Asked by terkealy 9 years ago
would like to ride a bike/trike/quad that hold 500+ pounds. Can i make or reinforce a preexsiting bike to work for me?
I want to take and preexsisting bike/ trike/quad and make it hold me. most modern bike have a 200 to 250 limit I weight in around 500+ pounds. I know this is bad and want to change, I loved biking as a child and thought I could buy one. Well I can but it would involve a small loan the cheapest ones are 1300+ dollars I was hoping for some ideas on making or improving plus keeping the cost lower.
Asked by darthmanx 9 years ago
Can I get a 700x25 tire and tube and put it on a bike wheel that has a 700x38c tire and tube in it?
Asked by Bikeshoe 4 years ago
The link below is a clamp that holds the engine on a weedeater bike. the good thing about this clamp is that you dont have to permanantly keep the motor fixed on the rear tire. you can cycle on flat roads and when nearing uphill, you can engage the motor with just one push of the clamp handle. can someone with a mechanical knowledge make a video on how to make this clamp https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZCfYu7e730
Asked by modtrend 2 years ago
I have a carbon fibre road bike. I accidently grabbed the waterbottle carrier on the downtube. The waterbottle assembly along with the aluminum frame anchors were ripped out. I have been riding for a week without it. With the 2 holes there in the down tube...would there be further fractures or the frame would start cracking if i didn't fill the holes. If I were to fill the holes with silicon or epoxy...would this prevent any stress cracking?
Asked by cdncycler 6 years ago
I want to make a bike with more power so plz give me your own ideas.....
I saw this thing on the news a while back. It had a steering assembly like a normal bike, the treadmill section which drove the back wheel via a crossed belt. I was kind of hoping for a three wheel version so that it would be more stable.
Asked by javajunkie1976 7 years ago
How to make a simple fast blinking Led with specific materials and value of electronic components?
Asked by dangzching 6 months ago
I recently made a instructable about making a wooden bike https://www.instructables.com/id/wooden-bicycle/ and it was featured :) but i pressed the bikes channel button and it wasn't there i think it's because i put it in wood working i want to try to keep it in woodworking but i also want it to be in the bikes channel help!
Posted by bravoechonovember1 3 years ago
Instructables member Woodenbikes touts the virtues of making bikes out of wood both here and in person at events like Maker Faire. While the idea may seem odd here in the States, there are other countries where it's not so strange at all as his collection of photos from around the world shows us. Check it out. Wooden bikes around the worldvia BoingBoing
Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago
I've seen online and the occasional science show on TV, about a guy who made a bicycle that uses a treadmill for the main drive. I was wondering if anyone here has made one and/or knows where I can download plans? I was kind of hoping to make one based on a tricycle layout as that would be more stable and use a standard bicycle brake on the steering wheel.
Asked by javajunkie1976 7 years ago
I want to make the helmet as much like it as possible. and maybe the bike 2
Asked by DehLeprechaun 8 years ago
I want to play around with building a recumbent bike and a rear steer trike type bike but I dont have access to a welder, would gorilla glue or a jbweld like epoxy be strong enough to use?
Asked by l8nite 9 years ago
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Posted by jessyratfink 5 years ago
What size fuse would I use for a 12 volt 5 amp/hour sla battery. Better yet, are there breakers for same battery. I am wiring an electrical system for a bike. As the complexity increases I accidently short the battery more often.
Asked by Noblenutria 7 years ago
I just made some foot straps out of old seat belt material, they work great but they of course always flip upside down when my feet aren't in them. anyone got any ideas for weighting the pedals so they stay upright? preferably pretty minimalist so i can actually still use the bottom side in a pinch and not slip off or whatever.
Asked by Aeshir 2 years ago
I need to be able to drive while fling the American Flag and the flag of the Branch of service of the Veteran we are escorting. The Flags don't last very long as the wind wipps them and causes them to fry along the edges. What type of stitch or other idea could I use to prevent the material from starting to fry. Once I have enough stitches in the edges I have been told that using "super Glue" along the stitches helps prevent the material from starting. Any Ideas would be appreciated.
Asked by jim_mcelroy 9 years ago
I'm looking for creative solutions for items to use for bicycle handlebar grips. I often get alot of bikes/partial bikes from people and end up fixing them up and giving them to friends who need them or trading them for other bikes, but the problem is that most bikes I get are missing the handlebar grips, and I don't want to spend 5-10 dollars on a set of grips just so I can give the bike away. I would like to be able to go to the hardware store and buy the objects in bulk for pretty cheap. Just post ANY ideas you have, thanks.
Asked by bobbyderf123 7 years ago
I have a bike hub generator and normally you use them to run 6 volt lights but I have 12 volt lights and a 12 volt battery. I need to change the ac from the dynamo into dc and change the voltage from 6 volts to 12 volts. I hope in this way to have a bike which will never need to be recharged from mains, as long as I use less electricity than I make from the dynamo.
Asked by Noblenutria 7 years ago
I HAVE A 60'S MODEL SCWINN VARSITY THAT IM FIXING UP AND WAS WONDERING IF ANYONE COULD TELL ME IF I CAN PUT 700C TIRES AND RIMS ON IT AND WHT ACTUAL SIZE?
Asked by refurbishedbikes 9 years ago
And does anyone know any place i could like pay a fee and go weld? Buying a machine is out of the question as i do not have anywhere near enough!?
Asked by xnadx 5 years ago
Asked by james.mcglashan 9 years ago
The Instructables community being what it is, I'm certain you'll find value in this project, and want to lend a hand. The couple making the film are fantastic people I'm pleased to count among my friends, and I'm completely amazed at the level of personal commitment they've demonstrated in making this documentary. Here is a quote from their Kickstarter page. Within Reach Movie documents a pedal-powered search for a place to call home in a sustainable community. Mandy and Ryan traded in their house and cars for a tent and bicycles to "bike-pack" 6,500 around the USA to visit 100 sustainable communities, looking around as they looked within. This journey and film has answers to the questions many of us are wondering: "Is it possible for all of us to live in a sustainable way?”, “what would the world look like if each of us simply did what we loved?” After circling the country, and talking with over 20,000 people they have found that not only is it possible but this is already underway. Here is the trailer so you can check it out!
Posted by Culturespy 7 years ago
Well after a request for an 'ible on basic bike tricks as a follow up to this cycling 'ible I'm wondering what tricks people would like to know about so far the list is:Pulling a wheelieStoppies/endos (stopping or moving with the back wheel in the air)BunnyhoppingSliding in a reasonable manner (as in tailslides)I'd like any other suggestions, the 'ible will include all requested tricks that I can do, heck got any for me to learn? Just throw them at me. If I can I'll add stalls and stuff to this but considering where I live finding a good place to do so is hard (it's still a building site for the most part...)EDIT: The instructable is now up
Posted by killerjackalope 10 years ago
How to change the things on my bike
Asked by tj1796 8 years ago
I would like to build a bike rack that will hold three bikes that will fit on top of my 4/8 trailer.
Looking to make a cheap crossbar bar adapter for a girls bike in order to fit onto a car bike rack.
Asked by huot 9 years ago
Step by step porcess of putting a chainsaw onto a bike. I have access to welding, soldering, a chainsaw, and a bike.
Hello, Have just made a bike trailer and used two suspension forks from the front wheel of a scrap bike to mount two 20 inch bmx wheels.Now the frame of the trailer is betweeen 5 and 10 cm below the level of the bike rack on the rear of my bike . Any suggestions as to how to couple the trailer to the bike? If needed I can provide photos if that would help
Posted by jamesk891 5 years ago