On this video from the vault (Weekend Projects, 2007), Bre Pettis and his friend Dave Neff bodge together a bike for Bre from several trashed bikes.

Build a Single Speed Bike – Make: Video Podcast

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Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor for Boing Boing and WINK Books. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.


  • http://www.facebook.com/barker.rich Rich Barker

    I miss weekend projects with Bre :-(

    EDIT: Also, “hipster bike,” lol

    • http://twitter.com/ryanjrose ryanjrose

      yeah, Bre really gave this site a little extra special that has not since been matched.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=5011727 JP Murphy

    Of course it’s a single speed! Nice work, great video.

  • Anonymous

    You got hipster in my hobbies… thanks make

  • Anonymous

    Was the PDF pulled from the site? I can’t find it.