Instructables: exploring - outside - bikes - popular http://www.instructables.com Wed, 27 Jul 2016 08:28:05 PDT BLOX v1.01 How To Make Panniers Out Of Recycled Materials For Less Than 10 Bucks http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-Panniers-Out-Of-Recycled-Materials-for/
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Wed, 18 Feb 2009 07:46:36 PST
brilliantly simple tandem bike http://www.instructables.com/id/brilliantly-simple-tandem-bike/
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Sat, 12 Jul 2008 21:56:34 PDT
bike rim resurfacing http://www.instructables.com/id/bike-rim-resurfacing/
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Sun, 24 Sep 2006 20:16:09 PDT
How to bleed hydraulic bicycle brakes. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-bleed-hydraulic-bicycle-brakes/
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Fri, 6 Jul 2012 08:30:49 PDT
Quick & Dirty Bicycle Phone Mount http://www.instructables.com/id/Quick-Dirty-Bicycle-Phone-Mount/
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Fri, 4 Jul 2008 15:08:01 PDT
Lubricating a Bicycle Chain using Paraffin http://www.instructables.com/id/Lubricating-a-Bicycle-Chain-using-Paraffin/
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Sat, 9 Aug 2008 12:03:58 PDT
River Rider Water Bike http://www.instructables.com/id/River-Rider-Water-Bike/
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Mon, 30 May 2016 00:57:25 PDT
Make a Schrader Valve Core Removal Tool http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Schrader-Valve-Core-Removal-Tool/
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Fri, 9 Jan 2015 22:43:57 PST
Bicycle Rim Replacement http://www.instructables.com/id/Bicycle-Rim-Replacement/
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Thu, 2 Apr 2009 00:41:14 PDT
Valve adapter for air mattress http://www.instructables.com/id/Valve-adapter-for-air-mattress/
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Wed, 13 Feb 2008 18:59:07 PST
Convert a Child's Bike Trailer into a Cargo Trailer. http://www.instructables.com/id/Convert-a-Childs-Bicycle-Trailer-into-a-Cargo-Tra/
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Thu, 5 Aug 2010 08:13:45 PDT
Changing a bicycle tube http://www.instructables.com/id/Changing-a-bicycle-tube/
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Mon, 15 Feb 2010 18:34:00 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
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
Bicycle-Mounted Banana Suspender http://www.instructables.com/id/Bicycle-Mounted-Banana-Suspender/
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Tue, 16 Feb 2016 20:53:20 PST
DIY DRILL BIKE http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-DRILL-BIKE/
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Sun, 22 May 2016 21:59:47 PDT
7 Things To Do When Your Dirt Bike Won't Start http://www.instructables.com/id/7-Things-To-Do-When-Your-Dirt-Bike-Wont-Start/
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Thu, 6 Aug 2015 12:51:29 PDT
Daisy chain an extension cord http://www.instructables.com/id/Daisy-chain-an-extension-cord/
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Mon, 28 Oct 2013 16:38:03 PDT
Build a Shopping Cart Cargo Bike http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Shopping-Cart-Cargo-Bike/
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Tue, 24 May 2016 09:02:28 PDT
Budget Chopper Bicycle http://www.instructables.com/id/Budget-Chopper-Bicycle-work-in-progress/
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Tue, 1 Jul 2008 17:19:54 PDT
Make your bike sound like a motorcycle!!!! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-bike-sound-like-a-motorcycle/
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Sat, 19 Jul 2008 22:38:26 PDT
Patch a bike tire http://www.instructables.com/id/Patch-a-bike-tire/
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Thu, 7 Feb 2008 17:01:45 PST
How to Build a BMX http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-a-BMx/
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Thu, 12 Apr 2012 08:54:47 PDT
My version of a YAK Bike Trailer http://www.instructables.com/id/My-version-of-a-YAK-Bike-Trailer/
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Tue, 31 May 2011 18:52:00 PDT
Bike Rack http://www.instructables.com/id/Bike-Rack/
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Fri, 9 Dec 2005 16:19:24 PST
Bamboo Hextubes http://www.instructables.com/id/Bamboo-Hextubes/
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Fri, 23 Oct 2015 13:19:38 PDT
How to install a kickstand on your bicycle http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-install-a-kickstand-on-your-bicycle/
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Sat, 24 May 2008 17:36:56 PDT
DIY Contactless magnetic induction bike dynamo http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-contactless-magnetic-bike-rim-dynamo/
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Sat, 6 Dec 2014 16:33:17 PST
Hipsterize Your Bike Key http://www.instructables.com/id/Hipsterize-Your-Bike-Key/
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Thu, 7 Apr 2016 01:19:28 PDT
Wrist and ankle weights http://www.instructables.com/id/Wrist-and-ankle-weights/
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Wed, 22 Oct 2008 20:58:44 PDT
How to strip the paint off your bike http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-strip-the-paint-off-your-bike/
How to strip the paint off your bike - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2D/88EB/H82UHFCD/F2D88EBH82UHFCD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2D/88EB/H82UHFCD/F2D88EBH82UHFCD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2D/88EB/H82UHFCD/F2D88EBH82UHFCD.SMALL.jpg josh I bartered for a bike recently and I was not digging the purple color scheme so I decided to paint it! In order to end up with a professional looking paint job I stripped all the paint off the frame to bare metal. Primed it. Then I painted it my favorite color with automotive paint and finally coate...
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Tue, 9 Oct 2012 18:16:20 PDT
Easy Electric Bike Conversion Kit Installation http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Electric-Bike-Conversion-Kit-Installation/
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Wed, 13 Apr 2016 11:03:29 PDT
Being safe as a pillion passenger on a motorbike. http://www.instructables.com/id/Being-safe-as-a-pillion-passenger-on-a-motorbike/
Being safe as a pillion passenger on a motorbike. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3W/6N6K/FLLZY54C/F3W6N6KFLLZY54C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3W/6N6K/FLLZY54C/F3W6N6KFLLZY54C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3W/6N6K/FLLZY54C/F3W6N6KFLLZY54C.SMALL.jpg killerjackalope This stuff is rudimentary to some, they just do it anyway but some people can be nervy and some can react the wrong way...Basically this 'ible is here to help people bumming a ride on their mates motorbike be as safe and comfortable as possible. Lets continue...Please note there are nicer images com...
By: killerjackalope

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Sat, 27 Sep 2008 14:55:30 PDT
How to Strap a Leaf Blower Engine to a Bike and Go Fast http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Strap-a-Leaf-Blower-Engine-to-a-Bike-and-Go/
How to Strap a Leaf Blower Engine to a Bike and Go Fast - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Y/FK2Z/FPKFA86O/F6YFK2ZFPKFA86O.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Y/FK2Z/FPKFA86O/F6YFK2ZFPKFA86O.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Y/FK2Z/FPKFA86O/F6YFK2ZFPKFA86O.SMALL.jpg Jnkyrdguy This was one of those projects I couldn't get out of my head. I had seen, on the internet and in person, the small 2-stroke engine powered scooters which were becoming increasingly popular. Naturally I wanted one, but I'm not the type that would just buy a commercially available scooter that will wo...
By: Jnkyrdguy

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Mon, 5 Jan 2009 15:30:17 PST
Using a Bike Chain Tool http://www.instructables.com/id/Using-a-Bike-Chain-Tool/
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By: Woodenbikes

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Sat, 28 Jul 2007 14:32:15 PDT
Bicycle Hoist or "How to get the wife's bike out of my way" http://www.instructables.com/id/Bicycle-Hoist-or-%22How-to-get-the-wife-s-bike-out-o/
Bicycle Hoist or "How to get the wife's bike out of my way" - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FO7/X1NT/VZVEXCFDTRZ/FO7X1NTVZVEXCFDTRZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO7/X1NT/VZVEXCFDTRZ/FO7X1NTVZVEXCFDTRZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO7/X1NT/VZVEXCFDTRZ/FO7X1NTVZVEXCFDTRZ.SMALL.jpg ToolNut This is a pretty simple and quick way to build a bike hoist that will lift a bike evenly and easily out of your way. The neat trick is that it uses one rope to lift the bike evenly from two points which helps it lift easily and uses pulley magic to reduce the weight of the bike for the hoister. ...
By: ToolNut

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Sun, 4 Feb 2007 22:19:09 PST
Air powered bicycle. http://www.instructables.com/id/Air-powered-bicycle./
Air powered bicycle. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9X/VZBQ/OVQEP27QJTU/F9XVZBQOVQEP27QJTU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9X/VZBQ/OVQEP27QJTU/F9XVZBQOVQEP27QJTU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9X/VZBQ/OVQEP27QJTU/F9XVZBQOVQEP27QJTU.SMALL.jpg saul A hybrid pushbike / compressed air powered bike. find and modify an air tank. this is an old propane tank. this turns out to be a very bad idea. although the propane was emptied out, the really heavy mercapton (stinnky sulfur based molecules) were left in the bottom of the tank. even after 20 ...
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Thu, 4 Aug 2005 17:11:04 PDT
DIY Thorn (and puncture)-resistant tyres http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Thorn-and-Puncture-resistant-Tyres/
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By: triplephase

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Fri, 1 Apr 2016 01:07:19 PDT
How to install a dynamo powered Bicycle light. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-install-a-dynamo-powered-Bicycle-light/
How to install a dynamo powered Bicycle light. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKZ/0BCB/HFD1F61W/FKZ0BCBHFD1F61W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKZ/0BCB/HFD1F61W/FKZ0BCBHFD1F61W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKZ/0BCB/HFD1F61W/FKZ0BCBHFD1F61W.SMALL.jpg RF1911 As any biker knows if you're riding at night a light is a must! in the tutorial I will show you how to install the a dynamo powered bicycle light  this light is perfect for the person who likes the vintage look but also likes a really bright light. Link to light http://www.amazon.com/Bullet-Headlig...
By: RF1911

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Mon, 15 Apr 2013 16:09:08 PDT
Stomp Straighten a Bicycle Wheel http://www.instructables.com/id/Stomp-Straighten-a-Bicycle-Wheel/
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Thu, 1 Nov 2007 15:52:31 PDT
Fix A Bike Inner Tube With Two Common House Hold Products http://www.instructables.com/id/Fix-A-Bike-Inner-Tube-With-Two-Common-House-Hold-P/
Fix A Bike Inner Tube With Two Common House Hold Products - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXD/GLXW/GD0R1A81/FXDGLXWGD0R1A81.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXD/GLXW/GD0R1A81/FXDGLXWGD0R1A81.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXD/GLXW/GD0R1A81/FXDGLXWGD0R1A81.SMALL.jpg zavierpen1 This is the third time my bike inner tube broke and I was tired of buying new tubes,so I set out to find a way i could fix the tube without spending money on a new tube,or stickers,or goo.With deodorant and clear mailing tape you can be riding along soon enough. Take The Tire Off Unlock the brak...
By: zavierpen1

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Sat, 28 Aug 2010 15:01:03 PDT
Single Wheeled Bike Trailer http://www.instructables.com/id/Single-Wheeled-Bike-Trailer/
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Fri, 31 Oct 2008 10:22:34 PDT
Recycling a Laptop Battery Pack for Bicycle Lighting http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycling-a-Laptop-Battery-Pack-for-Bicycle-Lighti/
Recycling a Laptop Battery Pack for Bicycle Lighting - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FX9/O3JF/IFMTP2EJ/FX9O3JFIFMTP2EJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX9/O3JF/IFMTP2EJ/FX9O3JFIFMTP2EJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX9/O3JF/IFMTP2EJ/FX9O3JFIFMTP2EJ.SMALL.jpg scd I have found that often a laptop battery pack that has been discarded as bad as a laptop power source is still usable as a power source for other projects. Most laptop battery packs are internally constructed from 18650-size lithium cells. This instructable describes using cells from a laptop batter...
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Sun, 11 Oct 2015 13:33:15 PDT
Contactless dynamo powering bike safety lights http://www.instructables.com/id/Contactless-dynamo-powering-bike-safety-lights/
Contactless dynamo powering bike safety lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9G/9G4N/FUI0U7IL/F9G9G4NFUI0U7IL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9G/9G4N/FUI0U7IL/F9G9G4NFUI0U7IL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9G/9G4N/FUI0U7IL/F9G9G4NFUI0U7IL.SMALL.jpg vbnicolau Hello everyone!! On this instructable you will see how to build a simple contactless dynamo for powering a bike safety light from a relay coil and some hard drive magnets. As you will see, the electric circuit is really simple and contains only 3 bright red leds and a 4700uF capacitor. The capacito...
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Wed, 29 Apr 2009 20:30:07 PDT
How to Rebuild a Bicycle Front Wheel Hub Using Simple Tools http://www.instructables.com/id/Rebuilding-a-Bicycle-Front-Wheel-Hub-Using-Simple-/
How to Rebuild a Bicycle Front Wheel Hub Using Simple Tools - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG3/MZTI/GP7II8PD/FG3MZTIGP7II8PD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG3/MZTI/GP7II8PD/FG3MZTIGP7II8PD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG3/MZTI/GP7II8PD/FG3MZTIGP7II8PD.SMALL.jpg ouggnoy This instructable is intended to help you learn how to rebuild a front wheel hub on any bicycle. Any avid cyclist should know how to rebuild a wheel hub. Rebuilding the hub on your own also saves the time and money that many people spend at bike stores, when they can do the maintenance themselves. ...
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Tue, 12 Jul 2011 06:24:44 PDT
how to "unpop" a speaker http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-%22unpop%22-a-speaker/
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By: Danny

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Mon, 27 Nov 2006 13:34:15 PST
Stop creaky cranks http://www.instructables.com/id/Stop-creeky-cranks/
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Sat, 17 May 2008 15:35:22 PDT
How to fix your bike's brakes. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-fix-you-bikes-brakes/
How to fix your bike's brakes. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVS/54X7/HKHPPE4C/FVS54X7HKHPPE4C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVS/54X7/HKHPPE4C/FVS54X7HKHPPE4C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVS/54X7/HKHPPE4C/FVS54X7HKHPPE4C.SMALL.jpg BobShizzler Are your bikes brakes to weak for safety? Biking without good brakes is a hazard for you and others around you and you can't do those cool drifts you know you love (At least I do :D). With this instructable, I will show you how to fix your bike's brakes with a multitool or a wrench. Resources Wha...
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Mon, 19 Aug 2013 12:18:00 PDT
Replacing a Freehub Body on a Rear Bicycle Wheel. http://www.instructables.com/id/Replacing-a-Freehub-Body-on-a-Rear-Bicycle-Wheel/
Replacing a Freehub Body on a Rear Bicycle Wheel. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXN/K8WJ/HTN3JVQ0/FXNK8WJHTN3JVQ0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXN/K8WJ/HTN3JVQ0/FXNK8WJHTN3JVQ0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXN/K8WJ/HTN3JVQ0/FXNK8WJHTN3JVQ0.SMALL.jpg Snotflower I am learning more about bicycle maintenance by practicing on my own bike.  Last night my bike broke, I was pedaling, but the bike wasn't moving! We soon realized that the ratchet mechanism in the rear wheel was broken. So... Time to learn how to replace a freehub body! You will need: cass...
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Sun, 6 Apr 2014 06:40:12 PDT
Bedini Monopole Mechanical Oscillator http://www.instructables.com/id/Bedini-Monopole-Mechanical-Oscillator/
Bedini Monopole Mechanical Oscillator - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMC/MMGU/FFJYNUYY/FMCMMGUFFJYNUYY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMC/MMGU/FFJYNUYY/FMCMMGUFFJYNUYY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMC/MMGU/FFJYNUYY/FMCMMGUFFJYNUYY.SMALL.jpg petercd A.K.A Bedini Simplified Schoolgirl, A.K.A Bedini SSGThis concept is protected by US PAT 6545444, which means it would be illegal and also unethical to reproduce for personal financial gain. That said however, you are allowed to make one for your personal use, which is what this instructable is all ...
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Wed, 30 Apr 2008 08:13:23 PDT