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
Topic by smithtopia 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
He guys, We recentley pick up this bike from someone who wanted to take it to the dump, this is not our bike but a picture i found on the internet. could anyone tell me some details an if possible a review of this bike. thanks in advance!
Topic by Steamdnt 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
You know at carnivals they have those "wacky bikes" Ride it like 6 feet or so and you win a little pocket motorcycle. I would like to make one. Not sure where to begin or if this is easy enough for me (I have no metal working tools other then a dremel and a grinder). Basically, the wacky bike is a bike that when you turn the handlebars left, the wheel goes right.
Question by SgtSlaughter 9 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
Im in the process of making a snow bike/ski bike whatever you want to call it and im using a snowboard but i was just wondering if a plastic one would work just as well? if not could i use an old skateboard? i dont have any skis to use so i have to improvise
Topic by footballgirl004 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I've been looking around for a new bike, roadster, the thin ones for road and urban travel? Almost curtain that’s the right label, but what kind, what should I look for, specs, design, weight, color? Help a fella out, I’m new to the bike scene and my old wheels just won’t cut it. Also, what kind of bike does Armstrong use in competition, mainly; tour de France (of course of course)? And if you’d be so kind, what’s YOUR favorite kind of bike? Lastly, best deals on these bikes? ( I’m on a budget people, aren’t we all?)
Question by Jumpin Jehosaphat 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
I have a little brother and he is now learning how to ride a bike but every time he starts to ride he can not keep his balance and gets scared and stops he almost has it i need help to make something to keep his balance while riding.
Question by 1997589 9 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
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Topic by russ110 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
Hi ppl, thinking about building a tandem bike (with the idea of turning this into my mechanically powered water raft) and just wondering if anyone had advice? or, an Instructable on how to do so, had a quick look on here and couldn't find anything so any links would be appreciated. Thanks
Topic by drummer ian 11 years ago | last reply 11 years ago
I ride on a bicycle patrol around my neighborhood three times a week. (6-8 miles, good exercise) I also have another bike with a Wilderness Motor on it. (36 V, 600 Watt motor) I don't use the Wilderness bike much anymore, but how could I wire a gizmo to charge some AA and/or AAA batteries?
Topic by rcg40 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
Hi, I have this bike and I have no idea what model it is. I was wondering if anyone knows what it is. https://c1.iggcdn.com/indiegogo-media-prod-cld/image/upload/c_limit,f_auto,w_620/v1495536303/fkejslljkduzq3ixdhbb.jpg Thanks!
Topic by Eileensmacircle 1 year ago | last reply 1 year ago
I am working on a motor bike that i had originally decided to go gas with but the motor dosent work anymore so i changed my mind and went electric. i was wondering if i would still need a jackshaft with an electric motor. it is a 24 volt motor out of a powerchair. i don't know specifics on tourque and hp, but it's pretty powerfull, and turns quite a few rpms. any help would be appreciated. thanks.
Topic by the mechanical engineer 8 years ago
Has anyone ever heard of an elliptical bicycle? I came up with a design that would pedal using the walking motion of an elliptical trainer and you could stand up or sit down. I recently have seen a video from Maker faire and caught a glimpse of a bike with a similar design. Some minor differences included: The use of a chain ( I think that might give more room to walk/pedal opposed to my design with no chain), the pedaling is higher, and it looks more sturdy. This is helping me produce a better design. A glimpse at the other design is around 7:00 to 8:00 in this video. I hope someone has heard of it.
Topic by Lego man 11 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
Oh I'm looking into building an HMD for biking. I have the idea of using a miniature lcd from one of those video glasses to project an image onto a piece of one way mirrored acrylic and mounting all of this on a pair of safety glasses. an app displaying current, max and avg.speed and direction on my iphone would provide the information for the display. I'd likely have to add blinders on each side to block out light from the side. but because it is so bright on the other side of the mirrored acrylic i would be able to see through it making into a hud/hmd. any way i have a couple of questions. 1.) do the glasses display whats on the iphone at all times or only during videos? 2.) is this even feasible? below are images of what the iphone displays as well as a rough 2D solid edge drwaing
Question by senortaco 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
Hey, I'm much more of a mechanical guy than an electrical one, and yeah, I'm trying to be won over, but I think this project might help me bridge the gap if I can get it rolling. what do you guys think about buying maybe six or so friction light generators and disconnecting the lights, putting two on the front wheel, four on the rear, (they rub on the side of the tire) and wiring them all together to produce a power source? like I said, I'm horrible with electrical stuff- maybe you could even build a larger generator like I saw in another instructable, but do you think it'd be possible to either create a car-adaptor-style outlet, or even a functioning regular power outlet with that idea? what about an electric bike that charges itself while pedal in that sense? talk to me people!
Topic by Nkevin90 10 years ago | last reply 7 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
Question by modtrend 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago
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.
Question by darthmanx 10 years ago | last reply 8 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?
Question by cdncycler 7 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?
Question by Bikeshoe 5 years ago | last reply 5 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.
Question by javajunkie1976 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
How to make a simple fast blinking Led with specific materials and value of electronic components?
Question by dangzching 1 year ago | last reply 1 year ago
Along with other minor changes to my bicycle, I really (really) want to turn my bike into a tricycle. I figure having one front wheel and two back wheels would be the best (and by best, I mean simplest) arrangement. I'm also guessing that it would be fairly easy and perhaps weld-free. I want to get metal tubing/a metal rod that is the same size as my back axle, have it be about 4 feet long, and place two wheels on either side. The gears would be located in the same spot they were, just attached to the axle and not the wheel. I don't know how thick my axle is, but I can figure that out - the problem is, will the axle hold my weight? I plan on also loading some cargo (add, say, 50 pounds). I don't think the cost would be too much (over $50?) and should I need to weld something, my brother might still be able to do it. Do y'all think this would work? Would the axle hold 250 pounds of weight? If so, the axle could be threaded on the ends so as to keep the wheels in place, right? Thanks!
Topic by Bran 11 years ago | last reply 10 years 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!
Topic by bravoechonovember1 4 years ago | last reply 4 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
Topic by fungus amungus 10 years ago | last reply 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.
Question by javajunkie1976 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
I remember seeing some kind of attachment that you could use to transform your bicycle into a stationery bike for exercise, but that was a long time ago and I can't find it. Can someone come up with a gadget to do that. I don't need the attachment which tells you how many miles or how fast you're peddling. I would just like to watch TV or read while exercising and I can't walk for any length of time without my back hurting so I also can't go anywhere on the bike.
Question by rakuspirit1 4 years ago | last reply 1 year ago