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Make : bicycle projects

Author: John Baichtal
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Maker Media, 2015. ©2015
Series: Make (Sebastopol, Calif.)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What is a bicycle? The answer is a little trickier than you might think. More than just a form of transportation, your bike is a framework on which you can explore and display your own inventiveness. With a full history of the bicycle and information about commercial mods such as adding baby seats and fenders--as well as instruction on wheels, tires, and regular maintenance--this book gives you the tools and ideas  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Baichtal, John.
Make : Bicycle Projects : Upgrade, Accessorize, and Customize with Electronics, Mechanics, and Metalwork.
Sebastopol : Maker Media, Inc, ©2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Baichtal
ISBN: 9781457186417 1457186411 9781457186394 145718639X 9781457186424 145718642X 1457186438 9781457186431
OCLC Number: 917153036
Notes: "Upgrade, accessorize, and customize with electronics, mechanics, and metalwork:--Cover.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Copyright; Table of Contents; Preface; Chapter 1. Bike 101; Origins; Anatomy of a Bicycle; Brakes; Brake Lever; Cassette; Chain; Chainring; Derailleurs; Frame; Gear Shifts; Handlebars; Pedals; Saddle; Tires; Variants; BMX; Fixie; Folding; Penny Farthing; Recumbent; Tall; Tandem; Tricycle; Unicycle; Just Hack It; Summary; Chapter 2. Basic Bike Mods; Commercial Add-Ons; Bottle Holder; Brakes; Cargo; Child Seat; Fenders; Handlebars; Lights; Mirrors; Noisemaker; Pedals; Pegs; Reflectors; Repair Kit; Saddle; Smartphone Mount; Stickers and Streamers; Wheels; Project #1: Adding EL Wire; Parts List. ProcedureProject #2: Installing a SpokePOV Kit; Parts List; Procedure; Project #3: DIY Smartphone Rig; Procedure; Summary; Chapter 3. Gallery of Cool Bikes; Unicycle Conversion; Chopper Bike; Stretch Cruiser Bike; Restored Cruiser; High Rider; Drift Trike; Cargo Bike; Bouncer; Bug-Out Bike; Parade Bike; Bike Plus Tape; Kinetic Sculpture Racer; Summary; Chapter 4. Bike Hacker's Workbench; The Essential Bike Mechanic's Toolkit; Bike Stand; Bottom Bracket Tool; Cable Cutter; Cable Puller; Chain Breaker; Chainring Nut Wrench; Chain Wear Indicator; Chain Whip; CO2 Inflator; Cone Wrenches. Crank PullerFreewheel Remover; Grease; Hex Wrench; Key Wrench; Lockring Remover; Multitool; Pedal Wrench; Pressure Gauge; Rasp and Patches; Screwdrivers; Socket Set; Spoke Wrench; Tire Levers; Assembling the Ultimate On-the-Go Bike Repair Kit; Summary; Chapter 5. Advanced Bike Mechanics; Project #4: Stripping Down a Bike; Parts List; Tips on Stripping Down Your Bike; Procedure; Project #5: Painting a Bike; Parts List; Procedure; Project #6: Making a Fixie; Summary; Chapter 6. All About Wheels; Anatomy of the Wheel; Wheel Dimensions; Road/Racing Wheel; Mountain Bike Wheel; BMX. Wheel MaintenanceFixing a Flat; Inflating a Tire; Tightening or Replacing a Spoke; Truing a Wheel; Summary; Chapter 7. Hacking Frames; Parts of a Frame; How to Weld and Braze; Procedure; Project #7: Braze Up a Frame; Parts List; Procedure; Make a Chopper; Summary; Chapter 8. Adding Power; Project #8: How to Solder (the Quick Version); Parts List; Procedure; Cleanup and Lead Concerns; Harnessing Solar Power; Parts List; Procedure; Add a Waterproof Microcontroller Pack; Parts List; Procedure; Summary; Chapter 9. Lighting It Up; LED Poesies; Parts List; Procedure. Project #9: Accelerometer-Controlled LED StrandOn NeoPixels; Parts List; Procedure; Installing the Light Strip; Programming the Arduino; The Sketch; Summary; Chapter 10. Making Noise; Audio Synthesizers 101; Project #10: Synthesizer, Horn, and Alarm; Parts List; Building the Buzzer Horn; Building the Synth; Bicycle Alarm; Procedure; Code; Summary; Chapter 11. Hauling Cargo; Typical Cargo-Hauling Options; Basket; Panniers; Rack; Trailer; Project #11: Bike Basket Project; Parts List; Procedure; Project #12: Mini Trailer; Parts List; Procedure; Summary; Chapter 12. Party Trailer.
Series Title: Make (Sebastopol, Calif.)
Other Titles: Bicycle projects
Responsibility: John Baichtal.

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Teaching everything from how to make a "chopper" to soldering up electronic circuits, Make: Bikes presents 18 different projects to enhance your bicycle for the summer, including a handlebar-mounted  Read more...

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