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Another bit of archived awesomeness from the Weekend Project vault!

Make your bike into a single speed hipster bike! This week Dave Neff joins me to take some old broken bikes and mash them up into a new radical ride. Everbody’s experience will be different, but we rebuilt the bottom bracket, put new wheels on, chopped and flipped the handlebars, took off one of the front chain rings and put on a single speed bmx-style gear in the back. We did this because we made a bike out of parts found in the trash, but if you’ve got a working ten speed, you can just strip the derailleur, chop and flip the handlebars and switch out the back gears for a single speed freewheel gear.

Single speed bikes are great for folks who live in a moderately flat city. There are less parts to get stolen and less parts to break.

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26 thoughts on “Single Speed Bike – Best of Weekend Projects

  1. Instead of running “Best of Weekend Projects”, why don’t you open it up to makers to submit their own Weekend Project videos? Maybe make it a contest with nice prizes – though the exposure of their projects, along with showcasing their videographic and presentation skills to a wide audience, could be reward enough. Just a thought.

  2. Robmora. It is about enjoying riding bikes, not what you are riding. Don’t ever get hung up on what other people think you should ride. There are a lot of serious single speed bikes out there now. Riding a single speed does not a douchebag make. Commenting on what bike one is riding makes the douchebag!

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