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    DIY Bicycle Parts?

    Just curious on what can be made and what you have made by yourself?

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    I've modified parts and components. I've made a number of small odd parts out of sheet aluminum in the past but nothing really worth mentioning. I mostly see tourers and commuters usually tend to modify or manufacture their custom parts for their particular needs, like lights, mounts, racks, brackets, etc...
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    If you just type DIY panniers, racks,trailers etc. You can find all kinds of stuff on Google. There's blueprints for some racks that look indestructable, if a little heavy.
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    Got access to a quality machine shop & friends schooled in engineering? If so, the sky's the limit!

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    Woo thanks for reminding me. I am starting engineering (get full acess to a high end CNC machine) tuesday! Semester 2 is gonna be one fun 4 months *think of things he can make at some point*

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    I just built a chain whip out of some spare chain and some raw steel I had laying around. It ain't pretty but it let me change out my fixie's cog since I couldn't find my store bought one.
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    a 50 watt light. a single speed coaster brake bike with good 700c wheels. high clearance mx style fenders. An eye on the cement wall to lock to. a camera mount for the handlebars. a waterproof box for the camera. an electic trike that goes 16 mph. mud flaps from tubes. a fiber optic cable light to light the computer from the headlight. Bike mount thermometer. A motorcycle. an alarm system

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    what kind of mods did you make? I was thinking of making some mods to my frame an a few parts here and there.

    I think that i am a bit afraid to make any mods or parts for saftey reasons

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    Quote Originally Posted by brooklyn
    what kind of mods did you make? I was thinking of making some mods to my frame an a few parts here and there.

    I think that i am a bit afraid to make any mods or parts for saftey reasons
    If you mean to the bicycle that I put together. I really did not make any frame mods. I just ground off all the cable fittings, the fender eyelets etc. and painted it. I really did nothing structural to the frame.
    There are no light weight single speed coaster brake bikes that I know of that have modern fast wheels so all I really did was lace up a coaster brake hub to a decent 700c rim to match a wheel I had for the front. And find a frame that would take the parts. What are you thinking about doing?

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    My Chain whip is stepping on pone end of an old chain.

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