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This is Your Simple Tune-up

Three things you can do in 21 minutes to keep your bike in tip-top shape<p><b>1. CLEAN YOUR CHAIN</b> Complicated methods abound: Remove the chain and soak it overnight; disassemble and clean each roller with a cotton swab; and something else involving pipe cleaners and a toxic solvent. This …

These designers have made a rain poncho for bike riders

Bike riders often have to deal with a variety of weather conditions when cycling, designers Shane Liu and Vicky Lin, worked with the team at VANMOOF, …

Fold-up helmets and sandwich bikes: 12 designs that revolutionised cycling

Choppers, Stumpjumpers, fold-away helmets and a flatpack DIY bike kit ... as the Design Museum’s new exhibition Cycle Revolution hits the tarmac, here are 12 innovations that reinvented the wheel<p>1. The saddle<p>Because without a good saddle your buttocks are on a road to bruised and throbbing misery. …

From Trash to Cycling Treasure

Five ways to recycle junk into bike gear<p>Cyclists possess some inherently good qualities: We’re self-reliant, resourceful, and we care about the environment. So in a moment of crisis—a slit tire, a slipping seatpost—we’re not hobbled by lack of access to a bike shop. Rather, we look within the …

Bike Fashion: Lose the Spandex with These Casual Cycling Clothes

Today’s best clothes blur the lines between casual spin, office chic, and high performance—so you can always ride with style<p>Propelled by the advancing popularity of transit and urban riding, along with an ever-broadening definition of how bicycles fit into our daily lives, clothing makers are …

Bike Butler Is the Only Bike Stand You Will Ever Need

Dubbed “the smartest bike stand ever,” Milan-based cycling company Vadolibero has released their brand new Bike Butler. Bike Bulter is constructed …

The Basics of Bike Maintenance

Bikes are simple machines, and though they might look like some crazy assemblage of gears, cables, and levers, there really isn’t that much going on …

Ana White | Simple Wood Gallery Frame Plans - DIY Projects

This year, I finally did it!<p>I'm such a DIY gal, it's hard for me to admit that there are times when I can't or shouldn't do everything myself.<p>Case in …

DIY Wood Photo Transfer GIft Idea

Sometimes it’s hard coming up with the perfect gift idea for your loves ones. And as we all know – Christmas is in 25 days! Michaels asked me to come …

Woodworking

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Students Build a DIY Wooden Roller Coaster in Center of Campus

A group of MIT students designed and built a handmade roller coaster in their East Campus to demonstrate the physical principles like g-force and the …

DIY Budget-Friendly Butcher Block Countertops

If you plan to make a remodel project in the kitchen, replace granite counters with DIY butcher block countertops is a nice choice. Butcher block has …

Home Improvement

Chris Rock: The Rolling Stone Interview

One of the all-time greats on Kanye, Louis C.K., and how he finally conquered the movies<p>As Chris Rock would be the first to tell you, stand-up comedy …

Michael J. Fox

Best Books for Investors: A Short Shelf

I’m often asked, especially as the holiday gift-giving season approaches, which books I recommend for investors.<p>I haven’t kept exact count, of course, but over the past quarter-century I have surely read (or tried to read) a couple thousand books on investing. Nearly all of them were a tragic waste …

Can Everyday Bicycling Make You Happier?

Sheri Foster began riding her bike to work every day when she was working as a lifeguard while studying for her undergraduate degree. 20 years later, …