Bicycle-wheel

How To : 10 Ways to Open a Beer Without a Bottle Opener

As exciting as it can be to crack open a beer, there's nothing fun about wandering around a party and asking other partygoers for a bottle opener. Don't worry, we've got you covered: here are 10 crazy ways to get to drinking while impressing your friends with your ingenuity. ...more

How To : Make a bicycle wheel windmill

In this video, you'll learn how to make your very own bicycle wheel windmill. This completely recyclable creation which can easily be made from that old bike that's just been rusty away. Put it to good use and make this great eco-friendly windmill. Step by step you'll learn ex ...more

News : Zoetrope + Bicycle Wheel = Cyclotrope

Kudos to student Tim Wheatley, who came up with this incredibly nifty DIY animation using a bicycle wheel, cardboard cut-outs, and wire to create a magical reinvention of the classic zoetrope, Earth's earliest form of animation (it first surfaced in China around 180 AD!). Simp ...more

How To : Remove & install a rear bicycle wheel

In this video from Intown Bicycles, demonstrates how to easily remove and to reinstall a rear bicycle wheel from a bicycle equipped with a quick release axle. There are three different common types of bicycle braking systems, and you will learn first how to disengage each of t ...more

How To : Properly lace a 32-spoke rear bicycle wheel

You could go out and buy a bike, but what fun would that be? Make your own! One main step in making a bike is lacing your wheel. In this great two-part video you will learn how to lace the drive side and non drive side spokes on a rear 32 wheel with the right patterns. Mike go ...more

How To : Embrace the Blur

This is a continuation of a previous post about getting "unfocused" with your DSLR. We all work hard to get pictures that are sharp and have perfect focus. Maybe we’re missing the forest for the trees. Think about mood, color, ideas—in other words, not your gear. There are l ...more

How To : Build a bicycle wheel

Building bicycle wheels is done in multiple steps, including placing the spokes, and truing the wheel. Learn how to build a bicycle wheel in this free video series. Part 1 of 13 - How to Build a bicycle wheel. Build a bicycle wheel - Part 2 of 13. Click through to watch this v ...more

How To : Dish a rear bicycle wheel

In this video, Mike shows us how to dish a rear bicycle wheel. First, you need to measure the distance from the wheel to the hub and axle. Do this on both the non-drive and drive side. Set the dish on both sides, then find the gap from each of the side. Now you will know if th ...more

How To : Make a wheel spin with angular momentum & inertia

In this video, we learn how to make a wheel spin with angular momentum & inertia. You will need: a bicycle wheel, a lighter, and a couple of strings attached to the top of a deck. Now, take the bicycle wheel and hang it on the strings on both sides of the wheel. When you turn ...more

How To : True your bicycle wheels

Whenever you're out cycling, you may hit a pothole or some obstruction and bend your rim or take your wheel out of true. Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to true your bike wheels. By adjusting the spokes, you'll be able to bring your wheels back to true an ...more

How To : Service a Mavic Freehub on your bicycle wheel

In this video, we learn how to service a Mavic Freehub on your bicycle wheel. To begin, disassemble which requires a 10 mm and 5 mm Allen wrench. Then, remove the end cap and use the wrenches to pry the nuts and bolts from the middle of the wheel. Remove the free hub after thi ...more

How To : Build a bicycle wheel

This is a five part series on how to build a bicycle wheel. It will cover lacing and truing a wheel. There is nothing like crafting something with your bare hands, especially if that something is a bike wheel. There is something inherently rewarding and zen like about wheel bu ...more

How To : True a bicycle wheel

Understand that you true a wheel by tightening and loosening spokes. You can true a wheel both laterally and radially. Assemble the proper tools. You will need a truing stand, a spoke wrench, and some light oil. Remove the tire to true the wheel laterally. Set your wheel in ...more

How To : Make Thai street vendor style kanchanabum

This creative street vendor has invented not only an innovative recipe, but also hand-built the cookware from bicycle wheels and scrap metal. Another example of Thai ingenuity and efficiency, which often expresses itself in the creation of delicious food. He uses a glove to s ...more

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