Instructables: exploring - outside - bikes - popular http://www.instructables.com Sat, 6 Feb 2016 22:17:29 PST BLOX v1.01 How to fix your bike's brakes. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-fix-you-bikes-brakes/
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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/
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Wed, 30 Apr 2008 08:13:23 PDT
Almost jigless bicycle frame building http://www.instructables.com/id/Almost-jigless-bicycle-frame-building/
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Tue, 5 Feb 2008 22:55:24 PST
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 make a really cool gas powered motor bike http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-really-cool-gas-powered-motor-bike/
How to make a really cool gas powered motor bike - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIT/XLGW/GCJ0ZYY7/FITXLGWGCJ0ZYY7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIT/XLGW/GCJ0ZYY7/FITXLGWGCJ0ZYY7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIT/XLGW/GCJ0ZYY7/FITXLGWGCJ0ZYY7.SMALL.jpg joshfreak=] make a cool bike that make a great speed of 20 to 30 mph ( depends on CC of engine too ) Materials: fishing line a box of straws a small box a Bike with hand brakes a bike rack that connects to the seat    a couple different sized chains and a 49cc to 100cc engine tips: if you get a chain saw eng...
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Fri, 13 Aug 2010 12:13:47 PDT
Voltage Regulated [5v] Bicycle Dynamo Light & USB Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Voltage-Regulated-5-V-Bicycle-Dynamo-Light-USB/
Voltage Regulated [5v] Bicycle Dynamo Light & USB Charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKR/TCHO/GSEEJZIP/FKRTCHOGSEEJZIP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKR/TCHO/GSEEJZIP/FKRTCHOGSEEJZIP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKR/TCHO/GSEEJZIP/FKRTCHOGSEEJZIP.SMALL.jpg sgomes3 Even though, there are plenty of "Dynamo Bike Light" instructions on this site, I thought I would share mines.   The great news, there are NO resistors in my circuit.    It has a fixed 5 volt output, so you can ride as fast as you want without worrying about burning out the LEDs.  Also, since this h...
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Fri, 9 Sep 2011 10:50:33 PDT
Magnetic speed sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/Magnetic-speed-sensor/
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Fri, 29 Sep 2006 08:04:29 PDT
Giving your bike its weekly clean and tidy. http://www.instructables.com/id/Giving-your-bike-its-weekly-clean-and-tidy/
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Mon, 14 Jul 2008 18:28:38 PDT
Add Cadence/Speed/Odometer to Your Spin Bike. http://www.instructables.com/id/Add-CadenceSpeedOdometer-to-Your-Spin-Bike./
Add Cadence/Speed/Odometer to Your Spin Bike. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKC/KURM/VIYERWHQYUY/FKCKURMVIYERWHQYUY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKC/KURM/VIYERWHQYUY/FKCKURMVIYERWHQYUY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKC/KURM/VIYERWHQYUY/FKCKURMVIYERWHQYUY.SMALL.jpg vatosupreme The problem with most spin bikes is that there is no cadence function and you have to calculate cadence by counting your pedal strokes (which I find irritating). The other problem is the bikes that do have this functionality cost about twice as much as a normal one. (I know, the CylceOps is nice...
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Sat, 9 Sep 2006 19:03:00 PDT
How to create a smoothie making human powered bike blender for less than $25 http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-create-a-human-powered-bike-blender-for-les/
How to create a smoothie making human powered bike blender for less than $25 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIG/Y3WH/FGWIQYYK/FIGY3WHFGWIQYYK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIG/Y3WH/FGWIQYYK/FIGY3WHFGWIQYYK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIG/Y3WH/FGWIQYYK/FIGY3WHFGWIQYYK.SMALL.jpg I_bike I love biking. I also love smoothies. That's why I was really excited when I read about the B3 mini from rock the bike in Make 11. However, upon visiting their site I was dismayed at the cost of the blender, about $250. Thus, not knowing if it would work, or if it was even legal (patent infringement...
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Sat, 31 May 2008 18:41:22 PDT
Wooden Pallet - Bike and Scooter Rack http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Pallet-Bike-and-Scooter-Rack/
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Mon, 1 Sep 2014 21:00:21 PDT
Folding Fixie (without welding) http://www.instructables.com/id/Folding-Fixie-without-welding/
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Tue, 17 Nov 2015 13:32:25 PST
How to power your bike with a whippersnipper motor http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-power-your-bike-with-a-whippersnipper-motor/
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By: b-train

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Fri, 2 May 2008 23:24:56 PDT
Dynamo powered LED bike lights http://www.instructables.com/id/Dynamo-powered-LED-bike-lights/
Dynamo powered LED bike lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLG/TWD6/FNI43YXV/FLGTWD6FNI43YXV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLG/TWD6/FNI43YXV/FLGTWD6FNI43YXV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLG/TWD6/FNI43YXV/FLGTWD6FNI43YXV.SMALL.jpg kptBurek Unfortunately dynamos seem to be forgotten by many modern cyclists. I'm not going deeper into reasons of this situation - instead I'm going to show You bicycle LED light that works better than many of commercially available battery (an dynamo) powered ligts.The advantages of dynamo powered bicycle L...
By: kptBurek

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Fri, 14 Nov 2008 16:46:37 PST
Build a Bluetooth Intercom for bike rides, motorcycle rides, espionage, general mayhem, etc... http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Bluetooth-Intercom-for-bike-rides-motorcy/
Build a Bluetooth Intercom for bike rides, motorcycle rides, espionage, general mayhem, etc... - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3N/RX4W/FI8VJMAR/F3NRX4WFI8VJMAR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3N/RX4W/FI8VJMAR/F3NRX4WFI8VJMAR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3N/RX4W/FI8VJMAR/F3NRX4WFI8VJMAR.SMALL.jpg stuffman In this instructable I'll show you how to build a wireless intercom for short-range two-way communication. You can use this to chat with another person on a bike ride, or on motorcycle rides with helmet-mounted bluetooth headsets (that's my next instructable.), all while sharing your music or podca...
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Fri, 4 Jul 2008 13:40:19 PDT
Walmart Hack Bamboo Bike http://www.instructables.com/id/Walmart-Hack-Bamboo-Bike/
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Sat, 24 Oct 2015 11:31:06 PDT
Bulid a Mountain Bike Trail http://www.instructables.com/id/Bulid-a-Mountain-Bike-Trail/
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Tue, 23 Jun 2009 19:33:42 PDT
$1 MTB mud guard http://www.instructables.com/id/1-MTB-mud-guard/
$1 MTB mud guard - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVD/3FN2/HRCK3MHN/FVD3FN2HRCK3MHN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVD/3FN2/HRCK3MHN/FVD3FN2HRCK3MHN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVD/3FN2/HRCK3MHN/FVD3FN2HRCK3MHN.SMALL.jpg jdlee77 This is a super cheap way to have an indestructible mud guard on your mountain bike. Things you will need: Cheap plastic cutting mat ($1 at Dollar Tree) http://goo.gl/rh3oYy (4) zip-ties Tools: Pencil Printer (to print out stencil 8.5 x 11) Scissors  X-acto knife or hole punch Print out stenci...
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Sat, 1 Feb 2014 12:17:22 PST
How to Make an Emergency Hex Key / Allen Wrench http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-an-Emergency-Hex-Key--Allen-Wrench/
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Mon, 25 Jun 2007 19:24:32 PDT
Slime Your Presta Valve Bicycle Tubes http://www.instructables.com/id/Slime-Your-Presta-Valve-Bicycle-Tubes/
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Sat, 11 Jun 2011 14:29:35 PDT
Instant Bike Tire Repair - No tools! http://www.instructables.com/id/Instant-Bike-Tire-Repair---No-tools/
Instant Bike Tire Repair - No tools! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAC/7559/FGDRO0UK/FAC7559FGDRO0UK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAC/7559/FGDRO0UK/FAC7559FGDRO0UK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAC/7559/FGDRO0UK/FAC7559FGDRO0UK.SMALL.jpg stasterisk This is a butt-saving trick! Thanks to Mars for teaching me in the nick of time! Do you ever get a flat tire while you're in a bike shop, right there with all your tools? No! You get flat tires on the road, just off the highway near the intersection of "Middle of Nowhere" and "Most Inconvenient P...
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Sun, 18 May 2008 09:38:32 PDT
IR Detector http://www.instructables.com/id/IR-Detector/
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Sat, 15 Mar 2008 14:22:40 PDT
How to: Basic BMX Tricks http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Basic-BMX-Tricks/
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Wed, 30 Jun 2010 16:05:08 PDT
"Fold" a Non-Folding Bike and Avoid Airline Fees http://www.instructables.com/id/Fold-Any-Bike/
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Tue, 4 Aug 2009 11:41:11 PDT
How to lace a bicycle wheel. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-lace-a-bicycle-wheel/
How to lace a bicycle wheel. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FX3/TJB5/FN4A5GZT/FX3TJB5FN4A5GZT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX3/TJB5/FN4A5GZT/FX3TJB5FN4A5GZT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX3/TJB5/FN4A5GZT/FX3TJB5FN4A5GZT.SMALL.jpg chinamtb Being able to lace and true your own wheels is a very important skill to learn. Not only will you save money and be able to look after your wheels better, but you will also have the ultimate trump card over your mates!Although wheel building looks a little complicate and often scares riders, it is i...
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Wed, 5 Nov 2008 05:57:53 PST
Make a ultra-cheap generator for your bicycle (by cheap means from almost dirt!) http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-ultea-cheap-generator-for-your-bicycle-from/
Make a ultra-cheap generator for your bicycle (by cheap means from almost dirt!) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEW/05BE/IDSN81X3/FEW05BEIDSN81X3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEW/05BE/IDSN81X3/FEW05BEIDSN81X3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEW/05BE/IDSN81X3/FEW05BEIDSN81X3.SMALL.jpg Menticol Today I would like to show you how to build a very cheap yet working bicycle generator. My idea is not competing with a store-bought “dynamo”, but instead teaching you a fun project made from trash (and some of the science behind it). What’s a Generator and how it works? A generator is a machine ...
By: Menticol

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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 07:17:31 PDT
Make a kid's bike into a balance bike http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-kids-bike-into-a-balance-bike/
Make a kid's bike into a balance bike - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1M/H6EI/GTQ7IK3V/F1MH6EIGTQ7IK3V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1M/H6EI/GTQ7IK3V/F1MH6EIGTQ7IK3V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1M/H6EI/GTQ7IK3V/F1MH6EIGTQ7IK3V.SMALL.jpg green_flash A little background - this one is intended for people with no background in working on bikes.  If you've worked on bikes you probably don't need to read this.  If you haven't this should be clear enough for you to be able to get it. Balance bikes are the trend in teaching a kid to ride a 2 wheeler....
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Fri, 14 Oct 2011 00:27:01 PDT
Bike Maintenence: Put a bike chain back on after it falls off and prevent it from happening again! http://www.instructables.com/id/Bike-Maintenence-Put-a-bike-chain-back-on-after-i/
Bike Maintenence: Put a bike chain back on after it falls off and prevent it from happening again! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQS/R4NU/H58P2FUI/FQSR4NUH58P2FUI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQS/R4NU/H58P2FUI/FQSR4NUH58P2FUI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQS/R4NU/H58P2FUI/FQSR4NUH58P2FUI.SMALL.jpg bigmack07 I'm sure almost everyone of you out there who has a bike have had the chain come off once or twice when you were riding. I made this instructable to show you how to put it back on and prevent it from happening again. Flip Bike Over Rest bike on handlebars and bike seat to make it easier to acces...
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Mon, 30 Jul 2012 12:36:56 PDT
No more flat tires??? http://www.instructables.com/id/No-more-flat-tires/
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Wed, 19 May 2010 20:21:24 PDT
Replace a mountain bike front fork for older MTBs http://www.instructables.com/id/Replace-a-mountain-bike-front-fork-for-older-MTBs/
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Mon, 13 Jul 2009 14:29:29 PDT
How to make DIY Bike Panniers http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-DIY-Bike-Panniers/
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Wed, 6 Aug 2008 09:29:41 PDT
Foldable Bike Trailer http://www.instructables.com/id/Foldable-Bike-Trailer/
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Mon, 3 Aug 2015 04:35:21 PDT
Gravity-powered Go-kart http://www.instructables.com/id/Gravity-powered-Go-kart/
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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 15:59:29 PDT
Repainting An Old Bicycle http://www.instructables.com/id/Repainting-An-Old-Bicycle/
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Sat, 31 May 2008 19:25:36 PDT
80cc BICYCLE motorized ENGINE KIT http://www.instructables.com/id/80cc-BICYCLE-motorized-ENGINE-KIT/
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Sun, 18 Nov 2012 05:56:05 PST
Paint a bike frame http://www.instructables.com/id/Paint-a-bike-frame/
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By: fungus amungus

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Fri, 26 Oct 2012 10:00:45 PDT
How to strip yer bicycle for a raw finish. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-strip-yer-bicycle-for-a-raw-finish/
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Mon, 14 Nov 2011 00:03:05 PST
ALL RECYCLED GOOSENECK BIKE TRAILER http://www.instructables.com/id/ALL-RECYCLED-GOOSENECK-BIKE-TRAILER/
ALL RECYCLED GOOSENECK BIKE TRAILER - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F91/YOYZ/IATHLPNV/F91YOYZIATHLPNV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F91/YOYZ/IATHLPNV/F91YOYZIATHLPNV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F91/YOYZ/IATHLPNV/F91YOYZIATHLPNV.SMALL.jpg xader This is my first instruct able, so please remember that I am only trying to share an idea that I found to do the task I needed.I needed a light weight trailer that was strong enough to carry a variety of different loads, without a lot of maintenance. I also wanted to use all recycled materials and t...
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Fri, 12 Jun 2015 16:44:43 PDT
Bmx Engine Kit 80cc http://www.instructables.com/id/Bmx-Engine-Kit-80cc/
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Thu, 11 Jun 2015 20:34:27 PDT
How to build a bike trailer http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-a-bike-trailer-1/
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Wed, 3 Jun 2015 14:32:07 PDT
Cargo Rack Platform http://www.instructables.com/id/Cargo-Rack-Platform/
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By: Geezerwheels

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Sat, 30 May 2015 12:28:12 PDT
All-Terrain Bike Trailer and Dolly http://www.instructables.com/id/All-Terrain-Bike-Trailer-and-Dolly/
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Fri, 22 May 2015 07:57:40 PDT
Rooftop Bike Carrier http://www.instructables.com/id/Rooftop-Bike-Carrier/
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By: pamcinto

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Thu, 14 May 2015 20:52:44 PDT
Doggy Bike Wagon http://www.instructables.com/id/Doggy-Bike-Wagon/
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Mon, 4 May 2015 20:55:29 PDT
How To Make A Go-Kart http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-A-Go-Kart-1/
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Tue, 5 May 2015 19:21:49 PDT
Homemade Cart bike http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Cart-bike/
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Mon, 4 May 2015 19:34:31 PDT
Restore your seemingly totalled bicycle! http://www.instructables.com/id/Restore-your-seemingly-totalled-bicycle/
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Mon, 4 May 2015 20:58:32 PDT
No TV unless you exercise! http://www.instructables.com/id/No-TV-unless-you-exercise/
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Mon, 4 May 2015 19:35:04 PDT
Sparking Bike Light/Bug Zapper http://www.instructables.com/id/Sparking-Bike-LightBug-Zapper/
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Wed, 29 Apr 2015 07:59:24 PDT