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Bike Repair Stand

I looked around town for a bicycle repair stand, and the cheapest one was $150. Yikes! Rather than resign myself to flipping the bike upside down on its seat and handlebars, straining my back, and always having to work upside down, I made my own repair stand out of galvanized... Read more »

Swiveling Balcony Hoist

Apartment-style living has its advantages, but getting a bicycle off the balcony, through your living area, and down several flights of stairs just to go get some exercise isn’t one of them. Carrying groceries up and taking trash down several flights of stairs isn’t so much fun either, but you... Read more »

Urban Guerrilla Movie House

Rather than lamenting the slow death of drive-in theaters, I decided to build my own, mount it on an adult tricycle, and take the movies anywhere there’s an AC outlet. Vibrant online communities of DIY projector enthusiasts have ironed out the kinks and built the focal calculator software tools, and... Read more »

A Cardboard Bike?

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Israeli inventor Izhar Gafni says he ready to mass-produce a 20-pound bicycle made of cardboard that's waterproof and even fireproof. There are no metal parts. The chain is actually a car's timing belt and the tires are made from reconstituted rubber. The cost? Twenty bucks. Read more »

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