Bike painting. Answered

Is it o.k. just to sand a bike, with light grain sandpaper (so as not to scratch) to paint the bike?  I am paining from almost "white" colore to a darker colore.  Any help, sure would be appreciated.  Dorm7guard

Question by dorm7guard 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Rat Bikes

Good bike to start with. Budget. Tools needed.

Question by mabish 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Wacky bike?

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


Road Bike

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

Topic by f9150bust 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


unicycles and bikes

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

Topic by slasher118 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


bike help?

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


Motorized bike

Hello, I have two motors and a battery out of a power wheels truck. I was wanting to mount it to my Chopper bike. Has anybody  done that and if so give me some advice P.S.  My bike has no gears and it has no pedal brakes.

Topic by MetalManMustang 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Bike lights.

These are very nice.

Topic by FriendOfHumanity 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Bike generator

Any ideas on how to make a electricity from old bike to help cut down on electric bill similiar to a solar panel? I know this has been done before. Email me at hoverrusa@gmail.com

Topic by swolenoggin 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 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

Topic by abadfart 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Chainsaw bike

Hey every one i'm gonna make a chain saw powered bike do you think i should do an instructable on it !

Topic by Charger_06 11 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Weedeater Bike

Http://www.dakotalogic.com/      I've been wanting to build a weedeater bike but need plans.  Does anybody have a copy of the ones from dakotalogic.com? please post them soon.

Topic by H20 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Tandem Bike

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


Bike sprocket?

OK I want to know were I can find a metl 10tsprocket?? PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!!

Question by TSC 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Snow Bike

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


The Walking Bike

Walking BikeI am trying to figure out how and what type of metal he used to make this Seriously cool and I definitely want to make one.

Topic by laminterious 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Paint a Bike? Answered

How do you do a good paint job on your bike? What paint do I get? should I sand it down or Just put primer on it?

Question by TSC 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


wheel bike

Ok, well this was from a while ago and now has been renewed by seeing it in the Olympic Closing Ceremony, but I would really appreciate an instructable on making a large wheel-with-rider-inside-powered-by-the-rider.like this

Topic by Schisler7 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Identify this bike!

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


electric bike

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


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 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


BIKE GENERATOR?!

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


elliptical bike?

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 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


POCKET BIKE

OK so i am buying a used pocket bike but i am not to shure what to look for on the bike and what to make shure it has and make shure nothing is wrong!

Topic by rickick 11 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


BIKE CAMPER!!!

I am in the process of making a camper like this but for a bike!

Topic by Zaphod Beeblebrox 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


HHO bike

Today i try to run a motorbike by hho gas wow its amazing https://www.instructables.com/id/HHO-Hydrogen-Generator/

Topic by rasel88 1 year ago


Carbon bike

I have a carbon bike factory in china mainland and can design the carbon bike as you like .You can check the enclosed pircture which we produced for the customer . If you are interested in this ,you can contact me by Msn or mail : russ4781859@hotmail.com. Or we can talk about this kinds of products .

Topic by russ110 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


First Bike

What was your first motor bike you learned to ride on, do you think it is a good idea to introduce your children to motor vehicles at a younger age. My first bike was a 1980's Honda z50, i first learned to ride when I was 5 or 6

Topic by Steamdnt 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


bike charger

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


What bike is this?

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


HMD for biking?

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


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!

Topic by Bran 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 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.

Question by snoo 6 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Make an exercise bike out of a regular bike

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 3 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


two stroke bike? Answered

Would a two stroke engine power a bike at 200cc

Question by rocketman217 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


compost shredder-bike ?

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

Question by ndancer93 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


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 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Balance bike wheels ?

I am in the Uk and have problems finding small. Wheels for the balance bike . Any suggestions any one?  Thank s  Jonolydney 

Question by Jonolydney 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Whats an axel on a bike?

I was looking how to build a ski bike and i came apon something called an axel but i dont know what an axel is on a bike. So all i need to know is what an axel is and where it is located.

Question by Dalton Andrews 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Bike size problem.

  Just got a new bike and size seemed fine until I got it home and tried it out for real.  I cannot stop and get off the bike without huring myself on the crossbar.  I am a 51 year old woman who hasn't been on a bike for several years.  I don't remember women's bikes having such high cross bars when I had a bike before.  Now all ladies bikes seem to have high cross bars.  Has anyone any suggestions on what I should do to resolve my problem?

Question by swizmegzi 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Custom Chopper Bike

Custom Chopper

Topic by mr-maker 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Bike chain snapped? Answered

So I’m riding along and suddenly my chain snapped. So than I get to walk home with my busted chain and bike. My question is, is it better to order a new chain, or can I use a power link? Or any other suggestions. Many Thanks

Question by ben2000 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Electric bike generator?

I have an electric bike that has a 24 volt 450 watt motor, running on the back wheel.  would it be possible to fit a front hub motor  on the front wheel to ether help with charging the battery's while using the electric motor to run the bike or be able to power the motor when you have started to move.  If this is possible what size hub motor would I need in the front wheel and what modification would I have to make.

Question by AlanV23 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Harley Chopper Bike

Topic by mr-maker 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


map holder for bike

Hello all, Im looking to make a map holder for my husbands mountain and road bike, I have access to a fab lab. Any help much appreciated Thanks

Topic by silvercarmel 5 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Bike dynamo help!

I figured out how to make a bike dynamo.  How can I use the power it generates to charge a 12V battery?

Question by Kid Ninja 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Bike Ramp for Stairs

While visiting Lisbon, Portugal for OFFF 2009, I saw this bike ramp on a flight of stairs. I often carry my bike up and down stairs to train and subway stations, and would love to see more of these ramps around town.

Topic by ewilhelm 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


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 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Bike too big

Hey all, I need some DIY help. I just rescued this road bike from a woman whose father was a racer, I love it but its just too darn big. I ride it comfortably standing, biut getting on it is quite risky. Any suggestions? I lowered the seat. I don't know what else could be done, but I'm hoping!!

Topic by itsdori 9 years ago


Amphibious bike design?

So I have an idea for an amphibious bike design and I have a very low budget, but im not sure if this basic design will even work

Question by masterbuilder 8 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago