All in all, I'm quite pleased with the results.

All in all, I’m quite pleased with the results.

So, your girlfriend is a competitive cyclist who needs a new time trial bike, but you’re both broke college students? Well, if you just happen to have just finished your master’s thesis and have full access to the universities machine shop, you simply make her one! Sounds easy right? Well, it isn’t, but the following gallery almost makes it look that way.

Bike engineer Brendan Connors took a lot of time to take fantastic pictures and document every step of the process. You can see the incredible amount of work that he had to put into not only designing the bike, but even having to make some custom tools to get the job done.

The ultimate happy ending can be witnessed here. He successfully made what appears to be a really nice bike and to top it all off, she won the women’s championship that year with it.

Caleb Kraft

Caleb Kraft

Community Editor for Make:
I get ridiculously excited seeing people make things. I just want to revel in the creativity of the masses! My favorite thing in the world is sharing the hard work of a maker.

I’d always love to hear about what you’re making, so send me an email any time at [email protected]

  • Will Lyon

    Keep up the good writing Caleb! Miss your posts over on HaD!

    • Caleb Kraft

      Well, no need to miss them, I’m here! Now I can share all the awesome things that people are making without them having to be “hacks”. Enjoy!

      • Will Lyon

        LOL this isn’t a hack :-P I love MAKE and have been getting their print mags regularly for years now – good stuff! I look forward to more!