Instructables: exploring - bikes - chain - featured Mon, 30 Mar 2015 02:42:02 PDT BLOX v1.01 DIY Chain whip!
DIY Chain whip! - More DIY How To Projects]]> AaronMakesStuff Hello fellow bike enthusiasts and weekend worriers, I'm Aaron and if you're anything like me you're tired of spending money on tools, or maybe you just like to make stuff either way.I encourage you to use whatever random crap you have to make this. I spent 5 minutes looking around for the supplies a...
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Wed, 4 Mar 2015 13:46:27 PST
Bike Chain Cleaning and Maintenance
Bike Chain Cleaning and Maintenance - More DIY How To Projects]]> peppypickle Hey there cyclists,I recently took my bike in for a tune up, and the friendly bike shop staff reminded me to clean and oil my chain weekly for ultimate bike performance. The bike chain is the dirtiest part on the bike- collecting grit and grime which is bad for the longevity of the derailleur and sh...
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Wed, 21 Jan 2015 13:42:16 PST
Sugru - Bike Chainstay Protector - DIY
Sugru - Bike Chainstay Protector - DIY - More DIY How To Projects]]> MobileMakerspace Cruising through all of the bike forums and other Instructables I have found some good ideas on how to make a DIY chainstay protector but most of them involve using an old tire tube, tape, or some wire which in my opinion really does not look that great. I decided to tear off the messy looking tape...
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Thu, 8 Aug 2013 08:42:40 PDT
tube wrapped lock
tube wrapped lock - More DIY How To Projects]]> benhartreggie1 When i had a flat tire i didn't want to just waste that old tube so i decided to wrap it around my chain. What you need: 1.A length of chain, each link is 2cm wide by 3cm long (size for 700c tube) 2. Old 700c tube 3. Shoe lace or any strong thin string/rope 4. oil/grease 5. old button up shirt that ...
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Tue, 13 Nov 2012 20:11:15 PST
DIY Bicycle Chain Tensioner
DIY Bicycle Chain Tensioner - More DIY How To Projects]]> GuitarGuyJames Chain tensioners and guides are often used in "extreme" mountain biking such as downhill, freeride, and fourcross. They are used to stop the chain from bouncing around and falling off. However, they are very expensive for a simple item, generally ranging from 30 to over 100 euros. This is a simple w...
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Mon, 6 Aug 2012 12:54:35 PDT
Giraffe unicycle (self-made)
Giraffe unicycle (self-made) - More DIY How To Projects]]> Gael - Tim I made myself a normally sized unicycle a month ago and once I knew how ride it, I asked myself: why not make a tall unicycle for it to go join it's fellow tall bike? This design was totally improvised as I advanced in the construction process but it turned out quite well (even if it looks a little ...
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Sun, 3 Jun 2012 06:44:32 PDT
Simple bike chain guard made from large chain ring
Simple bike chain guard made from large chain ring - More DIY How To Projects]]> BradMartinson I built an inexpensive chain guard for my bike.  Getting your pant leg or shoelaces caught in the chain while riding is at the very least annoying, and can potentially be very dangerous.  The usual pant clip does keep your pant cuff out of the chain, but does not keep shoelaces safe. I ride a fairl...
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Thu, 23 Feb 2012 15:36:25 PST
Giving your bike its weekly clean and tidy.
Giving your bike its weekly clean and tidy. - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
Make a simple bike lock (0-10 dollars)
Make a simple bike lock (0-10 dollars) - More DIY How To Projects]]> kill.cactus Bikes are great things. Unfortunately, no bike lock is going to stop someone from stealing your bike. Locks are only deterrents that make it more of a hassle for someone to steal your bike. This article from Slate magazine will show you how much you need to spend to protect your bike from hand tools...
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Fri, 10 Apr 2009 14:06:02 PDT
How To Fix a Bike Chain
How To Fix a Bike Chain - More DIY How To Projects]]> dan Fixing a bike chain on the street is no harder than fixing a flat tire if you are prepared.  Read on... This article is sponsored by Momentum Magazine and MonkeyLectric.  An edited version of the article appears in Momentum issue 50 What you need To fix a broken chain all you need is a chain t...
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Sun, 15 May 2011 14:10:34 PDT
Sewn Bike Innertube Chainstay Protector
Sewn Bike Innertube Chainstay Protector - More DIY How To Projects]]> plasticvicar Used innertubes are fantastic for protecting your frame from chain slap. Wrap them around your chainstay to shield the paint from chips and dents, and help quiet chain rattle. In the past, I would simply wrap the innertube around the stay, and zip-tie it on. While this method is quick and effective...
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Sat, 13 Nov 2010 15:38:51 PST
Kinetic Chain Sculpture Built from a Bicycle ewilhelm I took an old bike, scavenged a 12-volt car seat-motor from another project to power it, and ran chain around the rear rim. I find it so mesmerizing it's almost dangerous to turn it on; I might spend an hour watching the various shapes travel through the moving chain. I didn't realize how cool thi...
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Wed, 19 Dec 2007 20:25:55 PST