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Bike DIY – How to Make Plywood Bicycle!

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One of my goals for next year is to get really good at carpentry and make cool stuff like this DIY plywood bicycle.  That is cool!

The part of the design I liked was that the top and bottom parts of the frame are like leaf springs separated by the seat tube. I thought that having a suspension system integrated into the frame was a really cool idea. Ideally vibrations and bumps would be absorbed into the frame and returned back to the wheels, without making the frame too bouncy. The frame I built consists of plywood, fiberglass, epoxy, and even paper, so there is no welding r

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Ryno One Wheel Electric Scooter!

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For those of you motorcycle/scooter fanatics like myself, check out this one-wheel electric scooter from Ryno. It’s a pretty cool little ride to go around town in.

Here’s 3 videos to help you imagine what it’d be like to ride one yourself:

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USB Hack – How to Make a USB Bike Generator!

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Your bike has no cigarette adapter so you can get a USB charger and recharger your gadgets?

No problem, you can build yourself a USB bike generator that actually uses a USB charger hooked up to your bike so

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Bike Hack – How to Make a DIY Indoor Bike Rack!

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For those of you who live in cities like San Francisco or New York where everything is expensive, you might not be able to afford an indoor bike rack but for those of you who live in mansions like Texas on the cheap, here’s a cool DIY indoor bike rack you can make so all of your family members AND their guest can park their bikes safely without having to tediously lock/unlock to an outdoor rack.

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Bike Hack – How to Make a Boat Towing Bike!

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video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsm6HVC1bsI&feature=player_embedded#!

For those of you who live near the water such as lakes and rivers and you like taking your small boat out often, you might be interested to know that you can build yourself one of these boat-towing bikes for easier daily access to the water.

If you live near a lake but not on the lake; a bike boat trailer is the way to tow your small boat to the neighborhood lake. This trailer is made from black iron pipe and wheelbarrow wheels. It uses standard threaded pipe fittings so there is no welding invol

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Solar Tuk Tuk On Its Way!

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Tuk Tuk, basically a bicycle that can transport passengers, is probably the most popular transportation in Thailand and many parts of South America.

Well, here’s an innovative idea, a “solar” Tuk Tuk, that can provide the driver with some extra “oomph”.

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Cool DIY Bikes at Maker Faire!

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As always, they had a bunch of bikes at Maker Faire this year.  My favorites are these two GIANT DIY bikes, they look like they can haul a**.   I would have loved to have ridden them, too bad they were too big.

Also see video of the bike here to see what it really looks like in real life:

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPd6siGnZAw

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Shoe Hack – How to Make your Shoe Stay on while Cycling!

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For those of you ladies out there who like to wear your favorite fashion shoes while cycling to work, you might want to use this simple hack so your shoes don’t fall off while amidst the most dangerous intersections.   Not only is it simple, this could potentially save your life when your fancy shoes are supposed to fall off (and you get hit by a car that’s going too fast), instead you keep rockin’ on.

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$4000 Tax Credit for Zero S Electric Motorcycle!

For those of you motorcycle enthusiasts out there like me (I have a brand spanking new ’06 Gixxer 600), you might be very happy to learn that Uncle Sam is giving you a whopping tax credit for buying a Zero S electric motorcycle.

There’s a federal tax credit of $2,500 and also California state tax credit of $1,500.   These tax credits are dollar-for-dollar, meaning they will deduct 100% of your taxes.  Also, you can carry these tax credits to longer years if you want to.

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LED Hack – How to Make an LED Mohawk Helmet!

For those of you who want mohawks but really can’t afford to because you will look a bit crazy at work, you can still make one of these nifty LED Mohawk helmets.   Not only will you look cooler, the LED Mohawk helmet will fend off drivers who are drifting to sleep before they almost hit you.  Plus, it “animates”, certainly an attention-grabber and a nice device to wear when biking at nights.

It was a lot of work, but it was worth it. I got to use all kinds of tools and materials, and

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