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How To : Crack a Combination Bike Lock in Under 30 Seconds

Have an old bike combination lock that you can't remember the code for? If it's a simply four-digit cable lock, you can easily figure out the combination with a quick peck-and-go method. Best of all, this technique doesn't require any tools or special know-how, and let's you r ...more

How To : Hack a bike lock without a key

Hacking a bike lock is something that you may need to do sometime if you forget your combination or maybe just didn't bring the key for the lock with you. You should never hack a bike lock to steal anything and should know that this tutorial is for informational purposes only. ...more

American Speedster : The PVC Bike Car

I am completely fascinated with pedal transportation. Many of us have pedalable commutes that we end up driving just because we don't like bikes. There's a whole wave of do-it-yourself pedal vehicles, from the Hennepin Crawler down to vehicles like this one.

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 : 9 Crafty Ways to Pimp Your Bike

If your bicycle's feeling a little dull these days, then give it some personality! Using the crafty ideas below, you can transform your two-wheeler in a unique work of mobile art that will have everyone jealous. You can simply add some colorful postcards between the spokes of ...more

How To : Remove a wheel & 3 speed shifter from your bike

In this clip, learn how to remove a back wheel and the three speed shifter on any beach bike. This clip, hosted by Stephan, will show you specifically how to remove the Shimano Nexus Internal 3 Speed Shifter and the entire rear wheel. He will also show you how to put it back t ...more

How To : Spin on a stationary bike

Spinning, or indoor cycling, is a form of aerobic exercise that uses a stationary bike. It can be done individually or in a class. Learn how to spin in this exercise tutorial. When spinning you should keep feet tight in stirrups, use three sitting positions, keep knees safe, a ...more

How To : Ride a dirt bike safely

If you're going to ride a dirt bike, you better learn how to ride it right. With tips and instructions for both the novice and experienced bike rider, this video covers everything from positioning yourself on the bike to riding over obstacles and uphill.

How To : Remove the rear wheel from your bike

Don't know how to take that rear wheel off of your bike? Is the chain making things difficult? Check out this instructional cycling video that demonstrates how to remove your rear wheel if you have to change your bike tire or fix a flat. This is a VERY BASIC and non-technical ...more

Lube No More : Chainless Bike Operates With Pulley System

The forefront of bike technology has delivered bikes without hubs, bikes as flexible as Gumby, and invisible steering. The latest to enter the field rethinks the bicycle chain. As in... who needs it? Schwinn Csepel Zrt. have designed the "Stringbike", a bicycle powered by ste ...more

How To : Make a cheap bike light mount out of PVC pipe

In this clip, learn how to make a fast, cheap and super easy mount for your your bicycle to display safety lights. Wearing bike lights at night will help you stay safe in the dark and if you want to avoid the cost of getting lights custom fitted, this hack is perfect for you. ...more

News : PVC Pipe Bike Rack

Simple, yet snappy. This is another Rolph design put together by yours truly. Everyone needs a Rolph in their life.

News : Pedal-Powered EL Wire Night Bike Light

Instructable user samsmith17's solution for riding in the dark is a lot snazzier than your typical bicycle light: "This summer I realized that you don’t need a driver to run your el wire if you’re putting it on a bike. I hooked a stepper motor up to a transformer from an old ...more

How To : Pop a wheelie on a mountain bike

Let's start with the bike: The most important thing on your bike, is your brake system, you will need the brake lever on your handle bars. When performing a wheelie, this will help you control speed and prevent you from falling on your butt. Your rear brake has to function pro ...more

How To : Convert an RC bike with a brushless motor

Well I've converted one of these rc bikes into a snarling (ha ha) nitro powered machine. I'm now going to convert my other stock model into a brushless monster. This particular bike had a rather bumpy crossing from the USA when I bought it from ebay. It got damaged in it's box ...more

How To : Bunny hop on a BMX bike

A bunny hop is the foundation for many BMX bike tricks and it involves getting both wheels of the bike off the ground. Learn how to bunny hop from our BMX biking expert in this extreme sports video tutorial. Take action: pull up on the handle bars, pull back end up with the pe ...more

How To : Decorate Your Bike with Fur for Burning Man

This is a Burning Man tutorial on how to add fur to your bike. Halycon's Tips guide you on the Playa and the crafting tricks for decorating your bicycle. Get your bicycle prepared for Burning Man by watching this video today! Video: .

How To : Remove your bike chain using the master link

Taking the chain off of you bike for cleaning is an arduous task, especially since you usually don't explicitly have to do it. It just seems like a good idea. That's because it is. This video features a professional bike mechanic detailing the process of removing a bike chain ...more

HowTo : Snow-Proof Your Bike Tires For Dirt Cheap

For the low cost of a bag of zip ties, you can easily survive any Snowpocalypses this winter by blizzard-proofing your bicycle tires. Says the MacGyver behind the ingenious hack, Fritz Rice of the Dutch Bike Co.: "It's quick, it's cheap, and yes, it looks completely ludicrous ...more

How To : DIY Pedal-Powered Phone Charger for Your Bike

Being healthy and active will help you live longer, but finding the strength to work out? That's hard. What does it do for me right now? I mean, here I sit, writing this article, thinking about going for a run, and I feel good just for thinking about running. But will I do it? ...more

How To : Adjust SRAM internal 3 speed hubs on your bike

In this tutorial, learn how to adjust multi-speed internal hubs on your beach bike. This particular video is for SRAM hubs, so make sure you are adjusting the right one. Pete from BeachBikes.com will walk you through everything you need to know to get started with your tune up!

A Restaurant on Two Wheels : The DIY Taco Bike

Serious Eats' latest Meet and Eat features Todd Barricklow, creator of the Taco Bike, an eco-friendly alternative to the fast growing food truck industry. The 200+ pound bike is equipped with a propane tank, three sectioned griddle, water tank, heat exchanger, wash sink, waste ...more

How To : Hook up your exercise bike to Google Maps

Tinkernut demonstrates how to hook up your exercise bike to Google Maps. Using a stationary bike can be good for your health but it can also be boring. You can spice up your exercise regiment by using Google Maps. You will need a USB keypad with arrow keys, a magnetic contact ...more

How To : Fix a flat bike tire without tools

Simple instructions for doing a simple bike repair when you are on the road and don't have your tools. This vide shows how to take the tire off your bike rim without using tire levers. Our host demonstrates on a completely flat tire, and shows us how to leverage off the beads ...more

How To : Ride a motorbike for the very first time

Learn how to ride a motorbike for the very first time in this two part series. Learn how to get the bike started and moving, without stalling it. Video Part II teaches how to acutally ride it. Part 1 of 2 - How to Ride a motorbike for the very first time. Part 2 of 2 - How to ...more

How To : Remove or install a cog set on your bike

The cog sets are the iconic pieces of the bike on the wheels with all their delicate layers of gears. This video features detailed instructions from a professional bike mechanic on how to install or remove a cog set on a mountain bike. This is useful if you want to clean your ...more

News : Ridin' Solo - The One Man RV/Bike

Who says camping is social? This one man RV makes solo enjoyment possible with an RV so small, only one person can fit. No more wife bugging you to come on your camping trip, she won't fit! With just one bicycle seat you'll never have to be social again! Camper Bike made by K ...more

How To : Ride motocross bikes

In this series of videos, our expert explains all things motors. If you are a beginner looking to get involved in this sport, watch these informative videos. You will learn how to keep your control while riding the bikes through mud, sand and jumps. Our expert explains the bas ...more

How To : Build a BMX bike

This is a 4 part video on how to fully install your BMX bike. This video shows how to install all parts of a BMX bike; forks, stem, headset, handlebars, seat, cranks, bearings, pedals, wheels, chain, and breaks. Once you've got your BMX bike assembled, you can go out there and ...more

How To : Maintain your road bike

n this video series, let Mickey Denoncourt show you how to take care of road bikes. He shows you the important differences between a road bike and other bicycles. Mickey illustrates gear constructions of road bikes, and he offers advice for repairing and shifting these gears. ...more

News : The Most Thief-Proof Bike Lock in the World

Germany company Conrad has created a bike lock that would deter even the most dedicated of thieves. The Rube Goldberg-esque device is outfitted with motorized skateboard wheels that elevate the bicycle off the ground, as high as your lamp post or utility pole of choice allows. ...more

How To : Make your bike "ghetto" tubeless

Convert your bike to tubeless using the "ghetto" method. You will need a sealant, a tire, a rim, a metal tire lever, a knife or scissors to cut the tube, a tube a size smaller than your rim, an air compressor, and soap and water. You will need a sweet, doggy mascot as well. O ...more

How To : Fix a bike flat without a patch kit

Show the world just how resourceful you are next time you get a flat bike tire. With the help of some local plant life and some gusto you too can ride your bike to safety without the help of a standard repair kit. You’re miles from home with a flat and reach for your trusty p ...more

How To : Jump a mountain bike

This brief instructional video will help you learn to jump your mountain bike as well as add more skill and control to your mountain biking. Always wear a helmet and appropriate safety gear any time you ride a bike and especially when you are learning a new and/or applying a n ...more

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