Instructables: exploring - outside - bike - diy http://www.instructables.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:45:43 PDT BLOX v1.01 Revolution - Bike Stamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Revolution-Bike-Stamp/
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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:37:54 PDT
EASY Bike Seatpost Mount http://www.instructables.com/id/EASY-Bike-Seatpost-Mount/
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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 05:49:35 PDT
Bicycle Wheel Windmill http://www.instructables.com/id/Bicycle-Wheel-Windmill/
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Mon, 7 Jul 2014 16:23:13 PDT
DIY reflective tape armour for bike http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-reflective-tape-armour-for-bike/
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Sun, 6 Jul 2014 10:37:56 PDT
bicycle shifter grip http://www.instructables.com/id/bicycle-shifter-grip/
bicycle shifter grip - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHX/7R8X/HWLD7PF7/FHX7R8XHWLD7PF7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHX/7R8X/HWLD7PF7/FHX7R8XHWLD7PF7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHX/7R8X/HWLD7PF7/FHX7R8XHWLD7PF7.SMALL.jpg andrea biffi Although the bicycle components are usually made so that their weight is lower as possible, you can add a nice coloured grip to your shifter in a few easy steps. The Sugru Clean the shifter with alcohol, so that Sugru will adhere better.Now you need a pack of Sugru, you can choose the colour you ...
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Thu, 19 Jun 2014 23:41:01 PDT
Custom Reupholstered Bicycle Saddle http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-Reupholstered-Bicycle-Saddle/
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Thu, 12 Jun 2014 15:04:57 PDT
biga, the bike trailer http://www.instructables.com/id/biga-the-bike-trailer/
biga, the bike trailer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT1/2H3T/HVTWG3HR/FT12H3THVTWG3HR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT1/2H3T/HVTWG3HR/FT12H3THVTWG3HR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT1/2H3T/HVTWG3HR/FT12H3THVTWG3HR.SMALL.jpg andrea biffi In support of a bicycle workshop I have decided with my friends to build a trailer to carry the tools around the city.We were not skilled in welding iron frames, but that didn't stop us, and with some advice we succeeded in building a nice, strong, and effective trailer, which remembers me an ancien...
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Fri, 30 May 2014 11:28:33 PDT
Open Source DIY Automatic Bike Tail Light 2.0 http://www.instructables.com/id/Open-Source-Light-Sensor-Kit-20/
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Sat, 3 May 2014 20:49:46 PDT
EASY Bike Handlebar/Fork Mount [UPDATED] http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-Easy-Bicycle-Camera-Mount/
EASY Bike Handlebar/Fork Mount [UPDATED] - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVC/7GS3/HXEZ8O8K/FVC7GS3HXEZ8O8K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVC/7GS3/HXEZ8O8K/FVC7GS3HXEZ8O8K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVC/7GS3/HXEZ8O8K/FVC7GS3HXEZ8O8K.SMALL.jpg manuelmasc Hi everybody! In this i'ble I will show you how to make by yourself two super easy, strong, practical and very cheap bicycle mounts for your cameras.The full project costs less than 2€ (actually I spent 0€ because I already had a useless bike bell and an unused mini tripod) and it's very fast (I mad...
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Fri, 28 Mar 2014 05:16:26 PDT
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
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
refurbish a bike saddle with leather http://www.instructables.com/id/refurbish-a-bike-saddle-with-leather/
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Fri, 13 Dec 2013 09:55:14 PST
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
Safety light on bike helmet http://www.instructables.com/id/Safety-light-on-bike-helmet/
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Thu, 10 Oct 2013 21:21:14 PDT
mini jack 3.5 based wheel lightning DIY http://www.instructables.com/id/mini-jack-35-based-wheel-lightning-DIY/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FEP/5ZIM/HLSH94FA/FEP5ZIMHLSH94FA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEP/5ZIM/HLSH94FA/FEP5ZIMHLSH94FA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEP/5ZIM/HLSH94FA/FEP5ZIMHLSH94FA.SMALL.jpg StasinG HI, I want to show you how I made bike wheel valve cap lightning  using mini jack 3.5 as base. It's realy cheap than the same stuff in store. And it's a very small but very COOL device for bike. Now everybody can see me riding a bike in the dark time. I made just one piece for rear wheel and I'm go...
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Sun, 22 Sep 2013 09:58:56 PDT
DIY 0$ Bike Bottle & Bottle Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-0-Bike-Bottle-Bottle-Holder/
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Wed, 18 Sep 2013 11:43:12 PDT
DIY 0$ Bike Fender http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-0-Bike-Fender/
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Fri, 13 Sep 2013 09:12:40 PDT
LED bike lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-light-for-bike/
LED bike lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F96/1T6Y/HLFUR3PG/F961T6YHLFUR3PG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F96/1T6Y/HLFUR3PG/F961T6YHLFUR3PG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F96/1T6Y/HLFUR3PG/F961T6YHLFUR3PG.SMALL.jpg andrea biffi If you wish to make by yourself a powerful lamp for your night bike rides, as some beautiful lights you can buy, the best choice in my opinion is to build it with a commercial LED lamp. Since some of these lamps work with 12V AC current, I decided to use as power source a 12V DC Li-po battery. The l...
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Wed, 11 Sep 2013 10:20:36 PDT
cool bike fender for free http://www.instructables.com/id/cool-bike-fender-for-free/
cool bike fender for free - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FX6/S2TR/HKZ9IHGV/FX6S2TRHKZ9IHGV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX6/S2TR/HKZ9IHGV/FX6S2TRHKZ9IHGV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX6/S2TR/HKZ9IHGV/FX6S2TRHKZ9IHGV.SMALL.jpg andrea biffi Usually mountain bike fenders, particularly on suspended forks, are connected to the steering tube of the frame. They're one or two plastic pieces, more tough at the connection side, to resist at a good flexible force. In this instructable you'll see how much easy is to build your own bike fend...
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Mon, 2 Sep 2013 09:05:51 PDT
Sugru - Bike Chainstay Protector - DIY http://www.instructables.com/id/Sugru-Bike-Chainstay-Protector/
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Thu, 8 Aug 2013 08:42:40 PDT
Fishing pole holder for motorcycle http://www.instructables.com/id/Fishing-pole-holder-for-motorcycle/
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Fri, 28 Jun 2013 20:02:12 PDT
enhance your GPS holder grip http://www.instructables.com/id/enhance-your-GPS-holder-grip/
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Sun, 5 May 2013 12:19:31 PDT
Bicycle LED Lights http://www.instructables.com/id/Intro-60/
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Wed, 1 May 2013 16:21:54 PDT
Diy tandem http://www.instructables.com/id/Diy-tandem/
Diy tandem - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPW/JNCG/HFSHFEPS/FPWJNCGHFSHFEPS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPW/JNCG/HFSHFEPS/FPWJNCGHFSHFEPS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPW/JNCG/HFSHFEPS/FPWJNCGHFSHFEPS.SMALL.jpg Gael - Tim Ok, to begin with I'm sorry about the limited amount of pictures taken during the actual build. I was a little bit too excited while building this to think of regularly taking pictures, some of you might know a little bit about this... So if the pictures don't make it clear enough, feel free to ask ...
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Sun, 28 Apr 2013 13:56:10 PDT
Toolbox Compatible Bike Valet With Fork Mounts For Pickup Trucks http://www.instructables.com/id/Toolbox-Compatible-Bike-Valet-With-Fork-Mounts-For/
Toolbox Compatible Bike Valet With Fork Mounts For Pickup Trucks - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFD/3EX9/HFSH77YB/FFD3EX9HFSH77YB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFD/3EX9/HFSH77YB/FFD3EX9HFSH77YB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFD/3EX9/HFSH77YB/FFD3EX9HFSH77YB.SMALL.jpg Nick_momo396 Do you ever wonder how you could fit your bike into your truck without a hassle? Do you have a toolbox and/or a shortbed pickup truck and have no way to transport your bike other than those pesky bungee cords? Look no further, because with my new design, I will revolutionize the way you transport yo...
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Sat, 27 Apr 2013 09:49:50 PDT
DIY eyelet for bicycle forks http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-dropouts-for-bicycle-forks/
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Thu, 18 Apr 2013 18:47:54 PDT
DIY pannier handlebar mount http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-pannier-handlebar-mount/
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Thu, 18 Apr 2013 13:59:08 PDT
Homemade bike repair stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-bike-repair-stand/
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Sun, 13 Jan 2013 17:04:00 PST
DIY Panniers http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Panniers/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FZK/WH7B/HA4MBCWR/FZKWH7BHA4MBCWR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZK/WH7B/HA4MBCWR/FZKWH7BHA4MBCWR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZK/WH7B/HA4MBCWR/FZKWH7BHA4MBCWR.SMALL.jpg audreyobscura Panniers are super handy for carrying excess cargo on a bike. This guide compiles many different kinds of panniers that help you transport your stuff in all kinds of conditions. Do you have an excellent Pannier Bag that is not in this guide? Message me, and share :) null null null null null...
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Wed, 5 Dec 2012 20:02:55 PST
1000+ lumen MTB Light - Drill / Miter Saw http://www.instructables.com/id/1000-lumen-MTB-Light-Drill-Miter-Saw/
1000+ lumen MTB Light - Drill / Miter Saw - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5U/J2I9/HA5M6YTG/F5UJ2I9HA5M6YTG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5U/J2I9/HA5M6YTG/F5UJ2I9HA5M6YTG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5U/J2I9/HA5M6YTG/F5UJ2I9HA5M6YTG.SMALL.jpg mtbgrinder FIRST POST!! Last year I set out to create a MTB light (Helmet and Bar) for trail riding without breaking the bank and with reasonable tooling and parts sourcing.  Everything here was sourced from Fastenal, Newark Electronics, Battery Space and LED Supply.com  To say the least, I'm very happy with t...
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Fri, 30 Nov 2012 20:58:19 PST
Hack your messenger bag to make a bike pannier http://www.instructables.com/id/Hack-your-messenger-bag-to-make-a-bike-pannier/
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Sun, 18 Nov 2012 21:45:32 PST
DIY poor man gps mount v. 2.0 for Garmin Geko http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-poor-man-gps-mount-v-20-for-Garmin-Geko/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FOS/UJ6U/H9G175G2/FOSUJ6UH9G175G2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOS/UJ6U/H9G175G2/FOSUJ6UH9G175G2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOS/UJ6U/H9G175G2/FOSUJ6UH9G175G2.SMALL.jpg alieri The idea for this GPS mount is based on this one - http://www.instructables.com/id/Poor-man-s-GPS-mount/ I had all the needed items at home, so it was very cheap to build. It also turned out to be very sturdy and reliable during a few bike rides. Items you'll need: * shoe shine sponge box (here a...
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Sat, 17 Nov 2012 14:23:22 PST
DIY Bike Grips http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Bike-Grips/
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Sat, 10 Nov 2012 20:33:40 PST
Tutorial: How to change a flat bike tire http://www.instructables.com/id/Tutorial-How-to-change-a-flat-bike-tire/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FE2/AF2Y/H703OO7F/FE2AF2YH703OO7F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE2/AF2Y/H703OO7F/FE2AF2YH703OO7F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE2/AF2Y/H703OO7F/FE2AF2YH703OO7F.SMALL.jpg nukem384 Learn how to change a flat bike tire in this video.
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Sun, 16 Sep 2012 12:07:37 PDT
DIY Bike Lights http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Bike-Lights/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FDD/14CE/H5TU7AD2/FDD14CEH5TU7AD2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDD/14CE/H5TU7AD2/FDD14CEH5TU7AD2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDD/14CE/H5TU7AD2/FDD14CEH5TU7AD2.SMALL.jpg SelkeyMoonbeam If you ride at night, bike lights are important. For safety and for the beauty of it, these DIY bike lights help you see and be seen. There are options in this guide for all levels of expertise: from the dime-store flashlight fix to Arduino-powered  and soft-circuited designs. All are functional and...
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Mon, 13 Aug 2012 12:46:16 PDT
How to fix or true a bent bike rim with no tools in under a minute. (great for finishing races) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-fix-or-true-a-bent-bike-rim-with-no-tools-i/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FBE/F7FO/H4AGLYUN/FBEF7FOH4AGLYUN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBE/F7FO/H4AGLYUN/FBEF7FOH4AGLYUN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBE/F7FO/H4AGLYUN/FBEF7FOH4AGLYUN.SMALL.jpg mykiscool A few months ago I had a mountain bike race in Vail Lake Temecula, and I was unable to complete the race. Do you know why? It's because I didn't know the trick I am about to show you. I hit a pothole, bent ("taco'd) my rim and was unable to fix it, so I had to throw the race. Now I know this trick t...
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Wed, 18 Jul 2012 22:02:11 PDT
How to make a $2 leather tool bag for your Brooks saddle. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-2-leather-tool-bag-for-your-Brooks-/
How to make a $2 leather tool bag for your Brooks saddle. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBR/1712/H401V5N7/FBR1712H401V5N7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBR/1712/H401V5N7/FBR1712H401V5N7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBR/1712/H401V5N7/FBR1712H401V5N7.SMALL.jpg ehleeought This Instructable is an entry in the Bicycle Contest, so please vote at the top of the page! Do you own a Brooks saddle or a similar style seat with bag attachments? Have you always wanted one of those nifty-looking leather tool bags to compliment that stylish stool of yours? Don't exactly have a s...
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Fri, 13 Jul 2012 15:25:23 PDT
Quick and Easy to make Camera Bike mount! http://www.instructables.com/id/Quick-and-Easy-to-make-Camera-Bike-mount/
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Fri, 15 Jun 2012 10:11:15 PDT
How To Lose 50lbs. The Fun Way! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Lose-50lbs-The-Fun-Way/
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Wed, 13 Jun 2012 13:00:14 PDT
DIY Bike Stereo http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Bike-Stereo/
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Sat, 28 Apr 2012 17:20:13 PDT
Restoring a vintage Dumpster Bike http://www.instructables.com/id/Restoring-a-vintage-Dumpster-Bike/
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Tue, 24 Jan 2012 02:46:31 PST
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
DIY Emergency Bike Fender(s) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Emergency-Bike-Fenders/
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Fri, 15 Jul 2011 19:47:54 PDT
Convert a Canvas Bag to a Traditional English Saddle Bag http://www.instructables.com/id/Canvas-Bag-to-Traditional-Bicycle-Saddle-Bag/
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Tue, 7 Jun 2011 12:11:14 PDT
How To Make A Bicycle Rack, Frugally http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-A-Bicycle-Rack-Frugally/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FMF/EQ8W/GNBEVVS6/FMFEQ8WGNBEVVS6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMF/EQ8W/GNBEVVS6/FMFEQ8WGNBEVVS6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMF/EQ8W/GNBEVVS6/FMFEQ8WGNBEVVS6.SMALL.jpg Creativeman I don't transport my bicycle very often, but a while back wanted to take a trip and take the bike.  Just laying it in the truck bed was not an option for several reasons, so looked around to buy a transport rack.  However, the prices being charged were pretty steep, I thought, and besides, I am Cman...
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Thu, 12 May 2011 12:47:48 PDT
Make An Easy To Build Bike Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-An-Easy-To-Build-Bike-Stand/
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Mon, 9 May 2011 11:42:00 PDT
Build a Bamboo Bicycle (And Light it up!) http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Bamboo-Bicycle-And-Light-it-up/
Build a Bamboo Bicycle (And Light it up!) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKF/E9VJ/GN4CZU1Q/FKFE9VJGN4CZU1Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKF/E9VJ/GN4CZU1Q/FKFE9VJGN4CZU1Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKF/E9VJ/GN4CZU1Q/FKFE9VJGN4CZU1Q.SMALL.jpg ben_k If you have ever wanted to build your own bicycle frame, but can't afford a framebuilding class or the materials to braze a frame, building one out of bamboo and carbon fiber is a great and relatively inexpensive way to get started.  In this Instructable, I will explain in detail how to build a grea...
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Sat, 30 Apr 2011 19:51:22 PDT
Vertical Bike Rack http://www.instructables.com/id/Vertical-Bike-Rack/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FMW/X12J/GKS0TQKK/FMWX12JGKS0TQKK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMW/X12J/GKS0TQKK/FMWX12JGKS0TQKK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMW/X12J/GKS0TQKK/FMWX12JGKS0TQKK.SMALL.jpg red19fire I used some bits from ikea to make a vertical bike rack for two bikes. Drill some bar stock, mount 'coat hanger' things, and attach to the ikea pole.  DONE. $60 in material, 4 hours to assemble.  cheapest store-bought bike rack:  $120.
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Mon, 7 Mar 2011 11:17:13 PST
Quick'n'Dirty Pedal Powered Air Compressor http://www.instructables.com/id/QuicknDirty-Pedal-Powered-Air-Compressor/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FRG/TUSI/GIWZL85X/FRGTUSIGIWZL85X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRG/TUSI/GIWZL85X/FRGTUSIGIWZL85X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRG/TUSI/GIWZL85X/FRGTUSIGIWZL85X.SMALL.jpg johnny payphone How to make a pedal-powered air compressor quickly and on the cheap. Part of a three-part series on how to make your own human-powered power tool shop.
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Fri, 14 Jan 2011 20:49:54 PST
Multi Colored 8 LED Back Bicycle Safety Light ( mini m&m housing) http://www.instructables.com/id/Multi-Colored-8-LED-Back-Bicycle-Safety-Light-mi/
Multi Colored 8 LED Back Bicycle Safety Light ( mini m&m housing) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFR/7KQH/GITHIT2S/FFR7KQHGITHIT2S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFR/7KQH/GITHIT2S/FFR7KQHGITHIT2S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFR/7KQH/GITHIT2S/FFR7KQHGITHIT2S.SMALL.jpg greenkush Here's my first instructable for a LED safety light. I decided to make it after wanting to make some lights for my bike and after seeing some guides on LED wiring. First I was going to make a 4 LED light but ended up making it 8 for better illumination. Constructive criticism is welcomed.  i. Mate...
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Wed, 12 Jan 2011 23:21:05 PST