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Old 12-21-04, 02:47 PM
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Post your favorite home-mades! How about this waterproof map-holder?
How To instructions: http://www.oklahomabicyclesociety.co.../mapholder.htm


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pretty cool! may take the suggestion
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i don't have any contributions, but I want to subscribe to this thread... I love d i y.
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someone a while ago posted a picture of a water bottle that they broke into two halves and used it to store tools and supplies while riding. i'll see if i can find the thread again...it really was a great idea.
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here it is:

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Old 12-21-04, 03:56 PM
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Originally Posted by timmhaan
here it is:

Awesome! How do you suppose they made this???
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Old 12-21-04, 05:08 PM
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It's really good on the road, but still needs work for offroad.
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For light maintenance I use my bicycle rack that's on the back of my car because it raises the bike to the exact height for me. However, I"m considering this canadian home-made stand for under $20
http://www.bcmbg.com/bcmbg.asp?File=/articles/20140.asp


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What part did you make up? i think im missing something
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Originally Posted by hi565
What part did you make up? i think im missing something
look at the big ring. The teeth look like a sawblade instead of a chainring.

looks pretty sweet!
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Thanks i knew i was missing something!
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Fender.

I was once caught off guard by some rare rain here in Los Angeles, so I had fashioned a 1 liter soda bottle into a rear fender.

- Just flatten it out by stepping on it
- Bottle opening will face forward
- Cut slits into the sides about 3 inches from bottle top
- Run zip ties around bottle and slits an up seat rails

Presto. Instant cheap fender and got me home without the wet streak on my back.

I got the tip from reading Ready Made magazine one day.
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Fender.

Presto. Instant cheap fender and got me home without the wet streak on my back.
I got the tip from reading Ready Made magazine one day.
Cool fender...and when are we gonna get that instant MEAT Toothpaste recipe
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Originally Posted by vrkelley
Cool fender...and when are we gonna get that instant MEAT Toothpaste recipe
Meat tooth paste sounds so gross eh?

I stole that from a Brit friend of mine. He was joking around one day about the stereotype that Brits have bad oral hygiene. He jokingly said that the only to get an Englishman to brush was to flavor the tooth paste with meat. I said that meat tooth paste sounded so knarly yet funny.
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Here are some other home-built bike stands http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...ade#post572030
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Originally Posted by AlphaGeek
I do the same trick of reducing the map or course directions down to 4.5X 4.5. Then I place them in a clear plastic CD holder (not the case, but the sleeves). Then I have a velcro attached to the stem. It works great.

Originally Posted by stewartp
I found that the minimap rattled a bit.

I now use a home made gizmo:

A plastic clip used by plumbers to hold pipes against a wall. Happens to be the same circumference as by bars. The hole for the screw into the wall now holds anut and bolt which go thru an ordinary office buldog clip.

I put the map into an A5 filifax plastic wallet (it has a neat plastic side zip) and the buldog clup grips the wallet.An unexpected bonus is that I ccan rotate the whole thing out of the way when I don't need it. Necessity is the mother of invention. Go down to the nearest hardware supply and nose around!

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Found these from 2yrs ago. Thanks guys

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Old 12-21-04, 11:19 PM
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Originally Posted by vrkelley
Awesome! How do you suppose they made this???
Real simple they cut a water bottle 2/3 of the way up took some ABS pipe (from the looks of it) of appropriate diameter secured it to the inside of the bottle by an unseen method (could be glue) the top just slides on by the looks of things.
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Originally Posted by hi565
What part did you make up? i think im missing something
Bash\ climb ring, chain tensioner, pebble guard on downtube tube (zapstrap\ inner tube).
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Arm Warmers...

Cut off the ends of old tube socks. Very warm and cheap.
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Originally Posted by hi565
What part did you make up? i think im missing something
I'm kinda wondering what kind of bike do you ride that you didn't find the picture odd?

I must not be trying hard enough..it is an old pic, the tensioner has been beefy re-designed.

The big tip-off is the lack of derailler. I'm missing something.
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Here's my DIY headlight. 20W halogen spot. Battery is a 2.3AH SLA just zip-tied to the back rack. There's a red rocker switch in the PVC plug on the back of the light. Total cost including new battery, about $20. I keep looking at HID systems but can't really justify one, this one works really well.

I now also have a xenon strobe on the back, bolted to a hunk of 1/8" aluminum plate bent to the proper angle, and attached to a power block also just zip-tied to the rack.
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Wind-stopper...Instead of a soggy newspaper...

Cut the back off an old fleece shirt and 2 holes for a shoe string. Drape it around your neck instead of a base or mid-layer. After you warm up, just stuff it in your pocket.

If your neck gets cold draw the string up on your head. Stuff it where-ever it's cold Weighs next to nothing. Doubles as a rag
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Originally Posted by vrkelley
Post your favorite home-mades! How about this waterproof map-holder?
How To instructions: http://www.oklahomabicyclesociety.co.../mapholder.htm

It's very nice but unnecessary. A GPS can give you a map of the entire US and more.
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Originally Posted by Dahon.Steve
It's very nice but unnecessary. A GPS can give you a map of the entire US and more.
A GPS requires batteries. Paper doesn't.
A GPS leads to the dreaded screen stare. Paper doesn't.
A GPS is kinda hard to see more than a 2 inch square of the US. Paper lets you look at the big picture.

I'll take paper over electrons anyday.

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