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Animas Quadracycle – DIY Pedal Powered Vehicle!

After watching this video of an Animas Quadracycle, which is basically a four-wheeled bicycle, I think we should have more of these around.  Not only can you seat 2 people safely balancing on all four wheels, the quadracycle does really well on rugged train and even snow where bicycles might have trouble.

If these quaracycles can be made with optional electric, it would possibly great commuters around town.

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7SmipOh5FU

Clearly four wheels are required for car-like stability, he

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DIY Hybrid Motorcycle Gets 214MPG going 55MPH! [Eco]

As an avid motorcyclist, I don’t really worry about my gas too much as it gets as much as or better than most hybrid cars at 55MPG+, but this inventor decided to make motorcycles even more efficient by focusing on aero-dynamics.  Based on his studies, 90% of drag at 55MPH is caused by air, not your wheels.  So the above design was born, which gets 214MPG going 55MPH!

Now, I don’t see how I could ride that thing and look cool but I guess the point is about going far here.  T

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Predator-Themed 2007 Suzuki Hayabusa! [WOW]

Here’s a rather cool predator-themes 2007 Suzuki Hayabusa.  As owner of a 2006 Suzuki GSX-R, I can’t say enough how cool this bike is, I want one (and the girl too please)!  Anyone else?

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Bike Hack – How to Make a 2-Person Unicycle!

Seriously, I don’t know how to ride a unicycle let along a 2-person unicycle.

But for those of you unicyclers who are already well accomplished, you might want to learn how to make a 2-person unicycle, full instructions here.

Now my question, HOW DO YOU RIDE THE DAMN THING?  I suspect you need two people who weighs about the same, otherwise I don’t see how the 2-person unicyle will stay balanced.

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Bike Hack – How to Make a Ski Bike!

For those of you lucky enough to enjoy snow this winter (unlike me who is stuck in sunny California), you might want to make this cool Ski Bike and ski down the nearest hill.

I think his could certainly keep your winter home-X-games to be exciting and fun.

All it takes is a pair of old skis and some work in your garage so I don’t see how you can lose.

Decide how long you’d like your skis to be. I’ve found 24″ to work quite well, but try whatever you want. Make a nice deep mark for the cut, it’ll make starting the cut straight much e

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Bike Hack – How to Make a Hand Bike Light!

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e69peYq9C2E

We have seen the bike handle brakes which is great but in addition, you will want to learn to make a hand bike light that uses LEDs to tell other drivers on the road that you will be turning, brilliant!

The goal of this project is to create a light that fits on a bike glove and points in the direction of the intended turn, to increase visibility at night.  It should be lightweight, easy to use, and integrated with the existing motions for signaling (minimal tweaking of signal method (you don’t have to press a button, i

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DIY Bike Trailer Home!

Brian Campbell has indeed perfected the art of making a bike trailer home as seen here his DIY Bike Trailer Home for sale with fabricated insulation for the most awesome rest virtually anywhere his bike goes.

Brian has perfected the fabrication of an all-weather enclosure that is light, insulated, very stable, and road worthy. This model is 8′ x 4′ and weighs only 80 pounds. It has a spacious interior that fits a sleeping adult (or two?), has many inte

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Bike Hack – How to Make a Bike Trailer!

For those of you who want to make your own bike trailer (and save about $200 buying a one), you might want to read up on this cool bike hack that shows you how to make a bike trailer.  I think this is a great idea for custom bike modders out there who need to make more use of their bikes, especially if they need to lug a

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Bike Hack – How to Make Bike Handlebar Brake Lights!

Why do bike manufacturers still have no factory-default brake lights?  Well, that’s probably too much added cost but for those of you who with some hacking skills, you might want to consider “hacking” one of these awesome bike handlebar brake lights into your bike bars.

Group riding would be much safer if bikes had brake lights.  The lack of brake lighting on bicycles has lead to the audio cues of “SLOWING” or “STOPPING” being shouted a

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Google Trike, I want one!

Google Trike may be one of the first signs that Google may indeed planning to take photographs of virtually everything that exists on earth today.  (well, maybe they will eventually go into space someday, we will never know)

Google is actually offering visitors to submit places that you want the Google Trike to go such as amusement parks, zoos, or anywhere a Google Trike can go. (and Google Van can’t.  I’ve actually submitted one myself, the

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