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Bike assembly – final parts (chain, brakes and shifters)

The final part of the bike to deal with depends heavily on the bike type – but it is always the chain, the brakes and the derailleurs (also known as shifters). I completed my custom bike a while ago, but … Continue reading

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Bike assembly – wheels

Building a wheel from scratch is a science for itself. Further, I will assume that you have some wheels that are already built (or get them) instead of starting from hub/rims/spokes/nipples. This will describe shortly how to place a cassette … Continue reading

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Bike assembly – fork and headset

To complete the frame, we have to put the fork on the bike. The part that connects the fork to the frame is called the headset. It is responsible for holding the fork in place and allowing it to rotate … Continue reading

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Bike assembly – crankset and bottom bracket

The second part of the bike to deal with is the drivetrain – the crankset and the bottom bracket (further on BB). Cranksets (and BBs) come in many different varieties. If you look at the first posted image, you can … Continue reading

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Bike assembly – frame painting

The first part of the bike to deal with is the frame. The frame determines the kind of bike (mountain, full suspension, race etc.) and the size of the frame determines the size of the rider. I had an old … Continue reading

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How to assemble or restore a bicycle – part by part

It’s been a while since I last wrote… I guess the laziness of the winter hours combined with plenty of work got the better of me. In any case, to keep my hands busy during this winter, I decided to … Continue reading

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How to make a wall ball

Plenty of useful crossfit exercises can be done with a wall ball. Instead of buying an expensive factory produced ball, you can make one yourself for a bit more than 5 pounds. Ingredients and tools: A basketball, not too expensive … Continue reading

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How to make parallettes

This is another one of those items which should be really simple to make. There are many ways one can make parallettes – a popular way being using PVC piping. I prefer wood for a variety of reasons, so that … Continue reading

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How to make wooden olympic rings

Ingredients and tools: 4 25 x 25cm 18mm thick plywood or very strong chipboard Wood glue, a compass, a saw and a drill with a wide wood bit (16mm or more) Sanding devices of choice, some paint (optional) Time and … Continue reading

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How to make a plyometric box

Ingredients and tools: Chipboard (particle board) or plywood, size depends on what you want Screws and glue for wood A drill with a small wood driver (optional) Electrical tape and some foam in a roll (optional) Time and cost: wood … Continue reading

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