Basketball Hoop From Bicycle Parts

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Fairly easy way to recycle an old bicycle. See more inventions on http://www.uptimal.com

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Step 1: Detach Parts From Bicycle

Simply detach all cables and loosen all bolts to separate the necessary parts. Adjust the handlebar for proper angle. Attach it to a large piece of wood with U-bolts and voila!

1. Rotate the handlebar so the hoop is horizontal after removing the fork from the frame
2. then position the rim

Step 2: Clamp It

Now all you need to do is clamp it in place with hose clamps. I did not have clamps when I made it so I used the actual spokes. (see main photo)

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    DavidA14

    4 years ago on Introduction

    this would be great. Am going to do it for science project

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    MJTH

    10 years ago on Introduction

    Its a good idaea. but the hoop looks a bit small. A real size basketball hoop is big enough to fit two Size 7 Basketballs through it at once.

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    z3ro_infinite

    11 years ago on Introduction

    i made one of these before i even saw this instructable its a great idea only i also made the stand and it was unstable so when it fell the rim got damaged