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

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!

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

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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!

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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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Bike Hack – How to Make a Bike Trailer!

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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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Bike Hack – How To Remove a Bicycle Freewheel or Cassette!

Need to remove that bicycle freewheel or cassette?  Here’s a great video showing you exactly how to do that.  Nevermind the bike shops, most bikes can be fixed using your hands.  Also check out this blog post, there’s a TON of articles on how to fix your bike.

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Bike Hack – How to Add a Stepper Motor Powered LED Light!

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I’ve seen a ton of bike lights that use the power of pedaling to provide bikers with nice array of lights as they drive down the road.  Well, here’s another awesome bike hack that shows you how to add a stepper motor-powered LED light.  I really like this one as I do actually have a bunch of unused stepper motors laying around. (and I am sure you do too if you hack around a bit…)

Steppers come with different resolutions. Virtually all steppers are either 1.8° or 7.5° per st

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Monty

Wow, check out this cool Monty bike this guy made!

This is a small, simple recumbent bicycle. With its 16″ wheels Monty is a portable vehicle which easily can be dismantled. I wanted a bike that I can bring on trains, buses and other means of public transport. Since there are hardly any small foldable recumbent bikes on the market I decided to build one myself.

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