The indestructable bike lock! ...Idea

The indestructable bike lock: the forum topic that was posted undeniably just to annoy the future patenters!So I had this weird idea for a product come out of nowhere. Y'know how aluminum is supposed to make cutting wheels on an angle grinder gum up, stick, and shatter - when trying to cut it, that is? I was wondering, what if a company engineered a special type of aluminum alloy or a similar material that would do just that: gum up abrasive cutting wheels and make them stick/bind and shatter. Then like with layers of plywood, it would be sandwiched together with hardened steel, in the shape of a U-lock bike lock, making it: Impossible to cut through with a hacksaw, reciprocating saw, TCT bladed portaband , because it's hardened and would wreck the teeth. Impossible to cut through with an angle grinder or rotary tool with an abrasive wheel because the aluminum would gum it up. Impossible to cut through it with bolt cutters - obviously... Impossible to freeze it with freezing gas? I don't know. I heard that's what thieves do. Maybe that aluminum alloy would be a super-insulator and wouldn't allow the hardened steel layer to freeze and become more brittle?I think it might just be invincible until the portable cordless battery powered waterjet is invented!Thoughts?

Topic by Yonatan24   |  last reply


$2 Dollar Bike lock.

I have recently been searching for a cheap bike lock or a way to make one. Yesterday I went to a garage sale with my friend, what we found there where combination locks for $1 dollar each. I quickly bought one, and then the lady asked what I needed it for. I told her now I just needed to buy some chain and I wouldnt have to sped a lot of money on a bike lock. She out of nowhere handed me the chain and let me have it for $1. Well anyway thats how I acquired it but does anybody know if theese locks can be picked or if the chain can be broken. The chain is in moderatly good condition and is as thick as the stuff used for swings. I dont have a pictrue because my camera needs batteries

Topic by Matt21497   |  last reply


Best of the Smallest

No I'm not talking about those annoying one shot noob guns. I'm talking about true trigger, multi-shot, pistols that are decent for their size. What are your best tiny guns? I want to see just how small a gun can get and still keep a good amount of features. Mine is based off of the TDS. It loads 5 dark greys, has a true trigger, and features a firing pin lock. Let's see if you can beat that! I'm JK I'm sure someone will. I made my gun only to be as small as posible so it shoots only like...2 yards/meters depending on the rubberbands. And if anyone hasn't then I also have a mini challenge. Let's see who can make the smallest slide action pistol with a magazine!Also for anyone wanting to build the Mini TDS visit https://www.instructables.com/id/the-dunkinis-mini-tds/Thanks knexsuperbulderfreak!

Topic by TheDunkis   |  last reply



New Bike? Answered

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   |  last reply


How do you install a mounting bracket for a surelock u-lock bicycle lock?

How do you put the mounting bracket for a u-lock on the seat stem of your bike?

Question by hpalmer2013   |  last reply


Time lock box? Answered

Hey I've seen the movie city of ember and there you have a box that locks itself from the inside, only to open again once the preset time has expired. I'd love to make one for a friend of mine (and for me as well), who's always distracted during the examination, so he could lock his distractions away for the time needed. I browsed hours to find timers and count down circuits. the best things that I could find, never were longer than e few hours or a day. but for this project it should at least last a month. I got a weird Idea of hooking up egg timers in series, so if the first one ends, the next one starts, until your last one finished that opens the box (the more I think about it, the more it's sounding impossible to do) the next best thing that would simplify the build was an arduino, but since these are essentially tiny computers I think it would be a wast to just let them count down. (and doesn't a arduino consume a lot of power too?) and I would like to only use an arduino as last resort... you can make robots out of these little board, it would be too tempting to pull it out of my project and try to make something cool with it. would any of these idea's work descent? does anyone know what could be the best way to pull this off? thanks

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Challenge: A key defroster for opening bike locks in winter.

Hello all.So I live in Montreal, winter is long here. Every morning opening our bike locks is problematic. We fixed it partially with lube, but this post is not about these solutions.I have been looking for a device that could heat the frozen core of the lock. You can see an image attached of a product not available anymore to get the idea. I guess it was not working very well...I have zero knowledge in electronics/electricity. I thought this question could be interesting/challenging for some of you. So ideally the gadget would be:Small enough to be carried on the key chain or in a commute bag.Able to be inserted in any type of locksBuilt with a safe way to prevent unwanted switch on (to avoid burning bags/pockets/houses...Lol)Able to produce enough heat to defrost the lock Rechargeable would be best (USB best best), capacity of 5mn maybe to operate twice a day...Reasonably quick to unfreeze the lock, so you don t freeze yourself (That s why I abandon using hot pouches around the lock, pouring hot water will fix it quickly but then it will freeze again)As I said, I don t have the skills to even begin to find a solution, but I saw a lot of smart stuff here and I am curious to see what you guys would answer to that. My guess is that it must be very difficult, if not I can t see why a similar product is not widely commercialized. I think a lot of people would buy it.Thanks for the reading, I hope I picked your interest. Have a good day.

Topic by Ericmont   |  last reply


Clean bike shocks? Answered

Im wondering if/how I can take these apart and clean them. If I can't what would be the best way to clean them?

Question by ben2000   |  last reply


how do i use a mounting brackets which come with the lock i just bought?

I bought a U and Coil lock for my bicycle, which come together with 2 mounting brackets. What is the used for these brackets actually? Do i need to use them with the lock?

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Bicycle security!

Hey hey, so the other day i came up with a way that i thought might work well for a bicycle security...thing. anyways, since just about all bikes are made of metal, except the carbon ones, and metal conducts electricity, what if you had some way of making your bike, electrically charged? i guess (i dont know all the proper words heh) so if a person comes up to your bike and wants to take it, at some point in the process of taking your bike, he would come in contact with some metal part and get shocked. i thought if you made it properly, and made the shock strong enough, it would be a great way to keep your bike safe...cause i know if i went to take someones bike, and all of a sudden i get zapped all of a sudden every time i touch the bike, i would not want that bike! i figured you'd need some batteries with enough voltage to give him a good shock, enough to make him not want to take the bike, but not so much that you would kill him...that obviously would not be good.  but i'd imagine that more powerful batteries might be to big, and not fit anywhere on your bike. i thought that maybe you could hide everything in the seat tube after you take the seat post out, and maybe have a hidden switch somewhere on the bike so you could turn it off. im sure there's more issues i havent thought over, just an idea, and im far from an electrical expert, so i dont know how rubber shoes might ground the person, or how you would go about wiring it, and other stuff like that. i just wanted to see what some people here thought about it, and if it is even possible for me to do

Topic by sirshmoopy   |  last reply


Minimizing Hills on a Bike

Things are crazy out there, with gas prices spiking, so I've been biking a lot more. Grocery runs, going to work, etc. I don't go out much any more, though, especially with people in a lot of neighborhoods getting "grabby." Forget riding around with a nice-looking laptop bag. In any case, a practical question: what's the best way to find the best route on a bike so that you don't tangle with too many hills? It's often hard to figure out here in San Francisco, especially if I'm riding my fixie or lugging a bunch of stuff in a trailer.

Topic by nagutron   |  last reply


Need help choosing a good bike lock?

So I have this really nice 2010 specialized mountain bike, and I need a good bike lock for it. I have looked into making a chain lock, but I don't feel so good about it. right now I'm looking at both the Kryptonite evolution mini U lock and the Kryptonite New York Fahgettaboutit mini U lock. both seem to have their ups and downs. the new york is considered the most secure lock in the world, but seems to be heavy and more expensive. the evolution is cheaper, but had been known to be able to break into with a pen. I can't really choose between the two. any suggestions? aslo I would like to hear of other good locks also. preferably sold secure gold. Thanks. *sorry to be picky.

Question by frisbeechamp1983   |  last reply


What is the best E-bike Kit for me? Answered

I just moved to San Diego, and my primary mode of transportation is my trust P.O.S. bike. it's a rather generic mountain bike, which worked fine in the relatively flat podunk i used to live in, but now in sandiego, most of the roads i need to travel are rather hilly, in fact, my appartment complex can't be reached without riding up a redonkulous hill. I'm looking for an E-bike conversion kit, to help me manage these hills, because it is treacherous at best. Does anyone know of an electric conversion kit with enough torque to haul me up a respectable bit of hill?

Question by cyc4015   |  last reply


Bike Powered Light?

Some kind of LED, so that the biking charges the battery which powers the LED? I know there's quite a lot on this site, but I've never done anything electrical, and need help with that. Also, I would like (in order): easiest, cleanest (no lines everywhere), smallest, and best looking one possible... And I need a lot of help with electricity... 

Topic by Batryn   |  last reply


Preventing Kicked-in Bike Wheels?

After purchasing the toughest bike lock I could find, I got the wheels kicked in by a frustrated would-be thief who could only get through the plastic coating with whatever tool he was using. (he incidentally got all of the other bikes locked up outside my dorm.) The closest lockers are a 30 min walk away, and they only allow for a small, easily cut padlock. I have an uncharacteristically small dorm room, so racking it in my room isn't really plausible. Any ideas? Maybe a couple of spokes reinforced with steel bar, or a cheap homemade bike shed?

Topic by langleyLGLF   |  last reply


Please looking for recommend on the best bike light DIY on Instructables!

Hello, Subject pretty much says all. I'm getting dizzy going through all the bike lighting projects here on Instructables :) Could anyone recommend a good setup that is : 1) Relatively low cost 2) Easy to do 3) Bright 4) Uses standard AAA or AA type batteries (already have these and great charger) 5) Possibly shared system for headlight and flashing tail light This is on a newer urban type bike, so I'd like something I can tie down pretty well. Been using the old hose clamp and 1 LED flashlight for a few years. It's not very good. Thanks for any pointers!

Topic by Sylvester2009 


What is the best way to power this motor? Answered

I'm tempted to build an electric bike. I will be using a 4000W Hubzilla hub electric motor. I need about 100V and 80A at max. Batteries are really expensive, so what kind of battery(s) can I buy for under $600 that would match this motor and give me roughly 20 miles? I'm not incredibly worried about weight, but under 30-40 lbs would be superlative. Thanks!

Question by 007dna   |  last reply


What is the best way to break a nut off the back axle of my bike?

The nut holding the back axle of my bike is stuck on. I tried to drill through it, but the axle is too hard for my drill and the nut is stripped (the outside; I can't use a regular wrench). I have no idea what to do and it is very close to the frame, which I really don't want to hurt.

Question by Track11   |  last reply


what's the best battery type for charging in short bursts?

I want to make an off the grid power supply and inverter and i want to power it with a bike mounted on a small motor/generator that would power a battery or just something that would store that energy and then use it for a couple of lights or something. i have very low stamina but a good amount of strength, so i'll probably be riding it for a few minutes or less, watch some tv or something, then ride some more for a few more minutes, rinse and repeat. i know if i used nicd for the battery, it would last a few days because of memory effect. i don't know a lot about other battery chemistry types and i want to know if this type of charging would be too abusive for a battery to handle, and if not what type can i use?

Question by the judge   |  last reply


Dirt bike handlebars

Hey everyone, i have a 2003 XR100 four stroke Honda dirt bike and I am on a quest to transform it into a beast hair scrambler trail bike. So far I have decided to add bark busters, one of those bendable hinge shifters, a back sprocket with one less tooth (will be 49), a new front sprocket because the teeth are bent, I need to sharpen the foot pegs and brake peg, a new back tire because the one it has now is bald, and shorten the handlebars. The reason i posted this forum is because i am wondering if anyone can tell me what the best way to shorten the handlebars is. I figure i am going to loosen everything, take it off, measure 4 or 5 inches with a permanent marker, then grind it off, but i dont know how to get the grips off. will i need to buy new ones? any way, if anybody can tell me how to shorten the handlebars, i would be very thankful. also, if anyone thinks i need anything else, could you please mention that too? thanks!

Topic by A.C.E. 


Is it difficult to powder coat a bike? is this the best way to paint a bike and is it available in lots of colours?

Is it difficult to powder coat a bike? is this the best way to paint a bike and is it available in lots of colours? I heard it was basically primary colours but does anyone have anyinfo on this?

Question by bobbymun   |  last reply


What is the best way to remove rust from chrome on an old bicycle. I have a vintage schwinn I'm restoring on the cheap?

This is a 70's or 80's schwinn ten speed I'm converting into a single speed road bike. The paint is still good, the frame is in good shape. But there is rust on the crank, handlebars and other area's. 

Question by upnorth777   |  last reply


Is it a crime to padlock someone's belongings?

Examples: locking someones backpack/suitcase zippers together, thus impossible to open adding an extra lock to someones bike at a bike rack so they can't unlock their bike etc. is it illegal?  or just extremely annoying/inconvenient to the recipient?

Question by guyfrom7up   |  last reply


Bike pump problem?

I was using my bike pump today to fill a pneumatic launcher, and finally I just got fed up with the leaking around the pump base. On every stroke, the first 3/4 of air would be leaked out of the base, and it would only compress the remaining 1/4 of air remaining, and that would only compress if you pushed down very hard, and quickly, otherwise it all leaked out. And no matter what pressure the launcher was pressureized to, the pump handle/piston would slide down slowly, getting pushed down under it's own weight, meaning that there was almost no resistance to it. I think the leak is occuring where the tube meets the pump base, and you can feel air rush out with your legs as you pump. I'm pretty sure there is a one way valve in the gauge portion of the pump, which connects to the base with a hose,  and the filling hose is coming out of it, which is allowing me to compress at least a little air before the rest leaks out. I disassembled  the pump, starting with the base. Turns out, the leak was from an oring on the tube which was not tightened down enough by a screw on ring around the base of the tube. Put it back together, and voila, pushing my finger against the schrader valve connector and pushing down on the pump handle created pressure against my finger and no leaking. As soon as I hooked it up to my launcher, i realized something was up, I could pump down once, but the pump handle just got pushed upwards as soon as i let go. This is what I can't figure out how to fix. It seems the one way valve in the gauge portion is locked in the open position. Anybody know how to fix this? EDIT: Okay I took pictures of the pieces. I now cannot figure out if the valve is in the base, or the gauge portion, so i have included pics of both. Hopefully someone can help me figure this out. EDIT 2: Turns out the valve is in the base, and the ball just fell out when i first disassembled it, i have now found the ball and it is working fine.

Question by LiquidLightning   |  last reply


How NOT to Secure Your Ride

It's good to learn about the best way to keep your ride secure. The only time I've had anything stolen from my bike in several years in San Francisco was because I was lazy and didn't lock up my wheels with a cable. I figured that they were crappy wheels and weren't worth much, but he replacement cost for a new set sucked and they never rode as well as the first. Live and learn.Speaking of which, here are some great locking mistakes that mostly apply to cars. I wonder where these are from because I've never seen anyone do stuff like this in the States ever. 15 Strange Moments In Anti-Theftvia Neatorama

Topic by fungus amungus   |  last reply


Key Fob for a Bicycle

Hello all! I'm going to be shopping for a bicycle here in a week or two, and based on a conversation I had with someone I'd like to know if anyone has done this, or if it's even possible: Making a key fob for a bicycle. Even though having a locking mechanism on a bike itself is a dumb idea I'd just like it for kicks. Y'know, after I've chained up my bike somewhere outside a store, turn around and "lock" it like a car as I'm walking away. Seems possible, but I just don't know how to go about this. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks for your time and effort!

Topic by Energyzed   |  last reply


Powerful e-bike (+ loaded trailer) motor. what would work best???

Thinking about power assist (speed following-). Thinking about making a powerful 3 wheel e-(bike-)trailer, with plenty amounts of space for car batteries, a motor, gears, etc. The front wheel is driven. I thought of:  1) electric power steering motor... 2) a 'strong' cordless drill motor  3) a starter motor  4) a threadmill DC motor 5) any suggestions???? What would work; what not???  (in the end, it depends a lot on what can be found & salvaged...)

Question by BobS   |  last reply


what is the best way to adjust mtn bike frame rear hub spacing for conversion to 3-spd coaster brake rear axle?

looking to build a 3-spd coaster brake chopper with steel mtn bike frame. Need to reduce rear axle spacing from 135 mm to 120 mm to accommodate the new wheelset. How?

Question by zounds227   |  last reply


magnetic bike pedals DIY? Answered

I'm Brainstorming a better magnetic pedal .   I know Proton and Mavic already make them But I'd like to have a Mag-Pedal that can be used with any shoe .    ... IDEA:  Using recycled neodymium magnets glued recessed into a gel insole  and magnets on pedals I'm hoping to make it easier than cleats on special shoes.  Of course you won't get the locked in power of straps or clippless cleats .This would be ideal for mud,gravel, quick commuting on regular bikes,bmx,mtb,people who what some full leg power on the up stroke but want to put your foot anywhere on the pedal you want.  Question: Might there be extra bearing ware from magnets?  Will there be enough magnetism through an inch of rubber to work??   Please critique my idea . 

Question by BtheBike   |  last reply


whats the best way to care for scratched chrome on a motorbike? Answered

had my first fall today :( ended up scratching the exhaust...whats the best way to clean it up? im riding a yamaha xvs dragstar any additional information such as best way to keep the bike buffed/polished and generally clean and rust free will be much apreciated thanks

Question by dubpunkdub   |  last reply


What's the best way to increase the power on my son's electric motor bike?

I bought a riding toy for my son and it's cool, but it doesn't have enough power sometimes.  It's fast enough in the house, but it gets stuck outside.  The plastic wheels tend to slip on rough surfaces and inclines, but I can address that issue at the wheels/tires to some degree.  However, the battery that came with it is a 6V4.5AH/20HR sealed lead-acid rechargeable battery (It has F1 contacts, so unless I change or adapt the wires/connectors, I think I need to stick with a battery that has these).  The AC-DC adapter has 6V DC 500mA output, but I think I could get a UNIVERSAL AC DC ADAPTER {1.5V 3V 4.5V 6V 9V 12V 500mA} that would work with a new battery. I'm hoping that I can increase the power noticeably but safely.  One constraint is the width of the battery area inside the "engine" compartment.  It fits the present battery (1.75 x 2.75 x 4), but I'll have to mod the compartment to fit a replacement that's more than slightly bigger. I've seen some 12V4.5AH batteries online, but most are larger in every dimension. Am I even on the right track thinking a higher voltage battery is what I need? Could I use an NiMH or Li battery/batteries instead? What's the easiest, safest, cheapest route for this mod? Thanks, Dan

Question by danhorowitz   |  last reply


Arduino USB electric lock system?

Hello, I need some system using Arduino (or without it) that can lock electronics from powering on. So it should work something like this: There is one USB port that you need to insert USB flash drive with key written on it. And when you do so, electronics gain power from outlets (12V or 220V) and when you unplug flash drive power is cut. No USB plugged in = no power USB plugged in = power on I will be using this system in my household and probably in car, so compact solutions suit me best.

Question by Ripaz   |  last reply


How do I remove the factory stickers from my OCC Chopper bike?

Hello, I'm Looking for the best method of removing the factory stickers from an OCC Chopper bike without damaging the paint. I've tried Goo-Gone, the Hairdryer technique. Please tell me what the best method is. Thank you everyone!

Question by stingray_chopper   |  last reply


How To Prevent Brakes From Being Stolen?

I just had both set of brakes stolen off my mountain bike. Cost me about $80 to have them replaced. Is there any way I can lock the brakes to the bike so they can't be stolen again?

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What is the best way to have a clean looking flame thrower on the back of my bike?

My bike is a standard mountain bike and I wanted to give it a more custom look than my paint job. I thought the best way to do this is to add a flamethrower to match my custom paint job which will be a red pinstripe around the flame, when the flame itself is grey. The flames will have skulls airbrushed in it. The rest of the body will be black with a little red pinstriping action. Maybe even some lettering reading : "Beast". probally with the same skull and red paint scheme. I want the flamethrower to fit in with everything else well, but I don't want to change the frame much, or paint the flamethrower.

Question by matt17fan   |  last reply


Ignition switch for an electric bike in the UK.

Hi folks. Does anyone in the UK know a dealer who could supply an ignition switch/battery lock for a Thompson Classic electric bike? I've had a look around the interweb & ebay & cannot find a suitable replacement switch anywhere, there are plenty that would fit but none of them seem to be the correct one as they only have one "On" position the one I need has two, one is for pedal assisted & the second for fully powered. The switch also locks the battery box onto the frame it looks similar to the larger of these two on ebay. I have called the importers & their quote for a replacement carries an outrageous price compared to the third party ones I have seen at over eight times the price plus postage & although I expect to pay a bit more for a slightly more complex part I certainly don't expect it to be THAT MUCH more. I'm sure there must be other bikes that use similar switches but haven't as yet been able to find a dealer who can help. Any suggestions would be gratefully received. Thanks in advance for your help. N.G.

Question by Nostalgic Guy   |  last reply


Ignition switch for an electric bike in the UK.

Hi folks. Does anyone in the UK know a dealer who could supply an ignition switch/battery lock for a Thompson Classic electric bike? I've had a look around the interweb & ebay & cannot find a suitable replacement switch anywhere, there are plenty that would fit but none of them seem to be the correct one as they only have one "On" position the one I need has two, one is for pedal assisted & the second for fully powered. The switch also locks the battery box onto the frame it looks similar to the larger of these two on ebay. I have called the importers & their quote for a replacement carries an outrageous price compared to the third party ones I have seen at over eight times the price plus postage & although I expect to pay a bit more for a slightly more complex part I certainly don't expect it to be THAT MUCH more. I'm sure there must be other bikes that use similar switches but haven't as yet been able to find a dealer who can help. Any suggestions would be gratefully received. Thanks in advance for your help. N.G.

Topic by Nostalgic Guy 


Collapsible bike camper trailer

A friend of mine once told me about a camper that his grandfather had built for his truck. It was about 8x4 and folded out to hold a kitchen, a living space, a batheroom, 2 single bunks, a hammock, and a queen sized air mattress. It was made on a wooden base with canvas for the expansion. I don't really understand the details, but it and stumbleupon gave me a marvelous idea (see picture below for stumbleupon's imput). I would like to design a bike trailer that uses two bike wheels and is about 3' tall by 4' long  by 2' wide when collapsed, excluding tires and tire attachments. It would fold out with a tent material for walls, and be about 6' by 8' by 4', respectively. I don't know a whole lot about how to support it, but i was thinking something that would slide out on rails, or collapsible poles which would have poles that could come down to an adjustable length at all the corners, then lock as to provide added stability. A problem i foresee is the tires getting in the way of folding out, so i might want it to be 4' wide to start with and then not have to deal with expanding that way, and just have a method to extend it lengthwise. I'll be posting an instructable on it when i finish, but i would like some community input on the project as i'm working on it. Flaws in my plan, materials that would be useful, experience in sewing materials, things to consider are all welcome. I'll also upload pictures of my designs as i go through them. Thanks for reading, and i hope you comment. Unless you just read the end. Then you're lame.

Topic by mister2   |  last reply


What's the best way to handle a local gang of punks?

My neighborhood has a local bunch of kids who come around riding bikes, and taunting our dogs. they also swear loudly (like, hearing the "f" word from 50 yards away, shouted by an 8 year old.) and i would really like to find a nice, non-violent way to keep these kids from riding their bikes in the field by my house. does anyone have any ideas that won't get me arrested or egged?

Question by cyc4015   |  last reply


what is the best way i can clean my motorbike at a reasonable price?

I have a yamaha xvs dragstar, this is my first bike and it would be very helpfull if someone could tell me the basics for cleaning my bike. the best way to describe my bike is a crome armchair (just to give you an idea of what kinda cleaning i need to be doing) i have a "buffering/polishing towle" i'v read that hosing the bike down to remove excess dirt is a good idea...am i right in thinking so? am i ok using soapy water or should i fork out and get some foam/gunge/spray? any help is much appreciated thanks

Question by dubpunkdub   |  last reply


New 'ibles

Decided it would be a good idea to offer both sides of the discussion to the lockpick group. I'm hoping (fingers crossed here) that the community is capable of handling this entire group intelligently and maturely. As such, I figure pros and hobbyists alike can benefit not only from the opening and bypassing methods, but from more information about what's being done to prevent such things. All the information here is for educational purposes, and it helps me in my line of work to see what non-commercial solutions there may be. Also, with the shared knowledge here, it's possible we can come up with even better security options. Afterall, part of the job is getting in, another big part is keeping others out. *In my own opinion, the best security option anyone has is to install a decent security system. That way, even when the physical locks fail (I refuse to believe there is a lock that cannot be picked or bypassed), there is still an added security. Besides that, even having the alarm company's sign in your yard/window really is enough to deter most would-be intruders* So, feel free to post methods for getting in, or keeping others out.

Topic by BorisTheSpider   |  last reply


How to arrange my bike shed?

We're moving house and I'm going to be getting a 8' x 6' shed with a double door on one of the 6' sides. In the shed I'll be storing my motorbike (6' x 2') and 3 push bikes. I won't be using it for anything else as there's another shed for that. Obviously the motorbike will take up the full size of the bike, but what's the best way to store the bicycles in the remaining space? Any thoughts or links to projects would be great. Thanks, Jack

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Wat is the best way to fix / improve a boggy 4 stroke dirt bike my means of cleaning it or buying new parts? Answered

I have a 4 stroke 50 cc panterra dirt bike and the engine bog if you turn the throtle too quickly insteadof slowly twisting it . how can i improve the throtle response by means of cleaning it or buying H.P. parts

Question by Whitedude0728   |  last reply


Bike to Trike - Bike Axle Replacement

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!

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