Instructables: exploring - outside - bikes - popular http://www.instructables.com Sat, 28 May 2016 15:22:30 PDT BLOX v1.01 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/
Bamboo Hextubes - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKO/5F9K/IG3WTM8O/FKO5F9KIG3WTM8O.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKO/5F9K/IG3WTM8O/FKO5F9KIG3WTM8O.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKO/5F9K/IG3WTM8O/FKO5F9KIG3WTM8O.SMALL.jpg lgrake Hex Tubes- The Basics Hextubes are bamboo/carbon fiber composite tubes that are strong, stiff, lightweight, and relatively easy to construct with basic woodshop tools.I’ve been making these things for a few years now, and I’ve figured out some techniques that seem to work pretty efficiently, but I a...
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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/
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Tue, 9 Oct 2012 18:16:20 PDT
Cycle-car http://www.instructables.com/id/Cycle-car/
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Wed, 13 Apr 2016 22:56:17 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...
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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...
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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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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/
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Sun, 4 Feb 2007 22:19:09 PST
Air powered bicycle. http://www.instructables.com/id/Air-powered-bicycle./
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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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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/
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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/
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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/
how to "unpop" a speaker - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT8/X8NR/LKXEV0FB1JM/FT8X8NRLKXEV0FB1JM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT8/X8NR/LKXEV0FB1JM/FT8X8NRLKXEV0FB1JM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT8/X8NR/LKXEV0FB1JM/FT8X8NRLKXEV0FB1JM.SMALL.jpg Danny have you ever popped in the centre bit of a speaker and wanted to no how to get it back out? well here's the answer there are 3 ways to do this first way the first way you can do this is simply by using your mouth all you do is put your mouth round the centre and suck in as hard as you can (t...
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...
By: Snotflower

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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 ...
By: petercd

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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/
Almost jigless bicycle frame building - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXR/RZAU/FCA43HSI/FXRRZAUFCA43HSI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXR/RZAU/FCA43HSI/FXRRZAUFCA43HSI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXR/RZAU/FCA43HSI/FXRRZAUFCA43HSI.SMALL.jpg drwelby This Instructable shows some basic, simple tooling to help build a bicycle frame. It's aimed for someone building their first few frames who is unable to invest the time or money into a full framebuilding jig. Introduction Every person who decides to build their first frame is faced with the ques...
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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/
Giving your bike its weekly clean and tidy. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3H/WN1H/FINO9Y83/F3HWN1HFINO9Y83.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3H/WN1H/FINO9Y83/F3HWN1HFINO9Y83.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3H/WN1H/FINO9Y83/F3HWN1HFINO9Y83.SMALL.jpg killerjackalope A great thing to do on a sunny Sunday afternoon after a good bike ride, maybe beforehand, then you'll have something to do after that aswell. This instructable will cover: - Cleaning your bike up without using a hose or anything likely to force water in to bearings. - Cleaning and degreasing the...
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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...
By: I_bike

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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/
Wooden Pallet - Bike and Scooter Rack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9O/94DG/HZJOT1Z4/F9O94DGHZJOT1Z4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9O/94DG/HZJOT1Z4/F9O94DGHZJOT1Z4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9O/94DG/HZJOT1Z4/F9O94DGHZJOT1Z4.SMALL.jpg Davinci2K1 Wanted to get some kid-friendly bike storage/organization for our garage. I had seen a bunch of wooden pallet bike racks here and around the web - of varying levels of effort, execution. Since I was able to get me hands on a couple of nice wooden pallets for free - I was able to complete this littl...
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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/
Folding Fixie (without welding) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5W/37Q2/IH3OYMUH/F5W37Q2IH3OYMUH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5W/37Q2/IH3OYMUH/F5W37Q2IH3OYMUH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5W/37Q2/IH3OYMUH/F5W37Q2IH3OYMUH.SMALL.jpg jeroenvanoorschot dot nl Folding bikes are handy, but slow and boring for daily commutes. Singlespeeds and fixed gear bikes are quick and fun, but cumbersome and expensive to travel with. So, my aim was to build a quick, fun, compact, full size, single speed bike which I could pack: in two suitcases; in the back of a s...
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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/
How to power your bike with a whippersnipper motor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8D/PPRV/FFRD8UN2/F8DPPRVFFRD8UN2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8D/PPRV/FFRD8UN2/F8DPPRVFFRD8UN2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8D/PPRV/FFRD8UN2/F8DPPRVFFRD8UN2.SMALL.jpg b-train This Instructable will show you how to modify your push bike with a small motor so you wont have to pedal as much and look a whole load cooler! I made mine using a really old kawasaki whipper snipper (weed whacker for you Americans) motor. I could get about 40kmh along a flat with no pedalling and a...
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/
Walmart Hack Bamboo Bike - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F84/3OJ1/IG5C8ZUJ/F843OJ1IG5C8ZUJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F84/3OJ1/IG5C8ZUJ/F843OJ1IG5C8ZUJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F84/3OJ1/IG5C8ZUJ/F843OJ1IG5C8ZUJ.SMALL.jpg lgrake When I designed the Semester hextube bamboo bike for HERObike a few years ago, I was frustrated with the costs of components- wheels, tires, chainset, saddle- everything! Trying to keep a simple bike affordable was an incredible challenge. But then someone told me that Walmart sold a pretty decent f...
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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