Homemade Bike Parts/Accesories

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9/12/2015 10:40 PM

What are some homemade bike parts and/or accessories you've seen, heard of, or made yourself? I never even thought to make anything really then I saw a video of using a street hockey ball for a hub guard. Even if you'd never use it still creative.

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9/12/2015 10:48 PM

cracked frame? cut off the rear, bolt it to a wood base, bongo you have a truing stand.

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9/12/2015 11:03 PM

I made a wooden hub guard on a lathe in 8th grade shop

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9/13/2015 9:29 AM

coathanger brake mod which ill be doing since my flybrakes springhanger decided to snap after light use

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9/14/2015 6:28 AM

Mychaylo wrote:

cracked frame? cut off the rear, bolt it to a wood base, bongo you have a truing stand.

This actually kicks a lot of ass.

I have old frames at my moms.

Guess who is making a truing stand?

I knew of old forks as one though.


I have made hub guards (before they truly existed) our of thicker steel plating. Drill it out for the axle size, and then put it between the frame and peg.

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9/14/2015 7:15 AM

Rob ridge made a decade plate for his frame from am old stem

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9/14/2015 8:04 AM

Not really a "part", but I put jam nuts on my rear axle bolts, because there was less than 1/8" of female axle sticking out to rest on the dropouts. I just had to grind them down a bit so they were the same width as the space, the 3/8x24 nut itself was a perfect fit in the 14mm dropout slot.

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9/14/2015 9:07 AM

I also have my dual lower cables cross behind the seat tube, and rather than have them basically cut the frame, I put little pieces of housing over the cables and run a couple zip ties to hold it. That way I get better brake actuation as it pulls on a MUCH closer axis to the brake arm swing.

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"Hey anybody ever make that mistake like right when you wake up in the morning and you believe in yourself?" -Kyle Kinane

"BIKES!" -Tom Segura

9/14/2015 11:16 AM

dave lawrence wrote:

I also have my dual lower cables cross behind the seat tube, and rather than have them basically cut the frame, I put little ...more

Picture please....I want to change mine up too. I don't like the way it carves into the seat tube either.

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9/14/2015 11:34 AM

It's in my Profile, but here:

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"Hey anybody ever make that mistake like right when you wake up in the morning and you believe in yourself?" -Kyle Kinane

"BIKES!" -Tom Segura

9/14/2015 11:42 AM

I actually just made this because my fly springhanger broke just stopping not even hardPhoto

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1996 dyno slammer, 1997 mosh pro, 1998 gt vertigo, 2000 haro backtrail x3, 2004 free agent tigercat, 2005 volume dinosaur, 2005 s&m black bike, 2013 stolen saint 24", 2015 flybikes proton

9/14/2015 10:42 PM

One i did a while back, mounted the dual gyro cables higher up on the frame, angled the london mod for a straighter, smoother pull and cut the cables for a light bend, like butter and stops on the dot.

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