B6K0OI/F37Z6Z3I9B6K0OI.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F37/Z6Z3/I9B6K0OI/F37Z6Z3I9B6K0OI.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F37/Z6Z3/I9B6K0OI/F37Z6Z3I9B6K0OI.SMALL.jpg Harvard82 So I was tired of riding my wife's beach cruiser around the neighborhood when chance dropped a used bike in my lap. The brakes squealed, the colors weren't bad--but the the stickers were childish. My new bike needed a new paint job! (And a tune up) Ok, Strip! Preparation:Okay, I was a little sho...
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Wed, 6 May 2015 14:18:24 PDT
DIY Bike Repair Stand ver 2.0 http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Bike-Repair-Stand-ver-20/
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Wed, 15 Apr 2015 19:11:39 PDT
DIY $35 Bike Repair Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Bike-Repair-Stand-1/
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Tue, 14 Apr 2015 20:08:57 PDT
mini bike repair kit http://www.instructables.com/id/mini-bike-repair-kit/
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Mon, 6 Apr 2015 08:37:43 PDT
PVC European bike repair stand http://www.instructables.com/id/PVC-European-bike-repair-stand/
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Wed, 1 Apr 2015 12:42:25 PDT
Remove rubber handle http://www.instructables.com/id/Remove-rubber-handle/
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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 07:08:40 PST
Bicycle Cross Expansion Bar http://www.instructables.com/id/Bicycle-Cross-Expansion-Bar/
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Fri, 6 Feb 2015 14:20:39 PST
Motorized Bicycle Repair http://www.instructables.com/id/Repairing-a-Wrecked-Motorized-Bicycle/
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Fri, 2 Jan 2015 20:45:45 PST
Repair Bike Mirror http://www.instructables.com/id/Repair-Bike-Mirror/
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Mon, 3 Nov 2014 17:45:37 PST
portable bike repair stand http://www.instructables.com/id/portable-bike-repair-stand/
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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:57:34 PDT
SILENCE those rattling V-Brakes! (ninja style) http://www.instructables.com/id/SILENCE-those-rattling-V-Brakes-ninja-style/
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Fri, 15 Aug 2014 10:33:27 PDT
Bike and Human Puncture Repair Kit http://www.instructables.com/id/Bike-and-Human-Puncture-Repair-Kit/
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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:42:51 PDT
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/
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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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F8P/GB1F/HMWVZ7OW/F8PGB1FHMWVZ7OW.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F8P/GB1F/HMWVZ7OW/F8PGB1FHMWVZ7OW.SQUARE.jpg https://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/
How to adjust bicycle headsets, threadless 1-1/8 inch - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FHY/W86B/HDOWAR3T/FHYW86BHDOWAR3T.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FHY/W86B/HDOWAR3T/FHYW86BHDOWAR3T.SQUARE.jpg https://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/
Setting up your bicycle for storage - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FAW/1RMA/HDOWAR1V/FAW1RMAHDOWAR1V.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAW/1RMA/HDOWAR1V/FAW1RMAHDOWAR1V.SQUARE.jpg https://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/
How to reduce bicycle crank creaking - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F2P/KMSX/HD4VFRF7/F2PKMSXHD4VFRF7.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F2P/KMSX/HD4VFRF7/F2PKMSXHD4VFRF7.SQUARE.jpg https://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/
How to remove bicycle cranks - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FSL/X3LF/HCJOD19K/FSLX3LFHCJOD19K.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FSL/X3LF/HCJOD19K/FSLX3LFHCJOD19K.SQUARE.jpg https://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/
How to unjam your bicycle seat post - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F60/Y4RB/HCJOD18M/F60Y4RBHCJOD18M.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F60/Y4RB/HCJOD18M/F60Y4RBHCJOD18M.SQUARE.jpg https://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/
How to repair/assemble a bicycle chain(while keeping your sanity) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FYV/CB15/HCJOD17R/FYVCB15HCJOD17R.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FYV/CB15/HCJOD17R/FYVCB15HCJOD17R.SQUARE.jpg https://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/
Tools that you need for basic bicycle repairs - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FVZ/EOMT/HCJOD17D/FVZEOMTHCJOD17D.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FVZ/EOMT/HCJOD17D/FVZEOMTHCJOD17D.SQUARE.jpg https://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/
Repair of a broken Carbonfiber Bikeframe - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FDW/VYDZ/HCB8T6HO/FDWVYDZHCB8T6HO.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FDW/VYDZ/HCB8T6HO/FDWVYDZHCB8T6HO.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FDW/VYDZ/HCB8T6HO/FDWVYDZHCB8T6HO.SMALL.jpg matthieutje65 Hi, Thanks for looking at my new tutorial. You can watch the full tutorial in the video and have a detailed description in the written step by step part down below. If you like my tutorial, you can do me a favor and subscribe to my youtubechannel for updates and check my other projects too. I’ll pos...
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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/
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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/
Poor Mans Bike Repair Stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F2E/JX96/H5JVOJVT/F2EJX96H5JVOJVT.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F2E/JX96/H5JVOJVT/F2EJX96H5JVOJVT.SQUARE.jpg https://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/
How to fix or true a bent bike rim with no tools in under a minute. (great for finishing races) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FBE/F7FO/H4AGLYUN/FBEF7FOH4AGLYUN.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FBE/F7FO/H4AGLYUN/FBEF7FOH4AGLYUN.SQUARE.jpg https://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/
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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/
Cheaper than cheap bike stand! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F0V/00VI/GSU4G3PD/F0V00VIGSU4G3PD.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F0V/00VI/GSU4G3PD/F0V00VIGSU4G3PD.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F0V/00VI/GSU4G3PD/F0V00VIGSU4G3PD.SMALL.jpg brianbarkey A very simple bike stand.  Uses 2 nails!  Allows you to spin crank and rear wheel! All you need is a hammer, 2 nails and a wood post.  Use real manly sized nails; brads and finishing nails won't cut it.! I have a post holding up my patio roof.  I've used this method on a wooden bench in my basem...
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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/
Self Standing Bicycle Repair Stand With Optional Tool/Parts Tray - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F4X/JDEU/GRHJHHMY/F4XJDEUGRHJHHMY.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F4X/JDEU/GRHJHHMY/F4XJDEUGRHJHHMY.SQUARE.jpg https://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/
Repair broken helmet visor - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F5Q/ZHW4/GREPU2OV/F5QZHW4GREPU2OV.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F5Q/ZHW4/GREPU2OV/F5QZHW4GREPU2OV.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F5Q/ZHW4/GREPU2OV/F5QZHW4GREPU2OV.SMALL.jpg skaterqwertyuiop As most of you downhillers know, the first part to break on your helmet is the visor.  In my unprofessional opinion the visor isn't really for protection, it's mainly to keep sun out of your eyes so I felt safe epoxying mine back together.  WARNING: This will void your warranty and crash replacement...
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Tue, 16 Aug 2011 12:53:36 PDT