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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


Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.



  1. Rich Barker says:

    I miss weekend projects with Bre :-(

    EDIT: Also, “hipster bike,” lol

    1. ryanjrose says:

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

  2. JP Murphy says:

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

  3. Anonymous says:

    You got hipster in my hobbies… thanks make

  4. Anonymous says:

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