Instructables: exploring - outside - bikes - popular http://www.instructables.com Sun, 20 Apr 2014 14:03:37 PDT BLOX v1.01 Portable Bicycle Repair Station http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Bicycle-Repair-Station/
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By: veryrealperson

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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 17:51:14 PDT
Bike Wall Mount http://www.instructables.com/id/Bike-Wall-Mount/
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By: Antonio Herrera

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Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:32:58 PDT
Remove Rust from a Bicycle with Lime Juice http://www.instructables.com/id/Remove-Rust-from-a-Bicycle-Chain/
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By: joshf

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Tue, 29 Jul 2008 12:04:06 PDT
Human powered buggy http://www.instructables.com/id/Human-powered-buggy/
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Fri, 4 Apr 2014 12:22:35 PDT
Bike pannier (front & rear) http://www.instructables.com/id/Bike-pannier-front-rear/
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By: TVG3000

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Thu, 3 Apr 2014 16:19:20 PDT
EASY Bike Camera Mount http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-Easy-Bicycle-Camera-Mount/
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Fri, 28 Mar 2014 05:16:26 PDT
Bike tool key set (MOD) http://www.instructables.com/id/Bike-tool-key-set/
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Sun, 23 Mar 2014 12:10:55 PDT
How to make a "high-rider" Tall Bike http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-high-rider-Tall-Bike/
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Sat, 22 Mar 2014 17:53:56 PDT
Riding a Motorcycle http://www.instructables.com/id/Riding-a-Motorcycle/
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By: eeverett

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Wed, 28 Mar 2012 07:30:25 PDT
Automatic Shadow Detection Bike Tail Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Automatic-Bike-Tail-Light/
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By: Solarcycle

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Sat, 1 Mar 2014 10:27:06 PST
How to Create a Downhill Skibike http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Create-a-Downhill-Skibike/
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Mon, 10 Mar 2014 22:59:02 PDT
Replacing Bike Tire and Tube on a Road Bike http://www.instructables.com/id/Replacing-Bike-Tire-and-Tube-on-a-Road-Bike/
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By: F4L53 R34L1TY

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Thu, 17 Jun 2010 06:43:24 PDT
Another Homebrew Bakfiets (or Cargo Bike, if you don't speak Dutch) http://www.instructables.com/id/Another-Homebrew-Bakfiets-or-Cargo-Bike-if-you-don/
Another Homebrew Bakfiets (or Cargo Bike, if you don't speak Dutch) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3S/URMB/HR0AQ7WV/F3SURMBHR0AQ7WV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3S/URMB/HR0AQ7WV/F3SURMBHR0AQ7WV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3S/URMB/HR0AQ7WV/F3SURMBHR0AQ7WV.SMALL.jpg ranggapanji I ride bicycles. In a densely populated city like Jakarta where the traffic jams will never make sense, riding bicycle is the best way to go. Some might say riding bicycle in Jakarta's crazy traffic is insane, but let's keep that story for another time. Owning a bicycle shop means sometimes I have t...
By: ranggapanji

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Thu, 30 Jan 2014 06:58:06 PST
Bike mudguard from picture hook http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-a-picture-rail-hook-into-a-bike-mud-guard/
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By: My New Stuff

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Fri, 7 Mar 2014 06:03:45 PST
Leather and Paracord Bicycle Grips. http://www.instructables.com/id/Leather-and-Paracord-Bicycle-Grips/
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By: Mr.Sanchez

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Mon, 3 Mar 2014 19:48:21 PST
Rebuilding a Threaded Bicycle Headset. http://www.instructables.com/id/Rebuilding-a-Threaded-Bicycle-Headset/
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By: Snotflower

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Sat, 1 Mar 2014 10:51:31 PST
Bike Taxidermy Wall Hangers. http://www.instructables.com/id/Bike-Taxidermy-wall-hooks/
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Wed, 26 Feb 2014 13:38:59 PST
Homemade bicycle slick tires. http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-bicycle-slick-tires/
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Tue, 25 Feb 2014 05:44:16 PST
Paracord Bike Frame Handle http://www.instructables.com/id/Paracord-Bike-Frame-Handle/
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Sat, 22 Feb 2014 21:07:44 PST
How to make bike lights magnetic with sugru + magnets http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-bike-lights-magnetic-with-sugru-magnet/
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Mon, 17 Feb 2014 06:58:48 PST
Bike Handlebar Camera Mount http://www.instructables.com/id/Bike-Handlebar-Camera-Count/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FDR/TY7Z/GALHA8TV/FDRTY7ZGALHA8TV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDR/TY7Z/GALHA8TV/FDRTY7ZGALHA8TV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDR/TY7Z/GALHA8TV/FDRTY7ZGALHA8TV.SMALL.jpg zoltzerino This is a small evening project I did, it is a bar mount for cameras/camera phones for recording bike rides. It is essentially a re-purposed bike reflector mount with a plastic plate screwed to it, onto which the camera is mounted via elastic bands/cable ties or anything similar.  There are many ins...
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Fri, 18 Jun 2010 17:22:06 PDT
Fat Bike Bar Covers http://www.instructables.com/id/Fat-Bike-Bar-Covers/
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Sun, 9 Feb 2014 16:46:05 PST
Pelican Case Bike Basket http://www.instructables.com/id/Pelican-Case-Bike-Basket/
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Sat, 1 Feb 2014 14:30:20 PST
Stop sign bicycle mount http://www.instructables.com/id/Stop-sign-bicycle-mount/
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Tue, 4 Feb 2014 12:53:25 PST
The simplest bicycle framebuilding jig I could come up with... http://www.instructables.com/id/The-simplest-bicycle-framebuilding-jig-I-could-com/
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Sat, 26 May 2007 21:56:30 PDT
Plastic Bag Bike Seat Cover http://www.instructables.com/id/Plastic-Bag-Bike-Seat-Cover/
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Mon, 27 Jan 2014 15:26:00 PST
DIY heated belt http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-heated-belt/
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Mon, 20 Jan 2014 11:10:25 PST
Build a Bicycle Frame http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Bicycle-Frame/
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By: Tanner W

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Sat, 11 Jan 2014 19:54:57 PST
Night Bike 2.0 with LED's http://www.instructables.com/id/Night-Bike-20/
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Mon, 6 Jan 2014 18:45:49 PST
Studded Bike Tire For Ice http://www.instructables.com/id/Studded-Bike-Tire-For-Ice/
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Sat, 21 Dec 2013 17:01:26 PST
refurbish a bike saddle with leather http://www.instructables.com/id/refurbish-a-bike-saddle-with-leather/
refurbish a bike saddle with leather - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7B/3MTT/HP0CRMWW/F7B3MTTHP0CRMWW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7B/3MTT/HP0CRMWW/F7B3MTTHP0CRMWW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7B/3MTT/HP0CRMWW/F7B3MTTHP0CRMWW.SMALL.jpg andrea biffi Oddly if you want an hard bike saddle you have to spend more money than for a soft one... also leather saddles are very expensive. In this instructable I'll show you how to refurbish an old saddle into a nice leather one, also very hard if you want... the old saddle The saddle had a synthetic uph...
By: andrea biffi

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Fri, 13 Dec 2013 09:55:14 PST
Quick-release Mod for CREE T6 Bicycle Light + Waterproof Battery Bottle (cheap/free) http://www.instructables.com/id/Quick-release-Mod-for-CREE-T6-Bicycle-Light-Waterp/
Quick-release Mod for CREE T6 Bicycle Light + Waterproof Battery Bottle (cheap/free) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQA/Y6H1/HP1KOSPW/FQAY6H1HP1KOSPW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQA/Y6H1/HP1KOSPW/FQAY6H1HP1KOSPW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQA/Y6H1/HP1KOSPW/FQAY6H1HP1KOSPW.SMALL.jpg confu I bought this kind of "upper beam headlights" for my bike: http://www.amazon.com/SecurityIng%C2%AE-3800Lm-Headlight-Headlamp-Bicycle/dp/B009QX8B2Q/ Maybe not the safest electronics* but dirt-cheap and bright as @$%&. Disregarding some safety issues* I was annoyed by the cumbersome way of attachin...
By: confu

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Tue, 10 Dec 2013 16:44:12 PST
Bike Frame Triangle Chair http://www.instructables.com/id/Bike-Frame-Triangle-chair/
Bike Frame Triangle Chair - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXE/1TN9/HP0CUIZP/FXE1TN9HP0CUIZP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXE/1TN9/HP0CUIZP/FXE1TN9HP0CUIZP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXE/1TN9/HP0CUIZP/FXE1TN9HP0CUIZP.SMALL.jpg E_Bloomquist So a while back I came across this neat old Nishiki Mixte that looked like it had been the unfortunate victim of a front end collision. The top tube was all bent and in pretty bad shape. Originally I thought to myself what an awesome score, Dia Compe 500 Brakes and a Sugino GT Crankset. However, aft...
By: E_Bloomquist

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Mon, 9 Dec 2013 15:46:22 PST
Removable Bike Rack For Truck Toolbox http://www.instructables.com/id/Removable-Bike-Rack-For-Truck-Toolbox/
Removable Bike Rack For Truck Toolbox - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXM/Q0OQ/HO237I9L/FXMQ0OQHO237I9L.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXM/Q0OQ/HO237I9L/FXMQ0OQHO237I9L.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXM/Q0OQ/HO237I9L/FXMQ0OQHO237I9L.SMALL.jpg Scottytech I recently purchased a short bed truck with a cross-bed toolbox and was faced with the dilemma of how to transport my bicycles. I thought about bolting fork mounts to the top of the toolbox but quickly dismissed the idea because it wouldn't work with the disc brakes on my mountain bike. Besides, I d...
By: Scottytech

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Tue, 19 Nov 2013 08:40:52 PST
Bike Hitch - from rear fork of another bike http://www.instructables.com/id/Bike-Hitch-from-rear-fork-of-another-bike/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F4H/LMIV/HNSDZYMO/F4HLMIVHNSDZYMO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4H/LMIV/HNSDZYMO/F4HLMIVHNSDZYMO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4H/LMIV/HNSDZYMO/F4HLMIVHNSDZYMO.SMALL.jpg marc.cryan Steps: See that the neighbor put a bike in the trash Remove rear tires, brakes, and seat. Cutoff the rear fork of garbage bike with angle grinder and cutt-off blade (wear face and body protection) Take the nuts off the rear wheel of the good bike (leave wheel in place) Fit t...
By: marc.cryan

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Tue, 12 Nov 2013 11:48:57 PST
Indoor Bike Trainer http://www.instructables.com/id/Indoor-Bike-Trainer/
Indoor Bike Trainer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT3/5WRY/GKQ3D51Q/FT35WRYGKQ3D51Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT3/5WRY/GKQ3D51Q/FT35WRYGKQ3D51Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT3/5WRY/GKQ3D51Q/FT35WRYGKQ3D51Q.SMALL.jpg timnterra After moving from west Texas, with mild winters and roads with wide shoulders, to rural Southern Kentucky, with long winters and roads with steep ditches instead of shoulders, it was time to start riding inside. My search for bike trainers left me feeling poor as it was hard to find one for under ...
By: timnterra

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Thu, 3 Mar 2011 21:12:21 PST
Truckbed PVC Bike Rack http://www.instructables.com/id/Truckbed-Bike-Rack/
Truckbed PVC Bike Rack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7V/MNW5/HFSHW4IO/F7VMNW5HFSHW4IO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7V/MNW5/HFSHW4IO/F7VMNW5HFSHW4IO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7V/MNW5/HFSHW4IO/F7VMNW5HFSHW4IO.SMALL.jpg louislam We recently bought two bikes and instead of just throwing the bikes onto the bed of the truck and get them scratched, I build one using PVC pipes from the hardware store. I made it at TechShop since it's a lot more spacious and they have all the tools available. Materials and Tools - Four 10-ft ...
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Fri, 25 Oct 2013 01:04:28 PDT
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
Make bicycle panniers out of swiss army surplus bags http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-bicycle-panniers-out-of-swiss-army-surplus-ba/
Make bicycle panniers out of swiss army surplus bags - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ5/GG0X/HN829XNH/FQ5GG0XHN829XNH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ5/GG0X/HN829XNH/FQ5GG0XHN829XNH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ5/GG0X/HN829XNH/FQ5GG0XHN829XNH.SMALL.jpg MattBruzer When you use your bicycle to commute you need someplace to carry stuff.  Bike bags (known as panniers) are expensive!  Lets make a set of our own panniers! You have lots of choices of materials when making bags.  Plastic kitty litter boxes are popular but just do not look good to me.  Some people ...
By: MattBruzer

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Wed, 23 Oct 2013 22:02:47 PDT
Simple POV wheel lights http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-POV-wheel-lights/
Simple POV wheel lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FP5/745J/HMWW0072/FP5745JHMWW0072.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP5/745J/HMWW0072/FP5745JHMWW0072.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP5/745J/HMWW0072/FP5745JHMWW0072.SMALL.jpg liquidhandwash This Instructable will show you how to make POV lights for bike wheels that generate random colors and patterns and doesn't require any electronic circuit boards or special skills. When I first saw a monkey light I thought that is cool can I make one? Then I saw the electronics and thought probably ...
By: liquidhandwash

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Mon, 21 Oct 2013 16:50:32 PDT
DIY carbon tape heated vest modular system http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-carbon-tape-heated-vest-modular-system/
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By: Shenzhen

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Thu, 17 Oct 2013 13:50:31 PDT
Bike seat chain lock (that doesn't look stupid) http://www.instructables.com/id/Bike-seat-chain-lock-that-doesnt-look-stupid/
Bike seat chain lock (that doesn't look stupid) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Y/ZGCY/HMNNFM23/F8YZGCYHMNNFM23.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Y/ZGCY/HMNNFM23/F8YZGCYHMNNFM23.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Y/ZGCY/HMNNFM23/F8YZGCYHMNNFM23.SMALL.jpg Ryan271828 I've seen lots of bike seat locks made from bike chains that look stupid - they're giant loops of bike chain haphazardly looped around the seat rail and the bike frame that flap in the wind.  Effective, sure, but they look like crap. Who wants that? My bike seat [bike] chain lock really isn't anyth...
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Tue, 15 Oct 2013 06:30:22 PDT
Bike Wind Guards For Your Hands http://www.instructables.com/id/Bike-Wind-Guards-For-Your-Hands/
Bike Wind Guards For Your Hands - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Q/7CD0/HMMF58LU/F7Q7CD0HMMF58LU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Q/7CD0/HMMF58LU/F7Q7CD0HMMF58LU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Q/7CD0/HMMF58LU/F7Q7CD0HMMF58LU.SMALL.jpg pixelinabitmap It's fall, and mornings have gotten pretty crisp. I use my bike to commute to work, and, while the cooler weather makes this more comfortable overall, the wind chill is really starting to hurt my hands. Gloves are only a partial solution, as both knitted ones and fleece ones don't offer protection a...
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Sun, 13 Oct 2013 10:43:23 PDT
Making wide bike wheel hubs and joining them to car rims! http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-wide-bike-wheel-hubs-and-joining-them-to-ca/
Making wide bike wheel hubs and joining them to car rims! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F44/3CV5/HMEXT9UJ/F443CV5HMEXT9UJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F44/3CV5/HMEXT9UJ/F443CV5HMEXT9UJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F44/3CV5/HMEXT9UJ/F443CV5HMEXT9UJ.SMALL.jpg LukeTheJoker This is a project I did early in the year for the ratrodbikes.com Muscle Bike Build-off. It turned out very successful and wanted to share it with others... Please remember this is only an idea being provided, how good it turns out is up to the individual builder, I take no responsibility for anythi...
By: LukeTheJoker

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Tue, 8 Oct 2013 09:51:04 PDT
Gas Powered Trike Or Electric http://www.instructables.com/id/Gas-Powered-Trike-Or-Electric/
Gas Powered Trike Or Electric - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ9/HNGM/HK1DERV8/FJ9HNGMHK1DERV8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ9/HNGM/HK1DERV8/FJ9HNGMHK1DERV8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ9/HNGM/HK1DERV8/FJ9HNGMHK1DERV8.SMALL.jpg rtskone18 Hey guys im back! I have a crazy project that im am doing currently. I am calling it the pocket trike. If you guys will give me some suggestions on the name and tips and how should i make an axle with two wheels for a bike .. Thanks ill post pics of the bike i guess ...
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Tue, 6 Aug 2013 17:13:23 PDT
Electric Trike on the cheap http://www.instructables.com/id/Electric-Trike-on-the-cheap/
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Thu, 3 Oct 2013 16:41:28 PDT
Tuning a rear derailleur on any bicycle. http://www.instructables.com/id/Tuning-a-rear-derailleur-on-any-bicycle/
Tuning a rear derailleur on any bicycle. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHV/FL7I/HLZRO858/FHVFL7IHLZRO858.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHV/FL7I/HLZRO858/FHVFL7IHLZRO858.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHV/FL7I/HLZRO858/FHVFL7IHLZRO858.SMALL.jpg mloy0195 One of the most important mechanical components of a bicycle is the rear derailleur. It allows the changing of gears and a smoother more efficient ride. Keeping this component in good working order is essential for any cyclist from commuters to competitive racers.  Most expensive bike shop visits c...
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Wed, 25 Sep 2013 23:24:50 PDT
Electric BMX Bicycle http://www.instructables.com/id/Electric-BMX-Bicycle/
Electric BMX Bicycle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFH/F5OS/HLSH5JCZ/FFHF5OSHLSH5JCZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFH/F5OS/HLSH5JCZ/FFHF5OSHLSH5JCZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFH/F5OS/HLSH5JCZ/FFHF5OSHLSH5JCZ.SMALL.jpg michaelmonaghan Frame The first thing to decide when making an e-bike is which frame to use. When choosing a frame, keep in mind that the size, material, and rim options. If you are going to weld mounts to it, look for frame that are steel and not aluminum. Also keep in mind that usually only 20in BMX rims and...
By: michaelmonaghan

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Sat, 21 Sep 2013 15:16:53 PDT
The Sail Bike, a two person sailing bicycle http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Sail-Bike-a-two-person-sailing-bicycle/
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Tue, 17 Sep 2013 18:30:44 PDT
DIY 0$ Bike Fender http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-0-Bike-Fender/
DIY 0$ Bike Fender - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDB/1N9U/HLIDD94I/FDB1N9UHLIDD94I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDB/1N9U/HLIDD94I/FDB1N9UHLIDD94I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDB/1N9U/HLIDD94I/FDB1N9UHLIDD94I.SMALL.jpg StasinG Hello!! It's my 1st instructable. Every part and tool for this instructable I've found at home. That's why it cost 0$.  Materials & Tools   Cutting the parts After you cut the parts make the borders flat and equal. Repair the broken fastening Close the cap strong as possible as you c...
By: StasinG

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Fri, 13 Sep 2013 09:12:40 PDT