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    DIY thread

    Yeah, self explanitory. If you made any DIY stuff for bikes, doesent even have to be for bikes, just bike related, post it here.
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    I make pretty top tube cozies when I'm bored:



    ..and I've made a brake booster for U brakes:


    ..and pedal grind plates:


    Sometimes I even make friends.

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    I built a Bocce Gallery in my back yard for watching bocce matches. It's about 10" high, has a shed roof made of 1x6, a bench seat in the shade and I'll be putting in windows, a barn-style sliding door and some insect screening to keep the bugs out. If I end up spending time out there, I'll run some power to it and install a sound system. I was kind of proud/insulted when my friends came over after it was done and were all, "WTF!?!? YOU built THAT?!?!?!??". I have some skillz after all...
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    this thread is going to be effin amazing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkrobe
    I built a Bocce Gallery in my back yard for watching bocce matches. It's about 10" high, has a shed roof made of 1x6, a bench seat in the shade and I'll be putting in windows, a barn-style sliding door and some insect screening to keep the bugs out. If I end up spending time out there, I'll run some power to it and install a sound system. I was kind of proud/insulted when my friends came over after it was done and were all, "WTF!?!? YOU built THAT?!?!?!??". I have some skillz after all...
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    I'm going to attempt a felted top tube pad one of these days. I just started knitting (my gf has crazy knitting skills and she finally taught me the basics) and it seems like a pretty easy project.

    I'll post some pics of my Ikea placemat mudflaps one of these days.
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    +mudflaps

    I'm working on some leather mudflaps to match my brooks. I cut them out last night, but just need to drill out the existing rivets in my freddy fenders, and find some suitable hardware.

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    I'd post a picture of the bike I spraypainted, but I ain't spraypainted it yet. Turns out that the lawmakers of the world still have their heads firmly grounded in their buttholes and continue to unflinchingly deny anybody under the age of eighteen rights to spraypaint products, even if they're buying steel wool and rubber gloves and masking tape and metal primer along with it.

    I shall have the last laugh. And the city courthouse will have a new appendage, if you catch my drift.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DasProfezzional
    I'd post a picture of the bike I spraypainted, but I ain't spraypainted it yet. Turns out that the lawmakers of the world still have their heads firmly grounded in their buttholes and continue to unflinchingly deny anybody under the age of eighteen rights to spraypaint products, even if they're buying steel wool and rubber gloves and masking tape and metal primer along with it.

    I shall have the last laugh. And the city courthouse will have a new appendage, if you catch my drift.
    Wow. That is a ****ing stupid law. Guess the vandals will have to steal their spray paint rather than buy it like the upstanding citizens they obviously are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DasProfezzional
    I'd post a picture of the bike I spraypainted, but I ain't spraypainted it yet. Turns out that the lawmakers of the world still have their heads firmly grounded in their buttholes and continue to unflinchingly deny anybody under the age of eighteen rights to spraypaint products, even if they're buying steel wool and rubber gloves and masking tape and metal primer along with it.

    I shall have the last laugh. And the city courthouse will have a new appendage, if you catch my drift.
    You don't have parents or friends over the age of 18?
    I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.

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    I got my momma. She'll hook me up, the sweet lady. But jeah, the guy at checkout was like, "It's the law. It's just like cigarettes, you know?"

    No. No I don't know. Please explain, Sales Associate D-Bag, why I, three months shy of eighteen, am barred from buying spray paint. Is there a fear that I inevitably use spraypaint as a means to my inherently vandalistic teenage ends? Will I huff it? Is high-gloss enamel the cognac of the paint fume world?

    Effing chicken-lovers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DasProfezzional
    I got my momma. She'll hook me up, the sweet lady. But jeah, the guy at checkout was like, "It's the law. It's just like cigarettes, you know?"

    No. No I don't know. Please explain, Sales Associate D-Bag, why I, three months shy of eighteen, am barred from buying spray paint. Is there a fear that I inevitably use spraypaint as a means to my inherently vandalistic teenage ends? Will I huff it? Is high-gloss enamel the cognac of the paint fume world?

    Effing chicken-lovers.
    This explains a lot.
    *Edit* Dude I am totally playin' so please don't "jack" me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DasProfezzional
    Is there a fear that I inevitably use spraypaint as a means to my inherently vandalistic teenage ends?
    Ding ding ding! Just wait a few years, then you too will want those goddamn kids to get off your lawn.

    Hey lyledriver, remind me to talk to you tomorrow about DIY leather mudflaps.

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    Phallic army man:



    Saddle security:


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    both awesome ideas ^^^^

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    I've got big plans to braze up a nice rack for my bike in the spring. I also want to build a luggage rack out of stainless steel for my '79 Rabbit, but we'll see if that happens or not.
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    I am going to be making a wreath for my head tube today! I will post pictures when i finish.
    (edit, here it is)


    Check out Make and Craft for some great ideas, they love bike stuff.
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    (the diy shoe covers is on the list as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DasProfezzional
    I'd post a picture of the bike I spraypainted, but I ain't spraypainted it yet. Turns out that the lawmakers of the world still have their heads firmly grounded in their buttholes and continue to unflinchingly deny anybody under the age of eighteen rights to spraypaint products, even if they're buying steel wool and rubber gloves and masking tape and metal primer along with it.

    I shall have the last laugh. And the city courthouse will have a new appendage, if you catch my drift.

    if you think that's bad at the pearl in philly(and maybe pearl everywhere i'm not sure) you have to be 25 to buy spray paint, i guess the fact that they have a million colors makes them a popular shopping spot for graffiti artists, it's just frustrating to be like "wait i'm 23 and i can't buy spray paint here"

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    I'm still baffled that you have to be 21 to buy a drink in the states

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    Forget that, have to be 25 to buy paint???
    Quote Originally Posted by dutret
    Do you deny that you are clueless or do you just think that "moron" didn't need to be tacked on there?
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    DIY brake caliper extenders.

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