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?

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

making a weedeater bike? Answered

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 that has a problem...

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

Moulton Bicycle Company factory tour

I've always been fascinated by Moulton bikes- I love the space frame design. Here's an awesome video of the factory- http://vimeo.com/43557767

Posted by Honus 5 years ago

Land a helping hand m B.Tech. student want a help for project.. plz do it for me...?

I want to make a bike with more power so plz give me your own ideas.....

Asked by 8 years ago

Does anyone have plans or at least some detailed drawings for a treadmill bicycle?

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

anyone here knows how to make a simple fast blinking LED ?

How to make a simple fast blinking Led with specific materials and value of electronic components?

Asked by dangzching 6 months ago

Tall bikes in NYC and Boston

Here are a couple of tall bikes I spotted while traveling in NYC and Boston.

Posted by ewilhelm 10 years ago

instructable not in bikes channel

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

Wooden Bikes Around the World

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

Has anyone created a instructable on making a treadmill bike?

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

Cargo rack for bikes

Making a cargo rack for bikes out of recycled materials.

Posted by wewexteriors 9 years ago

want to make wyborne helmet from movie Coraline, how? Answered

I want to make the helmet as much like it as possible. and maybe the bike 2

Asked by DehLeprechaun 8 years ago

How do I attach 2 pieces of metal together without a welder and still be structurally sound?

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


1. I want to know how to calculate the fuel intake ti the engine per minute for any kind of engine. 2.can i use contralable amount of pure oxygen to improve effeciency,millage,and pollution?

Asked by saikrishna.voonna 5 years ago

Bikes and Wheels Contest is open 6/10 - 7/22!

It's summer, the weather is nice and it's a great time great time of year to go for a bike ride! Don't you think you should be hitting the streets in style? Have no fear, MonkeyLectric is here for you! Their products fill your wheels with digital light art that is sure to get you noticed at night. We've partnered up with MonkeyLectric to celebrate their newest project, The Monkey Light Pro, being launched on Kickstarter! We want to see what kind of awesome bike and wheel creations the Instructables community is capable of. We want to see what kind of awesome bike and wheel creations the Instructables community is capable of! Check out the official contest page here! Contest is open 6/17 - 7/29. BONUS! Some entries in this contest might also be eligible for our Cars & Motorcycles Contest!

Posted by jessyratfink 5 years ago

What fuse to use or breaker for a 12 volt 5 amp/hour sla battery? Answered

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

weights to keep pedals with clips/straps upright?

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

How to add stiches to the outside edges of an Amaerican Flag so it will last longer at high speeds?

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

creative bike handlebar grip ideas?

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

What is the best way to turn 6 volts ac from bike hub dynamo into 12 volts dc battery? Answered

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



Asked by refurbishedbikes 9 years ago

Im 14 but really I really want to do some of these welding projects is it that hard?

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

Rat Bikes

Good bike to start with. Budget. Tools needed.

Asked by mabish 6 years ago

beetle bike

I want to build a beetle bike but i need some info on power on hp of bikes compared to the beetle

Posted by abadfart 9 years ago

any tips for downhill biking? Answered

Any tips for downhill biking?

Asked by priceis 8 years ago

"Within Reach" Movie needs your help!

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

What tricks would people like to learn?

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

two stroke bike? Answered

Would a two stroke engine power a bike at 200cc

Asked by rocketman217 9 years ago

Bike lights.

These are very nice.

Posted by FriendOfHumanity 6 years ago

Road Bike

Im looking for a cheap road bike ...something that i can start out with

Posted by f9150bust 9 years ago

compost shredder-bike ?

Looking for ideas/designs to create a bike powered compost materials shredder?

Asked by ndancer93 5 years ago

unicycles and bikes

Please join my new group. it is all about unicycles and bikes and even scooters.

Posted by slasher118 10 years ago

moving bike into stationary bike

I'm trying to make a regular bike that can be riden inro a stationary bike ive beed trying to make a stand but all i've gotten was a wast of time please help thanks

Posted by smithtopia 9 years ago

how can i take an crank off a bmx bike an put it on a mountain bike? Answered

How to change the things on my bike

Asked by tj1796 8 years ago

Harley Chopper Bike

Posted by mr-maker 7 years ago

How to build a camper top bike rack?

I would like to build a bike rack that will hold three bikes that will fit on top of my 4/8 trailer.

Asked by 8 years ago

Crossbar adapter for a girls bike for a car bicycle rack.

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

how to turn a mountain bike into a snowplow bike?

I have a mountain bike that needs some year round riding so it is up to you poeple to help me out here. i thought of increasing the traction with zipties.

Asked by snoo 5 years ago

Custom Chopper Bike

Custom Chopper

Posted by mr-maker 7 years ago

how to build a bike with an engine? Answered

I need advice about putting on an engine on a 12 inch wheel bike

Asked by valiantox5 8 years ago

What can you do on a bike?

Awkward position, what can you do?

Posted by Evil Bike 9 years ago

How do you put a chainsaw onto a bike?

Step by step porcess of putting a chainsaw onto a bike. I have access to welding, soldering, a chainsaw, and a bike.

Asked by 8 years ago

Bike trailer coupling device

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

Cheap, Homemade, stationary bike stand? (Request)

Im looking for a person who can make me a guide to a homemade bikestand for a bike generator. I cannot weld, so a nonwelding one would be nice. Thanks! Oh, and the bike is from 24" - 28"

Posted by ExxoShock 5 years ago

bike to trike no weld conversion? under $150?

can it be done just asking

Asked by erjr5op 8 years ago