Many people say that a bike pedestal is not cool at all, and there is no need to put it on at all! But each person must make their own choice between cool and comfortable. We will only show you the advantages and disadvantages of installing a footrest on your bike. And in any case, the choice will be yours.
If you are driving through fields, forests, orchards on weekends, then you usually have a lot of trees on your way. In such cases, a footrest is not particularly necessary. But this is a matter of habit. if you have a footboard, then it is comfortable enough to put the bike on to stop on the way. to rest, drink water. And at the same time, you do not need to throw the bike on the ground (after which the handles are dusty!), Or look for trees. For those who love fast trail riding on a road bike, the footrest is just additional unnecessary weight. Therefore, such racers can easily do without this accessory. Almost every gram is important to achieve high speed on the road! Therefore, it is not advisable to install a footrest on a road bike.
If you are going on a cycling trip with tents and equipped your mountaineer with cycling pants (a special bicycle backpack that attaches to the trunk and resembles pants in shape) or any other load, then you find yourself in a more difficult situation. You can lean the bike against a tree if there are any. If not, then consider putting the bike with a loaded rack on the ground, you need to make an effort (do not throw it). However, if there is nothing beating there and you do not feel sorry for your bike, then you can quit. But to raise it later will require even greater efforts. In addition, do not forget that the rack is not designed for lateral loading, and with a large mass of cargo and frequent throwing and stowing of the bike, the trunk may not withstand and break.
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Buying and installing an ordinary footrest for a bicycle will hardly help. after all, the load on the trunk redistributes the center of gravity of the bike, and the usual footrest will simply fold under this entire weight, or the bike will throw over it. Therefore, in such cases, you need a footrest that will fix the bike from the frame to the ground.
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You can also look for a two-legged footrest. It has two points of contact with the ground and is more stable, but before placing a loaded bike on it, you should check its stability.
Another feature that needs to be taken into account when you put your bike on the step or against a tree, a post, a wall and much more (whoever gets what is nearby and what is enough imagination) is that the insidious front wheel has such an ability to spin and drive bike into an unstable, but rather recumbent position.
To eliminate this effect, you can wind a rubber band on the steering wheel, which will fix the front brake when parking. You can take an ordinary old camera and cut off a piece from it. And whenever you stop, putting an elastic band on the brake handle and locking the front wheel, you keep your bike from falling.
So there are the following types of bicycle footpegs:
- an ordinary one-legged footrest that leans to the side and the bike is placed on it at an angle;
- a two-legged footrest (such as on motorcycles) provides greater stability to the bike;
- a long footrest that connects the frame to the ground is indispensable if you have a large backpack or cycling pants on the trunk.
Installing a footrest on a bike
The footrest does not require a separate installation. Some two-legged footpegs are also put in place, and are fiddled with separately from the bike. Therefore, every time they have to be taken out of a backpack, or bag, and a bike is installed on them. Having a lot of weight and the stability of the footrest justifies this process, so it’s a matter of habit.
In general, someone puts the footpegs, someone does not. It’s just like with horns on the handlebars of a bicycle, someone considers them a necessity, and someone is an absurd fashionable trick.
We wish you to make the right choice, which will facilitate your parking!
How to make a bicycle seat for a child with your own hands
It was decided to do it on their own, since the design is not so complicated. Looking ahead, I will say that this problem turned out to be not a problem at all. In previous posts, there was a photo of the structure that came out of an old bike seat and an aluminum plate.
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The design turned out to be lightweight, does not interfere with movement and, which is important. quick-detachable. After four years, I successfully migrated to my next bike and now, instead of my son, who has grown up during this time, I am transferring my little daughter.
So, back to the events of four years ago.
After rummaging around in my barn, I found an aluminum plate 20mm wide and 3mm thick. He was supposed to make supports for the legs of the child (footrests) and a clamp for attaching the second seat to the bicycle. The second seat was my own from the old bicycle. Bicycle. ARDIS Santana. Although he is Chinese, but rather problem-free.
It is a pity that there are no photos of the process of making the child’s bicycle seat. But I’ll post a photo of a ready-made one, I think it’s not difficult to guess from the photo what’s what. So I bent a piece of aluminum plate into the shape of a clamp on the frame. I made holes in the ears with a drill for attaching the seat. I widened the holes with a file to square ones, since the axis of fastening the siduhi is square. I secured the second saddle with this clamp to the bike frame. The distance from it to the steering wheel is then selected according to the child’s position. A piece of linoleum was used as a gasket between the clamp and the frame.
I used the same piece of aluminum plate for the footboard. Cut off 230mm, drilled two holes for attaching it with two bolts from the bottle holder. On top of it I attached a metal tube with a diameter of 10 mm on two bolts. I don’t know what the pipe was from. it just hung around in the barn for a long time. On top of the tube, I pulled a braid from a water hose. purely for decorative purposes. Fixed the footrest to the frame along with the bottle holder.
It turned out to be a very comfortable seat for a child. he fits like on a motorcycle. I can control the actions of the child, since he sits on my frame in front. The costs are practically zero (at that time for me it was the most important thing). Manufacturing time was spent about an hour. Removable. put on the bike seat in two minutes. The design is time-tested and now stands on my other bike.
Installing the motor from the grass trimmer
There are no structural differences between the motor and the grass trimmer and the motor removed from the chainsaw, so the installation is the same. The only difference is that it is better to use a chain with it in the kit, and not a belt, because the second one is erased too quickly, especially in rainy weather. Together with the chain, you will have to install another star.
Preparing the motor removed from the chainsaw for installation
The main condition for creating a motorbike is the presence of all parts and their competent installation. It is advisable to mount the motor on a frame or above the saddle using a clamp or special mounts, which, in addition to simply holding the motor, will allow you to change its height. Fasten the bushing to which the belt or chain is stretched using washers and screws. This must be done smoothly, avoiding any distortions. Bushings come in a wide variety of diameters, so before installing, you need to choose the right one for your wheels. When choosing a belt, it is necessary to select it for the diameter of the hub and wheels. The next important condition for installing the engine will be the use of a lever-gas. A cable will help to control the engine with its help. When the lever is depressed, a force will be transmitted through the cable to adjust the angle of the carburetor flap. To start moving, you will need to press the lever, like in a chainsaw.
How to make a motor for a bike with your own hands at home
Bicycles are very popular today, not only among children, but also among adults. The main advantage of a bicycle is that it has a small size, and therefore you can not spend money on storage space, plus having such dimensions you can not stand in traffic jams and ride on the sidewalk or roadside. In addition to its small size, the bike outperforms the pedestrian in speed, which is a very important criterion for its relatively low cost. The only downside of the bike is that it takes a lot of effort to ride. If this minus is decisive for you, then a good decision would be to make a bike with a motor.
Making a bike with a motor with your own hands using a wheel motor
A motor wheel is a device designed specifically to be mounted on a wheel as a force forcing a bicycle to move. In order to install it, you do not need separate parts, because it is already equipped with them. You will have to pay well for such amenities, so the option cannot be called a budget option, compared to the options above. The wheel is sold with throttle, brake, controller, charger and Pas system. The motor is activated by pedaling. The Pas system is responsible for activation during rotation. The handle, which is responsible for increasing the rotation speed, serves to gain speed.
To put everything together, you need to go through several steps, some of them will cause certain difficulties, but the result is worth it. The hardest step is installing the electronics, but if you follow the instructions, you can do it effortlessly. Procedure for changing a conventional wheel to a motor-wheel:
- Turn the bike upside down;
- Change the rear or front wheel to a motor wheel;
- Attach a battery to the bike in a convenient place;
- Install the controller, first isolating it;
- Connect the remaining required equipment.
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What you need to make a bike with a motor
One of the most popular motors installed on homemade bicycles today is a chainsaw motor. This is often done because the chainsaw has broken down and a working motor remains. For an average bike, a 1.5 horsepower motor is suitable. Required parts for installing a motor from a chainsaw on a bicycle:
- the motor itself with a power of 1.5 hp;
- serviceable bike;
- a clamp that secures the motor over the frame or trunk;
- cable connecting the throttle lever of the bike to the motor
- a belt that serves to transfer rotation from the engine to a pulley attached to the wheel;
- two pulleys that will support the belt and rotate, taking the rotation from the motor.
It may seem that the power of such a motor is not enough, but practice shows that such motors can accelerate heavy steel bicycles to a decent speed. The parts required to install the engine from a grass trimmer (lawn mower) are not very different from those described above, with the exception of the motor. The rest is according to the situation and desire.
Difficulties of creating a bicycle with a motor
In the case of a chainsaw or grass trimmer motor, the main difficulty is finding the right materials. Materials and parts such as a pulley, belt or chain, if not properly selected, may simply not fit. It is also important to correctly position the motor, which, if positioned incorrectly, can interfere with driving. It is also important to protect the motor and controller from moisture and water, so you have to think about how you can avoid getting water into these parts. Also, a significant difficulty when creating a bicycle with a motor is the installation of all parts so as to prevent their further breakdown, that is, everything must be fixed carefully and firmly.
Pros of a bike with a motor
It’s no secret how useful a bicycle is and how many advantages it has. In addition to the advantages that a regular bicycle has, a motorized bicycle has a number of important characteristics that put it one step higher. Of its advantages, it is worth noting the ability to travel far, without much effort on the road. It is also very important that it is much smaller than a motorcycle, which makes it easier and safer to ride in traffic, which is very important today, given the huge number of traffic jams in large cities. Maintenance of such bicycles can also be attributed to the pluses, because the design is very simple and it will not take much time to replace parts in case of breakdown. Its low cost is also a good plus, given that buying a motorcycle will be a more expensive decision, and almost everyone has an old bike. Making a bike with a motor would be a good solution for those who want to use their bike for long trips or to quickly get to work during rush hour. Also, the very process of its creation will bring a lot of pleasure to technology lovers.
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An unusual bike with a shortened frame and no chain drive. The main feature of the bicycle is the rear wheel mount, which is fixed by analogy with the front one, and accordingly, it can also be used to control the movement of the bicycle. To understand how a bicycle works. be sure to watch the video.
Exercise bike out of a bicycle
An ascetic exercise bike made from a bicycle. Despite the external unattractiveness, the simulator works and the most important thing is elementary and cheap.
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After many falls of the bike to the ground, when trying to twist or adjust something, I realized that a bike rack is simply necessary for a person who constantly repairs bicycles. Having looked at the for branded bike racks, I realized that I could not afford it, it was decided to make the rack myself.
Having looked at the design of clamps of world manufacturers, I decided to focus on the design of the clamp by all known ParkTool company. I didn’t want to make an exact copy of the partula clip, my goal was to make the clip easier and cheaper to make. After making a few sketches and some calculations, I went to a local metal warehouse and bought all the materials I needed and proceeded to cut the metal bushes I needed and then weld all the parts.
The stand is adjustable in height from 120 to 175 cm, every 10 cm the pipe is fixed with a pin for greater reliability, on the back there is a clamping bolt for better fixation. The clip is removable and can be rotated 360 degrees.
The I-beam stand is removable and the stand can be installed permanently.
I will not describe in detail the manufacturing process, everything is already visible in the photo.
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This two-seater bike was made of two by connecting frames. Outwardly unprepossessing design is quite practical and does not interfere with two people to ride at the same time.
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Homemade catamaran from a bicycle and plastic water bottles
A simple and cheap home-made catamaran for stagnant water and rivers with not very strong currents. For production, you need a bicycle, large water bottles, a furniture board, several boards and a metal profile (corner).
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Installing a footrest on a bike
It only takes a few minutes to figure out how to properly install the kickstand on your bike. And this guide to installing a footrest on a bike will help you with this. Some bikes do not have a mounting bracket, but these are either high-priced bikes or antique models that you might not want to mount a kickstand on.
The footrest comes complete with a bolt and top mount that at first glance does not match the footrest. The only tool you need to install the kickstand on your bike is a wrench. There was a bolt on my footboard that fit a 14mm wrench. You can also use an adjustable wrench.
The photo shows the section of the frame to which the footrest will be attached. If you know where the bracket is, installing the footrest is a snap.
The photo shows how to install the footrest. a second footboard bracket is attached on top of the two bottom crossbars of the frame. Below is the main part of the footrest. The bracket may have tabs to help position the footrest in the correct position (see photo). If you forget about these protrusions, the footrest will interfere with the rear derailleur cable.
This happened to me due to the poor design of the bike. To solve this cable problem, you can simply rotate the bracket. The main thing is that the length of the bracket is enough to hold the footrest.
Insert the bolt from the top into the top of the bracket, into the hole in the bike frame, and into the footrest itself. Twist it up.
Everything! The footrest has been successfully installed on the bike. Now you can wash your hands, as they are likely to be stained with grease.
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Building it is not at all difficult. just be patient. For him you need: a children’s scooter (our design uses a scooter made in Czechoslovakia), a D-4 or D-5 bicycle motor, a saddle, a rear wheel sprocket, two folding pedals from a motorcycle, a bicycle dynamo with a headlight and a taillight, a frame from an old adult a bicycle, a bell, a tool bag and, finally, a piece of sheet steel with a thickness of 3-4 mm. To fasten the micro-cycling parts, you will need bolts Ø 10 mm and 100 mm long with washers and nuts, steel wire Ø 3 and 4 mm, as well as M5 screws.
it will become tough. On the outside, at a distance of 440 mm from the rear wheel axle, weld brackets with holes for folding pedals and vertical ears (405 mm from the axle) with slots for the muffler to the frame tubes. In the front, at a distance of 540 mm from the same axle, on the frame tubes, weld two lugs with holes Ø 5 mm for attaching the brake pedal. The brake levers are also installed in the lugs with holes (distance 230 mm),
From an old adult bike frame, cut a pedal carriage with two tubes. The size of the carriage body is 50 mm. Insert 3 mm steel bottoms into the ends of the body and weld them firmly. Then drill both bottoms exactly in the center for a 0 10 mm bolt. Cut the front tube at a distance of 165 mm from the carriage axis and insert the bottom with an eyelet for crepe into the hole.
First of all, remove the metal kickstand and the wooden trunk seat from the scooter. Release the scooter from the rear wheel and attach the sprocket to the hub with 5mm screws. Tighten the screw nuts as far as they will go and tighten or rivet so that they cannot loosen on the way. Cut the cheeks out of 3mm sheet steel and weld them on the bottom and top to the tubes of the scooter frame. Drill a 010.5 mm hole in the center of the cheeks. The drilled hole must be 270 mm from the wheel axle. In front of the cheeks, to the cross member, on which the scooter’s footboard was held, weld a bracket made of 4 mm sheet steel and drill its Ø 6.5 mm hole in the upper shelf for a thrust designed to connect the motor frame to the scooter frame. Between the curved ^ luggage compartments, weld a 3-mm steel bar inside and drill two Ø 6.5 mm holes along the edges of it; connect the rail and the trunk with two rods. microcycle frame-