EASY TO BUILD BIKE AND TRIKE TUTORIALS
The SnowBus Winter TandemA fun two-headed winter ready trike that you can make from scrap bikes. This is a mod for The HammerHead Trike.
Bandito SWB Recumbent Bike
This easy to build short wheelbase recumbent bike can be built in a weekend on a minimal budget using basic parts.
Tour De Hell Chopper
An easy to build yet challenging ride themed chopper that pokes fun at The Tour De France with its crazy styling.
Carnage DIY Chopper
This DIY Chopper has a car steering wheel and suicide shifter, giving it an old-school rat rod muscle car theme.
HammerHead Winter Trike
Build a fun to ride DIY winter trike. This dual headed monster will run on snow, ice and slush. Great for winter riding!
Kid's Tadple Trike
An easy to build DIY kids tadpole trike. Build this fun trike using basic components taken from a pair of kids bikes.
Mountain Bike Tandem
Build this low cost durable mountain bike DIY tandem in a single afternoon using only parts from a standard mountain bike.
Short WheelBase Recumbent
An easy to build weekend project that converts a 20 inch kid's bike into a fun to ride short wheelbase recumbent bike.
SpinScooter Stunt Cycle
Build The Spin Scooter, an experimental dual wheel steering stand up scooter that will allow for some wild and crazy stunt riding.
SkyWalker Tall Bike
The SkyWalker TallBike has been designed so that the pilot can get up and down from the seat while the bike is moving.
Detachable Tandem Trailer
Convert any bike into a tandem bike with this easy to build kid's add-on tandem. Allows your young rider to add to the effort.
SideWinder Trick Folding Bike
A unique DIY swing bike that can alter its wheelbase on the fly and snake around corners in ways that would normally be impossible.
HighLander Chopper Bike
Build a cool retro style DIY chopper using a few lengths of electical conduit and some scrap bicycle parts.
Kid's Electric Trike
An easy to build DIY electric trike that your young pilot can enjoy indoors or outdoors. Uses parts from a small electric scooter.
SkyCycle Record Tall Bike
Sometimes that crazy idea can make you famous! This is the story of how I turned a few scrap bikes and some leftover tubing into a Guinness World Record.
Old School Chopper
Build a retro style chopper from a 1970's frame and some scrap tubing. This tutorial is an example of how to salvage scrap metal into something cool.
Granny's Nightmare Chopper
Turn an old granny bike into a cool looking chopper with minimal effort. This tutorial includes a tiple tree fork extension that can be used on any chopper.
SkyStyle Jousting Tall Bike
This easy to build TallBike can be mounted from the ground without having to lean the bike up agains a fence or pole.
DeltaWolf USS Mod
This modification will show you how to convert your DeltaWolf Racing Trike from over seat steering to under seat steering.
BICYCLE PARTS AND TOOLS TUTORIALS
3 Cross Wheel Lacing
This wheel lacing tutorial will show you how to take apart a 36 spoke 3-cross wheel and then put it back together again.
Derailleur Restoration Make an old rear derailleur look and sound like new with some basic cleaning and lubricating. Keep your transmission running smooth.
Bicycle Frame Chopping
This tutorial will guide you through the process of cutting up a typical bicycle frame into its individual tubes and components for use in your own designs.
DIY Cone Wrench
DIY Bike tools on a budget! Build your own high quality bicycle cone nut wrench using an old box wrench and an angle grinder.
Fork Stem Shortening
A simple method that can be used to shorten the length of your steerer tube to fit into a custom length head tube.
Wheel Bearing Service
Learn to lubricate and setup your cup and cone wheel bearings. Keep your DIY recumbent bike running like clockwork.
This basic tutorial will cover cutting a simple 90 degree fishmouth into round and square tubing using an angle grinder and a hand file.
Wheel Parts Salvaging
Learn to completely disassemble a rear multi-speed bicycle wheel in order to salvage the hub, axle, spokes and the rear freewheel.
No Lathe Trike HubsLearn how to lace a wheel onto a delta trike axle without requiring any expensive machined parts or complex hub modifications.
Bicycle Bearing Basics
This basic tutorial will demonstrate how to remove, grease, and reassemble bicycle ball bearings to keep then functioning with minimal friction.
Bottom Bracket Bearings
This tutorial will demonstrate the workings of a typical 3 piece bottom bracket, showing the removal and installation of the components that make up the bearing system.
Head Tube Bearings
This tutorial will demonstrate the workings of a typical bicycle threaded head tube set, showing the removal and installation of the various internal components.
Arc Welding Basics Tutorial
An introduction to steel welding using a basic arc welder. This tutorial covers some basic tips and techniques of stick welding.
This tutorial demonstrates how to tear down a typical suspension bicycle so that you can use the parts in your own custom bike or trike designs.
Rake And Trail Basics
This short tutorial demonstrates how to calculate rake and trail and how it effects the steering characteristics of your vehicle.
Front Derailleur BasicsThis basic tutorial describes the functioning of the front derailleur and how it moves the chain on and off the front chain rings.
Rear Derailleur Basics
This basic tutorial describes the functioning of the rear derailleur and how it moves the chain on and off the freehub chain rings.
Bicycle Brake Basics
A short introduction to common bicycle brakes and levers, showing how they operate and how to maintain them.
Bicycle GooseNeck Basics
A short introduction to the installation and alignment of a common steel bicycle gooseneck.
Bicycle FreeWheel Basics
This tutorial covers the inner workings of a bicycle freewheel and shows how to install and service the bearings.
Bicycle Cable Basics
This basic tutorial demonstrates the workings of bicycle brake and shifter cables, showing how to install them.
One Piece Bottom bracket
This basic tutorial demonstrates the disassembly and components that make up a single piece bottom bracket.
Three Piece Bottom Bracket
This basic tutorial demonstrates the disassembly and components that make up a three piece bottom bracket.
Cranks And Pedals
A short introduction to the cranks, threads and pedals. Determine the proper thread direction for right and left pedals.
Bicycle Chain Basics
A short introduction to the two types of commonly used bicycle chains. Joining and breaking chains for your own custom bike designs.
Coaster brake Hub Basics
This tutorial demonstrates the inner workings and installation of a single speed back pedal coaster brake hub.
Head Tube Basics
This tutorial demonstrates the installation of the head tube bearing cups and operation of the bearing hardware.
Chain Link Tool
This tutorial will demonstrate the use of an inexpensive chain link tool to modify the length of a bicycle chain.
Building a VeloMobile
Some experimentation I did with various methods of creating a full fairing for The Aurora DIY Delta Trike.
AZ Parts Drawings
Here are Drawings and Templates for the Parts we used to manufacture. Any machine shop can make these.