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Summer is behind us here in the northern hemisphere, but you can still put this flip flop pedal hack on your ToDo list for next year... Flip Flop Pedalin' - D-I-Why Not? from on Vimeo. Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2012 at BikeHacks
People powered helicopter needs your funding help. Only a few hours left on this Kickstarter campaign, but it seems right up our collective alley. Also, cool tshirts! Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2012 at BikeHacks
[RECYCLED POST] - fits in well with the recent Leg Shield theme If you’re anything like me, it’s a rare day of bike commuting that doesn’t add a small dot of road grime or bike grease on your khaki pants, white shirt, etc. Grease is tough to remove, but not impossible. You can definitely salvage your threads without settling for a grease spot for the next 20 wash cycles. The following techniques vary wildly in both materials used and toxicity. I’ll say upfront that grease busting dishwashing liquid has worked for me, as has “Shout” brand prewash junk. Be wary... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2012 at BikeHacks
I really like the fork-mounted lights. I would have a hard time not pointing them at people and saying PEW! PEW! PEW!
Toggle Commented May 10, 2012 on Shlacks - Slack Hacks Post 1 at BikeHacks
Fixed, thanks, Bill!
Toggle Commented Mar 21, 2012 on Bike Projects on Kickstarter at BikeHacks
Kickstarter is popular, and you know what’s popular on Kickstarter? Bike stuffs! Check out these projects… Juggernaut The Juggernaut will be a jig for welding your own bicycle frame. How sweet is that? Theft Resistant Bike Light This theft resistant bike light has had some good coverage, so it’s already fully funded but there are still 24 days to go. Companion Bike Seat Here’s a nice looking back seat for your whip, that has a locking storage compartment. Pretty slick. These guys aren’t funded yet, but they’ve got 35 days to go. Chalktrail With a name like Chalktrail you can... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2012 at BikeHacks
Over the years, Matt posted lots of pics of NYC bikes in various states of disrepair/disrespect. Including his own bike which, though it looked like a hobo bike, was actually in good shape. Anywho, I thought this short clip of the life cycle of a bike in NYC was pretty cool. Some folks locked up a bike in January 2011, then watched what happened. The end result is not too surprising I guess, but the clip is still fun to watch. Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2012 at BikeHacks
I've always been intrigued by tall bikes, but have never made one. This transforming tall bike is pretty neat though. Wish there was a close up of the mechanisms that allow it to transform from chopper to tall bike. Anyone have more info on it? Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2011 at BikeHacks
The deal's over, but if you need an account at The Clymb, you can still use the invite link. Act quick: the Maya Cycles cargo trailer is on sale at The Clymb for $150, if you're so inclined. That's about $130 savings. There are also some nice looking panniers today as well. If you don't have an account with The Clymb, you can use this invite link. UPDATE: there are also some pretty nice looking Chrome bags on The Clymb today as well. Going fast! Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2011 at BikeHacks
@Leo the angle iron is a great idea! Still, I like being able to slide bikes out of the way...
Toggle Commented Jul 8, 2011 on DIY Sliding Bike Rack at BikeHacks
@Hand Panther...great question about storing by the wheel. It never occurred to me. This discussion on puts me at ease: A bike mechanic on that thread notes that hanging suspension bikes upside down can sometimes cause leaks in the suspension, so I guess that's something to consider.
Toggle Commented Jul 8, 2011 on DIY Sliding Bike Rack at BikeHacks
A while back, CoolTools featured a nice looking bike rack that didn't take up much space, packed in the bikes, and allowed easy access. Mathowie and I must've seen it about the same time because he actually installed one while I just sat around thinking about it. After seeing Matt's installation, I started wondering whether I could hack one together. The main track looked a lot like a sliding gate track that I installed in our backyard. I poked around the Dero site and checked out their specs. I went down to the local Wilco store to see what they... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2011 at BikeHacks
@JW, sorry about the chills. You're right, nothing keeps the kid from falling off if we hit a curb. Or me for that matter. So I don't hit curbs. Same deal with acrobatics in turns...I don't approve. Not mentioned in the post is the fact that when I've got a kid on the front, we stay in first gear, the kid wears a helmet, and we never go very far (we live a couple of blocks from school). The point was more about carrying capacity. I'm actually more concerned about him putting a foot into the moving spokes. Which has actually happened. It only took one time, and now he keeps his feet clear! BTW, this kid has had his share of scrapes. One time he was on the back of a bike, strapped to a kid carrier, and wearing a helmet. A backpack strap in a front basket got tangled in the front wheel and the bike turned into a ferris wheel. The kid landed with the bike on top of him because he was strapped in.
Toggle Commented Mar 29, 2011 on TCB Prêt à Porteur Rack Review at BikeHacks
A few months ago I took a good look at the type of riding I was doing, and compared it to the type of bike I was riding. There was a mismatch, and this is the story of how I made it better. With four riders at my house, I've got room (physically, and financially) for exactly one bike of my own, so it's got to do everything I need. I was riding a very nice Surly Karate Monkey, outfitted for (mostly) city riding, but with a full range of mountain bike gearing. I justified it by telling myself that... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2011 at BikeHacks
Bren is now following Matt
Jan 20, 2010