Instructables: exploring - outside - bikes - popular http://www.instructables.com Mon, 5 Dec 2016 11:21:48 PST BLOX v1.01 Bike Blender http://www.instructables.com/id/Bike-Blender/
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Mon, 6 Apr 2009 21:02:49 PDT
How to Ride a Bike with "No Hands" http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Ride-a-Bike-with-No-Hands/
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Thu, 21 Jun 2012 11:43:09 PDT
DIY Bike Rack for $20 / Bike Storage Stand & Cabinet for Garage http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Bike-Rack-for-20-Bike-Storage-Stand-Cabinet-fo/
DIY Bike Rack for $20 / Bike Storage Stand & Cabinet for Garage - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FX1/F05Q/IUYD6OK3/FX1F05QIUYD6OK3.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FX1/F05Q/IUYD6OK3/FX1F05QIUYD6OK3.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FX1/F05Q/IUYD6OK3/FX1F05QIUYD6OK3.SMALL.jpg craftedworkshop Looking for a cheap and easy DIY bike rack? This rack requires nothing more than a drill and a few 2x4s, some bike hooks, and a handful of screws. For measurements and more, check the video! Clean up your space and measure your wall You'll need roughly 12" of space per bike, plus 12" on either si...
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Tue, 1 Nov 2016 07:40:56 PDT
no training wheels free balance bike easiest way to ride a bike http://www.instructables.com/id/teach-your-kid-to-ride-without-training-wheels/
no training wheels free balance bike easiest way to ride a bike - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F78/ASC3/FXA2ZDIB/F78ASC3FXA2ZDIB.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F78/ASC3/FXA2ZDIB/F78ASC3FXA2ZDIB.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F78/ASC3/FXA2ZDIB/F78ASC3FXA2ZDIB.SMALL.jpg rowerwet I taught my 4 year old son to ride without training wheels in about 3 weeks, while I was at work and not even home! This was after it took my daughter until she was seven to learn the same thing. I didn't want him to take as long so I went looking for tips, and read how someone else did it. It does ...
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Sun, 2 Aug 2009 20:39:44 PDT
The Gov'nor - Assembling a path racer with a 1930's budget ...... an ongoing project journal.. http://www.instructables.com/id/Assembling-a-path-racer-with-a-1930s-budget/
The Gov'nor - Assembling a path racer with a 1930's budget ...... an ongoing project journal.. - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FBQ/UYFS/GXBJUS8T/FBQUYFSGXBJUS8T.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FBQ/UYFS/GXBJUS8T/FBQUYFSGXBJUS8T.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FBQ/UYFS/GXBJUS8T/FBQUYFSGXBJUS8T.SMALL.jpg FriendOfHumanity This is the Pashley Gov'nor . . . it is simply beautiful . . . sit and stare at it for a while, it will make you feel nice . . .                http://www.pashley.co.uk/products/guvnor.html It is based on the model made by Pashley in the 1930s but is equipped with modern components, (either single...
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Thu, 12 Jan 2012 11:14:40 PST
Suzuki JR50 gear mod http://www.instructables.com/id/Suzuki-JR50-gear-mod/
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Wed, 11 Dec 2013 19:22:30 PST
Building a Recumbent Trike Seat. http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-Recumbent-Trike-Seat/
Building a Recumbent Trike Seat. - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FDX/YNR8/GYGES4XJ/FDXYNR8GYGES4XJ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FDX/YNR8/GYGES4XJ/FDXYNR8GYGES4XJ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FDX/YNR8/GYGES4XJ/FDXYNR8GYGES4XJ.SMALL.jpg kentdvm This instructable outlines the steps required to build an inexpensive wooden recumbent trike seat from 1/8" plywood.  Any thin sheet of wood could be used but I found 3-ply birch plywood bent quite well.   I purchased the plywood from my local Rockler Woodworking store.  The finished seat is comfort...
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Fri, 17 Feb 2012 12:48:18 PST
Bicycle Handlebar Phone Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Bicycle-handlebar-phone-holder/
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Wed, 8 Jan 2014 17:47:53 PST
motorize a bike http://www.instructables.com/id/motorize-a-bike/
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Tue, 17 Feb 2009 11:20:57 PST
RGBike POV - Open project http://www.instructables.com/id/RGBike-POV-Open-project/
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Wed, 10 Jun 2009 12:59:13 PDT
Bottom Bracket Overhaul (bicycle maintenance) http://www.instructables.com/id/Bottom-Bracket-Overhaul-bicycle-maintenance/
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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 21:37:29 PDT
Ikea Bike Rack Hack http://www.instructables.com/id/Ikea-Bike-Rack-Hack/
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Wed, 13 Jan 2016 15:58:38 PST
Quick Hitch for bike trailer http://www.instructables.com/id/Quick-Hitch-for-bike-trailer/
Quick Hitch for bike trailer - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FAM/0OTW/FALOLDVI/FAM0OTWFALOLDVI.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAM/0OTW/FALOLDVI/FAM0OTWFALOLDVI.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAM/0OTW/FALOLDVI/FAM0OTWFALOLDVI.SMALL.jpg Sindrone A quick connector for a bike trailer. So that the trailer can be switched between multiple bikes easily. Not cumbersome and keeps the bike looking "normal". My wife and I live about two blocks from the grocery store and want to be able to use our bikes to get the goods. We have limited space were...
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Wed, 26 Dec 2007 14:47:15 PST
Properly pack/adjust bicycle hub bearings http://www.instructables.com/id/Properly-packadjust-bicycle-hub-bearings/
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Sat, 26 Jan 2008 04:25:26 PST
Fix a flat bike tire - the Way of the Innertube http://www.instructables.com/id/Fix-a-flat-bike-tire-the-Way-of-the-Innertube/
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Mon, 15 Nov 2010 22:24:49 PST
How to fix a detached valve from the inner tube http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-fix-a-detached-valve-from-the-inner-tube/
How to fix a detached valve from the inner tube - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FII/OU14/H6734XNJ/FIIOU14H6734XNJ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FII/OU14/H6734XNJ/FIIOU14H6734XNJ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FII/OU14/H6734XNJ/FIIOU14H6734XNJ.SMALL.jpg extrem For the begining, I am sory for my bad english. So, let's start the instructable. One day I ride my  mountain bike in the middle of nowhere  where I made a flat tire. No problem I said, I have my pump, patches and glue, so I started fixing. When I opened the tire I saw that the valve was broken. Ci...
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Fri, 31 Aug 2012 10:19:40 PDT
How to Paint your bike http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Paint-your-bike/
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Sun, 17 Aug 2008 14:09:56 PDT
How To Start Your Own Bike Repair Shop. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Start-Your-Own-Bike-Repair-Shop/
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Wed, 27 Jun 2012 10:16:58 PDT
How to make a bike headset press & install a headset http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-bike-headset-press-%26-install-a-heads/
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Wed, 14 Dec 2005 16:20:37 PST
Car Wheel Bicycle - The Learn To Weld Project http://www.instructables.com/id/Car-Wheel-Bicycle-the-Learn-to-Weld-Project/
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Mon, 1 Aug 2016 11:12:55 PDT
Poor Man's Painted Bicycle Wheel (Lacing Included) http://www.instructables.com/id/Poor-Mans-Painted-Bicycle-Wheel-Lacing-Included/
Poor Man's Painted Bicycle Wheel (Lacing Included) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FT4/OLYC/FS8O1F15/FT4OLYCFS8O1F15.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FT4/OLYC/FS8O1F15/FT4OLYCFS8O1F15.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FT4/OLYC/FS8O1F15/FT4OLYCFS8O1F15.SMALL.jpg apccool Been riding that old road bike around campus or around town and tired of the plain old silver or rust-colored spokes in your wheels? With a little bit of time and effort, you can have a newish looking wheel with colorful spokes and rim with contrasting metal nipples. This method is for the homegro...
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Fri, 13 Mar 2009 21:41:09 PDT
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/
brilliantly simple tandem bike - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F7U/RY1P/FIKMXTSH/F7URY1PFIKMXTSH.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F7U/RY1P/FIKMXTSH/F7URY1PFIKMXTSH.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F7U/RY1P/FIKMXTSH/F7URY1PFIKMXTSH.SMALL.jpg Nkevin90 How to make a tandem bicycle from two bikes! no welding, no fancy tools needed other than a power drill. parts you're going to need: -crescent/ adjustable wrenches -chain breaker -extra chain -electric drill -bolts/ nuts -two bicycles, nothing fancy (possibly a smaller frame for the stoker if y...
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Sat, 12 Jul 2008 21:56:34 PDT
bike rim resurfacing http://www.instructables.com/id/bike-rim-resurfacing/
bike rim resurfacing - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FYW/DA78/TVRES9J50B0/FYWDA78TVRES9J50B0.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FYW/DA78/TVRES9J50B0/FYWDA78TVRES9J50B0.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FYW/DA78/TVRES9J50B0/FYWDA78TVRES9J50B0.SMALL.jpg Prometheus Resurface bike rims for up to 300% stopping power, even in wet conditions. Makes some bike brakes impervious to water, even submerged.... get some slate first get a sample piece of slate used in construction....Slate is a grindable and fileable sedimentary stone, and is almost as hard as granite....
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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/
Valve adapter for air mattress - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FDX/GD5M/FCHYO374/FDXGD5MFCHYO374.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FDX/GD5M/FCHYO374/FDXGD5MFCHYO374.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FDX/GD5M/FCHYO374/FDXGD5MFCHYO374.SMALL.jpg xenobiologista Shortly after graduating from college I needed a cheap mattress and bought a camping air mattress (I'm not a fussy sleeper). Unfortunately I didn't realize before purchasing it that the valve is a completely different shape and it's virtually impossible to find an adapter to connect a "regular" bicy...
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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/
Convert a Child's Bike Trailer into a Cargo Trailer. - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F7Q/8LOS/GCGULD15/F7Q8LOSGCGULD15.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F7Q/8LOS/GCGULD15/F7Q8LOSGCGULD15.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F7Q/8LOS/GCGULD15/F7Q8LOSGCGULD15.SMALL.jpg bertus52x11 After 7 years of loyal service, our bicycle trailer was of no use anymore because our children cycle by themselves. However, as our type of cycling trips shifted to longer distances (multiple days), we required a luggage trailer instead. Instead of investing in a cargo trailer or building one, I de...
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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/
DIY Bicycle Repair Stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FRK/6ME3/F6B7Q8VZ/FRK6ME3F6B7Q8VZ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FRK/6ME3/F6B7Q8VZ/FRK6ME3F6B7Q8VZ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FRK/6ME3/F6B7Q8VZ/FRK6ME3F6B7Q8VZ.SMALL.jpg mr.bologna This instructable details how to make an simple, durable, and functional bicycle repair stand for little money! Maybe you don't have the need for a repair stand often enough to justify the $100+ expenditure. Perhaps you do a lot of bicycle repairs, but have resigned yourself to flipping the bike up...
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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/
MTB Maintenence: How to overhaul mountain bike pedals - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F4A/N40I/G0KQKUQ4/F4AN40IG0KQKUQ4.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F4A/N40I/G0KQKUQ4/F4AN40IG0KQKUQ4.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F4A/N40I/G0KQKUQ4/F4AN40IG0KQKUQ4.SMALL.jpg bedbugg2 Following my MTB Maintenance series of Instructables, this installment is an in depth guide on how to strip, grease and rebuild the pedals on your mountain bike. The pedals in question in this Instructable are Crank Brothers 5050x with cone style bearings. This this Instructable only shows how to ov...
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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/
7 Things To Do When Your Dirt Bike Won't Start - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FRS/6H5L/ID02HEO9/FRS6H5LID02HEO9.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FRS/6H5L/ID02HEO9/FRS6H5LID02HEO9.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FRS/6H5L/ID02HEO9/FRS6H5LID02HEO9.SMALL.jpg hflorman Sometimes when your dirt bike does not get used, it won't start.Here are some ways to start a "mad motor." Follow These Steps to Get Your "Mad Motor" Running 1. Make sure the gas line is ON.2. Make sure you have gas in the dirt bike. 3. Make sure the spark plug boot is pushed in. 4. Make sure you...
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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/
Make your bike sound like a motorcycle!!!! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FNB/8IGT/FITUPT2L/FNB8IGTFITUPT2L.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FNB/8IGT/FITUPT2L/FNB8IGTFITUPT2L.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FNB/8IGT/FITUPT2L/FNB8IGTFITUPT2L.SMALL.jpg beyondimagination Man up your possibly new way to save gas money or just try to be more noticed by cars or pedestrians, whatever it is you can did this to any bike with spokes and with stuff you see about everyday. WATCH THE VIDEO TO LISTEN TO THE BIKE!! Get your stuff! you will need: Scissors Playing card Mask...
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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/
Patch a bike tire - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FHQ/W3Y3/FCA43HCM/FHQW3Y3FCA43HCM.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FHQ/W3Y3/FCA43HCM/FHQW3Y3FCA43HCM.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FHQ/W3Y3/FCA43HCM/FHQW3Y3FCA43HCM.SMALL.jpg infinitemonkies316 A simple explanation to find and patch a hole in your bike's inner tube. Inflate the inner tube After the inner tube has been removed from the bike, inflate the inner tube until it is no longer limp. Pressure inside the inner tube will help you locate the hole. Locate the hole Submerge the ...
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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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FKO/5F9K/IG3WTM8O/FKO5F9KIG3WTM8O.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FKO/5F9K/IG3WTM8O/FKO5F9KIG3WTM8O.SQUARE.jpg https://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/
How to install a kickstand on your bicycle - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FIM/HBBJ/FGLDOH0J/FIMHBBJFGLDOH0J.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FIM/HBBJ/FGLDOH0J/FIMHBBJFGLDOH0J.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FIM/HBBJ/FGLDOH0J/FIMHBBJFGLDOH0J.SMALL.jpg rachel I'm handy, but not familiar with bicycles so much, and it took me several minutes to figure out how to install my new kickstand properly. In the interest of saving someone else those few minutes, here's how to do it. (Note that some bikes won't have the installation bracket, but these are likely t...
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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/
DIY Contactless magnetic induction bike dynamo - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FW9/CJMQ/I3DQHRYU/FW9CJMQI3DQHRYU.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FW9/CJMQ/I3DQHRYU/FW9CJMQI3DQHRYU.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FW9/CJMQ/I3DQHRYU/FW9CJMQI3DQHRYU.SMALL.jpg stonioni ***WORK IN PROGRESS***I'm in test phase of this project and i want to share with you the progresses!First of all, inspiration:...and its patent: https://www.google.com/patents/DE202011107060U1?cl=enThen, principles involved in this project:- Eddy current- Magnetic inductionReady? GO! TEST #1 magn...
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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/
Hipsterize Your Bike Key - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FNI/JMPO/IMP63GKI/FNIJMPOIMP63GKI.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FNI/JMPO/IMP63GKI/FNIJMPOIMP63GKI.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FNI/JMPO/IMP63GKI/FNIJMPOIMP63GKI.SMALL.jpg dtextor So you've got a fixie bike. That's cute. But if you're using a bike lock with the mother of all ugly keys, it won't do you any good in terms of street cred. It's attention to detail that will make you stand out of the crowd. Maybe.So my bike just got stolen (they shall burn in hell) and I had to get...
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Thu, 7 Apr 2016 01:19:28 PDT