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Build a Nipple Driver from an Old Bike Spoke

Photo: Kristofer Henry, 44 Bikes

As a custom bike manufacturer, I make all my own tooling. Most of it is advanced or heavy duty, but I’ve also made some simple, elegant tools from old spokes. This tutorial is for a nipple driver, which winds the nipples — the little pieces that hold the spokes to... Read more »

Smart Bike Tweeted its Cross-Country Journey

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Precious is the name of the sensor laden anthropomorphized bicycle modified by New York makers Zolty, Mattias Gunneras, and Michael Lipton of Breakfast. The project started when its rider, Janeen, had decided to ride across the US on the TransAmerica Trail to raise money for LIVESTRONG. The crew at Breakfast... Read more »

Springtime Makes: DIY Upcycled Bike Basket

Springtime Makes: DIY Upcycled Bike Basket

Looking for a thrift store-friendly DIY? Create your own custom upcycled bike basket with just a few easy-to-find items from your own home or your favorite flea market. If you’ve got a few extra minutes (plus glue drying time) to spare this weekend, you can hit the farmer’s market in... Read more »