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When I posted the “Bre Builds a Bike” piece here last night, I neglected to include a link to the PDF that originally accompanied the Weekend Project. It’s a sweet little comic book that recaps the salient features of the video and includes this nice display of rudimentary bike tools. You can access the PDF on the link below:

Build a Single-Speed Bike — MAKE PDF (2.1MB)


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.

  • Aaron Staggs

    why would you mess up a bike by taking off the gears??

    • Anonymous

      If you live in an area where you would oouldn’t need to change gears a lot, it could make for a simpler bike to ride and maintain. If you live in a hilly area like me, the last thing you’d want is a single speed or fixed gear bike! :)

  • Janine St.Germain

    Couldn’t resist the share:
    back in the early sixties, my dad terrified us by building the Bucking Bronco bike — both wheels with off-center hubs — ensured a truly kooky ride — especially down hill…. YIKES