Bike Hacks
October 18, 2007 12:32 PM   Subscribe

Bike Hacks! Bored with your generic two-wheeler? Check out this collection of funky bicycle modifications. My favorite is the grocery cart.
posted by brain_drain (15 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

Maybe this winter I'll get around to building one I can skate on the pond with. Been thinking about it for the last 2 years.
posted by MtDewd at 12:46 PM on October 18, 2007

Pez bike? I would ride the biplane.
posted by JohnnyGunn at 12:47 PM on October 18, 2007

You're just asking for trouble, aren't you?
posted by mumkin at 12:53 PM on October 18, 2007

I like that outrigger railroad bike.
I wonder if that’d work with a modded motorized skateboard.
I’d love to go to work that way.
posted by Smedleyman at 1:03 PM on October 18, 2007 [1 favorite]

attaching the cart with zip ties seems, to me, to be just asking for trouble.
posted by dubold at 1:04 PM on October 18, 2007

You're just asking for trouble, aren't you?

I think this post should be fine as long as no one includes links to their special "Maximum FUN Critical Mass Traffic Disruptor/Kitten circumsizer Bike." The one they rode at burning man.
posted by drezdn at 1:09 PM on October 18, 2007

C.H.U.N.K. 666

Sporting a "home page" since the mid '90's

(Thanks for the Wired link!)
posted by mmrtnt at 1:34 PM on October 18, 2007

i am partial to this bike
posted by sponge at 2:09 PM on October 18, 2007

the railroad bike reminds me of a scene in Off the Map where the author was trying to ride a bike through Siberia and literally hacked a way to ride his bike on the rails of the Trans-Siberia railroad by tying two long tree branches to either side of his fork, extending down past the wheel, to pinch the rail tie.

Apparently, he and his fellow tourers would have to stop intermittently and get their bikes off the tracks when a train would approach, but it was far easier than riding through the surrounding swamp.
posted by bl1nk at 2:13 PM on October 18, 2007

Don't forget the original envirofriendly ride-on mower.
posted by hangashore at 3:30 PM on October 18, 2007

Here's mine.

I love you.
posted by middleclasstool at 6:07 PM on October 18, 2007

My son is a collector of old broken-down bikes. This post has given him some creative inspiration. He especially wants to try the grocery cart bike.
posted by amyms at 9:05 PM on October 18, 2007

omg fandango_matt, whose bike is that awesome fish mobile creation? wow.
posted by nickyskye at 11:52 PM on October 18, 2007

Really fandango_matt !? You made that incredible, wonderful, amazing sculpture???!!! wow. Such a great recycling, nyuck nyuck, use of old AOL CDs! lol Can imagine your creation dazzling in the sunlight. It must be a total traffic stopper. Is it only for special occasions, parades, or do you ride it regularly? All that welding, are you a sculptor?

In any case, it's a beautiful and extraordinary work of art.
posted by nickyskye at 6:14 AM on October 19, 2007

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