Build a Bicycle

How To : Build a cool friction drive motorized bicycle

Would you rather sweat down the road with your legs constantly moving, straining to get you to work, or school, or wherever, or would you rather sail down the road with no work and a loud noise filling your eyes? No work, loud noise? Okay, build a friction drive motorized bicy ...more

How To : Rebuild a rear bicycle hub

This how-to video demonstrates the process of rebuilding a rear bicycle hub. You will need a soft hammer, a vice, grease, methylated spirits, a seal tool, a hub bearing tool, and a hub support tool. Make sure not to lose the spacer, otherwise the hub will start locking up. Wat ...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 : Build an electric recumbent bicycle

Sit back and ride as G Word correspondent David Newsom finds out the benefits of an electric bicycle. Watch and see how to convert a conventional bike to a battery-powered riding machine.

How To : Build a DIY bicycle basket

Moving cargo on bikes is not commonly done in America, but in the rest of the world people carry their whole lives on their bikes with ingenious storage methods. If your bike doesn't even have a basket, watch this video to learn how to make one yourself and make your bike much ...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 : Build a hipster 'fixie' track bike

The first part is the trailer for a fixie feature from track bike legionnaires, MASH SF. The second is a video by Bre Pettis. This instructional DIY video shows you how to build a single speed fixed-gear or 'fixie' bicycle. Using old parts, build a bicycle effective for flat ...more

How To : Change gears on a bicycle

This how-to video demonstrates the process of switching gears on a bicycle. Depending on the number of chains and hubs, your bike will have a varying number of gears. You should be aware of the terrain and make sure you are in the appropriate gear. Don't change gears under pow ...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

How To : Dirt jump and ride trails on a BMX bicycle

This tutorial segment is from the old "Basics" video by Transworld RIDEbmx Magazine. Robbie Morales ("Rob-o") teaches you the beginner essentials of riding trails and dirt jumps including tabletops, x-ups, and turndowns. So watch this to learn how to dirt jump and ride trails ...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

News : Who Needs Spokes? I'd Take a Hubless Bicycle

The Gumby bike. The invisible steering bike. The spokeless bike. All kinda bizarre. All kinda awesome. Designed by Luke Douglas as an entry for the James Dyson Awards, the Lunartic Cycle boasts a toothed belt drive and hubless rear wheel. I want one. Previously, The Invisible- ...more

News : The Invisible-Steering Bicycle

This is one stylin' bicycle. Ok, I admit. I stared at the handle bars and marveled. Wow, the designer and driver of this masterpiece must have impeccable balance. You know, the "look ma no-hands type of balance". But I was wrong. The design is even more clever. Finnish designe ...more

How To : Refill an Air Duster Can with a Bicycle Pump

In this life hack video, I am going to show you how you can refill your air duster can with a bicycle pump. Video: . Step 1: Items Needed All you need is an empty air can, some liquid metal epoxy, and a tank valve similar to what is used on a bicycle tire. You will also need ...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 : Oil a bicycle chain

This how-to video demonstrates the process of oiling a bike chain. A well-oiled chain will keep the bicycle running smoothly and prevent any possible breakage. Watch this video cycling tutorial and learn how to oil a bike chain.

How To : Ride a bicycle without training wheels (for kids)

Sick of those training wheels on your bike? Take the next step and get rid of them! Check out this video tutorial on how to ride a bicycle without training wheels (for kids). Ann-T shows you how to learn to ride your bike solo easily and quickly without those learning stabili ...more

How To : Ride a BMX bicycle with the basics

This tutorial segment is from the old "Basics" video by Transworld RIDEbmx. From bunnyhops to 180s to feeble grinds to basic grinds on the bike, the Gonz and Butcher guide you along to learning the building blocks of street riding. Learn how to ride a BMX bicycle with the basi ...more

How To : Make a bicycle camera mount

Shoot an action-packed close up, or film while you're biking around. All you need to do is build a simple bicycle camera mount. You'll need a tripod mount, PVC pipe, pliers, bungee cord, a U bolt and a bike. Watch this video cinematography tutorial and learn how to build a bic ...more

News : World's Fastest Bicycle Goes 75mph

Cycling enthusiasts, behold. Fastest bicycle in the world, designed by VARNA of British Columbia. Pretty impressive. Check it out, Barbara Buatois of France completes her new One Hour World Record at 75.458 MPH this past July.

How To : Tune a Shimano Internal 3 Speed bicycle

Make sure you keep your bike in top shape by tuning it every once in a while. In this video, learn how to properly tune your 3 speed beach bike so that it runs safe and smooth all summer long. In this clip, Pete, the Beachbikes.com mechanic, shows us how to tune a Shimano Nex ...more

How To : Perform a 180 G-turn on a BMX bicycle

BMX: Catch Some Air If Ernest Michaux, inventor of the modern bicycle, could see what people are doing with his creation, he'd freak out. The art of creative biking has never been more challenging and rewarding than it is now. Check out the tricks for a guide to BMX mayhem. W ...more

How To : Ride a ramp with your BMX bicycle

This segment is from the old "Basics" video by Transworld RIDEbmx. Starting with the anatomy of a bike ramp and moving on to dropping in, airing, and lip tricks, this video tutorial covers all aspects of basic ramp riding. So, see how to ride a ramp with your BMX bicycle, from ...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 : Make a Bicycle Ice Cream Maker

All you need is salt, ice, milk, sugar, and a bicycle to make ice cream in 10 minutes. The ice cream maker is mounted onto your bike. As you pedal, it churns the ice cream. After ten minutes, delicious ice cream is created from your pedal power. Pedal-powered deliciousness! Vi ...more

How To : Maintain good cadence while pedaling a bicycle

There's more to pedaling than meets the eye. This how-to video offers some advice for keeping up a good cadence, or rotations per minute. Many unexperienced cyclists will pedal slowly at a high gear, but this will just wear the rider out quickly. Too quick pedaling will cause ...more

How To : Identify vintage bicycles styles

Old bicycles are a great collectible for cyclist lovers everywhere. Learn how to identify vintage bicycles by tires, frames, accessories and more in this free video series from an experienced vintage bike dealer. Part 1 of 15 - How to Identify vintage bicycles styles. Identify ...more

How To : Install an LED light on your bicycle.

Safety is important. If you are going to be riding a bike at night, make sure you are wearing light colored clothing and that you have lights. Lights help cars and other cyclists see you in the dark so you stay safe. You Will Need • LED bike light • A bicycle Step 1: Instal ...more

How To : Cut lugs and miter tubes for a bicycle frame

Building a custom Oswald bicycle frame using hand powered tools. This shows you how to lug cut and tube miter. Part 1 of 2 - How to Cut lugs and miter tubes for a bicycle frame. Part 2 of 2 - How to Cut lugs and miter tubes for a bicycle frame.

How To : Install 990 brakes on a BMX bicycle

Dat Nguyen from Epic Ride BMX and Skate Shop in Westminster, California demonstrates how to properly install 990 brakes on a BMX bike. He also give good tips on keeping your brakes working good after you've installed them. Check out this helpful video tutorial to see how to in ...more

How To : Assemble a beach cruiser bicycle, start to finish

If you have recently ordered a new bike online, or purchased it at a store where it is not fully assembled, check out this clip. In it, Beachbikes.com mechanic Pete assembles a sixthreezero Classic Edition 3 Speed from start to finish with no pauses breaks or cuts. This is a ...more

How To : Install a bicycle computer

PerformanceBikes will show you how to install a bicycle computer. Whether you have a simple computer or a more advanced computer you be able to see the basic instructions. Start by reading the instruction, install the handle bell mounts, install the wireless transmitter. You t ...more

How To : Bleed a hydraulic brake on a bicycle

Hydraulic brakes require occasional bleeding in order to get rid of all the air bubbles and keep the brakes working smoothly. This how-to video demonstrates the process of pumping out old oil and replacing it with new, while taking out as much air as possible. You will need a ...more

How To : Properly tune a multi-speed bicycle

Make sure you take good care of your new bike. Just like a car, every once in a while you will need to tune up your bicycle. In this tutorial, Pete, the mechanic at Beachbikes.com, explains how to tune a multi speed bicycle. In this video he properly tunes a Shimano 7 Speed D ...more

How To : Do a manual to 180 trick on a BMX bicycle

Davey Watson shows you how to combine two basic tricks into a more difficult staple in BMX. Watch this video tutorial to see how to do a manual to 180 trick on a BMX bicycle. A 180 spin on your bike is easy, but combing it with anything is the trick. Let Davey Watson teach you ...more

News : Bicycle of Death (Yes, That's a Flamethrower)

The BOND Bike (Built Of Notorious Deterrents) is a force to be reckoned with. Equipped with a flamethrower, caterpillar track, ejector seat and ski blade, the one of a kind bicycle was designed by a UK bike insurer as an advertising schtick to address the most common complaint ...more

How To : Do the bunny hop trick on a bicycle

Check out this cycling video tutorial to see how to do the bunny hop trick on a bicycle. Your BMX instructor for the day goes through the very basic steps with demonstrations on the bike bunny hop, along with some out-takes at the end to ease the pain of falling on your ass. ...more

How To : Ride on flatland with your BMX bicycle

This segment is from the old "Basics" video by Transworld RIDEbmx. From rolling moves to spinning moves, Chad DeGroot and Day Smith teach you some of the building blocks of flatland riding. If you are so used to riding on ramps and hills, you might have forgotten how important ...more

How To : Do the manual trick on a bicycle

Check out this video tutorial on how to do the manual trick on a bicycle. Watch your instructor go through the basic steps and things to look out for in the manual trick on a bike. What is a manual bicycle trick? Basically it's just riding your cycle on the back wheel, with t ...more

How To : Change a bicycle tire

Bike got a flat? Fear not, this how-to video can save the day! If you're tire is always low on air no matter how often you pump in air, or if the tread is worn down, it might be time for a tire change. Watch this video bike repair tutorial and learn how to change a bicycle tire.

How To : Replace bicycle brake pads

Worn brake pads can be dangerous, and lead to accidents. It only takes a few minutes to replace a set of brake pads on a bike, and it is very easy to do.

How To : Perform a fakie rollback on a BMX bicycle

BMX: Catch Some Air If Ernest Michaux, inventor of the modern bicycle, could see what people are doing with his creation, he'd freak out. The art of creative biking has never been more challenging and rewarding than it is now. Check out the tricks for a guide to BMX mayhem. W ...more

News : Thieves No More! If Gumby Were a Bicycle...

If only all bicycles were as twisty and malleable as Gumby- they'd be easier to lock up, and much easier to transport. Wait a sec. Perhaps there is a such a bike, after all. Not quite as magical as Gumby, but very cool, nonetheless. British designer, Kevin Scott, has come up ...more

How To : Tailwhip on a BMX bicycle

Want to learn how to tailwhip your BMX bike? Well, why don't you let Ben Snowden help you out. Watch as Ben Snowden teaches you how to tailwhip on a BMX bicycle in this video tutorial. To learn how to tail whip on the bike, you don't even have to be on a ramp. One way is by l ...more

How To : Perform a foot jam endo on a BMX bicycle

BMX: Catch Some Air If Ernest Michaux, inventor of the modern bicycle, could see what people are doing with his creation, he'd freak out. The art of creative biking has never been more challenging and rewarding than it is now. Check out the tricks for a guide to BMX mayhem. W ...more

News : Circus Freak Sideways Bicycle

We've seen lots of cool bicycles here on WonderHowTo, but somehow Michael Killian’s sideways bicycle earns him circus freak status. You can read more about Killian's invention on his site, but in brief, it all started like this: ...And then evolved into this: Previously, Thie ...more

How To : Brake on a bicycle

This how-to video demonstrates the proper procedure for coming to a stop on a bicycle. The rear and front brakes have different degrees of effectiveness, with the front being more powerful. Be sure to keep your weight back to keep yourself from going over. Be careful of skiddi ...more

How To : Perform a bunny hop on a BMX bicycle

BMX: Catch Some Air If Ernest Michaux, inventor of the modern bicycle, could see what people are doing with his creation, he'd freak out. The art of creative biking has never been more challenging and rewarding than it is now. Check out the tricks for a guide to BMX mayhem. W ...more

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